Miami Marlins (5-6) at Atlanta Braves (4-8)
MLB Baseball: Thursday, April 15, 2021 at 12:20 pm (Truist Park)
Trevor Rogers (1-1) (1.80) vs. Ian Anderson (0-0) (4.35)
The Line: Atlanta Braves -189 / Miami Marlins +174 --- Over/Under: 8.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Miami Marlins and Atlanta Braves meet Thursday in MLB action at Truist Park.
The Miami Marlins look to build on their four-game winning streak. The Marlins have scored 25 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last 10 games. The Marlins have won four straight games when scoring four or more runs. Starling Marte leads the Marlins with 14 hits and three RBI while Jesus Aguilar and Miguel Rojas have combined for 23 hits and 11 RBI. Trevor Rogers gets the ball, and he is 1-1 with a 1.80 ERA and 16 strikeouts this season. This will be Rogers’ second career game against the Braves.
The Atlanta Braves need a win to snap a four-game losing streak. The Braves have scored 16 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in seven of their last nine games. The Braves have lost four of their last seven games when scoring four or more runs. Ronald Acuna Jr. leads the Braves with 21 hits and 12 RBI while Freddie Freeman and Travis d'Arnaud have combined for 18 hits and 14 RBI. Ian Anderson gets the ball, and he is 0-0 with a 4.35 ERA and 13 strikeouts this season. Anderson is 0-1 with a 1.04 ERA and 10 strikeouts in his career against the Marlins.
The Marlins are 17-41 in their last 58 Thursday games and 4-9 in their last 13 overall. The Braves are 6-2 in their last 8 Thursday games and 4-10 in their last 14 overall. The under is 4-1-2 in Marlins last 7 overall. The over is 4-0-1 in Braves last 5 overall. The Marlins are 7-21 in the last 28 meetings in Atlanta and 14-37 in the last 51 meetings.
The Atlanta Braves are the better team on paper and have the pitching matchup in this spot, but that's been the case this entire series and the Marlins have a chance to complete a four game sweep. The Marlins finally have their batting lineup putting together some quality at bats and this is a young team that thrives on confidence, and right now they're feeling themselves a bit. We've hit on the Marlins and the big plus money this entire series. Let's get greedy.