Atlanta Braves (29-31) vs. Miami Marlins (27-35)
June 11, 2021 7:10 pm EDT
The Line: Miami Marlins +114 / Atlanta Braves -124; Over/Under: -7.5
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The Atlanta Braves and Miami Marlins meet Friday in MLB action at loanDepot park. The Braves look for a win after splitting their last 10 games. The Marlins need a win after losing 10 of their last 13 games.
The Atlanta Braves have scored 13 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last nine games. The Braves have won eight of their last 11 games when scoring four or more runs. Austin Riley leads the Braves with 60 hits and 27 RBI while Ronald Acuna Jr. and Ozzie Albies have combined for 114 hits and 75 RBI. Charlie Morton gets the ball, and he is 5-2 with a 4.21 ERA and 72 strikeouts this season. Morton is 7-4 with a 4.04 ERA and 70 strikeouts in his career against the Marlins.
The Miami Marlins have scored 20 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in three of their last six games. The Marlins have won five of their last seven games when scoring four or more runs. Jesus Aguilar leads the Marlins with 56 hits and 46 RBI while Corey Dickerson and Miguel Rojas have combined for 97 hits and 30 RBI. Sandy Alcantara gets the ball, and he is 3-5 with a 3.30 ERA and 74 strikeouts this season. Alcantara is 0-0 with a 2.88 ERA and 17 strikeouts in his career against the Braves.
The Braves are 1-4 in their last 5 road games. The Marlins are 0-4 in their last 4 Friday games and 2-10 in their last 12 overall. The under is 5-2-1 in Braves last 8 games as a favorite. The under is 4-1 in Marlins last 5 home games. The Braves are 59-28 in the last 87 meetings in Miami and 38-15 in the last 53 meetings.
The Braves are the better team here and them with a cheap price is worth a look. However, the Marlins have shown signs of life this week and Alcantara is on the mound. Alcantara is an all star caliber pitcher and he’s allowed four earned runs in his last 14 innings. The Marlins and the plus money here is where the value is at. I’ll take it.