Miami Marlins vs. Atlanta Braves - 9/24/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Atlanta Braves (63-91) at Miami Marlins (76-78)
MLB Baseball: Saturday, September 24, 2016 at 7:10 pm (Marlins Park)
Aaron Blair (1-6) (7.72) vs. W Chen (5-4) (5.04)
The Line: Miami Marlins -147 / Atlanta Braves +137 --- Over/Under: 8.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: FS-Florida, FS-South
The Miami Marlins continue their weekend series with the visiting Atlanta Braves.
The Atlanta Braves are playing great baseball and are hoping it carries over to 2017. The Braves racked up win number seven in a row with a 3-2 win at Miami in Friday action. Bravos starter Matt Wisler gave up both runs on two hits and three BB over six frames before three relievers tossed scoreless baseball. Atlanta managed nine hits and walked five times with Tyler Flowers driving in two. The Braves send Aaron Blair to the hill for his second straight start and second of the year versus the Marlins. Blair comes off a 7-3 win at the Mets with two runs plated over six frames.
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The Miami Marlins are plugging along hoping to finish the season with a winning record. The Marlins winning streak ended at two games with the pitching unable to help out the arms in Friday night’s defeat. Fish starter Andrew Cashner allowed a run on three hits and three BB through five innings with AJ Ramos giving up a run in the 9th to get the loss. Miami mustered three hits and walked four times with Martin Prado knocking in Derek Dietrich and Marcell Ozuna. Left hander Wei-Yin Chen is scheduled for his second consecutive start when he faces the Braves Saturday. Chen did not get a decision in a 4-3 win versus Washington with three runs allowed in 4.1 frames.
The over is 7-2 in Atlanta’s last 9 Saturday games and is 15-5-1 in their last 21 road games while going is 36-15-2 in their last 53 overall. The under is 15-4-2 in Miami’s last 21 home games and Miami are 6-2 in Chen’s last 8 starts while going 6-2 in Chen’s last 8 starts on grass. The over is 22-7-2 in the last 31 meetings and is 6-2-1 in the last 9 meetings in Miami. I’ll go over but Miami’s motivation is questionable…