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Braves Vs Phillies: MLB Betting Odds & Trends – 5/7/2021

A pair of baseball’s best sluggers square off when the Atlanta Braves (15-16) and the Philadelphia Phillies (17-15) play at 7:20 PM ET on Friday at Truist Park. Ronald Acuna Jr. has 10 homers (first in the league) for the Braves (), and Rhys Hoskins ranks ninth in MLB play with eight dingers this season for the Phillies (). Charlie Morton gets the starting nod for Atlanta, and Zach Eflin is Philadelphia’s pick to start.

The betting insights and predictions in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of May 7, 2021, 2:00 AM ET. See table below for current betting odds and CLICK HERE to bet at DraftKings Sportsbook.

Braves vs Phillies Betting Odds

Pitching Matchup

Morton (ATL) Pitcher Eflin (PHI)
2 – 1 W/L 1 – 1
33.2 IP 38.2
5.08 ERA 3.49
1.190 WHIP 1.140
10.4 K/9 7.9
2.9 BB/9 0.2

Braves Probable Starter Charlie Morton

  • Morton (2-1 with a 5.08 ERA and 39 strikeouts in 33 2/3 innings pitched) makes the start for the Braves, his seventh of the season.
  • In his most recent time out on Saturday, the righty went 5 1/3 innings against the Blue Jays, giving up four earned runs while surrendering five hits.
  • He will take the mound against a Phillies offense that is batting .227 as a unit (21st in the MLB). They are also slugging a collective .377 (21st in the league) with 35 total home runs (18th in MLB play).
  • The Braves are 2-3 in Morton’s five starts this season with Atlanta as the moneyline favorite.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of May 7, 2021 at 2:10 AM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Phillies Stats vs Morton

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
Didi Gregorius 30 .267 8 0 2 .312 .579
Bryce Harper 18 .389 7 1 7 .500 1.167
J.T. Realmuto 17 .353 6 0 2 .389 .742
Andrew McCutchen 10 .100 1 0 1 .250 .350
Alec Bohm 8 .250 2 0 1 .250 .500
Rhys Hoskins 6 .167 1 0 2 .167 .500
Brad Miller 5 .200 1 0 0 .200 .400
Odúbel Herrera 3 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Andrew Knapp 2 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Scott Kingery 2 1.000 2 0 0 1.000 2.500

Phillies Probable Starter Zach Eflin

  • The Phillies will send Eflin (1-1) to the mound for his seventh start this season.
  • The right-hander gave up two earned runs and allowed 10 hits in six innings pitched against the Mets on Sunday.
  • The Braves have scored 143 runs this season, which ranks 11th in MLB. They are batting .232 for the campaign with 44 home runs, first in the league.
  • When he is the starting pitcher, Philadelphia has a record of 1-2 this season when they are the underdog on the moneyline.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of May 7, 2021 at 2:10 AM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Braves Stats vs Eflin

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
Freddie Freeman 24 .167 4 2 5 .333 .833
Dansby Swanson 22 .455 10 1 4 .478 1.296
Ozzie Albies 21 .190 4 1 4 .227 .608
Ronald Acuña Jr. 20 .300 6 2 5 .364 1.014
Marcell Ozuna 17 .176 3 0 1 .176 .352
Austin Riley 12 .250 3 0 0 .308 .641
Cristian Pache 5 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Ehire Adrianza 3 .333 1 0 0 .333 .666
Pablo Sandoval 3 .333 1 0 1 .500 .833

Braves Betting Trends

  • The Braves average 5.2 runs per home game compared to 4.1 per contest on the road.
  • The Braves are the 11th-highest scoring team in baseball averaging 4.6 runs per game (143 total).
  • The Braves have won 11 of the 23 games they were favored on the moneyline this season (47.8%).
  • Atlanta is 4-4 (winning 50% of its games) when it has played as a moneyline favorite of -167 or shorter.
  • Atlanta has played in 31 games with set over/under, and has combined with opponents to go over the total 16 times (16-14-1).
  • Atlanta was the moneyline favorite for nine of its last 10 games, and went 6-3 in those matchups.

Phillies Betting Trends

  • The Phillies rank 23rd in the league with 125 total runs scored this season.
  • They’ve scored 3.2 runs per game this season on the road while averaging 4.4 at home.
  • This season, the Phillies have won 10 out of the 18 games, or 55.6%, in which they’ve been the underdog.
  • Philadelphia has entered three games this season as the underdog by +145 or more and won each of those games.
  • Philadelphia and its opponents have hit the over in 18 of their 32 games with a total this season.
  • In six games as the underdog over the last 10 matchups, Philadelphia has a record of 5-1.

Braves Players to Watch

  • Acuna leads the Braves with 10 home runs and 21 runs batted in.
  • Among qualified hitters in MLB play, Acuna ranks eighth in hits (35), first in HR (10), 23rd in RBI (21), 12th in AVG (.324), seventh in OBP (.414), and 25th in SLG (.685).
  • Ozzie Albies is batting .236 with 10 doubles, five home runs and 11 walks.
  • Among qualifying hitters in MLB action, Albies’ .472 SLG ranks third.
  • Albies heads into this game on a 10-game hitting streak. Over that span he is hitting .359 with five doubles, two home runs, four walks and five RBIs.

Braves Batting Stats (2021)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Marcell Ozuna 121 .207 12 4 20 .284 .615
Dansby Swanson 113 .204 7 2 7 .274 .593
Freddie Freeman 109 .202 16 7 18 .310 .732
Ronald Acuña Jr. 108 .324 29 10 21 .414 1.099
Ozzie Albies 106 .236 18 5 14 .314 .786
Austin Riley 97 .289 16 3 7 .381 .783
Cristian Pache 45 .133 5 1 4 .188 .432
Ehire Adrianza 39 .256 7 2 10 .289 .802
Pablo Sandoval 29 .276 6 3 8 .382 .968
William Contreras 10 .400 3 1 3 .500 1.200

Phillies Players to Watch

  • Bryce Harper leads Philadelphia with a .317 batting average. He’s also hit six homers and has 10 RBI.
  • Hoskins is slugging .508 this season, with a team-best eight homers while driving in 18 runs.
  • Among qualified hitters, Hoskins ranks ninth in SLG (.508), and ninth in HR (8) in the league.

Phillies Batting Stats (2021)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Rhys Hoskins 124 .242 21 8 18 .288 .796
Alec Bohm 114 .219 14 4 16 .250 .601
Didi Gregorius 97 .247 8 4 22 .276 .678
Andrew McCutchen 96 .198 12 4 11 .316 .681
J.T. Realmuto 86 .291 12 3 13 .386 .863
Bryce Harper 82 .317 18 6 10 .434 1.032
Nick Maton 58 .293 3 0 1 .328 .707
Brad Miller 50 .280 9 3 8 .345 .805
Andrew Knapp 32 .156 3 1 5 .222 .472
Odúbel Herrera 30 .133 1 0 0 .161 .294

Braves vs Phillies Player Props

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