Braves vs. Marlins Game 3 Prediction

Braves vs. Marlins, 10/8/20 Game 3 NL Divisional MLB Playoff Predictions

The Braves will go for the sweep of the Marlins on Thursday afternoon when the two teams play Game 3 of their NL Divisional round series at 2:08 p.m. ET. With Atlanta listed as a -135 favorite and the total sitting at 8.5, what’s the best play for bettors in this matchup?

Game Snapshot

921 Atlanta Braves (-135) at 922 Miami Marlins (+125); o/u 8.5

2:08 p.m. ET, Thursday, October 8, 2020

Minute Maid Park, Houston, TX


Atlanta Braves DFS Spin

Dansby Swanson slugged a solo homer Wednesday as the Braves topped the Marlins in NLDS Game 2. Swanson opened the game's scoring with a second-inning drive to left-center off Marlins starter Pablo Lopez, and that's about all the offense that Atlanta would need in the eventual 2-0 victory. The ball had a 31-degree launch angle and sailed a projected 403 feet with an exit velocity of 101.9 mph. Swanson enjoyed a breakout regular season -- as much as one can "break out" in a 60-game campaign -- and the 26-year-old former top shortstop prospect continues to come up with big plays and big hits for the Braves here in October.

Miami Marlins DFS Spin

Pablo Lopez yielded two earned runs over five innings as the Marlins dropped Game 2 of the NLDS on Wednesday afternoon against the Braves. Lopez struck out seven batters, issued zero walks, and gave up only three hits, but two of those hits were solo home runs and he got little support to speak of (three hits, no runs) from the Marlins' offense. It was the first time this year that Lopez had surrendered multiple home runs in a single game. The 24-year-old right-hander allowed only four total homers across his 11 regular-season starts covering 57 1/3 frames.

Braves vs. Marlins Game 3 Betting Prediction

Despite the under cashing in Game 2 yesterday, the over is still 12-5-4 in the Braves’ last 21 games following a win, is 20-9-4 in their last 33 games as a favorite and is 16-7-3 in their last 26 games versus a right-handed starter. The over is also 9-2 in the Marlins’ last 11 games when their opponent allows two runs or less in their previous game, is 21-10-1 in their last 32 games versus a National League East rival sand is 24-9-2 in their last 35 games after scoring two runs or less in their previous contest.


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