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Atlanta Braves vs. Miami Marlins - 8/6/17 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Miami Marlins (51-57) at Atlanta Braves (51-58)

MLB Baseball: Sunday, August 6, 2017 at 1:35 pm (SunTrust Park)

J Urena (9-5) (3.82) vs. Lucas Sims (0-1) (4.50)

The Line: Atlanta Braves +100 / Miami Marlins -110 --- Over/Under: 9.5 See the Latest Odds

TV: FS-Florida, FS-South

The Miami Marlins  tangle with the Atlanta Braves in Sunday afternoon MLB baseball action.

The Miami Marlins need a strong finish over the second half of the season to reach .500 which would give the team some momentum heading in to 2018. The Marlins took a step in the wrong direction Saturday in a 7-2 defeat at Atlanta where the offense and bullpen came up short. Fish starter Dan Straily gave up two runs over 5.2 frames before Hunter Cervenka and Dustin McGowan allowed a combined five runs in 1.1 innings. Miami totaled nine hits with Giancarlo Stanton going deep and driving in both runs while Dee Gordon scored. The Miami Marlins end their road series with the Atlanta Braves with right hander Jose Urena on the mound. Urena looks to get back in the win column after a 1-0 loss to the Washington Nationals where he gave up the game’s only run on three hits and a BB in eight frames.

Atlanta Braves vs. Miami Marlins - 8/6/17 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Atlanta Braves have a chance of a winning record but that means more hot streaks then losing streaks going forward. The Braves took a positive step Saturday with both their arms and bats contributing to a solid win versus the visiting Miami Marlins. Bravos starter Mike Foltynewicz improved to 10-6 with a run scoring on four hits while striking out eleven through 6.1 innings of work. The Braves attack consisted of nine hits and four walks with Freddie Freeman going deep, driving in four and scoring twice while Brandon Phillips knocked in a pair and scored. Rookie Lucas Sims draws his second straight start for the Atlanta Braves against the visiting Miami Marlins on Sunday. Sims dropped his debut 3-2 versus the Los Angeles Dodgers with  all three  runs plated on  six hits and  zero walks in six frames.

Miami are 7-2 in their last 9 road games and Miami are 6-2 in their last 8 overall while Miami are 6-2 in their last 8 games on grass. Atlanta are 1-7 in their last 8 overall and Atlanta are  are 1-7 in their last 8 games on grass. The over is 9-3 in the last 12 meetings in Atlanta. 

If Sims was able to control the Dodgers in his debut I’ll see if he can do it versus Miami..

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