Atlanta Braves vs. Miami Marlins Game One - 8/13/18 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Miami Marlins (48-71) at Atlanta Braves (64-51)
MLB Baseball: Monday, August 13, 2018 at 1:35 pm (SunTrust Park)
Pablo Lopez (2-2) (4.32) vs. M Foltynewicz (9-7) (2.98)
The Line: Atlanta Braves / Miami Marlins --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: FS-Florida, FS-South
The Miami Marlins and Atlanta Braves take the field in game one of their twin bill in Monday MLB.
The Miami Marlins defense let them down in a series ending 4-3 loss to the NY Mets on Sunday. Miami starter Wei-Yin Chen was charged with all four runs (two earned) on four hits and a pair of BB to absorb the loss.
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The Marlins logged ten hits and walked twice with Bryan Holaday going 2-4 with two runs knocked in while Starlin Castro recorded an RBI.
The Marlins give Pablo Lopez the ball Monday for his first career start against the Braves. The rookie has made seven starts and has gone 2-2 with a 4.32 ERA.
The Atlanta Braves rode their bats and late inning relief to an 8-7 victory against Milwaukee on Sunday. Atlanta starter Sean Newcomb was charged with five runs on 12 hits over four frames and Luke Jackson gave up two runs in two innings before three relievers tossed a scoreless inning each.
The Braves banged out nine hits and walked twice with Ozzie Albies going solo while Ronald Acuna Jr. and Dansby Swanson each slugged two run homers followed by Freddie Freeman and Tyler Flowers with a pair of runs each.
The Braves send Mike Foltyniewicz to the mound to oppose the visiting Marlins. Foltyniewicz has won two straight following an 8-3 win at Washington where he gave up three runs (one earned) over 5.2 frames.
Miami are 2-9 in their last 11 overall and are 2-9 in their last 11 games on grass and are 7-2 in their last 9 Monday games. Under is 8-3 in Atlanta last 11 home games and Atlanta are 9-4 in their last 13 overall and Atlanta are 9-4 in their last 13 games on grass. Over is 41-19-3 in the last 63 meetings.
I have to give the pitching edge to Foltyniewicz and I prefer the Atlanta bats as well so I’d do something on the home team…