Marlins vs. Braves Prediction
The Atlanta Braves shutout the Miami Marlins on Wednesday night. Will the Braves finish off a sweep of the Marlins this evening at 7:20PM ET?
955 Miami Marlins vs. 956 Atlanta Braves
Thursday, August 22, 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 -285 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.
Miami has lost five straight and eight of its last nine after suffering a 5-0 loss to the Braves last night. Miami has scored just one run in two games against Atlanta this week. The Marlins are 45-80 on the season, 20-41 on the road and 59-58 with the under. Miami has Sandy Alcantara on the mound today. He is 4-11 on the year with a 4.35 ERA.
Miami actually had a 7-3 edge in hits on Wednesday night over Atlanta, yet still managed to lose 5-0. The Marlins stranded nine runs in the loss. Lewis Brinson and Caleb Smith each had two hits. Smith also got the start on the mound. He went six innings and allowed the five runs with seven strikeouts and four walks. Smith is now 8-7 on the season.
Braves extend win streak
Atlanta is riding a four-game win streak right now after last night’s win and Atlanta has also won seven of its last nine. The Braves are 76-52 on the season, 38-27 at home and 63-58 with the over. Atlanta has Mike Soroka is getting the start today. He is 10-2 on the season with a 2.41 ERA.
Atlanta had a great effort on the mound on Wednesday night, as Julio Teheran threw seven scoreless innings and struck out nine to improve to 8-8 on the year. At the plate, Atlanta made the most of its chances, scoring the five runs on three hits. Ronald Acuna Jr. hit his 36th home run of the season in the win while Adeiny Hechavarria also homered. Each drove in two runs.
MLB Betting Trends
The Marlins are just 25-67 in their last 92 road games and 13-39 in their last 52 Thursday games.
The Braves have won five of their last six against NL East opponents and 21 of their last 30 Game 3’s of a series.
The Marlins haven’t been able to produce runs in this series and that could be a problem today against Soroka. Over three starts against Miami, Soroka has a 2-0 record and a 0.41 ERA this year. Alcantara hasn’t been bad against the Braves this year, posting a 3.86 ERA over two starts against Atlanta. Despite that, Alcantara may get no run support today so any mistakes could cost him the game.
MLB Prediction: Atlanta Braves -1.5 (-140)