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04/08/2011 7:42 PM
PHILLIES: (-115, O/U 7.5) Only 1 team in baseball has a better record than the Phillies do this year. Philadelphia is 5-1 this season, earning them an early 2 game lead in the National League East division. The Phillies are expected to win a World Series this year, so anything less will be a disappointment. Offensively, the Phillies are batting a major league leading .353 as a team this season. Philadelphia is playing just their 2nd road game of the season this afternoon. Pitcher Roy Oswalt earned a win in his season debut, a 7-3 win over his former team, the Houston Astros. The Phillies are 6-1 in Oswalt's last 7 starts against the National League East. Philadelphia is 5-1 in Oswalt's last 6 starts against a team with a losing record. The Phillies are 9-2 in Oswalt's last 11 starts following a Quality Start in his last appearance. The Phillies are 13-3 in Oswalt's last 16 starts. Philadelphia is 4-1 in Oswalt's last 5 starts with 5 days of rest. The Phillies are 5-0 in their last 5 games during game 2 of a series. Philadelphia is 4-1 in their last 5 games against a starter with a WHIP less than 1.15. The Phillies are 4-1 in their last 5 games against a team with a losing record. The Phillies are 21-6 in their last 27 games against the National League East. Philadelphia is 37-14 in their last 51 games overall.
Projected Score: 5 (OVER-Total of the Day)
Phillies are 23-7 last 30 road games.
Over is 5-0-1 last 6 games played on grass.
BRAVES: Atlanta is expected to challenge Philadelphia for the National League East division this year. The Braves have struggled with the Phillies of late, losing 5 of the past 6 meetings between the two. The Braves are struggling offensively, as they've only scored more than 3 runs in two of their games this season. Atlanta is only batting .228 as a team so far this season, 7th worst in baseball. Luckily the Braves have one of the best pitching staffs in the game. The Braves staff has a team ERA of 2.75, 3rd best in the game. Atlanta is playing just their 2nd home game of the season this afternoon. Pitcher Brandon Beachy earned a no decision in his 1st start of the season, an impressive performance against the Milwaukee Brewers. Beachy went 6 innings and only gave up 1 earned run while striking out 7 Brewers. The Braves are 15-6 in their last 21 Saturday games. Atlanta is 51-23 in their last 74 home games. The Braves are 36-15 in their last 51 home games against a right-handed starter.
Projected Score: 4
Braves are 4-1 last 5 games against a team with a winning percentage above .600%.
Under is 9-2 last 11 home games.
YANKEES: New York always gets excited when they play their nemesis in the Boston Red Sox. The Yankees have a rare opportunity to run salt in the wound, as they can continue to keep the Red Sox winless this weekend. The Yankees are currently 4-3 this season. New York has hit 13 home runs this season, tied for the most in baseball. However, the Yankees are hitting just .241 this season, near the bottom third in the game. Pitcher Ivan Nova earned a win over Minnesota in his season debut over the Minnesota Twins. The Yankees are 6-1 in Nova's last 7 starts. The Yankees are 5-1 in Nova's last 6 starts played on grass. New York is 4-1 in Nova's last 5 starts against the American League East. The Yankees are 10-4 in their last 14 Saturday games. New York is 60-28 in their last 88 games during game 2 of a series. The Yankees are 1-4 in their last 5 road games against a right-handed starter.
Yankees are 3-8 last 11 games against the American League East.
Over is 8-3-1 last 12 games overall.
RED SOX: (-152, O/U 10) Boston has easily been the surprise of the early season, as they've yet to win a game. The Red Sox had arguably the finest off season in baseball, as they acquired every day players in Adrian Gonzalez and Carl Crawford. With expectations at an all time high, the Red Sox have yet to deliver a single run. Boston has been a diaster for bettors this year, as they are -8.39 units thus far. The Red Sox are 12-3 in Buchholz's last 15 starts against a team with a winning record. Pitcher Clay Buchholz lost in his only other start of the season against the Texas Rangers. The Red Sox are 7-2 in Buchholz's last 9 home starts. Boston is 8-3 in Buchholz's last 11 starts with 5 days of rest. The Red Sox are 5-2 in Buchholz's last 7 starts against the American League East. Boston is 136-64 in their last 200 home games against a right-handed starter. The Red Sox are 3-8 in their last 11 games during game 2 of a series. Boston is 2-7 in their last 9 Saturday games. The Red Sox are 0-6 in their last 6 games overall. The Red Sox are 0-6 in their last 6 games played on grass.
Projected Score: 7 (SIDE of the Day)
Red Sox are 5-2 last 7 games against the American League East.
Over is 6-0 last 6 games during game 2 of a series.
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