Odds, Picks and Predictions
- The Atlanta Braves are 83-77 against the run line this season.
- The Miami Marlins are 78-82 against the run line this year.
- The Braves are 43-36 against the run line when playing on the road.
- The Marlins are 30-49 against the run line when playing at their home field.
- Miami is 58-42 against the run line as an underdog.
- Atlanta is 66-61 against the run line as a favorite.
The Atlanta Braves (100-60) and Miami Marlins (68-92) will go head-to-head in a Tuesday night NL East affair.
The Braves are extremely close to locking up the NL East. However, they have to get past the Miami Marlins, something they were unable to do in Monday’s 4-0 defeat.
The Marlins are out of contention. But they have an opportunity to spoil the Braves’ division-winning chances. Miami was led by strong pitching in Game 1 to pull off the home upset over the Braves.
Game 2 could end up being another competitive contest. But one would imagine the Braves lineup will rebound on Tuesday in Miami.
The first pitch is scheduled for 6:40 PM EST on Tuesday, October 4th, at loanDepot Park in Miami, FL.
Atlanta Braves at Miami Marlins Odds
The Braves are the team to beat despite losing on Monday. Atlanta has motivated as they look to lock up the NL East. But the Marlins’ interesting young pitching could prove to be a challenge in this game.
Atlanta still firmly expects to take care of business moving forward. But they are going to need their offense to get going if they want to cover the run line.
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The Braves tallied all of four hits on Monday. They were stunned by Jesus Luzardo (more on him later).
Bryce Elder surrendered four earned runs over five innings in a rather mediocre effort against a lackluster offense. The bullpen followed Elder with three shutdown innings, but the Braves’ inability to score was their ultimate downfall.
Offensive issues have not been a problem for Atlanta in 2022. Their offense is ranked eighth in batting average, 11th in OBP, first in slugging percentage, third in runs scored, and second in home runs.
Pitching-wise, the Braves are ranked fifth in team ERA, sixth in WHIP, third in home runs surrendered, and fourth in batting average against.
Atlanta holds a 1.5-game lead over the Mets in the NL East. The half game stems from the fact that the Mets-Nationals game was postponed on Monday. New York has to defeat the Nationals and hope the Marlins continue to upset the Braves.
Atlanta will send Jake Odorizzi (5-6, 4.53) to the mound in this affair. The right-hander is a steady veteran who will likely be relegated to a bullpen role in the playoffs.
He will look to lead the Braves to a huge victory on Tuesday.
Miami Marlins Preview
The Marlins earned an impressive 4-0 win on Monday. Jesus Luzardo performed admirably on the mound in the contest. The left-hander lasted six innings and allowed no runs while striking out 12 Braves batters.
The Marlins’ bullpen followed Luzardo’s three hitless innings en route to the win. Bryan De La Cruz recorded three hits and three RBIs in the ballgame. He homered as well and powered the offense.
Jesus Sanchez also had three hits with an RBI. The Marlins lineup has been abysmal in 2022, but their output on Monday was nice to see.
On the season, they are 26th in team ERA, 27th in OBP, 28th in slugging percentage, 28th in runs scored, and 24th in home runs.
On the pitching side of the equation, 12th in team ERA, 15th in WHIP, 18th in home runs surrendered, and 12th batting average against.
Braxton Garrett (3-6, 3.56) is on the mound for Miami. The young right-hander has impressed so far in 2022 and has a bright ceiling.
The Marlins will look to upset the odds again in Miami against the Braves on Tuesday.
Huascar Ynoa was recently moved to the 60-day IL. After a strong start to the 2021 season, he endured an injury and has not been the same since.
Spencer Strider is not expected to return until the playoffs after injuring his oblique a couple of weeks ago. With the playoffs right around the corner, this obviously is not a long-term ailment.
But it will be interesting to see how Atlanta utilizes him in the playoffs. He’s expected to return as a starter, but a relief role may not be out of the question.
Edward Cabrera’s season recently came to an end due to a sprained ankle. The Marlins believe he is someone who could break out next year.
Steven Okert and Garrett Cooper were placed on the IL last week, and their seasons came to a premature end as a result.
Atlanta Braves at Miami Marlins Picks and Predictions
Which of these teams should you place your money on? Can the Marlins pull off the upset yet again, or are the Braves destined to rebound on Tuesday night?
Braxton Garrett wants to end the season on a high note. He likely won’t be as dominant as Luzardo, but expect Garrett to pitch well.
Meanwhile, Jake Odorizzi has not displayed much in the way of consistency this year. Miami’s offense will do just enough to stay in this game.
In what should be a close game, I like the Marlins on the run line.
Go ahead and take the Miami Marlins +1.5 in this Tuesday night ball game.
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