Miami Marlins vs. Atlanta Braves - 9/29/17 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Atlanta Braves (71-88) at Miami Marlins (75-84)
MLB Baseball: Friday, September 29, 2017 at 7:10 pm (Marlins Park)
Luiz Gohara (1-3) (4.63) vs. D Straily (10-9) (4.08)
The Line: Miami Marlins -150 / Atlanta Braves +135 --- Over/Under: 9 See the Latest Odds
TV: FS-Florida, FS-South
The Atlanta Braves and the Miami Marlins square off on Friday in game two of their four game NL East division set to close out the 2017 regular season.
The Atlanta Braves will look to snap a four game losing streak after falling by a final score of 7-1 in Thursday’s series opener. Lane Adams hit a solo shot to account for the lone run and lone extra base hit for Atlanta in the loss, while Ozzie Albies and Freddie Freeman each chipped in a base hit as the Braves mustered up just three hits as a team in the losing effort. Julio Teheran took the loss, falling to 11-13 this season after giving up five runs on eight hits while walking and whiffing three apiece over six innings of work. Luiz Gohara will start game two and is 1-3 with a 4.63 ERA and 25 strikeouts this season. This will be Gohara’s first career start against Miami.
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The Miami Marlins will look to earn at least a series split with Atlanta after taking the opener on Thursday. Giancarlo Stanton led the charge, inching closer and closer to the 60 home run plateau, hitting his 58th and 59th long balls of the year, going 3 for 4 with a pair of homers and three RBIs. Justin Bour went 1 for 3 with two RBIs while Derek Dietrich chipped in a run of his own in the win. Dee Gordon went 2 for 5 with a triple while Marcell Ozuna added a pair of base hits and Mike Aviles, along with Ichiro Suzuki, added base hits of their own in the winning effort. Dillon Peters got the win to improve to 1-2 this season after tossing 5.2 innings of two hit shutout baseball, walking and striking out four each en route to the win. Dan Straily will start game two and is 10-9 with a 4.08 ERA and 167 strikeouts this season. In his career, Straily is 2-2 with a 4.44 ERA and 28 strikeouts against Atlanta.
Atlanta is 1-5 in their last 6 games overall and 1-5 in their last 6 division matchups while the under is 9-1 in their last 10 games against a right-handed starter. Miami is 4-10 in Straily’s last 14 starts and 9-21 in their last 30 games overall while the over is 4-0-1 in Straily’s last 5 division starts. Atlanta is 7-3 in the last 10 meetings between these two teams.
With neither of these teams having anything to play for, I think the advantage as to go to Miami. Straily has the hotter offense behind him, and I think Stanton has a legit chance to hit number 60 here. I’m sure Gohara has a chance to crack the Braves’ starting rotation next season, but as far as Friday goes, I give my nod to Straily and the Fish.