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Atlanta Braves vs. Miami Marlins - 5/20/18 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Miami Marlins (17-28) at Atlanta Braves (27-17)
Date & Time Sunday May 20, 2018, 1:35 PM (EDT)
The Line
The Line: Atlanta Braves -182 / Miami Marlins +172 --- Over/Under: 9
TV Channel
FSFL, FSSO
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MLB | Miami Marlins (17-28) at Atlanta Braves (27-17)
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The Miami Marlins and Atlanta Braves meet Sunday in MLB action at SunTrust Park. 

The Miami Marlins look for a victory here after splitting their last eight games. The Marlins have scored three runs in their last three games and three or less runs in five of their last 10 games. The Miami Marlins have lost six of their last seven games when scoring three or less runs. Starlin Castro leads the Marlins with 50 hits and 20 RBI while Brian Anderson and Miguel Rojas have combined for 85 hits and 37 RBI. Wei-Yin Chen gets the ball, and he is 1-2 with a 7.56 ERA and nine strikeouts this season. Chen is 1-1 with a 2.93 ERA and 18 strikeouts in his career against the Braves.

The Atlanta Braves look to stay hot after winning eight of their last 11 games. The Braves have scored 12 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in seven of their last 10 games. The Atlanta Braves have won five straight games when scoring more than two runs. Nick Markakis leads the Braves with 60 hits and 30 RBI while Ozzie Albies and Freddie Freeman have combined for 105 hits and 67 RBI. Julio Teheran gets the ball, and he is 4-1 with a 3.49 ERA and 43 strikeouts this season. Teheran is 6-5 with a 3.49 ERA and 89 strikeouts in his career against the Marlins.

The Marlins are 10-25 in their last 35 road games, 1-4 in their last 5 during game 3 of a series and 2-5 in Chens last 7 road starts. The Braves are 11-1 in their last 12 during game 3 of a series, 5-0 in Teherans last 5 home starts and 5-1 in Teherans last 6 starts. The Marlins are 3-7 in the last 10 meetings in Atlanta, the Braves are 1-4 in Teherans last 5 home starts vs. Marlins and 1-5 in Teherans last 6 starts vs. Marlins.

Chen is coming off a decent performance, but he's been hit hard much of the season, allowing 14 runs in 16.2 innings and nearly a .300 batting average. Teheran has allowed one or less runs in four of his last six starts and is allowing just a .205 batting average on the season. It's hard to pick the Marlins in this spot, especially with the Braves hitting the ball well. I'll lay the juice, as this is a game the Braves should cruise rather easily. 

Pick:
Atlanta Braves -182

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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