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

 
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The Atlanta Braves and the Miami Marlins will both be trying to pick up a win on Monday when they battle at Marlins Park.

Righthander Kris Medlen will take the mound for the Braves to start this game. Medlen is 12-11 this season with a 3.49 ERA.

Medlen's opponent in this one will be Henderson Alvarez. The Marlins righthander has a 3.95 ERA to go along with a 3-3 record this season.

Oddsmakers currently have the Braves listed as 160-moneyline favorites versus the Marlins, while the game's total is sitting at 7½.
Last time out for Atlanta, they were a 3-2 loser as they battled the Phillies on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Phillies at -122 were rewarded, while the 5 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.
Miami was a 6-4 loser in its last match at home against the Nationals. They lost as +171 underdogs, while the total score of 10 made winners of OVER bettors.

CURRENT STREAK:
Atlanta has lost 4 straight games.
Miami has lost 2 straight games.

TEAM RECORDS:
Atlanta: 85-57 SU
Miami: 53-88 SU
ATLANTA MOST RECENTLY:
When playing on Monday are 7-3
Before playing Miami are 7-3
After playing Philadelphia are 7-3
After a loss are 5-5

MIAMI MOST RECENTLY:
When playing on Monday are 5-5
Before playing Atlanta are 2-8
After playing Washington are 1-9
After a loss are 3-7


A FEW TRENDS TO CONSIDER:
Atlanta is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing on the road against Miami
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Atlanta's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Atlanta's last 5 games when playing on the road against Miami
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Atlanta's last 8 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Miami's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Miami's last 5 games when playing at home against Atlanta
Miami is 5-13 SU in its last 18 games
Miami is 5-14 SU in its last 19 games when playing Atlanta

NEXT UP:
Miami home to Atlanta, Tuesday, September 10