Opening Moneyline: Phillies +100 / Braves -110 O/U 7 runs
Game Time: 7:35 PM EST Friday May 13, 2011
The Phillies are still in first place in the NL East with a 3 game lead over the Marlins and 4.5 game lead over the Braves and they head to Atlanta to take on a hot Braves’ team that has won 7 of their last 10 games. The Phillies are coming off a win and are 6-4 in their last 10 games. After not giving up a HR this season tonight’s Phillies’ starter Cole Hamels has given up 3 in his last 2 starts including 2 to the Braves in their loss to Atlanta last Sunday. Atlanta Slugger Jason Heyward (7 HR) may miss this game with a shoulder injury.
These teams have split the 6 games they have faced each other this season.
In their last games the Braves came back to beat the Washington Nationals last night in 6-5 in 10 innings and the Phillies beat the Florida Marlins 5-3 on Tuesday night.
This season the Braves have an Over/Under record of 20-16-3 and a runline W/L record of 20-19 and the Phillies have an O/U record of 17-17-2 and a runline W/L record of 19-17.
The Braves are 10-9 at home this season the Phillies are 11-5 on the road.
Taking the mound for the Braves tonight is RHP Brandon Beachy (1-1 2.98 ERA), who was solid in his last start going up 0 earned runs in 6 innings of work getting a no-decision against the Brewers. LHP Cole Hamels (4-2 2.83 ERA) is on the hill for the Phillies and in his last start he gave up 3 earned runs in 7 innings in a loss to the Braves.
Beachy is 0-3 with an ERA of 3.94 ERA in 3 starts against the Phillies and in his last start against them on April 9th he gave up 4 runs in 6 innings in a 10-2 loss. Atlanta is 1-4 in Beachy’s last 5 home starts.
Philadelphia is 4-1 in Hamels' last 5 road starts and in Hamels’ last 15 road starts the total has gone Under 12 times.
The Braves are getting clutch hitting with men on base this season, as they rank 9th in runs scored, but they only rank 22nd in team batting average.
Beachy has to worry about Phillies Shane Victorino, who is not only 3/6 off the Braves starter, but he is 13/26 with 2 doubles, 2 triples, and a HR against Atlanta this season.
In some betting trends for this NL East match up:
Philadelphia is 18-5 in their last 23 road games against teams with a winning record, have an Over record of 4-1 in their last 5 road games, and an Over record of 6-1 in their 7 games against teams with a winning home record.
Atlanta is 6-2 in their last 8 home games, 5-1 in their last 6 games against a left-handed starter, and they have an Over record of 7-1 in their last 8 home games.
Our Selection : Both teams are trending to the over with the Braves 7-1 at home L8 and the Phillies 4-1 L5 to the over on the road. Take Over 7 runs at Bodog.
San Francisco Giants at Los Angeles Dodgers 5-19
The Giants beat the Dodgers last night 8-5 and are 7-3 in their last 10 games. Bodog has the Dodgers as a -130 favorite tonight facing a Giants pitcher that has yet to win this season.
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