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Ricky Nolasco, Tommy Hanson take mound in Braves vs Marlins tilt

Florida MarlinsAtlanta Braves
July 31, 1:35 PM | GrassTurner Field

Florida Marlins vs Atlanta Braves Odds

52-55TEAM RECORD63-45

The Atlanta Braves will look to bolster their win total and reward moneyline bettors when the Florida Marlins invade Turner Field on Sunday.

Ricky Nolasco gets the ball in front of a hostile crowd for the Marlins on this day; he's 7-7 on the season. The Braves, meanwhile, will counter with Tommy Hanson, who will be looking to improve on his 11-5 mark.

View Florida vs Atlanta Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had set the Braves as -175 favorites on the opening moneyline for this contest. The over under opened at 7.5 for bettors hoping to turn a profit on totals.

Power Rankings:
The Braves sit at No. 3 in the National League in the current MLB power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Marlins sit at a National League No. 10 on the same chart.

How They Match Up:
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Atlanta's National League No. 8-ranked scoring average of 4.1 runs per game, against a Marlins offense rated No. 9 and scoring 4 runs per game in the league. The Braves have averaged 8.3 hits per game to date this season, less than the Marlins hitters have managed (8.4 per nine innings).

Florida brings the National League's No. 11-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Braves' league No. 3-ranked defense.

Last time out for Florida, they were a 5-1 loser as they battled the Braves on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Braves at -133 were rewarded, while the 6 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Florida suffered a 5-1 loss against Atlanta on Saturday, as Anibal Sanchez wasn't able to lead his team to victory at Turner Field.

Florida Marlins Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 7-3
Before playing NY Mets are 6-4
After playing Atlanta are 5-5
After a loss are 5-5

Atlanta Braves Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 6-4
Before playing Washington are 4-6
After playing Florida are 7-3
After a win are 4-6

A few Marlins at Braves trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Florida's last 5 games when playing Atlanta
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Florida's last 8 games when playing on the road against Atlanta
Florida is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games on the road
Florida is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
Atlanta is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Florida
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Atlanta's last 5 games when playing Florida
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Atlanta's last 8 games when playing at home against Florida
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Atlanta's last 7 games

Next up:
Florida at NY Mets, Monday, August 1
Atlanta at Washington, Monday, August 1