Braves vs. Marlins Monday Prediction
The Miami Marlins' bullpen blew an opportunity for the club to win its five consecutive game Sunday in Tampa. The Marlins will look to start a new winning streak Monday night when they host the scuffling Braves. Will tonight's matchup turn high-scoring at Marlins Park?
Game Snapshot & Odds
Monday, July 23, 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 -125 favorite. As of this writing, 76% 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' Newcomb allows three runs in loss to Diamondbacks
Sean Newcomb let in three runs in 5 2/3 innings and was charged with a loss to the Diamondbacks on Saturday. He gave up RBI knocks to Steven Souza and Jeff Mathis in the early going and then served up a solo bomb to Ketel Marte in the sixth. He didn't get any run support as the Braves were shut out in the loss. The young left-hander falls to 8-5 with a 3.51 ERA and 1.28 ERA through 19 starts. If he can harness his control a bit better and cut down on his walks (52 in 105 innings) he could evolve into a top of the rotation pitcher down the road.
Marlins' Urena allows four runs in four innings vs. Phillies
Jose Urena allowed five runs over four innings in a no decision against the Phillies on Sunday. Urena walked four and struck out four. The right-hander had pitched well as of late, but he didn’t have his best stuff or command in this one, and the Phillies weren’t fooled by much in his four innings. He ends the first half with an ERA of 4.39, a WHIP of 1.22 and a strikeout-to-walk ratio of 89/28. Urena’s next start will come on July 23 when he faces the Braves.
MLB Betting Trends
The Braves have dropped nine of their last 13 games overall.
The Marlins have won five of their last seven home games.
In the last seven meetings between these two teams at Marlins Park the over is 6-1. In the last 59 meetings overall, the over is 38-18-3. Also, the over is 5-0 in Newcomb's last five road starts, is 4-1 in his last five outings overall, and is 8-2-1 in the Braves' last 11 games versus an opponent that owns a losing record. Finally, the over has cashed in 11 of the Marlins' last 16 games when playing the first game of a series.
The Pick: Braves/Marlins over 8