A National League East series concludes Thursday afternoon when the Atlanta Braves (21-10, 14-3 away) visit the Miami Marlins (16-15, 10-8 home). Atlanta looks like the best team in the National League, and they are going for the sweep in this one. Below is my MLB pick for the Atlanta Braves vs Miami Marlins.
Atlanta Braves vs Miami Marlins Betting Pick
The Pick: Atlanta Braves -105
This game will be played at loanDepot Park at 4:10 p.m. on Thursday, May 4, 2023.
Why Bet the Atlanta Braves:
✅ Atlanta has been good this season and they have won four of their last five games overall.
✅ The Braves have been great on the road having won 12 of their last 14 games away from Truist Park.
✅ Against Atlanta, Miami has lost five of their last six meetings.
Atlanta Braves Going for the Sweep
The Atlanta Braves had an incredible April and that has transferred over to May as they are going for a series sweep in their first full series of the month. Atlanta started the month with a loss at the New York Mets, but traveled down to Miami and have dominated in 6-0 and 14-6 victories.
Dylan Dodd will be making his third career start and he will look to improve on his early season struggles. The rookie has a 7.71 ERA and 1.82 WHIP in 9.1 innings pitched.
Ozzie Albies is raking to start the season and he leads Atlanta with nine home runs and 26 RBIs. Ronald Acuna Jr. is seeing the ball well as he leads the Braves with a .355 batting average.
The Miami Marlins Are Off to a Good Start
Miami has been a pleasant surprise to start the season, but the Braves have been so good that they are already falling into a hole. The Marlins finished April three games above .500, but they still find themselves five games back of the Braves in the NL East. It is still early, but avoiding the sweep could go a long way for Miami.
Jesus Luzardo is set to take the mound for the seventh time this season and he will look to build on his 3.48 ERA and 1.34 WHIP.
The Marlins have been balanced at the dish this season as Luis Arraez leads the way with a .432 batting average, Jorge Soler has mashed five home runs, and Garrett Cooper has knocked in a team high 13 RBIs.