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Miami Marlins host Atlanta Braves in baseball action

Atlanta BravesMiami Marlins
April 8, 7:10 PM | GrassMarlins Park

Atlanta Braves vs Miami Marlins Odds

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The Miami Marlins battle the visiting Atlanta Braves on Monday in MLB betting action at Marlins Park.

Miami hands the ball to starter Kevin Slowey in this one and he'll try to improve on his 0-1 mark on the year. Atlanta counters with Paul Maholm, who will try to quiet the fans and the Marlins bats at the same time.

View Atlanta vs Miami Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had set the Marlins as +129 underdogs on the opening moneyline for this contest. The over under opened at 8 for bettors hoping to turn a profit on totals.

Power Rankings:
According to new MLB Power Rankings here, it's the National League No. 6-ranked Marlins and the National League No. 12-rated Braves in this matchup.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Miami's No. 12-rated National League offense, averaging 2.3 runs per game, against a Braves defense that ranks No. 2 in the National League at 2.7 in runs allowed per game. The Marlins have averaged 8.3 hits per game so far, more than Braves batters have averaged on the year (7.5 hits per game).

Defensively, Atlanta features the National League's No. 1-rated defense on the road, allowing 0 runs per game. Miami, meanwhile, comes in at No. 12 in the National League at home, scoring 0 runs per game.

Atlanta was a 5-1 winner in its last match at home against the Cubs. They won as -130 favorites, while the total score of 6 made winners of UNDER bettors. The Braves grabbed a win last time out, defeating Jeff Samardzija and the Cubs 5-1 on Sunday at Turner Field.

Miami lost its last outing, a 4-3 result against the Mets on April 7. Bettors who backed the Mets at -127 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (7) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. The Marlins endured a 4-3 loss at the hands of the Mets on Sunday, with J Fernandez throwing 5 innings of 3-hit ball at Citi Field.

Atlanta Braves Trends:
When playing on Monday are 8-2
Before playing Miami are 8-2
After playing Chi Cubs are 7-3
After a win are 6-4

Miami Marlins Trends:
When playing on Monday are 3-7
Before playing Atlanta are 3-7
After playing NY Mets are 2-8
After a loss are 3-7

A few Braves at Marlins trends to consider:
Atlanta is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing Miami
Atlanta is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Atlanta's last 5 games on the road
Atlanta is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Miami
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Miami's last 8 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Miami's last 9 games when playing Atlanta
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Miami's last 6 games when playing at home against Atlanta
Miami is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Atlanta

Next up:
Atlanta at Miami, Tuesday, April 9