Atlanta Braves vs. Miami Marlins - 5/27/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Miami Marlins (25-22) at Atlanta Braves (12-33)
MLB Baseball: Friday, May 27, 2016 at 7:35 pm (Turner Field)
Adam Conley (3-3) (4.15) vs. W Perez (2-1) (3.86)
The Line: Atlanta Braves +124 / Miami Marlins -134 --- Over/Under: 7.5 See the Latest Odds
The Miami Marlins look to keep the train rolling as they head into Turner Field to take on the Atlanta Braves in an NL East show down.
The Marlins look to stay red hot on the road as they face off against the lowly Atlanta Braves and will send Adam Conley to the bump looking for the victory as he will face off against Williams Perez. Miami is right in the thick of things in the NL East race as they are neck and neck with the Nationals and Mets and could very well be a dark horse team to watch out for in the wild card chase in September as they have some very nice pieces led by Giancarlo Stanton and Christian Yelich. Conley is 3-3 with a 4.15 ERA while Perez is 2-1 with a 3.86 mark but it is the visitors who have the pop at the plate and certainly hold the edge in this one.
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The Braves are in for a long season as they are a very modest 12-33 so far this season and things don’t get any easier in this divisional show down with a Marlins side that is exceeding expectations and has the playoffs on their mind. Atlanta may end up unloading some pieces before or at the trade deadline but they don’t have a ton to offer other than Freddie Freeman but it would take a big haul for Atlanta to part with him as he remains an integral part of their team’s very small core.
The Marlins are 7-2 in their last nine series openers, 5-0 in Conley’s last five starts following a team loss in their previous game, but 1-4 in their last five against the NL East while the Braves are 7-15 in their last 22 against the NL East, 14-37 in their last 51 home games, and 1-4 in their last five Friday games. Miami is the better team here and while the pitching edge may go to the Braves I don’t see it mattering as the Marlins cruise.