Braves vs. Marlins Thursday Prediction
The Atlanta Braves have won two games in a row while the Miami Marlins have dropped three consecutive contests. Will the Braves hand the Marlins their fourth straight loss when the National League East teams meet again on Thursday night?
Game Snapshot & Odds
Thursday, May 10, 2018
7:10 p.m. ET, Marlins Park
TV: ATL (FSSO); MIA (FSFL)
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Public Betting Trends
Oddsmakers from online sportsbooks currently list the Braves as a -110 favorite. As of this writing, 77% of the betting tickets wagered at online sportsbooks are on the Braves to beat the Marlins on the moneyline. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our MLB Public Betting Page for updated figures on this game.
Braves' Foltynewicz allows six runs in loss to Giants
Mike Foltynewicz surrendered a season-high six runs over five innings of work Friday against the Giants. All six runs scored in the second inning, as he gave up five hits and walk in the frame. This was the first time this season that Foltynewicz had allowed even more than two earned runs in a start. He has a good chance of getting back on track with a matchup against the Marlins in Miami next week.
Marlins' Smith strikes out seven in win over Reds
Caleb Smith was sharp in Saturday's win over the Reds, tossing 5 2/3 innings of shutout ball while allowing just three hits. Smith struck out seven in what was a nice performance by the 26-year-old southpaw. He walked just one on the evening and finished his outing up having thrown 98 pitches (62 strikes). He's now fanned at least seven in five of seven starts this year and will carry a 3.67 ERA, 1.17 WHIP and 48/17 K/BB ratio (34 1/3 innings) into a home dance with the Braves next time he takes the ball.
MLB Betting Trends
The Braves are 6-1 in Foltynewicz's last seven starts against the Marlins but they're just 1-4 in their last five games in Miami.
The over is 7-3 in the last 10 meetings between these two teams in Miami and is 33-16-3 in the last 52 meetings between these two teams overall.
The Braves are just 3-13 in Foltynewciz's last 16 starts overall, are 1-7 in his last eight road starts and are 0-7 in his last seven outings when he's coming off five days of rest. The Marlins, meanwhile, have won four of five at home, are 4-1 in their last five home games when facing a right-handed starter, and are 4-1 in their last five home games when facing a team with a winning record.
The Pick: Miami Marlins +100