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Moneyline favors Braves in battle with Marlins

Atlanta BravesFlorida Marlins
June 9, 7:10 PM | GrassSun Life Stadium

Atlanta Braves vs Florida Marlins Odds

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The Florida Marlins will look to bolster their win total and reward moneyline bettors when the Atlanta Braves invade Sun Life Stadium on Thursday.

Florida hands the ball to starter Chris Volstad in this one and he'll try to improve on his 2-5 mark on the year. Atlanta counters with Jair Jurrjens, who will try to quiet the fans and the Marlins bats at the same time.

View Atlanta vs Florida Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Baseball odds makers opened the Marlins as +130 moneyline underdogs in this matchup. Over under bettors saw the number open at 7.5.

Power Rankings:
It's a baseball betting matchup between the National League No. 6-rated Marlins and the league No. 2-ranked Braves, according to the latest MLB power poll here at Odds Shark.

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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. 9-ranked scoring average of 4 runs per game, against a Braves offense rated No. 13 and scoring 3.8 runs per game in the league. The Marlins have averaged 8.4 hits per game to date this season, more than the Braves hitters have managed (8.2 per nine innings).

Comparing defensive stats, Atlanta owns the National League's No. 1-rated road mark, allowing 3.1 runs per game on the highway. Florida, on the other hand, rates No. 11 in scoring at home.

In their last action, Atlanta was a 3-2 winner on the road against the Marlins. Bettors on Atlanta at +108 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (5) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well. Atlanta won a close affair on Wednesday in their last outing, defeating Florida 3-2 in extra innings at Sun Life Stadium.

Atlanta Braves Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 2-8
Before playing Houston are 7-3
After playing Florida are 5-5
After a win are 5-5

Florida Marlins Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 7-3
Before playing Arizona are 4-6
After playing Atlanta are 6-4
After a loss are 3-7

A few Braves at Marlins trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Atlanta's last 8 games when playing Florida
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Atlanta's last 5 games when playing on the road against Florida
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Atlanta's last 8 games on the road
Atlanta is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games when playing Florida
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 OVER in 9 of Florida's last 13 games when playing at home against Atlanta
Florida is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games when playing Atlanta

Next up:
Atlanta at Houston, Friday, June 10
Florida home to Arizona, Friday, June 10

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