15* NL Tuesday Undervalued Underdog on Philadelphia Phillies +110
Philadelphia vs. Atlanta,
05/01/2012 19:10 EDT,
Score: 4 - 2
Money Line: +110 Philadelphia
Rarely will you ever get the Philadelphia Phillies as an underdog with Cole Hamels on the mound. I'll take advantage and back Hamels and the Phillies in this Game 1 showdown with the Atlanta Braves Tuesday night.
Hamels had a career year last season, going 14-9 with a 2.79 ERA and 0.986 WHIP with 194 strikeouts in 216 innings. He has picked up right where he left off, going 3-1 with a 2.73 ERA and 1.025 WHIP with 30 K's in 26 1/3 innings over four starts in 2012.
Hamels is 11-6 with a 3.67 ERA and 1.196 WHIP in 23 career starts against Atlanta. Braves starter Brandon Beachy is 0-3 with a 3.94 ERA and 1.416 WHIP in six career starts against Philadelphia. Atlanta is 0-6 in Beachy's six career starts against the Phillies. Roll with the Phillies Tuesday.