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MLB betting line favors Braves over Marlins

Miami MarlinsAtlanta Braves
July 31, 7:10 PM | GrassTurner Field

Miami Marlins vs Atlanta Braves Odds

47-55TEAM RECORD58-44

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

It's a pitching duel between Kris Medlen for the Braves (0-0 on the year) and Ricky Nolasco for Miami (8-9 so far).

View Miami vs Atlanta Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
On the opening MLB line for this matchup, Atlanta sat as -160 favorites. The total was set at 8.5.

Power Rankings:
The Braves sit at No. 6 in the National League in the current MLB power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Marlins sit at a National League No. 15 on the same chart.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Atlanta's No. 3-rated National League offense, averaging 4.6 runs per game, against a Marlins defense that ranks No. 11 in the National League at 4.5 in runs allowed per game. The Braves have averaged 8.7 hits per game so far, more than Marlins batters have averaged on the year (8 hits per game).

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Atlanta has the National League's No. 7-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Marlins own the National League's No. 11 mark in runs allowed.

Miami was an 8-2 loser in its last match on the road against the Braves. They lost as +147 underdogs, while the total score of 10 made winners of OVER bettors. Miami looks to rebound from a loss to the Braves, who beat them 8-2 on Monday behind a start from Tommy Hanson at Turner Field.

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

Atlanta Braves Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 6-4
Before playing Miami are 7-3
After playing Miami are 9-1
After a win are 8-2

A few Marlins at Braves trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Miami's last 6 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Miami's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 11 of Miami's last 15 games when playing on the road against Atlanta
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Miami's last 12 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 7-1 SU in its last 8 games when playing Miami
Atlanta is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Miami

Next up:
Miami at Atlanta, Wednesday, August 1