Miami Marlins (17-27) at Atlanta Braves (26-17)
|Date & Time||Saturday May 19, 2018, 7:10 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Atlanta Braves -185 / Miami Marlins +174 --- Over/Under: 9
The Miami Marlins and Atlanta Braves meet Saturday in MLB action at SunTrust Park.
The Miami Marlins look for another victory here after splitting their last eight games. The Marlins have scored eight runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last 10 games. The Miami Marlins have won four of their last six games when scoring at least one run. Starlin Castro leads the Marlins with 50 hits and 20 RBI while Brian Anderson and Miguel Rojas have combined for 82 hits and 37 RBI. Jose Urena gets the ball, and he is 0-6 with a 4.38 ERA and 43 strikeouts this season. Urena is 2-4 with a 4.50 ERA and 28 strikeouts in his career against the Braves.
The Atlanta Braves look for a bounce back win after winning seven of their last 10 games. The Braves have scored six runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last nine games. The Atlanta Braves have won six of their last seven games when scoring more than two runs. Nick Markakis leads the Braves with 59 hits and 30 RBI while Ozzie Albies and Freddie Freeman have combined for 103 hits and 63 RBI. Sean Newcomb gets the ball, and he is 4-1 with a 2.51 ERA and 54 strikeouts this season. Newcomb is 1-1 with a 3.18 ERA and 14 strikeouts in his career against the Marlins.
The Marlins are 6-1 in their last 7 during game 2 of a series, 2-5 in their last 7 Saturday games and 2-14 in Urenas last 16 starts. The Braves are 1-4 in their last 5 home games, 4-12 in their last 16 during game 2 of a series and 8-1 in their last 9 vs. National League East. The Marlins are 2-7 in the last 9 meetings in Atlanta, 1-4 in the last 5 meetings and 2-6 in Urenas last 8 starts vs. Braves.
I considered the Marlins and the plus money considering Urena is better than his numbers, and he's starting to find some consistency. However, Newcomb hasn't allowed a single run in his last 19 innings of work and has an allowed batting average under .200. Newcomb has been hit hard this season in 10.1 innings at home, but his recent form is tough to bet against. Give me the Braves.