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Marlins face Atlanta Braves: MLB odds preview and stats

Miami MarlinsAtlanta Braves
May 16, 7:10 PM | GrassTurner Field

Miami Marlins vs Atlanta Braves Odds

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The Braves get a visit from the Miami Marlins in baseball action on Wednesday, with the home side looking to send the visitors to the showers with a loss.

It's a pitching duel between Mike Minor for the Braves (2-2 on the year) and Mark Buehrle for Miami (2-4 so far).

View Miami vs Atlanta Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
On the opening MLB line for this matchup, Atlanta sat as -110 favorites. The total was set at 8.

Power Rankings:
This game puts the Braves, most recently No. 3 in the National League Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings, up against the Marlins, who rate a National League No. 11 in the latest survey.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Atlanta's No. 2 ranked National League offense (5.3 runs per game) against a Marlins defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 4 in the National League at 3.7 runs allowed per game. The Braves have been averaging 9.4 hits per game, more than the Marlins have managed so far this season (8.1 hits on average).

Atlanta owns the National League's No. 12 defense, allowing 4.3 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Miami's National League No. 4-rated defense.

Miami won its last outing, a 6-2 result against the Pirates on May 15. Bettors who backed the Marlins at -181 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (8) sent OVER bettors to the payout window. The Marlins grabbed a win last time out, defeating Kevin Correia and the Pirates 6-2 on Tuesday at Marlins Park.

In their last action, Atlanta was a 6-2 winner at home against the Reds. Bettors on Atlanta at -110 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (8) sent OVER bettors home happy as well. The Braves enjoyed a 6-2 victory at the expense of the Reds on Tuesday, with Tim Hudson throwing 7 innings of 9-hit ball at Turner Field.

Miami Marlins Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing Atlanta are 3-7
After playing Pittsburgh are 9-1
After a win are 7-3

Atlanta Braves Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
Before playing Miami are 6-4
After playing Cincinnati are 4-6
After a win are 4-6

A few Marlins at Braves trends to consider:
Miami is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 13 of Miami's last 15 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Miami's last 6 games when playing on the road against Atlanta
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Miami's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Atlanta's last 6 games when playing at home against Miami
Atlanta is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Atlanta's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Atlanta's last 5 games when playing Miami

Next up:
Miami at Atlanta, Thursday, May 17

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