Marlins vs. Braves Prediction
The Atlanta Braves cruised to a pair of home wins yesterday over the Miami Marlins in a doubleheader. Can Atlanta stay hot as the series resumes tonight?
Tuesday, August 14, 2018
SunTrust Park at 7:35PM ET
TV: FSSE (ATL)
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Public Betting Information
According to oddsmakers, the Braves are a -190 favorite to win on the moneyline. The Marlins are a +175 underdog, while the total is set at 8.5 runs. As of Tuesday morning, 84 percent of public bets are pouring in on host Atlanta. Check out our MLB Public Betting Page for the latest updates.
Acuna Jr. powers Braves to two wins
Braves outfielder Ronald Acuna Jr. finished game one of the doubleheader by going 2-for-3 with a home run, a double, two walks, three runs and three RBIs from the leadoff spot in a 9-1 victory. Ozzie Albies was 2-for-5 with a pair of RBIs. Johan Camargo went 2-for-4 with two doubles, a run and an RBI. Kurt Suzuki went 1-for-3 and sored two runs. Charlie Culberson completed the game 1-for-3 with a double, a walk, a run and an RBI. Touki Toussaint excelled in his MLB debut as he picked up the win by giving up one earned run on two hits with four strikeouts and two walks over six innings.
In game two, Acuna Jr. hit a home run on the first pitch he saw in the opening inning of a 6-1 win. He ended the night 3-for-5 with the homer, two runs and two RBIs. Albies went 2-for-4 with a run. Freddie Freeman was 2-for-4 with a home run and two RBIs. Camargo went 2-for-4 with a double, a run and an RBI. Mike Foltynewicz earned the win as he gave up one earned run on five hits with seven strikeouts and three outs over eight innings.
Galloway has two-hit day
Marlins center fielder Isaac Galloway had two of the three hits by his team in the afternoon game yesterday. He went 2-for-3 with a double and the lone RBI. J.T. Riddle went 1-for-2 with two walks. J.T. Realmuto finished 0-for-1 with a pair of walks. Pablo Lopez suffered the loss as he allowed six runs (five earned) on six hits with five strikeouts and two walks over 5 1/3 innings.
Realmuto went 2-for-3 with a double, a walk and a run in the game two defeat. Starlin Castro finished 1-for-3 with a double, a walk and an RBI. Merandy Gonzalez suffered the loss as he allowed three earned runs on eight hits with three strikeouts and no walks over 4 2/3 innings.
MLB Betting Trends
The Marlins are 5-16 in their last 21 game overall. Miami is 3-13 in its last 16 game in Atlanta.
The Braves are 7-1 in their last eight home games. The over is 42-20-3 in the last 65 meetings.
Richards has had his moments lately and might be figuring out how to get it done at the MLB level. On the flip side, Sanchez has been one of the most surprising contributors on the Braves this season. Atlanta's offense is due to cool dow, while I'm not sure if the Miami offense has a big night in it. I think the best play here is the under.
MLB DAILY PREDICTION: MARLINS/BRAVES UNDER 8.5