Miami Marlins (46-61) at Atlanta Braves (55-47)
|Date & Time||Monday July 30, 2018, 7:35 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Atlanta Braves -170 / Miami Marlins +160 --- Over/Under: 8.5
The Miami Marlins and Atlanta Braves meet Monday in MLB action at SunTrust Park.
The Miami Marlins look for a spark of consistency after splitting their last eight games. The Marlins have scored eight runs in their last three games and three or less runs in five of their last eight games. The Miami Marlins have lost three of their last four games when scoring three or less runs. Starlin Castro leads the Marlins with 119 hits and 40 RBI while Brian Anderson and Derek Dietrich have combined for 216 hits and 85 RBI. Wei-Yin Chen gets the ball, and he is 3-7 with a 5.65 ERA and 61 strikeouts this season. Chen is 2-1 with a 3.23 ERA and 27 strikeouts in his career against the Braves.
The Atlanta Braves could also use a win after losing five of their last seven games. The Braves have scored six runs in their last three games and three or less runs in five of their last seven games. The Atlanta Braves have lost 12 straight games when scoring three or less runs. Nick Markakis leads the Braves with 128 hits and 65 RBI while Freddie Freeman and Ozzie Albies have combined for 242 hits and 122 RBI. Julio Teheran gets the ball, and he is 7-7 with a 4.42 ERA and 101 strikeouts this season. Teheran is 6-6 with a 4.23 ERA and 96 strikeouts in his career against the Marlins.
The Marlins are 6-1 in their last 7 Monday games, 6-1 in Chens last 7 Monday starts and 2-7 in Chens last 9 road starts. The Braves are 5-2 in their last 7 vs. National League East, 8-3 in Teherans last 11 home starts and 3-7 in Teherans last 10 starts. The Marlins are 1-4 in the last 5 meetings in Atlanta, 2-5 in the last 7 meetings and the Braves are 2-6 in Teherans last 8 starts vs. Marlins.
Chen has been hit or miss this season, as he's been really good at times and really, really bad at times. The problem is Chen's struggles have all come on the road, as he has an ERA of 10.47 with an allowed batting average of .359 in 32.2 innings. Teheran has rocked in his last start against the Marlins and hasn't been great against them for his career, as he's allowing a .282 batting average with six homers in 149 at bats against current fish. This seems like a game where there's going to be a ton of offense. Give me the over.