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MLB Odds - Braves at Phillies

MLB odds fans have had the Phillies pegged as one of the top contenders to make the World Series for 2011 as they are a proven commodity that got better.
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MLB odds respect is high for the Phillies as they have the best pitching staff in all of MLB betting and enough firepower in the lineup to go all the way to the Fall Classic.

The Philadelphia Phillies will host the Atlanta Braves on ESPN Sunday Night Baseball with a starting time of 8 PM ET.  Sports Gambling will have side and total odds on this National League East Division showdown of playoff teams from 2010 so be sure to have your account open and ready for action today.

The scheduled probable starters for this one are Tommy Hanson for Atlanta and Roy Oswalt for Philadelphia.

Atlanta had a baseball gambling record of 14-15 with a mark of 9-8 on the road.  Atlanta was struggling at the plate as they ranked a poor 21st in Major League Baseball for run production while their pitching staff was a solid 5th for earned run average.  The Braves went under the total in just 6 out of 17 away games.

Hansen was one of the Braves top pitchers with a record of 3-3 and a 2.57 earned run average.  Craig Kimbrel was fine out of the pen as a closer with a 2.31 earned run average and 6 saves.  Veteran Chipper Jones supplied most of the offense as he was hitting .270 with 8 doubles, 3 home runs, and 21 runs batted in.

Philadelphia was 18-9 and had a home record of 9-5 with the MLB lines.  The Phillies ranked 11th in the big leagues for run production and 4th for earned run average. Oswalt began the season with a 3-1 record and a 3.33 earned run average.  Closer Jose Contreras had 5 saves and 0 runs allowed to begin the year while Ryan Howard had 6 home runs and 28 runs batted in.

Heading into this series the Phillies had beaten the Braves in 12 out of their last 20 matchups with 4 of the last 6 games in that span going over the total.  Philadelphia won 8 of their last 12 home games against the Braves with just 6 of the last 20 games between the teams in Philadelphia going over the MLB odds total.