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Atlanta Braves vs. Miami Marlins

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

The Braves will give the ball to starter Freddy Garcia in this one. Righthander Garcia is 3-5 this season with a 5.88 ERA.

Garcia's opponent in this one will be Nathan Eovaldi. The Marlins righthander has a 3.80 ERA to go along with a 3-6 record this season.

Last time out for Atlanta, they were a 5-2 loser as they battled the Marlins on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Marlins at -111 were rewarded, while the 7 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors.

Team records:
Atlanta: 87-58 SU
Miami: 54-90 SU

Atlanta most recently:
When playing on Thursday are 2-8
Before playing San Diego are 5-5
After playing Miami are 5-5
After a loss are 5-5

Miami most recently:
When playing on Thursday are 1-9
Before playing NY Mets are 6-4
After playing Atlanta are 6-4
After a win are 4-6

A few trends to consider:
Atlanta is 8-2 SU in its last 10 games when playing on the road against Miami
Atlanta is 16-6 SU in its last 22 games when playing Miami
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Atlanta's last 7 games when playing on the road against Miami
Atlanta is 3-7 SU in its last 10 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Miami's last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Miami's last 7 games when playing at home against Atlanta
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Miami's last 6 games at home
Miami is 6-16 SU in its last 22 games when playing Atlanta

Next up:
Atlanta home to San Diego, Friday, September 13
Miami at NY Mets, Friday, September 13