The Miami Marlins are set to take the field against the Atlanta Braves at SunTrust Park in Game 2 of their divisional doubleheader. Fox SportsNet Florida will be airing the matchup and the game will get going at 7:35 p.m. ET.
Miami Marlins vs. Atlanta Braves Odds
The Braves are 62-50 straight up (SU) and 59-54 against the spread (ATS). The team’s gained 17.6 units for moneyline bettors and 0.8 units (ATS). Atlanta has a 3-4 ATS mark over its last seven games and the over has hit in four of those seven. The Marlins are 47-69 SU and have gone 61-57 ATS. In total, the team’s lost 0.1 units for moneyline bettors and 10.0 units ATS. Miami is 3-4 ATS over its last seven games and the under has cashed in four of those seven.
Braves games have had an over/under record of 55-53-5 in 2018. Miami has an over/under record of 59-56-3.
Miami’s pitchers have allowed 5.1 runs per game and its starters own a 4.53 ERA, 1.32 WHIP and 7.74 K/9. The bullpen has an ERA of 5.19, along with a K-per-9 of 8.22.
Marlins hitters have slashed .241/.308/.362 on their way to 3.7 runs scored per game this season, including 3.7 runs per game against divisional foes and 2.2 per game over the team’s last five contests (1-4 SU).
Third baseman Brian Anderson and second baseman Starlin Castro continue to lead Miami’s hitters. Anderson is slashing .285/.364/.417 with nine home runs, 53 RBIs and 63 runs scored, while Castro (.285/.331/.401) has produced nine homers, 41 RBIs and 65 runs scored.
For the home team, Atlanta’s pitchers have yielded 4.1 runs per game overall this year. Its starters have an ERA of 3.64, a WHIP of 1.26 and a strikeouts-per-nine of 8.7. The bullpen has a 4.18 ERA, 1.34 WHIP and 9.0 K/9. In 55 games against NL East opponents, Braves starters have an ERA of 3.15 and the bullpen’s ERA is 3.04.
The Atlanta offense is putting up 4.8 runs per outing, including 5.1 per game against divisional foes and 4.4 per game over its last five. The team has hit .268/.288/.469 over its last five matchups and is 3-2 SU during that stretch.
Right fielder Nick Markakis and first baseman Freddie Freeman have paced the Braves’ offense this year. Markakis is slashing .323/.388/.499 with 14 home runs, 70 RBIs and 64 runs scored, and Freeman’s line is .318/.398/.524 with 18 homers, 70 RBIs and 68 runs scored.
Miami Marlins vs. Atlanta Braves MLB Prediction
Predictions: SU Winner – Braves, ATS Winner – Marlins, O/U – UNDER
- Miami has tallied nine extra-base hits over its last five outings. Atlanta has 15 XBH over its last five.
- The Marlins have dropped eight of their last nine games SU.
- Miami has posted 16.6 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 contests and 14.2 over its last five.
- The Marlins have hit eight home runs in their last 10 games, including five over their last five.