Atlanta Braves vs. Miami Marlins - 9/8/17 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Miami Marlins (67-72) at Atlanta Braves (61-77)
MLB Baseball: Friday, September 8, 2017 at 7:35 pm (SunTrust Park)
J Urena (12-6) (3.71) vs. M Foltynewicz (10-11) (4.75)
The Line: Atlanta Braves +100 / Miami Marlins -110 --- Over/Under: 9.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: FS-Florida, FS-South
The Miami Marlins and the Atlanta Braves face off on Friday in game two of their four game NL East division set from SunTrust Park.
The Miami Marlins will look to snap a five game losing streak after dropping game one by a final score of 6-5, giving the Fish their tenth loss in their last eleven games. Marcell Ozuna led the charge, going 2 for 5 with a triple and two RBIs, while Christian Yelich, Brian Anderson and Ichiro Suzuki contributed RBIs in the win. Dee Gordon went 2 for 5 with a triple while Giancarlo Stanton and J.T. Realmuto chipped in base hits of their own in the loss. Dan Straily gave up four runs, three earned, on seven hits while walking a pair and striking out three over five innings of work. Brad Ziegler racked up his 5th blown save of the year while taking the loss to fall to 1-4 this season. Jose Urena will start game two and is 12-6 with a 3.71 ERA and 96 strikeouts this season. In his career, Urena is 1-3 with a 6.58 ERA and 16 strikeouts against Atlanta.
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The Atlanta Braves will be looking to build on back-to-back victories, including their win in game one on Thursday. Ozzie Albies went 1 for 4 with a double and two RBIs, while Jace Peterson went 2 for 4 with two RBIs of his own. Matt Kemp added a solo homer and Kurt Suzuki chipped in an RBI of his own while Ender Inciarte went 2 for 4 with a triple. Matt Adams added a pinch-hit double and Dansby Swanson went 2 for 4 while Rio Ruiz contributed a base hit in the win. Sena Newcomb gave up three runs on seven hits while walking three and striking out five over five innings of work. Jose Ramirez notched his 5th blown save of the year, while Rex Brothers got the win to improve to 3-3 this season. Mike Foltynewicz will start game two and is 10-11 with a 4.75 ERA and 132 strikeouts this season. In his career, Foltynewicz is 3-0 with a 4.13 ERA and 34 strikeouts against Miami.
Miami is 1-10 in their last 11 games overall and 14-6 in Urena’s last 20 starts while the over is 6-2 in their last 8 road games. Atlanta is 0-5 in Foltynewicz’s last 5 starts and 6-1 in his lat 6 division starts while the over is 3-1-1 in their last 5 games overall. Atlanta is 6-0 in Foltynewicz’s last 6 starts against Miami.
Urena has been the best Miami has had for most of the season, but the way Miami has fallen off of a cliff as of late has taken away any and all betting value at this point. And even though Foltynewicz hasn’t had much luck in any of his last 5 starts, his and Atlanta’s dominance over Miami with Folty on the mound makes the even money the pick here.