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Miami Marlins vs. Atlanta Braves - 8/8/19 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Atlanta Braves at Miami Marlins
Date & Time Thursday August 8, 2019, 7:10 PM (EDT)
Marlins Park
Miami, Florida
The Line
Miami Marlins +182 / Atlanta Braves -195 O/U: 8.5
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The Atlanta Braves and the Miami Marlins will meet up on the MLB circuit on Thursday.

Atlanta is coming out of a series versus the Twins. In that one, the Braves split the first two games 5-3 (loss) and 12-7 (win). On Wednesday, Atlanta got another one 11-7.

For the Thursday game, the Braves will send out Dallas Keuchel in the starting role. Across 56.0 innings and a 3-4 record this year, Keuchel has a 3.86 ERA with 42 Ks and 19 BBs.

Over on the Marlins’ side, they’re coming off a set against the Mets. After dropping the first three games of that series 6-2, 5-4 and 5-0, on Wednesday Miami fell again 7-2.

Elieser Hernandez will make the start for the Marlins on Thursday. In his 41.1 innings and 1-4 record this year, Hernandez has a 5.66 ERA with 41 Ks and 16 BBs.

The Braves are 5-2 in their last seven versus the NL East and 4-1 in Keuchel’s last five starts with four days’ rest. Atlanta is 1-4 in Keuchel’s last five starts in game one of a series and the over is 4-1 in their last five Thursday games.

Meanwhile, the Marlins are 18-39 in their last 57 in game one of a series and 12-40 in their last 52 Thursday games. The under is 13-4 in the Marlins’ last 17 Thursday games and 12-4-1 in the last 17 meetings between these teams overall.

Keuchel has been a little bumpy lately, and is 0-2 in his last four games overall. In that time, he’s got two quality starts (five combined earned in 13.0 innings) and in the other two he’s given up eight earned in 11.0 innings.

Still, this Marlins lineup shouldn’t flummox Keuchel much at all. I’m going Braves.

Atlanta Braves -195

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