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Atlanta Braves vs Miami Marlins Odds
The visiting Braves hope for a solid performance on Wednesday as they look to steal a win at Marlins Park against the Miami Marlins.
Mike Minor, with a record of 1-0 on the season, gets the ball for the Braves, while the Marlins trot Alejandro Sanabia to the mound in this one. He is 1-0 so far in 2013.
Sportsbooks such as Bovada had installed the Marlins as +142 moneyline underdogs in this particular MLB matchup. The total, meanwhile, was set early at 7.5 before betting at 5Dimes started to move the line.
This game matches up the No. 6 (Marlins) and the No. 12 (Braves) teams in their respective leagues, according to our current MLB Power Rankings.
How They Match Up:
At the plate, Miami owns the No. 13 ranking for hits in the National League at 7 per game. By contrast, the Braves are rated No. 10 in the same category at 7.9 per game.
Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Miami has the National League's No. 8-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Braves own the National League's No. 1 mark in runs allowed.
In their last action, Atlanta was a 3-2 winner on the road against the Marlins. Bettors on Atlanta at -166 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (5) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well. The Braves enjoyed a 3-2 victory at the expense of the Marlins on Tuesday, with Kris Medlen throwing 7 innings of 3-hit ball at Marlins Park.
Atlanta Braves Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 4-6
Before playing Washington are 5-5
After playing Miami are 6-4
After a win are 6-4
Miami Marlins Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing Philadelphia are 3-7
After playing Atlanta are 3-7
After a loss are 3-7
A few Braves at Marlins trends to consider:
Atlanta is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Atlanta's last 5 games on the road
Atlanta is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Miami
Atlanta is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing on the road against Miami
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Miami's last 6 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Miami's last 5 games when playing at home against Atlanta
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Miami's last 11 games when playing Atlanta
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Miami's last 9 games
Atlanta at Washington, Friday, April 12
Miami home to Philadelphia, Friday, April 12