MLB Preview: Florida Marlins vs. Atlanta Braves

by Dirty on July 4, 2010

Braves Vs Marlins Betting The Florida Marlins and the Atlanta Braves will both be gunning for a victory on Sunday when they meet at Turner Field.

The Marlins will pin their hopes on the pitching of righthander Ricky Nolasco in this game. Nolasco has a 7-6 record and a 4.84 ERA this season.

Meanwhile, it’ll be Tim Hudson who starts for the Braves. Righthander Hudson is 8-3 with a 2.37 ERA so far this season.

Oddsmakers currently have the Braves listed as 162-moneyline favorites versus the Marlins, while the game’s total is sitting at 7½.

The Braves scored all their runs in the fourth inning and went on to defeat the Marlins 4-1 on Saturday, as -160 favorites. That game’s five runs went UNDER the posted over/under (8) set by sportsbooks.

Gregor Blanco smacked a two-run single in leading the Braves, and Tommy Hanson fanned eight batters over his 6 2-3 innings in the win.

Anibal Sanchez gave up seven hits and four runs over six innings in the Marlins loss.

Current streak:
Florida has lost 3 straight games.
Atlanta has won 3 straight games.

Team records:
Florida: 37-43 SU
Atlanta: 48-33 SU

Florida most recently:
When playing on Sunday are 5-5
Before playing LA Dodgers are 6-4
After playing Atlanta are 6-4
After a loss are 3-7

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

A few trends to consider:
Florida is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games when playing on the road against Atlanta
Florida is 2-7 SU in its last 9 games
Florida is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing Atlanta
Atlanta is 20-3 SU in its last 23 games at home
Atlanta is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
Atlanta is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Florida
Atlanta is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing at home against Florida

Next up:
Florida at LA Dodgers, Monday, July 5
Atlanta at Philadelphia, Monday, July 5

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