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Miami Marlins vs. Atlanta Braves - 5/11/18 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Atlanta Braves (22-14) at Miami Marlins (13-24)
Date & Time Friday May 11, 2018, 7:10 PM (EDT)
The Line
The Line: Miami Marlins +125 / Atlanta Braves -135 --- Over/Under: 8
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MLB | Atlanta Braves (22-14) at Miami Marlins (13-24)
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The Atlanta Braves and Miami Marlins meet Friday in MLB action at Marlins Park.

The Atlanta Braves look to stay hot after winning eight of their last 11 games. The Braves have scored 15 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in seven of their last 11 games. The Atlanta Braves have have won six of their last seven games when scoring more than three runs. Nick Markakis leads the Braves with 49 hits and 28 RBI while Ozzie Albies and Freddie Freeman have combined for 90 hits and 57 RBI. Brandon McCarthy gets the ball, and he is 4-1 with a 4.84 ERA and 27 strikeouts this season. McCarthy is 2-0 with a 2.29 ERA and 13 strikeouts in his career against the Marlins.

The Miami Marlins could use a victory here in order to snap a four-game losing streak. The Marlins have allowed 26 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in eight of their last 10 games. The Miami Marlins have lost 13 of their last 17 games when allowing more than one run. Offensively, Starlin Castro leads the Marlins with 40 hits and 16 RBI while Brian Anderson and Miguel Rojas have combined for 68 hits and 31 RBI. Dan Straily gets the ball, and he is 0-0 with a 6.75 ERA and three strikeouts this season. Straily is 2-2 with a 5.52 ERA and 31 strikeouts in his career against the Braves.

The Braves are 2-5 in their last 7 Friday games, 6-15 in their last 21 during game 2 of a series and 5-2 in McCarthys last 7 starts. The Marlins are 4-1 in their last 5 during game 2 of a series, 5-0 in Strailys last 5 home starts and 4-1 in Strailys last 5 starts. The Braves are 1-4 in the last 5 meetings in Miami and the over is 33-16-3 in the last 52 meetings.

The Miami Marlins are back to looking like the Miami Marlins, a team that can't get outs without giving up crooked numbers and struggling to put together consistent offense. Straily has allowed nine hits and six runs in eight innings this season while walking eight guys and allowing a .300 batting average. No, thank you. McCarthy was rocked in his last start against the Giants, but he's given up one run in three of his last five starts overall and has been much better on the road than at home this season. This price is insane given the form of both teams. I'll gladly take the Braves to fade the fish at home.

Atlanta Braves -135

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