Miami Marlins vs. Atlanta Braves - 9/28/17 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Atlanta Braves (71-86) at Miami Marlins (74-84)
MLB Baseball: Thursday, September 28, 2017 at 7:10 pm (Marlins Park)
J Teheran (11-12) (4.44) vs. Dillon Peters (0-2) (6.31)
The Line: Miami Marlins -110 / Atlanta Braves +100 --- Over/Under: 8.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSSE, FSFL
Down at Marlins Park on Thursday, the Atlanta Braves and the Miami Marlins will be opening up their four-game MLB series.
The Braves are fresh off a set against the Mets. Atlanta lost the first two games by one run apiece, then on Wednesday the Braves fell again 7-1.
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For the Thursday game, the Braves will be bringing out RHP Julio Teheran. In his 182.1 innings and 11-12 record this year, Teheran has a 4.39 ERA with 148 Ks and 69 BBs.
The Braves have some solid bats this year. Ender Inciarte entered Wednesday with 200 hits, 93 runs, 11 homers and 57 RBI, while Nick Markakis had 159 hits, 75 runs and 75 RBI in that time. Inciarte had one hit on Wednesday; Markakis didn’t play.
Over on the Marlins’ side, they’re coming off a series versus Colorado. The two teams split the first pair of games, then on Wednesday Miami fell 15-9.
Miami will be going with LHP Dillon Peters on Thursday. In his 25.2 innings and 0-2 record this year, Peters has a 6.31 ERA with 23 Ks and 15 BBs.
Miami has some notable bats as well. Dee Gordon entered Wednesday on 192 hits, 107 runs and 33 RBI while Marcel Ozuna managed 184 hits, 89 runs, 36 homers and 118 RBI. Gordon and Ozuna combined for four hits, a run and an RBI on Wednesday.
The Braves are 5-1 in their last six during game one of a series and 5-1 in Teheran’s last six starts. Atlanta is also 9-3 in Teheran’s last 12 road starts and 1-4 in Teheran’s last five Thursday starts.
Meanwhile, the Marlins are 4-1 in their last five home games and 4-1 in their last five home games versus a team with a losing record. Miami is also 1-4 in Peters’ last five starts and 5-16 in their last 21 Thursday games.
Teheran has been on a pretty good run lately. He’s got three straight quality starts, giving up three earned over a span of 20.0 innings in that time. As for Peters, he’s given up 13 earned on 15 hits over his last two starts and 7.2 innings. With the way Teheran is pitching right now I can’t pick against the Braves so I’ll take Atlanta here.