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Divisional bragging rights will be on the line on Monday when the Atlanta Braves and the Miami Marlins meet at Marlins Park.
Lefthander Mike Minor will take the mound for the Braves to start this game. Minor is 8-4 this season with a 3.15 ERA.
Starting this game for the Marlins will be Kevin Slowey. The righthander has a 4.50 ERA to go along with a 1-6 record this season.
Atlanta was a 7-3 loser in its last match on the road against the Phillies. They lost as -154 favorites, while the total score of 10 made winners of OVER bettors.
The Marlins were a 3-2 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Cardinals. That made winners of bettors who got St. Louis at -163 on the moneyline, while the total score (5) was good news for UNDER bettors.
Miami has lost 3 straight games.
Atlanta: 50-38 SU
Miami: 32-55 SU
Atlanta most recently:
When playing on Monday are 9-1
Before playing Miami are 8-2
After playing Philadelphia are 8-2
After a loss are 5-5
Miami most recently:
When playing on Monday are 2-8
Before playing Atlanta are 3-7
After playing St. Louis are 4-6
After a loss are 7-3
A few trends to consider:
Atlanta is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games when playing on the road against Miami
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Atlanta's last 6 games
Atlanta is 8-2 SU in its last 10 games when playing Miami
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Atlanta's last 5 games when playing on the road against Miami
Miami is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Miami's last 5 games when playing at home against Atlanta
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Miami's last 11 games at home
Miami is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
Miami home to Atlanta, Tuesday, July 9