Marlins vs. Braves Prediction
The first-place Atlanta Braves have a home series on the docket versus the last-place Miami Marlins beginning tonight. Is Atlanta going to notch the victory as the favorites?
Friday, July 5, 2019
SunTrust Park at 7:20PM ET
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Public Betting Information
According to oddsmakers, the Braves are a -180 favorite to win on the moneyline. The Marlins are a +170 underdog, while the total is set at 10 runs. As of Friday afternoon, 64 percent of public bets are being placed on host Atlanta. Check out our MLB Public Betting Page for the latest updates.
Marlins drop fourth straight
Miami lost by a count of 5-2 Thursday afternoon at Washington to drop to 32-53 overall and 17-24 on the road. Miguel Rojas helped pace the Marlins offense as he went 1-for-5 with a home run and two RBIs. Starlin Castro finished 3-for-5 with a double. J.T. Riddle was 1-for-3 with a walk and a run scored. Elieser Hernandez took the loss as he gave up three earned runs on five hits with six strikeouts and one walk over 4 1/3 innings. Jordan Yamamoto draws the start today for Miami as he enters with a 3-0 record, 2.35 ERA and 0.96 WHIP with 23 strikeouts over 23 innings.
Braves double up Phillies
Atlanta rolled to a 12-6 home win Thursday night over Philadelphia to improve to 52-36 overall and 26-18 at home. Dansby Swanson helped lead the Braves offense as he ended the game 3-for-5 with two home runs, a double and five RBIs. Josh Donaldson went 1-for-5 with a solo homer. Freddie Freeman was 2-for-5 with a solo home run, a double and two runs scored. Ozzie Albies finished 2-for-3 with a home run, a walk, two runs and three RBIs. A.J. Minter picked up the win in relief as he struck out one in a perfect inning of relief. Julio Teheran gets the start today as he comes in with a 5-6 record, 3.99 ERA and 1.37 WHIP with 85 strikeouts over 94 2/3 innings.
MLB Betting Trends
The Marlins are 22-50 in their last 72 road games. Miami is 4-0 in the four Yamamoto starts at the MLB level.
The Braves are 12-3 in their last 15 home games. Atlanta is 19-7 in its last 26 games overall.
Yamamoto was awesome his first three starts before struggling last time out. While I think he has the ability to slow down the Atlanta offense some, I can't expect him to completely shut down a red-hot offense. He also might not get much run support here. All signs point toward Atlanta in this contest.
MLB DAILY PREDICTION: ATLANTA BRAVES -180