First pitch from Philadelphia is set for 7PM Eastern Time with national television coverage provided by the MLB Package.
The road club Atlanta Braves is -115 betting odds favorite with the return on the Philadelphia Phillies at +105 odds. The run total is lined at 8 ½ runs.
The Braves will send veteran Ben Sheets to the mound to face the Phillies hitters. The Atlanta right hander is 3-1 in his four starts on the year with an ERA of 1.46 and WHIP of 1.22. He last worked on August 1st and took the loss as the Braves were defeated by the Marlins 4-2 as a -185 home favorite. Sheets worked 6 2/3rd innings and gave up three earned runs with 11 hits.
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Philadelphia will start Vance Worley on Monday to work his 19th game of the year. The Phillies righty is 6-6 with an ERA of 3.63 and WHIP of 1.39. In his last appearance on August 1st he earned the win as the Phillies defeated the Nationals 3-2 as a +115 road underdog. Worley allowed no earned runs and six hits in seven innings.
Atlanta took two of three over the weekend against the Houston Astros with their 6-1 home win on Sunday as a -230 home betting favorite. The total went under 7 ½ runs. Philadelphia won two of three over the weekend against the Arizona Diamondbacks off their 5-4 home win as a -144 betting favorite. The game went over 7 ½ runs.
The Tuesday pitching matchup will feature Cole Hamels for Philadelphia battling Mike Minor for Atlanta. In the series finale on Wednesday the Phillies throw Kyle Kendrick as he goes head to head with Tim Hudson for the Braves.
Trend: Atlanta Braves are 6-0 in their past six meetings with the Philadelphia Phillies