Braves Vs Phillies: MLB Betting Odds, Trends & Stats – May 8, 2021

Posted By Staff on May 8, 2021

A pair of MLB’s top sluggers face off when the Atlanta Braves (15-17) and the Philadelphia Phillies (18-15) meet at 7:20 PM ET on Saturday at Truist Park. Ronald Acuna Jr. has 10 home runs (first in the league) for the favored Braves (-182), and Rhys Hoskins ranks ninth in MLB play with eight long balls this season for the Phillies (+155). Atlanta’s Ian Anderson starts against Philadelphia’s Vince Velasquez.

The betting insights and predictions in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of May 8, 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

Anderson (ATL) Pitcher Velasquez (PHI)
2 – 1 W/L 1 – 0
33.0 IP 18.1
3.27 ERA 4.91
1.210 WHIP 1.580
9.8 K/9 11.8
3.8 BB/9 5.9

Braves Probable Starter Ian Anderson

  • The Braves will send Anderson (2-1) to make his seventh start of the season. He is 2-1 with a 3.27 ERA and 36 strikeouts through 33 innings pitched.
  • In his most recent time out on Sunday, the righty tossed four innings against the Blue Jays, allowing four earned runs while surrendering six hits.
  • The opposing Phillies offense has a collective .234 batting average, and is 13th in the league with 248 total hits and 18th in MLB action with 137 runs scored. They have the 19th-ranked slugging percentage (.384) and rank 17th in home runs (37) in all of MLB.
  • The Braves have a 3-2 record in Anderson’s five starts this season when they were favored on the moneyline.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of May 8, 2021 at 2:04 AM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Phillies Stats vs Anderson

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
Rhys Hoskins 6 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Alec Bohm 5 .400 2 0 0 .400 .800
Andrew Knapp 4 .250 1 1 1 .250 1.250
Bryce Harper 4 .500 2 1 1 .600 1.850
Andrew McCutchen 4 .250 1 1 1 .500 1.500
Didi Gregorius 4 .500 2 0 2 .500 1.000
Jean Segura 4 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000

Phillies Probable Starter Vince Velásquez

  • The Phillies’ Velasquez (1-0) will make his fourth start of the season.
  • The right-hander gave up one earned run and allowed four hits in six innings pitched against the Brewers on Monday.
  • The Braves have scored 145 runs this season, which ranks 13th in MLB. They are batting .229 for the campaign with 45 home runs, first in the league.
  • His team has been victorious in 50% of the games he’s started as the moneyline underdog with a record of 2-2.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of May 8, 2021 at 2:04 AM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Braves Stats vs Velasquez

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
Freddie Freeman 29 .345 10 0 4 .424 .872
Marcell Ozuna 23 .174 4 1 1 .240 .588
Dansby Swanson 18 .333 6 0 0 .368 .757
Ozzie Albies 15 .333 5 2 2 .412 1.412
Ronald Acuña Jr. 13 .308 4 0 0 .400 .938
Pablo Sandoval 10 .300 3 0 0 .364 .764
Jeff Mathis 2 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Austin Riley 1 .000 0 0 0 .500 .500
Ehire Adrianza 1 1.000 1 0 0 1.000 2.000

Braves Betting Trends

  • The Braves average 5.0 runs per home game compared to 4.1 per contest on the road.
  • The Braves rank 13th in runs scored with 145, 4.5 per game.
  • The Braves have won 45.8% of the games this season when they were favored on the moneyline (11-13).
  • Atlanta has a 1-2 record (winning just 33.3% of its games) when playing as a moneyline favorite of -182 or shorter.
  • Atlanta has had an over/under set by oddsmakers 32 times, and has combined with opponents to go over the total in 17 of those games (17-14-1).
  • Atlanta has a 5-4 record over the nine games it was favored on the moneyline in its last 10 matchups.

Phillies Betting Trends

  • The Phillies have scored 137 runs (4.2 per game) this season, which ranks 18th in MLB.
  • In away games this season, they have scored a total of 53 runs (3.8 per game) while plating 84 total at home, an average of 4.4 per contest.
  • The Phillies have entered the game as underdogs 19 times this season and won 11, or 57.9%, of those games.
  • Philadelphia has played as an underdog of +155 or more once this season and won that game.
  • Philadelphia and its opponents have gone over the total this season in 19 of their 33 opportunities.
  • Philadelphia has played as the underdog six times over its past 10 games and won each of those contests.

Braves Players to Watch

  • Acuna leads the Braves with 10 home runs and 22 runs batted in, while putting up a team-best batting average of .321.
  • Among the qualified hitters in MLB play, Acuna’s 36 hits rank 12th, his 10 HR rank first, his 22 RBI rank 13th, his .321 AVG ranks 12th, and his .409 OBP ranks ninth.
  • Ozzie Albies has 10 doubles, five home runs and 12 walks while hitting .229.
  • Among the qualifying batters in baseball, Albies ranks fourth in SLG.

Braves Batting Stats (2021)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Marcell Ozuna 125 .216 12 4 20 .290 .626
Dansby Swanson 116 .216 9 3 8 .283 .645
Freddie Freeman 113 .195 16 7 18 .300 .707
Ronald Acuña Jr. 112 .321 29 10 22 .409 1.079
Ozzie Albies 109 .229 18 5 14 .312 .771
Austin Riley 101 .277 16 3 7 .368 .754
Cristian Pache 48 .125 5 1 4 .176 .405
Ehire Adrianza 40 .250 7 2 10 .283 .783
Pablo Sandoval 30 .267 6 3 8 .371 .938
William Contreras 13 .308 3 1 3 .400 .938

Phillies Players to Watch

  • Bryce Harper has been key for Philadelphia with 28 hits, an OBP of .438 plus a slugging percentage of .598.
  • Harper ranks 11th in AVG (.322), and third in OBP (.438) among qualified hitters in MLB.
  • J.T. Realmuto has collected 28 hits this season and has an OBP of .402. He’s slugging .516 on the year.
  • Among qualified hitters, Realmuto ranks 21st in AVG (.308), and 11th in OBP (.402) in the league.

Phillies Batting Stats (2021)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Rhys Hoskins 128 .234 23 8 18 .285 .777
Alec Bohm 119 .227 15 4 18 .256 .609
Andrew McCutchen 102 .206 12 4 13 .317 .680
Didi Gregorius 101 .248 10 4 22 .282 .678
J.T. Realmuto 91 .308 14 4 15 .402 .918
Bryce Harper 87 .322 20 6 10 .438 1.036
Jean Segura 65 .369 9 1 7 .382 .859
Nick Maton 58 .293 3 0 1 .328 .707
Brad Miller 50 .280 9 3 8 .345 .805
Odúbel Herrera 34 .176 2 1 4 .222 .487

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