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Phillies Vs Braves: MLB Betting Odds & Trends – 5/9/2021

A pair of the league’s most productive sluggers face off when the Philadelphia Phillies (18-16) and the Atlanta Braves (16-17) play at 7:08 PM ET on Sunday at Truist Park. Rhys Hoskins has eight home runs (eighth in the league) for the favored Phillies (-114), and Ronald Acuna Jr. ranks first in MLB play with 10 long balls this season for the Braves (+100). Aaron Nola gets the starting nod for Philadelphia, and Huascar Ynoa is Atlanta’s pick to start.

The betting insights and predictions in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of May 9, 2021, 2:00 AM ET. See table below for current betting odds and CLICK HERE to bet at DraftKings Sportsbook.

Phillies vs Braves Betting Odds

Pitching Matchup

Nola (PHI) Pitcher Ynoa (ATL)
3 – 1 W/L 3 – 1
43.2 IP 34.1
2.89 ERA 2.36
0.960 WHIP 0.900
10.1 K/9 10.0
1.2 BB/9 2.1

Phillies Probable Starter Aaron Nola

  • Nola (3-1 with a 2.89 ERA and 49 strikeouts in 43 2/3 innings pitched) gets the start for the Phillies, his eighth of the season.
  • In his last time out on Tuesday, the right-hander tossed six innings against the Brewers, allowing one earned run while surrendering five hits.
  • The opposing Braves offense has a collective .229 batting average, and is 18th in the league with 246 total hits and 11th in MLB play with 153 runs scored. They have the sixth-ranked slugging percentage (.414) and rank first in home runs (47) in all of MLB.
  • The Phillies are 5-1 in Nola’s six starts this season with Philadelphia as the moneyline favorite.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of May 9, 2021 at 2:04 AM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Braves Stats vs Nola

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
Freddie Freeman 48 .229 11 1 10 .339 .693
Ozzie Albies 35 .257 9 0 1 .278 .592
Marcell Ozuna 34 .294 10 3 7 .294 .882
Dansby Swanson 27 .148 4 0 0 .258 .480
Ronald Acuña Jr. 25 .360 9 2 4 .484 1.164
Austin Riley 15 .267 4 2 2 .312 .979
Jeff Mathis 6 .167 1 0 1 .167 .334
Pablo Sandoval 6 .333 2 2 4 .333 1.666
Cristian Pache 4 .250 1 0 0 .250 .750
Ehire Adrianza 4 .500 2 0 2 .500 1.750

Braves Probable Starter Huascar Ynoa

  • Ynoa (3-1) will take to the mound for the Braves and make his seventh start of the season.
  • The right-hander gave up no earned runs and allowed four hits in seven innings pitched against the Nationals on Tuesday.
  • The Phillies rank 15th in MLB with a .234 batting average this season. They have a team slugging percentage that ranks 19th in the league (.383) and 38 home runs.
  • His team won his only start as an underdog this season.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of May 9, 2021 at 2:04 AM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Phillies Stats vs Ynoa

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
Rhys Hoskins 3 .333 1 0 0 .333 1.000
Jean Segura 3 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Andrew Knapp 2 .500 1 0 1 .667 1.667
Scott Kingery 2 .500 1 0 0 .500 1.500
Bryce Harper 2 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Didi Gregorius 2 .000 0 0 0 .333 .333
Alec Bohm 1 .000 0 0 0 .500 .500
Brad Miller 1 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Andrew McCutchen 1 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
J.T. Realmuto 1 1.000 1 0 0 1.000 3.000

Phillies Betting Trends

  • The Phillies’ offense is averaging 4.0 runs in road games and 4.4 per contest when they play at home.
  • The Phillies rank 18th in runs scored with 144, 4.2 per game.
  • The Phillies have gone 7-7 in games they were favored on the moneyline (winning 50% of those games).
  • Philadelphia is 7-5 (winning 58.3% of its games) when playing as a moneyline favorite of -114 or shorter.
  • Philadelphia has had an over/under set by oddsmakers 34 times, and has combined with opponents to go over the total in 20 of those games (20-14).
  • Philadelphia went 1-3 across the four games it was favored on the moneyline in its last 10 matchups.

Braves Betting Trends

  • The Braves rank 11th in the league with 153 total runs scored this season.
  • They’ve scored 5.2 runs per game this season at home compared to an average of 4.1 per contest on the road.
  • This season, the Braves have won four out of the eight games in which they’ve been the underdog.
  • Atlanta is 3-4 this season when entering a game as the underdog by +100 or more on the moneyline.
  • Atlanta and its opponents have hit the over in 18 of their 33 games with a total this season.
  • Over the past 10 games, Atlanta has been the underdog just once and lost that contest.

Phillies Players to Watch

  • J.T. Realmuto is batting .313 with six doubles, a triple, four home runs and 13 walks.
  • Among qualified hitters in MLB play, Realmuto ranks 16th in AVG (.313), and ninth in OBP (.407).
  • Bryce Harper is batting .304 with six doubles, six home runs and 17 walks.
  • Among the qualified hitters in MLB play, Harper ranks 24th in AVG (.304), and third in OBP (.423).

Phillies Batting Stats (2021)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Rhys Hoskins 129 .233 23 8 18 .283 .771
Alec Bohm 125 .216 15 4 19 .244 .580
Andrew McCutchen 107 .224 13 4 14 .333 .707
Didi Gregorius 107 .234 10 4 22 .267 .641
J.T. Realmuto 96 .313 15 4 16 .407 .928
Bryce Harper 92 .304 21 6 10 .423 .988
Jean Segura 69 .391 10 2 8 .403 .939
Nick Maton 60 .300 3 0 2 .333 .733
Brad Miller 53 .283 10 3 8 .345 .798
Odúbel Herrera 37 .189 2 1 4 .250 .520

Braves Players to Watch

  • Acuna leads Atlanta in home runs with 10, runs batted in with 22 and his batting average of .313 is also best on his team.
  • Among qualified hitters in MLB, Acuna ranks 16th in AVG (.313), 10th in OBP (.404), first in HR (10), 18th in RBI (22), and 17th in hits (36).
  • Ozzie Albies has 26 hits and an OBP of .313 to go with a slugging percentage of .465 this season.
  • Albies’ .465 SLG ranks fifth among all qualified batters in the league.

Braves Batting Stats (2021)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Marcell Ozuna 130 .208 12 4 20 .285 .608
Dansby Swanson 121 .215 10 3 8 .280 .635
Freddie Freeman 117 .197 17 8 19 .304 .731
Ronald Acuña Jr. 115 .313 29 10 22 .404 1.056
Ozzie Albies 114 .228 19 5 14 .313 .778
Austin Riley 103 .282 17 3 7 .385 .773
Cristian Pache 53 .113 6 1 4 .161 .369
Ehire Adrianza 43 .302 8 2 11 .340 .875
Pablo Sandoval 31 .290 7 4 10 .389 1.066
William Contreras 19 .263 4 1 6 .333 .807

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