Braves vs. Marlins Prediction
The Atlanta Braves put up a double-digit run total Saturday to win their second game in three days against the Miami Marlins. Can Atlanta win the series this afternoon in the finale at Miami?
Sunday, May 13, 2018
Marlins Park at 1:10PM ET
TV: FS-F (MIA)
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Public Betting Information
According to oddsmakers, the Braves are a -132 favorite to win on the moneyline. The Marlins are a +122 underdog, while the total is set at 8 runs. As of Sunday morning, 68 percent of public bets are being placed on visiting Atlanta. Check out our MLB Public Betting Page for up-to-date information.
Freeman pounds two homers in win
Freddie Freeman hit his seventh and eighth home runs of the season Saturday night in the Braves' 10-5 win at the Marlins. He went 3-for-4 with the two long balls, a walk, three runs and three RBIs to pace the offense. Ender Inciarte was 2-for-3 with a home run, two walks, two runs and two RBIs. Nick Markakis went 2-for-5 with two runs, while Tyler Flowers was 2-for-3 with an RBI and two walks. Jose Bautista added his first home run with Atlanta, a solo shot. Mike Soroka surrendered five runs (one earned) on eight hits with seven strikeouts and one walk over 4 2/3 innings. A.J. Minter picked up the win in relief.
Sean Newcomb (3-1, 2.88 ERA) will start for the Braves today. He has allowed no earned runs on four total hits over 13 innings his last two starts, striking out 14 and walking four in wins at the Mets and Rays.
Dietrich drives in three
Derek Dietrich had a double and drove in three of the five Miami runs in Saturday's loss. Starlin Castro went 2-for-5 with two runs. Miguel Rojas finished 2-for-4 with a double. Drew Steckenrider took the loss in relief as he surrendered two earned runs in one-third of an inning.
Jose Urena (0-5, 4.37 ERA) will start today for the Marlins. He allowed three earned runs on seven hits with six strikeouts and no walks over 5 1/3 innings in a 4-3 loss at the Cubs his last start.
MLB Betting Trends
The Braves are 9-1 in their last 10 road games. Atlanta is 6-2 in its last eight games following a win.
The over is 18-7-1 in the last 26 meetings in Miami. The over is 36-16-3 in the last 55 meetings.
Atlants has been one of the surprise teams in baseball as it is relying on a blend of veterans and youth, improving to 23-15 on the season with a one-game lead in the NL East. With Newcomb red-hot lately and the Braves offense capable of a big number on any given day, I'm taking the Braves to get another win here.
MLB DAILY PREDICTION: ATLANTA BRAVES -132