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MLB BASEBALL

Miami Marlins vs. Atlanta Braves

If familiarity breeds contempt, there should be animosity aplenty on Friday when the Miami Marlins and the Atlanta Braves meet at Turner Field.

The Marlins will pin their hopes on the pitching of righthander Jacob Turner in this game. Turner has a 3-3 record and a 2.68 ERA this season.

Turner's opponent in this one will be Brandon Beachy. The Braves righthander has a 9.00 ERA to go along with a 0-0 record this season.

Miami lost its last outing, a 5-4 result against the Pirates on August 8. Bettors who backed the Pirates at -130 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (9) sent OVER bettors to the payout window.

The Braves were a 6-3 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Nationals. That made winners of bettors who got Atlanta at +113 on the moneyline, while the total score (9) was good news for OVER bettors.

Current streak:
Miami has lost 5 straight games.
Atlanta has won 13 straight games.

Team records:
Miami: 43-70 SU
Atlanta: 70-45 SU

Miami most recently:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing Atlanta are 2-8
After playing Pittsburgh are 4-6
After a loss are 4-6

Atlanta most recently:
When playing on Friday are 7-3
Before playing Miami are 8-2
After playing Washington are 7-3
After a win are 10-0

A few trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Miami's last 7 games when playing Atlanta
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Miami's last 11 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 17 of Miami's last 22 games
The total has gone UNDER in 16 of Miami's last 24 games when playing on the road against Atlanta
Atlanta is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Atlanta is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Atlanta's last 7 games when playing Miami
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Atlanta's last 5 games

Next up:
Atlanta home to Miami, Saturday, August 10