Braves vs Phillies: MLB Betting Odds, Trends & Stats – April 9, 2021

Written By Staff on April 9, 2021 - Last Updated on April 13, 2021

The Atlanta Braves hit the field at home at SunTrust Park for the first time this season () against the Philadelphia Phillies () on Friday at 7:20 PM ET. Atlanta’s Charlie Morton starts against Philadelphia’s Zack Wheeler.

The betting insights and predictions in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of April 9, 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 Wheeler (PHI)
0 – 1 W/L 1 – 0
5.0 IP 7.0
5.40 ERA 0.00
1.400 WHIP 0.140
9.0 K/9 12.9
1.8 BB/9 0.0

Braves Probable Starter Charlie Morton

  • The Braves will look to Morton (0-1) to open the game and make his second start of the season.
  • The right-hander last appeared on Saturday against the Phillies, when he tossed five innings, allowing three earned runs while giving up six hits.
  • The Braves were favored on the moneyline for one Morton start this season — they lost.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of April 9, 2021 at 2:05 AM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Phillies Stats vs Morton

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
Jean Segura 48 .229 11 2 4 .229 .604
Didi Gregorius 28 .286 8 0 2 .333 .619
Bryce Harper 16 .438 7 1 7 .526 1.276
J.T. Realmuto 14 .286 4 0 2 .333 .619
Matt Joyce 8 .000 0 0 0 .111 .111
Andrew McCutchen 7 .000 0 0 0 .222 .222
Alec Bohm 5 .400 2 0 1 .400 .800
Brad Miller 5 .200 1 0 0 .200 .400
Rhys Hoskins 3 .333 1 0 2 .333 1.000
Andrew Knapp 2 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000

Phillies Probable Starter Zack Wheeler

  • Wheeler will take to the mound for the Phillies, his second start of the season.
  • The right-hander last pitched on Saturday against the Braves, throwing seven innings without allowing a run.
  • His team won his only start as an underdog this season.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of April 9, 2021 at 2:05 AM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Braves Stats vs Wheeler

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
Freddie Freeman 38 .447 17 2 7 .577 1.288
Marcell Ozuna 28 .179 5 0 4 .172 .493
Ronald Acuña Jr. 22 .273 6 2 3 .304 .940
Ozzie Albies 21 .190 4 1 2 .227 .560
Dansby Swanson 20 .050 1 0 0 .095 .195
Ender Inciarte 15 .200 3 0 3 .250 .517
Johan Camargo 11 .091 1 0 0 .231 .322
Austin Riley 10 .200 2 1 2 .200 .700
Pablo Sandoval 8 .375 3 1 1 .500 1.250
Travis d’Arnaud 4 .500 2 0 0 .600 1.100

Braves Betting Trends

  • Last season the Braves were the second-highest scoring team in MLB play averaging 5.8 runs per game (348 total).
  • The Braves were favored on the moneyline 43 total times last season. They finished 29-14 in those games.
  • When playing as a moneyline favorite with odds of -124 or shorter, Atlanta had a 26-12 record (winning 68.4% of its games).
  • In the 59 games oddsmakers set an over/under for Atlanta, it combined with opponents to go over the total 31 times (31-24-4).
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Phillies Betting Trends

  • The Phillies were underdogs in 20 games last season and won six (30%) of those contests.
  • Philadelphia had a record of 3-8 in games where sportsbooks had them as underogs of at least +107 on the moneyline.
  • Last season, Philadelphia and its opponents hit the over in 25 of their 51 games with a total.

Braves Players to Watch

  • Marcell Ozuna had 18 home runs and 56 runs batted in last season.
  • Among qualifying hitters in MLB action, Ozuna ranked second in hits (76), third in HR (18), second in RBI (56), fifth in BA (.333), fifth in OBP (.420), and 19th in SLG (.632).
  • Freddie Freeman hit .341 a season ago 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 qualified hitters in MLB action.

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 slugged 13 homers last season while driving in 33 runs.
  • Harper’s .400 OBP ranked 10th, and his 13 HR ranked 24th among qualified hitters in MLB.
  • Didi Gregorius was a key run producer with a .279 average, 10 homers and 38 RBI.
  • Gregorius ranked 22nd in RBI among qualified hitters in the majors.

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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