Marlins vs. Braves Prediction
The Atlanta Braves pounded out 19 hits last night en route to a second win in as many days over the visiting Miami Marlins. Is a third straight victory in the cards today as the division rivals do battle once again?
Wednesday, August 1, 2018
SunTrust Park at 7:35PM ET
TV: FS-F (MIA)
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Public Betting Information
According to oddsmakers, the Braves are a -165 favorite to win on the moneyline. The Marlins are a +155 underdog, while the total sits at 9 runs. As of Wednesday morning, 65 percent of public bets are siding with host Atlanta. Check out our MLB Public Betting Page for the latest info.
Braves sock three homers in win
Atlanta recorded 19 hits last night in an 11-6 home win over the Marlins. Ronald Acuna Jr. went 3-for-5 with a home run and two RBIs from the leadoff spot. It was his second straight game with a homer. Ozzie Albies finished 2-for-5 with a run and an RBI. Freddie Freeman was 3-for-5 with a run and an RBI. Nick Markakis finished 2-for-4 with a home run, a walk, two runs and two RBIs. Kurt Suzuki was 1-for-5 with a double and three RBIs. Johan Camargo was 1-for-4 with a solo home run and a walk. Ender Inciarte ended the night 4-for-5 with a double and a run. Dansby Swanson was 2-for-5 with a double, two runs and an RBI. Kolby Allard won his MLB debut as he surrendered five runs (four earned) on nine hits with one strikeout and two walks over five innings.
Straily hit hard, takes loss
Miami starting pitcher Dan Straily gave up eight runs (five earned) on 11 hits with four strikeouts and one walk over 3 2/3 innings in the loss to the Braves. Brian Anderson helped pace the offense by going 2-for-4 with a double and a walk. J.T. Realmuto was 1-for-4 with a solo home run and a walk. J.T. Riddle was 2-for-4 with a run and an RBI. Magneuris Sierra finished 3-for-4 with a double, and two RBIs.
MLB Betting Trends
The over is 12-4 in the last 16 Marlins road games. The over is 41-19-3 in the last 62 meetings.
The Braves are 2-6 in their last eight Wednesday games. Atlanta is 8-3 in Sanchez's last 11 starts on grass.
Lopez hasn't been fooling many batters lately, while Sanchez had trouble against a strong Dodgers lineup but before that had been a revelation in the Braves rotation. Expect Sanchez to return to form here against a subpar Marlins offense. I can't see Lopez navigating through the Braves offense very calmly and with a slew of left-handed hitters in a park made for batters from that side of the plate, I think Atlanta will ease its way to another win.
MLB DAILY PREDICTION: ATLANTA BRAVES -165