Braves vs. Marlins Prediction
The Atlanta Braves dominated for the second day in a row yesterday at the Miami Marlins. Can Atlanta notch another victory today to complete the road sweep?
Sunday, May 5, 2019
Marlins Park at 1:10PM ET
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Public Betting Information
According to oddsmakers, the Braves are a -117 favorite on the moneyline. The Marlins are a +107 underdog, while the total is set at 7.5 runs. As of Sunday morning, 73 percent of public bets are pouring in on visiting Atlanta. Check out our MLB Public Betting Page for the latest updates.
Albies grand slam highlights win
Ozzie Albies gave Atlanta a 5-2 lead in the top of the sixth inning Saturday at Miami en route to a 9-2 victory. Albies completed the contest 2-for-6 with the grand slam and five RBIs. Ronald Acuna Jr. finished 4-for-4 with a run. Brian McCann ended the game 2-for-4 with a double, a walk and three RBIs. Mike Soroka picked up the win as he surrendered two unearned runs on three hits with six strikeouts and two walks over seven innings. Julio Teheran will start tonight for Atlanta as he comes in with a 2-4 record, 5.35 ERA and 1.45 WHIP with 44 strikeouts over 38 2/3 innings.
Marlins struggle again
Miami fell 9-2 at home Saturday evening against Atlanta to fall to 9-23 overall and 6-14 at home. The Marlins led 2-0 through five innings before surrendering a combined nine runs over the sixth and seventh innings. Peter O'Brien ended the contest 1-for-3 with two RBIs to pace the Miami offense. Rosell Herrera went 1-for-3, while Jorge Alfaro and Jon Berti each finished 0-for-4 but scored a run. Nick Anderson suffered the loss as he gave up five earned runs on four hits with two strikeouts and one walk over 1 1/3 innings. Pablo Lopez draws the start tonight for the Marlins as he enters with a 2-4 record, 4.78 ERA and a 1.16 WHIP plus 33 strikeouts over 32 innings.
MLB Betting Trends
The Braves are 5-2 in their last seven games overall. Atlanta is 4-0 in its last four games versus the NL East.
The Marlins are 0-4 in their last four Sunday games. Miami is 1-6 in the last seven Lopez home starts.
Atlanta has walloped the Marlins in the first two games of the series, but the hosts arguably have the stronger pitcher on the mound today in Lopez. While he has had some bad luck, Lopez' WHIP is respectable and he should get a decent amount of support with a struggling Teheran opposing him. The Braves have been inconsistent through the first month-plus and I could easily see them put up a dud of a performance here on a getaway day.
MLB DAILY PREDICTION: MIAMI MARLINS +107