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MLB Odds: Braves vs. Marlins

Division rivals look to make up ground in the competitive NL East tonight when the Atlanta Braves and the Florida Marlins clash in the second game of a three-game series.

Derek Lowe (3-4, 4.07) is scheduled to start for the Braves, while Ricky Nolasco (4-1, 3.99) will get the ball for Florida. Lowe recorded a no decision last time out after allowing three runs on seven hits in six innings. Nolasco is also coming off a no decision against Milwaukee in which he gave up four runs on seven hits in six innings.

View Atlanta vs Florida Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Braves were listed as -115 underdogs on the baseball moneyline at many online sportsbooks. The total was set at 7.5 before betting started earlier on Monday.

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:
At the plate, Florida owns the No. 10 ranking for hits in the National League at 8.5 per game. By contrast, the Braves are rated No. 11 in the same category at 8.2 per game.

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Florida has the National League's No. 10-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Braves own the National League's No. 1 mark in runs allowed.

Atlanta won its last outing, a 1-0 result against the Marlins on June 7. Bettors who backed the Braves at -138 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (1) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. The Braves didn’t allow a single run in their last start, as their staff shut out Florida 1-0 on Tuesday at Sun Life Stadium.

Atlanta Braves Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 9-1
Before playing Florida are 4-6
After playing Florida are 5-5
After a win are 5-5

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


A few Braves at Marlins trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Atlanta's last 7 games when playing Florida
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Atlanta's last 12 games when playing on the road against Florida
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Atlanta's last 7 games on the road
Atlanta is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing Florida
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Florida's last 7 games when playing Atlanta
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Florida's last 12 games when playing at home against Atlanta
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Florida's last 6 games
Florida is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games when playing Atlanta

Next up:
Atlanta at Florida, Thursday, June 9

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