Braves vs. Marlins - 8/9/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Miami Marlins (43-67) at Atlanta Braves (50-60)
MLB Baseball: Sunday, August 9, 2015 at 5:10 pm (Turner Field)
B Hand (1-2) (4.71) vs. S Miller (5-8) (2.44)
The Line: Atlanta Braves -136 / Miami Marlins +126 --- Over/Under: 7.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSFL, FSSO
The Atlanta Braves look to sweep the Miami Marlins Sunday afternoon.
The Miami Marlins need a win to snap a six-game losing streak. The Marlins have scored 13 runs in their last three games and three or less runs in seven of their last 10 games. The Marlins have lost 11 straight games when scoring three or less runs. Dee Gordon leads Miami with 132 hits and 28 RBI while Adeiny Hechavarria and Martin Prado have combined for 74 RBI. The Miami Marlins have lost six straight road games. Brad Hand gets the nod, and he’s 1-2 with a 4.71 ERA and 33 strikeouts this season. Hand is 1-3 with a 3.41 ERA and 24 strikeouts in his career against the Braves.
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The Atlanta Braves look to keep rolling after winning five of their seven games. The Braves have scored 22 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last seven games. The Braves have won eight straight games when scoring more than three runs. Nick Markakis leads Atlanta with 128 hits and 42 RBI while Cameron Maybin and Jace Peterson have combined for 96 RBI. The Atlanta Braves have won six of their last nine home games. Shelby Miller takes the hill, and he’s 5-8 with a 2.44 ERA and 114 strikeouts this season. Miller is 2-1 with a 2.76 ERA and 16 strikeouts in his career against the Marlins.
The Marlins are 17-35 in their last 52 during game 4 of a series and 7-21 in Hands last 28 starts. The Braves are 6-1 in their last 7 games as a home favorite and 0-6 in Millers last 6 home starts. The Marlins are 26-56 in the last 82 meetings.
Different game, same pick. I just can't back the Marlins at all, as the spirit has been broken with this team and they're ready for the offseason. So, the Braves it is..