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Atlanta Braves vs Miami Marlins Preview

Miami MarlinsAtlanta Braves
Aug 2, 7:10 PM | GrassTurner Field

Miami Marlins vs Atlanta Braves Odds

48-56TEAM RECORD59-45

The visiting Marlins hope for a solid performance on Thursday as they look to steal a win at Turner Field against the Atlanta Braves.

Mike Minor gets the call for the Atlanta Braves and he will try to build on a 6-7 mark. In the other dugout, Nathan Eovaldi brings a 2-6 ledger to the game for the Marlins as he tries to quiet the Braves bats.

View Miami vs Atlanta Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Baseball odds makers opened the Braves as -175 moneyline favorites in this matchup. Over under bettors saw the number open at 8.5.

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:
Offensively, the game matches up Atlanta's No. 4 ranked National League offense (4.6 runs per game) against a Marlins defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 12 in the National League at 4.5 runs allowed per game. The Braves have been averaging 8.7 hits per game, more than the Marlins have managed so far this season (8.1 hits on average).

Atlanta owns the National League's No. 7 defense, allowing 4.1 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Miami's National League No. 12-rated defense.

Miami won its last outing, a 4-2 result against the Braves on August 1. Bettors who backed the Marlins at +170 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (6) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. Miami got the job done in their last match in a 4-2 victory over Atlanta on Wednesday at Turner Field behind starter Wade LeBlanc.

Miami Marlins Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 6-4
Before playing Washington are 5-5
After playing Atlanta are 2-8
After a win are 4-6

Atlanta Braves Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 3-7
Before playing Houston are 8-2
After playing Miami are 9-1
After a loss are 5-5

A few Marlins at Braves trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Miami's last 8 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 13 of Miami's last 17 games when playing on the road against Atlanta
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Miami's last 14 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Miami's last 6 games when playing Atlanta
Atlanta is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games
Atlanta is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games at home
Atlanta is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Miami
The total has gone UNDER in 13 of Atlanta's last 17 games when playing at home against Miami

Next up:
Miami at Washington, Friday, August 3
Atlanta home to Houston, Friday, August 3