Atlanta Braves vs. Miami Marlins MLB Pick, Odds, Prediction - 7/23/14
Miami Marlins (46-52) at Atlanta Braves (54-45)
MLB Baseball: Wednesday, July 23, 2014 at 7:10 pm (Turner Field)
Nathan Eovaldi (R) (5-5) (4.221) vs. Ervin Santana (R) (8-6) (4.034)
The Line: Atlanta Braves -167 / Miami Marlins +157 --- Over/Under: 7.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSN-FL, SPSO
The Miami Marlins and Atlanta Braves meet Wednesday night at Turner Field.
The Marlins have won three straight games and have pulled within five games of a .500 record. Although the Marlins scored six runs in Tuesday’s win, their offense hasn’t been itself lately, producing three or less runs in nine of their last 11 games. The Marlins have lost five of their last seven games when scoring three or less runs. Giancarlo Stanton has hit safely in four of his last five games and Casey McGehee has hit safely in eight of his last nine games. The Marlins have an overall ERA of 3.98. Nathan Eovaldi takes the mound, and he’s 5-5 with a 4.08 ERA and has 88 strikeouts in 123.2 innings. Eovaldi is 2-1 with a 1.86 ERA in nine career starts against the Braves.
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The Braves struggles continue as they’ve lost eight of their last 13 games and are losing some ground in the NL East. The issue has been a Braves pitching staff that has allowed four or more runs in eight of their last 12 games. The Braves are 5-7 in their last 12 games when allowing more than three runs. Overall, the Braves have an ERA of 3.32. Offensively, Justin Upton has a six-game hitting streak and Jason Heyward has four hits in this series. Starting is Ervin Santana, who is 8-6 with a 4.03 ERA and has 97 strikeouts in 116 innings. Santana is 1-2 with a 5.61 ERA in five career starts against the Marlins.
The Marlins are 5-1 in Eovaldis last 6 starts vs. National League East and 2-7 in Eovaldis last 9 road starts. The Braves are 0-4 in Santanas last 4 starts with 4 days of rest and 7-2 in their last 9 games as a home favorite.
I've made a killing off the Marlins the last two games in this series where they were heavy underdogs, no point to stop now. The Braves just aren't playing well lately and the fish have greatly improved on the road.