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Braves at Marlins - 5/17/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Atlanta Braves (17-19) at Miami Marlins (16-21)

MLB Baseball: Sunday, May 17, 2015 at 1:10 pm (Marlins Park)

S Miller (4-1) (1.60) vs. T Koehler (2-3) (4.62)

The Line: Miami Marlins -140 / Atlanta Braves +130 --- Over/Under: 7.5 See the Latest Odds

TV: FSN-S, FSN-FL

The Atlanta Braves look to sweep the Miami Marlins Sunday afternoon.

The Atlanta Braves look for a win after splitting their last six games. The Braves have scored 11 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last 10 games. The Braves have won five of their last seven games when scoring more than three runs. Freddie Freeman leads Atlanta with 44 hits and 18 RBI while Andrelton Simmons and Jace Peterson have combined for 29 RBI. The Atlanta Braves have lost six of their last nine games on the road. Shelby Miller gets the ball, and he’s 4-1 with a 1.60 ERA and 39 strikeouts this season. Miller is 1-1 with a 3.98 ERA and 12 strikeouts in his career against the Marlins.

Braves at Marlins - 5/17/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Miami Marlins need a win after losing five of their last six games. The Marlins have allowed 14 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five straight games. The Marlins have lost six of their last seven games when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Dee Gordon leads Miami with 62 hits and 14 RBI while Adeiny Hechavarria and Giancarlo Stanton have combined for 55 RBI. The Miami Marlins have split their last eight games on their home field. Henderson Alvarez takes the hill, and he’s 0-2 with a 4.50 ERA and five strikeouts this season. Alvarez is 1-3 with a 5.14 ERA and 23 strikeouts in his career against the Braves.

The Braves are 5-13 in their last 18 vs. National League East and 6-1 in Millers last 7 starts. The Marlins are 5-2 in their last 7 during game 3 of a series and 1-4 in their last 5 vs. National League East. The Braves are 37-18 in the last 55 meetings in Miami. 

The Marlins are due for a breakout performance and have their current ace back on the hill. I like the fish to avoid a sweep here. 

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Miami Marlins -140

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