Miami Marlins (4-6) at Atlanta Braves (4-7)
MLB Baseball: Wednesday, April 14, 2021 at 7:20 pm (Truist Park)
Nick Neidert (0-0) (2.08) vs. Charlie Morton (1-1) (3.27)
The Line: Atlanta Braves -190 / Miami Marlins +175 --- Over/Under: 8 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
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The Miami Marlins and Atlanta Braves meet Wednesday in MLB action at Truist Park.
The Miami Marlins look to build on their three-game winning streak. The Marlins have scored 22 runs in their last three games and three or less runs in five of their last seven games. The Marlins have lost five of their last six games when scoring three or less runs. Starling Marte leads the Marlins with 13 hits and three RBI while Jesus Aguilar and Miguel Rojas have combined for 20 hits and eight RBI. Nick Neidert gets the ball, and he is 0-0 with a 2.08 ERA and three strikeouts this season. This will be Neidert’s second career game against the Braves.
The Atlanta Braves need a win after splitting their last eight games. The Braves have scored 17 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last eight games. The Braves have split their last six games when scoring four or more runs. Ronald Acuna Jr. leads the Braves with 18 hits and eight RBI while Travis d'Arnaud and Marcell Ozuna have combined for 17 hits and nine RBI. Charlie Morton gets the ball, and he is 1-1 with a 3.27 ERA and 12 strikeouts this season. Morton is 7-4 with a 3.77 ERA and 61 strikeouts in his career against the Marlins.
The Marlins are 5-11 in their last 16 during game 3 of a series and 6-20 in their last 26 Wednesday games. The Braves are 21-8 in their last 29 Wednesday games and 43-21 in their last 64 home games. The under is 4-0-2 in Marlins last 6 overall. The over is 3-0-1 in Braves last 4 overall. The Marlins are 6-21 in the last 27 meetings in Atlanta and 14-39 in the last 53 meetings.
The Atlanta Braves should be favored at home based on the starting pitching edge, as it's hard to get behind a team throwing out a relief pitcher with little big league experience. However, the Marlins are finally starting to put together some offense and the at bats have improved greatly over their last 11 innings or so. I said yesterday the fish will provide value in the underdog role. I'll double dip tonight.