Bet Jamaica MLB Wildcard Preview — Florida Marlins vs. Atlanta Braves

by Dirty on September 30, 2009

The division rival Florida Marlins and Atlanta Braves are set to renew hostilities on Wednesday when they meet at Turner Field.

Righthander Ricky Nolasco will take the mound for the Marlins to start this game. Nolasco is 12-9 this season with a 5.23 ERA.

Nolasco’s opponent in this one will be Javier Vazquez. The Braves righthander has a 2.83 ERA to go along with a 15-9 record this season.

Oddsmakers currently have the Braves listed as 197-moneyline favorites versus the Marlins, while the game’s total is sitting at 7½.

Cameron Maybin was 2-for-4 with a two-run jack to lead the Marlins over the Braves 5-4 on Tuesday night.

Florida cashed as +105 road underdogs, while the teams played OVER the 8-run total listed by sportsbooks.

Dan Uggla went 2-for-3 with a run batted in for the Marlins, as Renyel Pinto got the win in relief of starter Josh Johnson for Florida.

Matt Diaz smoked a three-run dinger for Atlanta, while Kenshin Kawakami was handed the loss after coming into the game for Braves starter Tim Hudson.

Team records:
Florida: 84-74 SU
Atlanta: 86-71 SU

Florida most recently:
When playing on Wednesday are 7-3
Before playing Philadelphia are 4-6
After playing Atlanta are 6-4
After a win are 4-6

Atlanta most recently:
When playing on Wednesday are 2-8
Before playing Washington are 7-3
After playing Florida are 4-6
After a loss are 6-4

A few trends to consider:
Florida is 8-4 SU in its last 12 games on the road
Atlanta is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games

Next up:
Florida at Philadelphia, Friday, October 2
Atlanta home to Washington, Thursday, October 1

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