Marlins vs. Braves - 5/16/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Atlanta Braves (15-19) at Miami Marlins (16-19)
MLB Baseball: Saturday, May 16, 2015 at 1:00 pm (Marlins Park)
A Wood (1-2) (4.27) vs. M Latos (1-3) (4.72)
The Line: Miami Marlins -146 / Atlanta Braves +136 --- Over/Under: 7.5 See the Latest Odds
The Atlanta Braves and Miami Marlins play game two of their series Saturday afternoon.
The Atlanta Braves look for a win after losing five of their last seven games. The Braves have scored nine runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last nine games. The Braves have won four of their last six games when scoring more than three runs. Freddie Freeman leads Atlanta with 43 hits and 18 RBI while Andrelton Simmons and Nick Markakis have combined for 26 RBI. The Atlanta Braves have lost five of their last seven games on the road. Alex Wood gets the ball, and he’s 1-2 with a 4.28 ERA and 31 strikeouts this season. Wood is 3-3 with a 3.74 ERA and 47 strikeouts in his career against the Marlins.
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The Miami Marlins also need a win after losing five of their last seven games. The Marlins have scored nine runs in their last three games and three or less runs in five of their last seven games. The Marlins have lost five straight games when scoring three or less runs. Dee Gordon leads Miami with 61 hits and 12 RBI while Adeiny Hechavarria and Giancarlo Stanton have combined for 54 RBI. The Miami Marlins have won four of their last six games on their home field. Mat Latos takes the hill, and he’s 1-3 with a 4.72 ERA and 28 strikeouts this season. Latos is 3-5 with a 4.56 ERA and 45 strikeouts in his career against the Braves.
The Braves are 3-8 in their last 11 vs. a team with a losing record and 0-6 in Woods last 6 starts.. The Marlins are 5-2 in their last 7 during game 2 of a series and 1-5 in their last 6 vs. a team with a losing record. The Braves are 29-11 in the last 40 meetings in Miami.
Both teams are due for an offensive breakout, and it should come with Latros and Wood on the mound, two guys who have been off for much of the season.