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MLB BASEBALL

Miami Marlins vs. Atlanta Braves

The Miami Marlins and the Atlanta Braves will both be gunning for a victory on Saturday when they meet at Turner Field.

The Marlins will pin their hopes on the pitching of righthander Jacob Turner in this game. Turner has a 3-5 record and a 3.12 ERA this season.

The Braves will counter Turner with Mike Minor. Lefthander Minor has a 2.99 ERA to go along with a 13-5 record this season.

The Marlins were a 2-1 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Braves. That made winners of bettors who got Atlanta at -137 on the moneyline, while the total score (3) was good news for UNDER bettors.

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

Team records:
Miami: 49-84 SU
Atlanta: 82-52 SU

Miami most recently:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing Atlanta are 3-7
After playing Atlanta are 5-5
After a loss are 2-8

Atlanta most recently:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Miami are 7-3
After playing Miami are 4-6
After a win are 6-4

A few trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Miami's last 5 games when playing on the road against Atlanta
The total has gone UNDER in 14 of Miami's last 21 games on the road
Miami is 4-11 SU in its last 15 games when playing on the road against Atlanta
Miami is 4-13 SU in its last 17 games when playing Atlanta
Atlanta is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Atlanta's last 5 games
Atlanta is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Atlanta's last 5 games at home

Next up:
Atlanta home to Miami, Sunday, September 1