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The Miami Marlins and the Atlanta Braves will both be trying to pick up a win on Friday when they battle at Turner Field.
The Marlins will pin their hopes on the pitching of righthander Jose Fernandez in this game. Fernandez has a 10-5 record and a 2.30 ERA this season.
The Braves will counter Fernandez with Julio Teheran. Righthander Teheran has a 3.08 ERA to go along with a 10-7 record this season.
Last time out for Miami, they were a 9-0 loser as they battled the Nationals on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Nationals at -212 were rewarded, while the 9 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors.
Last time out for Atlanta, they were a 3-1 winner as they battled the Indians at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Braves at -144 were rewarded, while the 4 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.
Miami has lost 4 straight games.
Atlanta has won 4 straight games.
Miami: 49-83 SU
Atlanta: 81-52 SU
Miami most recently:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing Atlanta are 3-7
After playing Washington are 3-7
After a loss are 3-7
Atlanta most recently:
When playing on Friday are 8-2
Before playing Miami are 7-3
After playing Cleveland are 5-3
After a win are 5-5
A few trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Miami's last 10 games when playing Atlanta
The total has gone UNDER in 15 of Miami's last 23 games on the road
Miami is 4-10 SU in its last 14 games when playing on the road against Atlanta
Miami is 3-9 SU in its last 12 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Atlanta's last 8 games
Atlanta is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Atlanta's last 6 games at home
Atlanta is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
Atlanta home to Miami, Saturday, August 31