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Atlanta Braves host Miami Marlins in baseball action

Miami MarlinsAtlanta Braves
Aug 1, 7:10 PM | GrassTurner Field

Miami Marlins vs Atlanta Braves Odds

47-56TEAM RECORD59-44

Miami pays a visit to Atlanta on Wednesday, hoping to shut down the Braves bats in baseball action at Turner Field.

For the Braves, Ben Sheets gets the ball, charged with keeping the Marlins hitters off the base paths. He'll face Wade LeBlanc, 0-0 on the year.

View Miami vs Atlanta Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had installed the Braves as -185 moneyline favorites in this particular MLB matchup. The total, meanwhile, was set early at 8 before betting started to move the line.

Power Rankings:
According to new MLB Power Rankings here, it's the National League No. 6-ranked Braves and the National League No. 15-rated Marlins in this matchup.

How They Match Up:
Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Atlanta has the National League's No. 3-rated offensive output, at 8.7 hits per game. The Marlins average 8 hits per game, good for No. 15 on the National League list.

Comparing defensive stats, Miami owns the National League's No. 8-rated road mark, allowing 4.3 runs per game on the highway. Atlanta, on the other hand, rates No. 5 in scoring at home.

Last time out for Miami, they were a 7-1 loser as they battled the Braves on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Braves at -175 were rewarded, while the 8 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Miami looks to rebound from a loss to the Braves, who beat them 7-1 on Tuesday behind a start from Kris Medlen at Turner Field.

Miami Marlins Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing Atlanta are 5-5
After playing Atlanta are 1-9
After a loss are 3-7

Atlanta Braves Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing Miami are 7-3
After playing Miami are 10-0
After a win are 8-2

A few Marlins at Braves trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Miami's last 7 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 12 of Miami's last 16 games when playing on the road against Atlanta
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Miami's last 13 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Miami's last 6 games
Atlanta is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Atlanta is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Atlanta is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games when playing Miami
Atlanta is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Miami

Next up:
Miami at Atlanta, Thursday, August 2