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MLB betting line favors Braves over Marlins

Miami MarlinsAtlanta Braves
Aug 9, 7:30 PM | GrassTurner Field

Miami Marlins vs Atlanta Braves Odds

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The Atlanta Braves look to emerge victorious in MLB odds action as the Marlins arrive at Turner Field on Friday.

The Braves will turn to Brandon Beachy and his 0-0 record as they look for a win in this one, while the Marlins send Jacob Turner (3-3) to the hill.

View Miami vs Atlanta Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Marlins were listed as +-200 underdogs on the baseball moneyline at many online sportsbooks, including 5Dimes. The total was set at 7.5 before betting started earlier on Monday over at Bovada.

Power Rankings:
This game matches up the No. 7 (Braves) and the No. 9 (Marlins) teams in their respective leagues, according to our current MLB Power Rankings.

How They Match Up:
On offense, it's a battle between Atlanta and its National League No. 2-rated batting order, averaging 4.5 runs per nine innings, against the National League's No. 15 lineup of the Marlins at 3.2 runs per outing.

Miami brings the National League's No. 6-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Braves' league No. 2-ranked defense.

Miami lost its last outing, a 5-4 result against the Pirates on August 8. Bettors who backed the Pirates at -130 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (9) sent OVER bettors to the payout window. Miami lost a tight one on Thursday, seeing the game get away from them in extra innings and falling by a 5-4 score against Pittsburgh at PNC Park.

The Braves were a 6-3 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Nationals. That made winners of bettors who got Atlanta at +113 on the moneyline, while the total score (9) was good news for OVER bettors. Atlanta looks to continue its winning ways following a victory last time out against the Nationals, a 6-3 final on Wednesday in support of Kris Medlen at Nationals Park.

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

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

A few Marlins at Braves trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Miami's last 7 games when playing Atlanta
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Miami's last 11 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 17 of Miami's last 22 games
The total has gone UNDER in 16 of Miami's last 24 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 OVER in 6 of Atlanta's last 7 games when playing Miami
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Atlanta's last 5 games

Next up:
Miami at Atlanta, Saturday, August 10