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Braves vs. Marlins - 8/31/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Miami Marlins (52-78) at Atlanta Braves (54-75)

MLB Baseball: Monday, August 31, 2015 at 7:10 pm (Turner Field)

C Narveson (1-1) (7.04) vs. M Foltynewicz (4-6) (5.71)

The Line: Atlanta Braves -125 / Miami Marlins +115 --- Over/Under: 8 See the Latest Odds


The Miami Marlins and Atlanta Braves begin a three-game series Monday night.

The Miami Marlins need a win after losing eight of their last 10 games. The Marlins have scored nine runs in their last three games and three or less runs in seven of their last 10 games. The Marlins have lost 20 straight when scoring three or less runs. Dee Gordon leads Miami with 161 hits and 35 RBI while Adeiny Hechavarria and Martin Prado have combined for 90 RBI. The Miami Marlins have split their last eight road games. Chris Narveson gets the ball, and he’s 1-1 with a 7.04 ERA and 15 strikeouts this season. Narveson is 1-1 with a 3.78 ERA and eight strikeouts in his career against the Braves.

Braves vs. Marlins - 8/31/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction


The Atlanta Braves need a win to snap a five-game losing streak. The Braves have scored 11 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in four of their last eight games. The Braves have lost four of their last five when scoring more than three runs. Nick Markakis leads Atlanta with 151 hits and 48 RBI while Cameron Maybin and Andrelton Simmons have combined for 86 RBI. The Atlanta Braves have lost six of their last eight home games. Mike Foltynewicz takes the hill, and he’s 4-6 with a 5.71 ERA and 77 strikeouts this season. This is Foltynewicz’s second career game against the Braves.

The Marlins are 6-20 in their last 26 vs. National League East and 2-12 in their last 14 Monday games. The Braves are 4-1 in their last 5 vs. National League East and 2-5 in Foltynewiczs last 7 starts. The Marlins are 27-57 in the last 84 meetings. 

The Braves have gotten the better of the Marlins more times than not. The fish also have to travel while the Braves remain at home. In a battle between the two worst NL East clubs, I like Atlanta and the reasonable chalk. 

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