Atlanta Braves vs. Miami Marlins - 7/22/20 MLB Preseason Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Atlanta Braves vs. Miami Marlins - 7/22/20 MLB Preseason Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

Miami Marlins at Atlanta Braves

MLB Baseball: Wednesday, July 22, 2020 at 4:05 pm (Truist Park)

Kyle Wright (ATL) vs. Pablo Lopez (MIA)

The Line: Atlanta Braves -162 / Miami Marlins +147 -- O/U: 8.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Miami Marlins and the Atlanta Braves meet in MLB action from Truist Park on Wednesday afternoon.

The Miami Marlins will look to rebound after a 10-9 loss to the Braves on Wednesday. Francisco Cervelli and Corey Dickerson each had two RBIs with Cervelli adding a double while Jorge Alfaro, Miguel Rojas, Jonathan Villar and Jesus Sanchez all had solo home runs for the Fish in the loss. Jesus Aguilar added an RBI of his own to round out Miami’s scoring as a team in the losing effort while Harold Ramirez and Sean Rodriguez each had a double as well in the defeat for Miami. Jose Urena threw for three innings of two-hit shutout ball, not factoring in the decision while Alex Vesia took the loss in relief for the Marlins. Pablo Lopez is expected to start this one and is 0-1 with a 5.87 ERA up to this point in the preseason.


The Atlanta Braves will try to replicate some of Tuesday’s success when they battle Miami on Wednesday. Charlie Culberson had a double and three RBIs while Marcell Ozuna and Drew Waters each had an RBI and a double as well. Adam Duvall, Freddie Freeman, Matt Adams and Michael Harris all chipped in RBIs for the Braves, with Adams’ RBI coming as the walk-off homer in the bottom of the 9th. Ronald Acuna Jr., Yonder Alonso, Dansby Swanson and Tyler Flowers all added base hits as well in the losing effort for Atlanta. Mike Foltynewicz allowed six runs on nine hits while striking out four over 4.1 innings of work, not factoring in the decision. Chad Sobotka got the win, but also received a blown save in the top of the 9th by allowing Miami to tie the game at nine. Kyle Wright is expected to start here and is 0-0 with a 2.03 ERA up to this point in the preseason.

I know it’s just preseason, but a loss in collapse fashion like the one Miami had on Tuesday, giving up eight runs in the bottom of the 8th, only to tie the game in the top of the 9th before being walked off in the bottom half, isn’t something you get over overnight, especially with a quick turnaround. This is a thicker line than I would like, but there’s no backing the Marlins for me. Give me Atlanta here.


Chris’s Pick Atlanta -162

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.