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Derek Lowe, Brad Hand take mound in Marlins vs Braves tilt

Atlanta BravesFlorida Marlins
Aug 8, 7:10 PM | GrassSun Life Stadium

Atlanta Braves vs Florida Marlins Odds

66-49TEAM RECORD55-59

The Florida Marlins will look to bolster their win total and reward moneyline bettors when the Atlanta Braves invade Sun Life Stadium on Monday.

The Marlins will turn to Brad Hand and his 1-3 record as they look for a win in this one, while the Braves send Derek Lowe (6-10) to the hill.

View Atlanta vs Florida Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
On the opening MLB line for this matchup, Florida sat as -101 favorites. The total was set at 8.5.

Power Rankings:
The Marlins - Braves odds would favor the Braves if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Florida is rated No. 10 in the current National League Odds Shark poll, while Atlanta is at No. 4 in the National League.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to getting on base, the visiting Braves rank No. 11 in the National League at 8.4 hits per game. That compares with Florida’s No. 10 ranking in that category.

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Florida has the National League's No. 10-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Braves own the National League's No. 3 mark in runs allowed.

The Braves were a 6-5 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Mets. That made winners of bettors who got Atlanta at +107 on the moneyline, while the total score (11) was good news for OVER bettors. The Braves enjoyed a 6-5 victory at the expense of the Mets on Sunday, with Mike Minor throwing 5 2/3 innings of 7-hit ball at Citi Field.

The Marlins were an 8-4 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Cardinals. That made winners of bettors who got St. Louis at -122 on the moneyline, while the total score (12) was good news for OVER bettors. Florida didn't get the job done in their last match, falling 8-4 to St. Louis on Sunday at Sun Life Stadium.

Atlanta Braves Trends:
When playing on Monday are 8-2
Before playing Florida are 6-4
After playing NY Mets are 3-7
After a win are 5-5

Florida Marlins Trends:
When playing on Monday are 5-5
Before playing Atlanta are 2-8
After playing St. Louis are 4-6
After a loss are 3-7

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

Next up:
Atlanta at Florida, Tuesday, August 9

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