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MLB Game Preview - Marlins underdogs vs Braves at Florida

Atlanta BravesFlorida Marlins
Aug 10, 7:10 PM | GrassSun Life Stadium

Atlanta Braves vs Florida Marlins Odds

68-49TEAM RECORD55-61

The Florida Marlins look to emerge victorious in MLB odds action as the Braves arrive at Sun Life Stadium on Wednesday.

Florida sends Anibal Sanchez out against Tim Hudson for the Braves in this game. Sanchez is 6-5 with a 3.73 ERA on the season, while Hudson is 11-7 on the year and has a 3.22 ERA.

View Atlanta vs Florida Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The visitors opened as 105 moneyline favorites in this one at most online sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark. The total opened at 7.5 for those preferring over under wagers.

Power Rankings:
The MLB Power Rankings at Odds Shark show the National League's No. 4-rated Braves taking on the National League's No. 10-rated Marlins in this contest.

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How They Match Up:
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Florida's National League No. 10-ranked scoring average of 4 runs per game, against a Braves offense rated No. 8 and scoring 4.1 runs per game in the league. The Marlins have averaged 8.4 hits per game to date this season, almost the same as the Braves hitters have managed (8.4 per nine innings).

Atlanta brings the National League's No. 3-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Marlins' league No. 10-ranked defense.

In their last action, Atlanta was a 4-3 winner on the road against the Marlins. Bettors on Atlanta at -124 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (7) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well. Brandon Beachy fanned 10 Florida batters in the team's last outing, leading the Braves to a 4-3 victory over the Marlins at Sun Life Stadium.

Atlanta Braves Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
Before playing Chi Cubs are 5-5
After playing Florida are 6-4
After a win are 6-4

Florida Marlins Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 8-2
Before playing San Francisco are 5-5
After playing Atlanta are 6-4
After a loss are 2-8

A few Braves at Marlins trends to consider:
Atlanta is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Florida
Atlanta is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games when playing Florida
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Atlanta's last 8 games when playing Florida
Atlanta is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Florida's last 8 games when playing Atlanta
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Florida's last 5 games when playing at home against Atlanta
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Florida's last 12 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Florida's last 9 games at home

Next up:
Atlanta home to Chi Cubs, Friday, August 12
Florida home to San Francisco, Friday, August 12

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