Braves vs. Marlins MLB Prediction
The Braves hammered the Marlins in the series opener between the two teams on Monday night but will Atlanta make it two straight in Miami when the NL East rivals square off again tonight at 7:10 p.m. ET?
903 Atlanta Braves (-124) at 904 Miami Marlins (+115); o/u 7.5
7:10 p.m. ET, Tuesday, August 17, 2021
Marlins Park, Miami, FL
Atlanta Braves DFS Notes
Ozzie Albies finished 3-for-5 with three RBI and a walk versus the Marlins in Monday's rout. Albies is 11-for-28 with four homers, 11 RBI and eight runs scored in his last six games. He's up to 83 RBI in 117 games, so he's going to smash his career high of 86 RBI in 160 games from 2019, even though he's now hitting leadoff for the Braves.
Miami Marlins DFS Notes
Sandy Alcantara had the good stuff Wednesday, spinning seven shutout innings in the Marlins' 7-0 win over the Padres. After being bombed for 10 runs in his last start in Colorado, Alcantara flummoxed one of the National League's best offenses Wednesday. He gave up only four hits and two walks while notching seven strikeouts and 15 swinging strikes. The only time all day the Padres got two runners on against Alcantara came in the right-hander's final inning of work when he yielded a single and a two-out walk, and he got out of that by getting an inning-ending lineout. Surely you didn't need us to tell you, but you didn't need to worry about Alcantara's stumble at Coors Field. He's a must start next week versus the Braves.
Braves vs. Marlins MLB Betting Prediction
The Braves are 63-31 in their 4 games in Miami and are 42-18 in their last 60 games versus the Marlins overall. They’re also a perfect 8-0 in their last eight road games, are 5-0 in their last five divisional games and are 5-1 in their last six games coming off a win. On the other side, the Marlins are 1-6 in their last seven games as an underdog, are 1-4 in their last five games coming off a loss and are 2-6 in their last eight contests when playing the second game of a series.
MLB BETTING PREDICTION: ATLANTA BRAVES -124