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Marlins face Atlanta Braves: MLB odds preview and stats

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

Miami Marlins vs Atlanta Braves Odds

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The Braves get a visit from the Miami Marlins in baseball action on Saturday, with the home side looking to send the visitors to the showers with a loss.

The Braves will turn to Alex Wood and his 2-1 record as they look for a win in this one, while the Marlins send Nathan Eovaldi (2-2) to the hill.

View Miami vs Atlanta Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks such as 5Dimes had set the Braves as -181 favorites on the moneyline for this contest. The over under was hovering near 7.5 for bettors hoping to turn a profit on totals at Bovada.

Power Rankings:
According to new MLB Power Rankings here, it's the National League No. 7-ranked Braves and the National League No. 9-rated Marlins in this matchup.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Atlanta's No. 2-rated National League offense, averaging 4.5 runs per game, against a Marlins defense that ranks No. 7 in the National League at 4 in runs allowed per game. The Braves have averaged 8.6 hits per game so far, more than Marlins batters have averaged on the year (7.8 hits per game).

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Atlanta has the National League's No. 2-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Marlins own the National League's No. 7 mark in runs allowed.

The Marlins were a 5-0 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Braves. That made winners of bettors who got Atlanta at -180 on the moneyline, while the total score (5) was good news for UNDER bettors. Brandon Beachy shut down the Marlins in their last game, striking out 6 in a 5-0 shutout over Miami in baseball action at Turner Field.

Miami Marlins Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Atlanta are 2-8
After playing Atlanta are 5-5
After a loss are 4-6

Atlanta Braves Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Miami are 8-2
After playing Miami are 5-5
After a win are 10-0

A few Marlins at Braves trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Miami's last 12 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 18 of Miami's last 23 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Miami's last 8 games when playing Atlanta
The total has gone UNDER in 17 of Miami's last 25 games when playing on the road against Atlanta
Atlanta is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Atlanta is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Atlanta's last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Atlanta's last 5 games at home

Next up:
Miami at Atlanta, Sunday, August 11