Marlins vs. Braves Prediction
Can the Atlanta Braves avoid a big letdown when they play host to the Miami Marlins at 7:20PM ET?
977 Cleveland Indians vs. 978 New York Mets
Tuesday, August 20, 2019
7:20PM ET – Sun Trust Park
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers, the Braves are the clear favorite to win tonight, as they are getting odds of -295 to win, while the Marlins are listed with a money line of +245 to win. The over/under total is listed at 9.5 runs. The public betting for the contest currently has 78 percent going on the Braves at home. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our MLB Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.
Marlins swept by Rockies
Miami was swept on the road this weekend by the Rockies and the Marlins have lost six of their last seven games. The Marlins are 45-78 on the season, 20-39 on the road and 58-57 with the over. Miami has Elieser Hernandez on the mound today. He is 2-5 on the year with a 5.40 ERA.
The Marlins have one of the worst hitting teams in the league, averaging just 3.68 runs per game while batting .241. On the mound, Miami has a 4.67 ERA with a 1.34 WHIP. Brian Anderson has been leading the team with 32 doubles, 20 home runs and 65 RBI. Starlin Castro is adding 19 doubles, 11 home runs and 58 RBI.
Braves top the Dodgers
Atlanta is coming off a big series win at home over the Los Angeles Dodgers this weekend. The Braves have won five of their last seven. The Braves are 74-52 on the season, 36-27 at home and 63-56 with the over. Atlanta has Dallas Keuchel on the mound tonight. He is 3-5 on the season with a 4.39 ERA.
The Braves are averaging 5.38 runs per game this season while batting .263, which ranks sixth in the league. On the mound, Atlanta has a 4.46 team ERA with a 1.42 team WHIP. Freddie Freeman has 28 doubles, 31 home runs and 98 RBI to lead the team while Ronald Acuna Jr. has 16 doubles, 35 home runs and 85 RBI.
MLB Betting Trends
The Marlins are 19-41 in their last 60 series openers and 25-65 in their last 90 road games.
The Braves are 3-13 in their last 16 games overall and 9-24 in their last 33 Tuesday games.
These two have actually split their last six meetings, but if you are going to take the Braves tonight, you have to take them -1.5 runs. Keuchel is coming off a six-inning scoreless effort against the Mets, but he gave up eight runs to the Marlins in his previous start before that. Hernandez got rocked by the Dodgers in his last start, but threw six scoreless against Atlanta at home prior to that. Despite all that, that game took place in Miami. This game is in Atlanta and Hernandez has a 7.20 ERA on the road. Keuchel has a 2.43 ERA at home. He is eager to erase that previous start against the Marlins. I will bet on Atlanta to beat up on the Marlins.
MLB Prediction: Atlanta Braves -1.5 (-145)