Braves vs Phillies: MLB Betting Odds, Trends & Stats – April 4, 2021

Posted By Staff on April 4, 2021

The Philadelphia Phillies (2-0) have a 2-0 series lead and will attempt for a sweep of the Atlanta Braves (0-2) on Sunday at Citizens Bank Park. The Braves are favored (-136) against the underdog Phillies (+114) in the matchup, which begins at 1:05 PM ET. Ian Anderson 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 April 4, 2021, 3:00 AM ET. See table below for current betting odds and CLICK HERE to bet at DraftKings Sportsbook.

Braves vs Phillies Betting Odds

Pitching Matchup

The probable pitchers for both teams have not made a start this season. Here are their stats from last season:

Anderson (ATL) Pitcher Eflin (PHI)
3 – 2 W/L 4 – 2
32.1 IP 59.0
1.95 ERA 3.97
1.080 WHIP 1.270
11.4 K/9 10.7
3.9 BB/9 2.3

Braves Probable Starter Ian Anderson

  • Anderson will make his first start of the season for the Braves.
  • In his last appearance on Monday, Oct. 19, the 22-year-old right-hander started the game and went three innings against the Dodgers.
  • Anderson’s team went 2-3 in games he appeared in when they were moneyline favorites a season ago.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of April 4, 2021 at 6:10 AM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Phillies Probable Starter Zach Eflin

  • Eflin gets the nod for the Phillies and will make his first start of the season.
  • The last time the 26-year-old pitched was on Sunday, Sept. 27 against the Rays. The righty threw 2 2/3 scoreless innings out of the bullpen in that matchup.
  • Eflin and his team won both of the two games he appeared in last season when they were the moneyline underdog.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of April 4, 2021 at 6:10 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 19 .158 3 1 3 .333 .754
Dansby Swanson 16 .500 8 1 3 .529 1.467
Ozzie Albies 15 .200 3 1 3 .250 .650
Ronald Acuña Jr. 14 .357 5 2 5 .438 1.224
Ender Inciarte 13 .308 4 2 4 .357 1.126
Marcell Ozuna 11 .182 2 0 1 .182 .364
Austin Riley 8 .250 2 0 0 .250 .625
Travis d’Arnaud 7 .143 1 0 0 .143 .286
Pablo Sandoval 3 .333 1 0 1 .500 .833

Braves Betting Trends

  • Last season the Braves were the second-highest scoring team in MLB action averaging 5.8 runs per game (348 total).
  • The Braves went 29-14 in games they were listed as the moneyline favorite last season (winning 67.4% of those games).
  • When playing as a moneyline favorite with odds of -136 or shorter, Atlanta had a 21-11 record (winning 65.6% of its games).
  • Atlanta played in 59 games with set over/under, and combined with opponents to go over the total 31 times (31-24-4).

Phillies Betting Trends

  • Last season, the Phillies won six out of the 20 games, or 30%, in which they were the underdog.
  • Last season, Philadelphia won two of its 10 games, or 20%, when they were the underdog by at least +114 on the moneyline.
  • Philadelphia and its opponents went over the total last season in 25 of their 51 opportunities.

Braves Players to Watch

  • Marcell Ozuna had 18 home runs and 56 runs batted in last season.
  • Ozuna ranked second in hits (76), fourth in HR (18), second in RBI (56), fifth in BA (.333), fifth in OBP (.420), and 19th in SLG (.632) among qualified hitters in baseball.
  • Freddie Freeman had a .341 batting average with 73 hits.
  • Freeman ranked fourth in hits (73), 24th in HR (13), third in RBI (53), third in BA (.341), second in OBP (.447), and first in SLG (.640) among the qualifying hitters in baseball.

Braves Batting Stats (2020)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Dansby Swanson 237 .274 49 10 35 .345 .809
Marcell Ozuna 228 .333 38 18 56 .420 1.052
Freddie Freeman 214 .341 51 13 53 .447 1.087
Austin Riley 188 .239 24 8 27 .298 .713
Travis d’Arnaud 165 .321 19 9 34 .386 .919
Ronald Acuña Jr. 160 .250 46 14 29 .400 .981
Johan Camargo 120 .200 16 4 9 .244 .611
Ozzie Albies 118 .271 21 6 19 .306 .772
Ender Inciarte 116 .190 17 1 10 .262 .512
Pablo Sandoval 84 .214 5 1 6 .287 .549

Phillies Players to Watch

  • Bryce Harper finished with a .268 batting average last season and 13 home runs.
  • Harper ranked 10th in OBP (.400), and 24th in HR (13) among qualified hitters in MLB.
  • Didi Gregorius was a key run producer with a .279 average, 10 homers and 38 RBI.
  • Among qualified hitters, Gregorius ranked 22nd in RBI in the league.

Phillies Batting Stats (2020)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Andrew McCutchen 217 .258 32 10 34 .328 .766
Didi Gregorius 215 .279 34 10 38 .326 .810
Jean Segura 192 .266 28 7 25 .341 .763
Bryce Harper 190 .268 41 13 33 .400 .942
J.T. Realmuto 173 .266 33 11 32 .349 .840
Alec Bohm 160 .338 24 4 23 .400 .881
Rhys Hoskins 151 .245 35 10 26 .384 .887
Brad Miller 142 .232 21 7 25 .353 .804
Roman Quinn 108 .213 14 2 7 .261 .576
Adam Haseley 79 .278 7 0 13 .341 .683

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