Miami Marlins vs. Atlanta Braves 9/5/14 Free MLB Pick, Odds, Prediction
Atlanta Braves (73-67) at Miami Marlins (67-71)
MLB Baseball: Friday, September 5, 2014 at 7:10 pm (Marlins Park)
Aaron Harang (R) (10-9) (3.772) vs. Jarred Cosart (R) (12-7) (3.687)
The Line: Miami Marlins -111 / Atlanta Braves +101 --- Over/Under: 7.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: FS-South, FS-Florida
The Miami Marlins and the Atlanta Braves face off on Friday for game one of their series.
The Miami Marlins fought the good fight for the bulk of the season but at this point it is celar that they won’t be in the post season. The Marlins are 40-31 at home, 3-7 in their last 10 games, and they have lost their last two games. As a team the Marlins are hitting .252 with Casey McGehee hitting .295, Giancarlo Stanton hitting .295, and Christian Yellich hitting .293. The Miami pitching staff has an ERA of 3.87 with the starters at 4.12 and the bullpen at 3.41. For game one against the Braves the Marlins start Jarred Cosart who was picked up from Houston in a late season trade. Since being traded to Miami Cosart has allowed 27 hits and six runs while striking out 17 over 33 innings for a 3-1 record and a 1.64 ERA.
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The Atlanta Braves are still in the post-season race in the National League as they are just on the outside looking in at the final Wildcard spot. The Braves are 33-36 on the road, 5-5 in their last 10 games, and they are coming off of a win on Wednesday. As a team the Braves are hitting .244 with Freddie Freeman hitting .289, Justin Upton hitting .285, and Jason Heyward hitting .273. The braves pitching staf has an ERA of .328 with the starters at 3.38 and the bullpen at 3.02. For game one in Miami the Braves start Aaron Harang who has lost three off his last four starts. For the season Harang has allowed 182 hits and 70 earned runs while striking out 129 over 173 innings for a10-9 record and a 3.64 ERA.
Miami is 2-5 against the NL East, 2-6 in their last eight games, and 4-0 in Cosart’s last four starts. Atlanta is 5-2 following an off day, 3-10 in their last 13 road games against a right-handed starter, and 1-8 in Harang’s last nine starts. Atlanta is 46-22 in their last 68 games against Miami.
The total is set at 7.5 and I like the under with my free pick.