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Miami Marlins vs. Atlanta Braves - 5/5/19 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Atlanta Braves at Miami Marlins
Date & Time Sunday May 5, 2019, 1:10 PM (EDT)
Location
Marlins Park
Miami, FL
The Line
Atlanta Braves -118 / Miami Marlins +109 -- O/U: 7.5
TV Channel
FS-Florida, FS-South
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The Atlanta Braves and the Miami Marlins meet in the finale of their three game NL East division set from Marlins Park on Sunday.

The Atlanta Braves will look to complete the sweep after taking game two on Saturday by a final score of 9-2. Ozzie Albies led the Braves by going 2 for 6 with a home run and five RBIs while Brian McCann had a double and three RBIs and starting pitcher Mike Soroka added an RBI to help his own cause to round out Atlanta’s scoring in the win. Ronald Acuna Jr. went a perfect 4 of 4 at the dish while Freddie Freeman added a double and Nick Markakis and Dansby Swanson each had base hits to cap off the Braves’ offense as a team in the win. Soroka got the win on the mound to improve to 3-1 after allowing a pair of unearned runs on three hits while striking out six over seven innings of work. Julio Teheran will start the finale and is 2-4 with a 5.35 ERA and 44 strikeouts this season. In his career, Teheran is 7-6 with a 4.28 ERA and 100 strikeouts against Miami.

The Miami Marlins will look to salvage a win and avoid the sweep after dropping game two on Saturday. Peter O’Brien accounted for both Miami RBIs while Rosell Herrera and Miguel Rojas each added a base hit as the Fish cranked out just three hits as a team in the losing effort on Saturday. Trevor Richards threw 4.1 shutout innings, allowing just two hits with three strikeouts, not factoring in the decision. Nick Anderson took the loss to fall to 0-1 on the year. Pablo Lopez will start game three and is 2-4 with a 4.78 ERA and 33 strikeouts this season. In his career, Lopez is 0-3 with a 5.63 ERA and 14 strikeouts against Atlanta.

Atlanta is 1-4 in Teheran’s last 5 road starts and 5-2 in their last 7 games overall while the over is 4-0 in their last 4 division games. Miami is 2-10 in Lopez’s last 12 starts and 0-4 in their last 4 Sunday games while the under is 5-1 in their last 6 game three matchups. Atlanta is 19-7 in the last 26 meetings between these two teams and 7-3 in the last 10 meetings between these two teams in Miami.

The plus money could be worth a look given that Teheran has lost his last three starts and allowed 12 runs in 17.2 innings over that span. However, the Marlins continue to have issues putting runs on the board and Lopez hasn’t been given much help, getting just four runs of support in his five starts in the month of April. The Braves have been the much better team in this series and for the entire season up to this point, so getting a low line to fade Miami seems like a solid play to me so give me Atlanta for the sweep on Sunday.

Pick:
Atlanta -118

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