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Miami Marlins vs. Atlanta Braves - 7/24/18 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Atlanta Braves (53-42) at Miami Marlins (43-58)
Date & Time Tuesday July 24, 2018, 12:10 PM (EDT)
The Line
The Line: Miami Marlins +120 / Atlanta Braves -130 --- Over/Under: 8
TV Channel
FSFL, FSSE
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MLB | Atlanta Braves (53-42) at Miami Marlins (43-58)
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Down at Marlins Park on Tuesday, the Atlanta Braves and the Miami Marlins will be continuing their MLB series. 

In the Monday opener, the Braves scored in all but two innings on the way to a 12-1 victory. 

For Tuesday’s game, the Braves will be bringing out RHP Julio Teheran. In his 105.2 innings and 7-6 mark this year, Teheran has a 4.00 ERA with 98 Ks and 51 BBs. 

Tops in hitting this year for the Braves is Nick Markakis, with 122 hits, 55 runs, 10 hits and 62 RBI coming into this series. On Monday, Markakis had a hit and two runs. 

Over on the Marlins’ side, they’re rolling out Wei-Yin Chen on Tuesday. Across 72.0 innings and a 2-7 mark this year, Chen has a 5.75 ERA with 57 Ks and 28 BBs. 

Leading the way on offense for the Marlins is Starlin Castro, with 115 hits, 59 runs and 37 RBI entering this set. On Monday, Castro came up empty. 

The Braves are 2-8 in their last 10 in game two of a series and 9-21 in Teheran’s last 30 starts in game two of a series. Atlanta is 1-4 in Teheran’s last five starts following a quality start in his last appearance and the over is 5-1 in their last six game twos of a series. 

Meanwhile, the Marlins are 0-4 in their last four Tuesday games and 4-1 in Chen’s last five starts in game two of a series. Miami is 12-5 in Chen’s last 17 home starts and 1-4 in his last five starts. 

After a sketchy run of starts, Teheran has calmed down over his last pair with one earned on seven hits in 13.0 innings. As for Chen, he has three quality starts in his last four, allowing just two earned in those games. This should be a really fun pitching matchup, but in the end the Braves are the better team.

Pick:
Atlanta Braves -130

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