Miami Marlins vs. Atlanta Braves MLB Pick, Odds, Prediction - 5/30/14
Atlanta Braves (28-24) at Miami Marlins (28-25)
MLB Baseball: Friday, May 30, 2014 at 7:10 pm (Marlins Park)
Julio Teheran (R) (4-3) (1.769) vs. Tom Koehler (R) (4-4) (3.098)
The Line: Miami Marlins +110 / Atlanta Braves -120 --- Over/Under: 7 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSN-S, FSN-FL
The Atlanta Braves and Miami Marlins will begin a three-game series on Friday night at Marlins Park. This is the third time these teams have played, and both teams won a series apiece.
The Braves are now tied with the Marlins in first place in the NL East after losing five of their last six games. The Braves were simply manhandled by the Boston Red Sox, scoring just 11 runs in four games. The Braves pitching continues to do a solid job with the second best ERA in baseball, but they’re 9-21 this season when scoring three or fewer runs. Offensively, Justin Upton has a seven-game hitting streak and Freddie Freeman has scored six runs in his last five games. Getting the nod is Julio Teheran, who is 4-3 with a 1.77 ERA and has 61 strikeouts in 76.1 innings. Teheran is 3-0 with a 2.51 ERA in five career starts against the Marlins.
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The Marlins had Thursday off and have won five of their last seven games to climb back into the playoff race. While the Marlins pitching just tries to hold up with Jose Fernandez out, the lineup has produced four or more runs in five of their last eight games. The Marlins are 21-9 when scoring more than three runs this season. Giancarlo Stanton has four homers in his last 10 games and Casey McGee has six hits in his last two games. Tom Koehler gets the start, and he’s 4-4 with a 3.10 ERA and has 40 strikeouts in 61 innings. Koehler is 0-1 with a 3.54 ERA in six career games against the Braves.
The Braves are 8-2 in Teheran's last 10 starts and 1-4 in Teheran's last 5 road starts vs. a team with a winning record. The Marlins are 4-0 in Koehler's last 4 starts as a home underdog and 6-14 in Koehler's last 20 starts vs. a team with a winning record. The Braves are 1-4 in the last 5 meetings in Miami.
We're getting the best home team in baseball against a team that can't win lately for the plus money. Take the Marlins all day long.