The Philadelphia Phillies and the Atlanta Braves meet for their important series today from Philly. All MLB odds and trends can be found at Top Bet sportsbook.
The Philadelphia Phillies have made a late season run but with time dwindling it looks like it will be too little too late when it comes to the post season. The Phiilies are 6-4 in their last 10 games, 38-37 at home this season, and they are four games out in the Wildcard race. For game one against the Braves Philadelphia starts Kyle Kendrick who has lost two of his last three starts. For the season Kendrick has allowed 140 hits and 63 earned runs while striking out 105 over 143.2 innings of work for a 3.95 ERA.
The Atlanta Braves are thinking post season as they lead the Wildcard race in the NL and still have a chance to win the National League East. The Braves are 6-4 in their last 10 games, 43-32 on the road this season, and they are 5.5 games back in the NL East. For game one against the Phillies Atlanta starts Tommy Hanson who hasn’t won in his last six starts. For the season Hanson has allowed 164 hits and 76 earned runs while striking out 146 over 158 innings of work for a 4.33 ERA.
Philadelphia is 6-0 in their last six games against the NL East, 5-1 in their last six game one of a series, and 5-2 in Kendrick’s last seven starts. Atlanta is 5-1 in their last six games overall, 4-1 in their last five games as an underdog, and 13-4 in Hanson’s last 17 starts. Atlanta is 9-3 in the last 12 meetings of these two.
With Hanson on the mound we will take advantage of the better team being the underdog and take the Braves as underdogs so check sports odds.