Braves vs. Marlins Thursday Prediction

Atlanta Braves vs. Miami Marlins, 8/8/2019 Predictions & Odds

National League East rivals will meet in Miami to begin a new series on Thursday night when the Marlins host the Braves at 7:10 p.m. ET. Will Atlanta have any issues covering on the runline tonight?

Game Snapshot & Odds

951 Atlanta Braves (-213) at 952 Miami Marlins (+175); 8.5 runs

Thursday, August 8, 2019

7:10 p.m. ET, Marlins Park, Miami, FL

Compare odds and from multiple different online sportsbooks and shop for the best lines at our new Baseball Odds & Betting Page.

Public Betting Trends

According to our MLB Public Betting Chart page, 87% of the betting tickets are on the Braves to beat the Marlins on the moneyline.

Atlanta Braves Fantasy Spin

Ozzie Albies stacked up four hits including a pair of home runs Wednesday in a win over Minnesota. You knew it was going to be a good afternoon for Albies, who drilled a 444-foot rope to left-center in the game’s opening at-bat. Albies never took his foot off the gas pedal, adding a single in the third, another one in the fourth and a solo blast—his second of the day—in the sixth inning. Both of his jacks came off left-hander Martin Perez, who was bombed for 11 hits and seven runs (six earned) in Wednesday’s defeat. The multi-homer game was the fourth of Albies' career and his third already this season.

Miami Marlins Fantasy Spin

Brian Anderson smashed his team-leading 18th long ball Wednesday in a loss to New York. Anderson delivered his lone hit, a one-out solo shot off left-hander Steven Matz, in the sixth inning. He went hitless with a pair of strikeouts in his other three at-bats. The 26-year-old has been on a power surge of sorts, accounting for five homers in his last 11 contests. Unfortunately, it hasn’t helped much in the win column as Miami has dropped eight of 11 during that span.

MLB Betting Trends


The Braves are 21-8 in their last 29 games after allowing five runs or more in their previous contest.


The Marlins have lost 56 of their last 82 games following a loss.


Elieser Hernandez has allowed five home runs in his 10 2/3 innings of work and will now face one of the better offenses in baseball. The Braves are 37-16 in their last 53 games against the Marlins and are 54-25 in their last 79 contests in Miami. While Atlanta is 5-2 in its last seven divisional games, Miami is just 17-43 in its last 60 games against NL East opponents. The Marlins have also dropped six straight and nine out of 12 games that Hernandez has started.

The Pick: Atlanta Braves -1.5 (-115)


MLB Headlines

MLB Predictions & Picks

Thumbnail Dodgers vs. Braves Game 6 Prediction The Dodgers’ season will be on the line tonight at 7:08 p.m. ET when they play Game 6 of the NCLS versus the Braves. With so much uncertainty surrounding L.A.’s pitching...
Thumbnail Red Sox vs. Astros Game 6 Prediction The Astros will look to deliver the knockout blow to the Red Sox’ World Series hopes in Game 6 of the ALCS on Friday night at 8:08 p.m. ET. That said, with...
Thumbnail Dodgers vs. Braves MLB Prediction Game 4 of the NLCS will take place between the Braves and Dodgers at 8:08 p.m. ET on Wednesday night. Will the Dodgers even up the series at two games apiece or is...
Thumbnail Astros vs. Red Sox Game 5 Prediction The ALCS is now all tied at two games apiece following the Astros’ come-from-behind victory over the Red Sox on Tuesday night. Who has the edge in Game 5 this...
Thumbnail Astros vs. Red Sox Game 4 Prediction The Boston Red Sox have taken a 2-1 series lead in their best-of-seven matchup with the Houston Astros after routing the visitors on Monday night. Will tonight’s game...