Braves vs. Marlins - 8/8/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Miami Marlins (43-66) at Atlanta Braves (49-60)
MLB Baseball: Saturday, August 8, 2015 at 7:10 pm (Turner Field)
T Koehler (8-8) (3.78) vs. M Foltynewicz (3-3) (5.40)
The Line: Atlanta Braves -105 / Miami Marlins -105 --- Over/Under: 7.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSFL, FSSO
The Miami Marlins and Atlanta Braves play game three Saturday night.
The Miami Marlins need a win in order to snap a five-game skid. The Marlins have scored 17 runs in their last three games and three or less runs in seven of their last 10 games. The Marlins have lost 10 straight games when scoring three or less runs. Dee Gordon leads Miami with 132 hits and 38 RBI while Adeiny Hechavarria and Christian Yelich have combined for 72 RBI. The Miami Marlins have lost five straight home games. Tom Koehler gets the ball, and he’s 8-8 with a 3.71 ERA and 88 strikeouts this season. Koehler is 1-3 with a 2.98 ERA and 51 strikeouts in his career against the Braves.
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The Atlanta Braves look for a win after splitting their last eight games. The Braves have scored 16 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in four of their last eight games. The Braves have won seven straight games when scoring more than three runs. Nick Markakis leads Atlanta with 125 hits and 41 RBI while Cameron Maybin and Jace Peterson have combined for 96 RBI. The Atlanta Braves have won five of their last eight home games. Mike Foltynewicz takes the hill, and he’s 3-3 with a 5.40 ERA and 60 strikeouts this season. This will be Foltynewicz’s first career game against the Marlins.
The Marlins are 4-9 in their last 13 during game 3 of a series and 1-4 in Koehlers last 5 starts. The Braves are 1-8 in their last 9 during game 3 of a series and 5-1 in Foltynewiczs last 6 home starts. The Marlins are 2-6 in Koehlers last 8 starts vs. Braves.
The Marlins are simply ready for this season to come to an end, as they don't score runs and when they do score runs, their pitching gives up the lead constantly. Just no breaks at all. The Braves have to be the pick here.