Atlanta Braves vs. Miami Marlins - 9/9/17 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Miami Marlins (68-73) at Atlanta Braves (62-78)
MLB Baseball: Saturday, September 9, 2017 at 7:10 pm (SunTrust Park)
Adam Conley (6-7) (5.09) vs. Max Fried (1-0) (3.86)
The Line: Atlanta Braves -101 / Miami Marlins -109 --- Over/Under: 9.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSFL, FSSO
The Miami Marlins and Atlanta Braves meet Saturday in MLB action at SunTrust Park.
The Miami Marlins could use a win after losing 10 of their last 12 games. The Marlins have allowed 15 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in seven of their last 12 games. The Miami Marlins have lost 10 of their last 11 games when allowing more than one run. Offensively, Dee Gordon leads the Marlins with 170 hits and 26 RBI while Marcell Ozuna and Christian Yelich have combined for 317 hits and 181 RBI. Adam Conley gets the ball, and he is 6-7 with a 5.09 ERA and 64 strikeouts this season. Conley is 3-1 with a 3.13 ERA and 16 strikeouts in his career against the Braves.
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The Atlanta Braves also need a win after losing six of their last nine games. The Braves have scored 12 runs in their last three games and five or more runs in five of their last seven games. The Atlanta Braves have won six of their last nine games when scoring more than three runs. Ender Inciarte leads the Braves with 182 hits and 53 RBI while Nick Markakis and Matt Kemp have combined for 262 hits and 127 RBI. Max Fried gets the ball, and he is 1-0 with a 3.86 ERA and eight strikeouts this season. This will be Fried’s first career game against the Marlins.
The Marlins are 5-2 in their last 7 Saturday games, 1-10 in their last 11 vs. National League East and 5-1 in Conleys last 6 Saturday starts. The Braves are 5-11 in their last 16 home games, 4-10 in their last 14 during game 3 of a series and 0-4 in their last 4 Saturday games. The Marlins are 1-5 in the last 6 meetings in Atlanta, 1-5 in the last 6 meetings and the under is 6-2-1 in the last 9 meetings.
Conley has been solid in his last several starts, and he has a 2.89 ERA on the road compared to a 7.56 ERA on the road. Fried has just one career start under his belt, so I have little idea what to expect from him given the sample size. Even with their brutal recent stretch that knocked them out of the playoff race, the fish are also still the better team here as well. So, give me the Marlins to get another victory.