Braves pitchers stellar at home, poor on the road

May 18, 2013 |
Tim Hudson's home numbers have been gold compared to his awful road stats.
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Tim Hudson's home numbers have been gold compared to his awful road stats.
Photo By - USA TODAY Sports
The Atlanta Braves have only played 17 of their first 42 games at home and have a ton of contests coming up at Turner Field.

That’s important for bettors to know because Braves pitchers have been dominant at home early and not so impressive away from the friendly confines of Turner Field.

Atlanta pitchers boast a 2.54 ERA at home and are holding opposing hitters to a .215 batting average. Conversely, Braves hurlers have a combined 4.06 ERA away from the Peach State and the opposition is hitting a much better .264 against them.

No pitcher exemplifies this trend better than staff ace Tim Hudson. The veteran righty is 3-0 in four home starts with a 2.84 ERA, but has struggled mightily on the road with a 1-3 record and 7.36 ERA. Hudson is projected to take the hill Tuesday vs. the Minnesota Twins.

Bettors have been cashing in on Atlanta’s 16-9-1 over/under mark away from home, but that number stabilizes to a more modest 8-9 O/U at Turner Field.

The Braves only play five (three in New York and two in Toronto) of their next 16 games away from Turner Field.

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