Marlins open as moneyline underdog vs Braves
Miami Marlins vs Atlanta Braves Odds
Miami pays a visit to Atlanta on Friday, hoping to shut down the Braves bats in baseball action at Turner Field.
The Braves will turn to Julio Teheran and his 10-7 record as they look for a win in this one, while the Marlins send Jose Fernandez (10-5) to the hill.
Those who planned on backing the visitors in this one found the Marlins listed as underdogs of +-135 at most sportsbooks, including Bovada. Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 6.5, check for updates at 5Dimes.
This game matches up the No. 5 (Braves) and the No. 9 (Marlins) teams in their respective leagues, according to our current MLB Power Rankings.
How They Match Up:
When it comes to getting on base, the visiting Marlins rank No. 15 in the National League at 7.7 hits per game. That compares with Atlanta’s No. 7 ranking in that category.
Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Atlanta has the National League's No. 1-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Marlins own the National League's No. 7 mark in runs allowed.
Last time out for Miami, they were a 9-0 loser as they battled the Nationals on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Nationals at -212 were rewarded, while the 9 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Gio Gonzalez shut down the Marlins in their last game, striking out 8 in a 9-0 shutout over Miami in baseball action at Nationals Park.
Last time out for Atlanta, they were a 3-1 winner as they battled the Indians at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Braves at -144 were rewarded, while the 4 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. The Braves enjoyed a 3-1 victory at the expense of the Indians on Thursday, with Kris Medlen throwing 7 innings of 6-hit ball at Turner Field.
Miami Marlins Trends:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing Atlanta are 3-7
After playing Washington are 3-7
After a loss are 3-7
Atlanta Braves Trends:
When playing on Friday are 8-2
Before playing Miami are 7-3
After playing Cleveland are 5-3
After a win are 5-5
A few Marlins at Braves trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Miami's last 10 games when playing Atlanta
The total has gone UNDER in 15 of Miami's last 23 games on the road
Miami is 4-10 SU in its last 14 games when playing on the road against Atlanta
Miami is 3-9 SU in its last 12 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Atlanta's last 8 games
Atlanta is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Atlanta's last 6 games at home
Atlanta is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
Miami at Atlanta, Saturday, August 31