MLB Matchups  >>  Atlanta Braves vs. Miami Marlins Preview 04/09/2013

 
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If familiarity breeds contempt, there should be animosity aplenty on Tuesday when the Atlanta Braves and the Miami Marlins meet at Marlins Park.

The Braves will trot Kris Medlen out to the mound in this one. Righthander Medlen has a 0-1 record and a 3.60 ERA this season.

Medlen's opponent in this one will be Wade LeBlanc. The Marlins lefthander has a 3.60 ERA to go along with a 0-1 record this season.

Oddsmakers currently have the Braves listed as 184-moneyline favorites versus the Marlins, while the game's total is sitting at 7½.
In their last action, Atlanta was a 2-0 winner on the road against the Marlins. Bettors on Atlanta at -160 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (2) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well.

CURRENT STREAK:
Atlanta has won 4 straight games.
Miami has lost 3 straight games.

TEAM RECORDS:
Atlanta: 6-1 SU
Miami: 1-6 SU
ATLANTA MOST RECENTLY:
When playing on Tuesday are 5-5
Before playing Miami are 8-2
After playing Miami are 6-4
After a win are 6-4

MIAMI MOST RECENTLY:
When playing on Tuesday are 5-5
Before playing Atlanta are 2-8
After playing Atlanta are 3-7
After a loss are 3-7


A FEW TRENDS TO CONSIDER:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Atlanta's last 5 games on the road
Atlanta is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Miami
Atlanta is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
Atlanta is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Miami
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Miami's last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Miami's last 7 games when playing at home against Atlanta
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Miami's last 10 games when playing Atlanta
Miami is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games at home

NEXT UP:
Miami home to Atlanta, Wednesday, April 10