MLB Odds: Braves vs. Phillies
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Riding a 15-5 record at home, the New York Mets sit atop the National League East standings.
Both the Atlanta Braves and Philadelphia Phillies, who are 3.5 and 4 games, respectively, behind the Mets are doing all they can despite sub-.500 records. That’s also what makes Thursday’s rubber match of their three-game set so important.
Whichever team wins will position itself ahead of the other within the division, while also gaining a half-game on New York, which is idle.
The latest Major League baseball odds have the Phillies as -145 favorites against the Braves, but it’s important to know sharps — bettors with the respect and resources to move lines — have played a big hand in shaping this number.
So, without further ado, let’s examine how smart money has forced oddsmakers to move this line since Wednesday afternoon.
MLB Betting Predictions: Braves vs. Phillies
Philly opened as a -130 home favorite against Atlanta and wiseguys immediately found value with the Phillies.
Sharps immediately steamed Philadelphia on Wednesday night, and popped it once again at this morning at 9:16 a.m. ET, pushing this number from the opener up to a consensus line of -145 (click here for live MLB odds).
The Phillies are also attracting a slight majority of the bets — 58% to be exact — so it’s not like laying this number is exactly a contrarian position.
However, the tickets already landing on Philadelphia have accounted for a whopping 80% of the real money wagered, which falls right in line with the sharp action indicators and line movement that our PRO betting tools have tracked thus far.
The Action Network’s team of MLB bettors has also taken note, evidenced by one of our top baseball experts also getting down on the Phillies in this game.
PRO Report Pick: Phillies -145
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