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Atlanta Braves vs. Miami Marlins - 8/15/18 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Miami Marlins (48-73) at Atlanta Braves (66-51)
Date & Time Wednesday August 15, 2018, 7:35 PM (EDT)
The Line
The Line: Atlanta Braves -232 / Miami Marlins +214 --- Over/Under: 8.5
TV Channel
FSSE, FSFL
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MLB | Miami Marlins (48-73) at Atlanta Braves (66-51)
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Down at SunTrust Park on Wednesday, the Miami Marlins and the Atlanta Braves will be matching up to finish their MLB set. 

The Braves took both games on Monday 9-1 and 6-1. In the Tuesday game, Atlanta managed a 10-6 win. 

For Wednesday, the Marlins will be going with RHP Jose Urena. In his 129.0 innings and 3-12 mark this year, Urena has a 4.74 ERA with 104 Ks and 37 BBs. 

The Marlins’ top hitter this year is Starlin Castro, with 130 hits, 65 runs and 43 RBI heading into game three. On Tuesday, Castro logged one hit. 

As for the Braves, they’re sending out Kevin Gausman on Wednesday. Across 137.0 innings and a 6-9 mark this year, Gausman has a 4.27 ERA with 114 Ks and 34 BBs. 

The Braves’ leading bat is Nick Markakis, who carried 149 hits, 69 runs, 14 homers and 76 RBI into game three. On Tuesday, Markakis put up one hit. 

The Marlins are 4-13 in their last 17 in game four of a series and 2-7 in Urena’s last nine starts with four days’ rest. Miami is also 1-6 in Urena’s last seven road starts versus a team with a winning record and the under is 7-1 in Urena’s last eight starts with four days’ rest. 

Meanwhile, the Braves are 10-4 in their last 14 in game four of a series and the over is 4-1 in their last five Wednesday games. The under is 5-2-1 in the Braves’ last eight in game four of a series, and they’re 37-17 in their last 54 versus the NL East. 

Urena has had some rough starts lately. He’s given up at least four earned in four of his last five starts, and at least five earned in three of his last five. As for Gausman, he had a couple of hiccups last month but has been solid in his last three starts, with six earned over 20.0 innings. I’m going to have to stick with the Braves here, despite the thick line.

Pick:
Atlanta Braves -232

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