Miami Marlins vs Atlanta Braves Odds
Atlanta will look to improve on its 23-15 record when take on Miami, a key part of the MLB odds lineup on Thursday.
The match puts starter Ricky Nolasco for the Marlins on the hill facing Brandon Beachy for the Braves. Nolasco brings a 4-1 mark to the game, while Beachy is 4-1 to date on the season.
The visitors opened as +-140 moneyline underdogs in this one at most online sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark. The total opened at 7.5 for those preferring over under wagers.
The Braves - Marlins odds would favor the Braves if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Atlanta is rated No. 3 in the current National League Odds Shark poll, while Miami is at No. 11 in the National League.
How They Match Up:
At the plate, Atlanta owns the No. 2 ranking for hits in the National League at 9.4 per game. By contrast, the Marlins are rated No. 12 in the same category at 8.2 per game.
Atlanta owns the National League's No. 13 defense, allowing 4.4 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Miami's National League No. 5-rated defense.
Last time out for Miami, they were an 8-4 winner as they battled the Braves on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Marlins at +103 were rewarded, while the 12 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. The Marlins enjoyed an 8-4 victory at the expense of the Braves on Wednesday, with Mark Buehrle throwing 6 innings of 6-hit ball at Turner Field.
Miami Marlins Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
Before playing Cleveland are 4-5
After playing Atlanta are 3-7
After a win are 7-3
Atlanta Braves Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 6-4
Before playing Tampa Bay are 4-6
After playing Miami are 7-3
After a loss are 8-2
A few Marlins at Braves trends to consider:
Miami is 9-1 SU in its last 10 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Miami's last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 13 of Miami's last 16 games on the road
Miami is 12-3 SU in its last 15 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Atlanta's last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Atlanta's last 13 games when playing at home against Miami
The total has gone UNDER in 16 of Atlanta's last 22 games when playing Miami
Atlanta is 11-5 SU in its last 16 games when playing Miami
Miami at Cleveland, Friday, May 18
Atlanta at Tampa Bay, Friday, May 18