Trevor Cahill (3-12, 5.61 ERA) and the Atlanta Braves (6-1) go up against Tom Koehler (0-1, 3.00 ERA) and the Miami Marlins (1-6) in the second of a three-game division series at Turner Field. The Braves won the last game 3-2 and Atlanta leads the series 1-0. The game starts at 7:10 p.m. ET on Tuesday, Apr. 14 and will air on FSN-FL and SPSO.
Cahill is 2-1 with a 3.86 ERA and 1.52 WHIP against the Marlins in his career. Alberto Callaspo (.471 ) went 1 for 4 yesterday with one RBI. In his career against the Braves, Koehler is 0-3 with a 3.13 ERA, 1.28 WHIP, and 44 strikeouts. Dee Gordon (.345 ) went 1 for 3 yesterday with one stolen base.
Atlanta is favored by a small -110 margin in its matchup against Miami. The matchup currently has a seven-run Over/Under (O/U). When playing as the favorite, the Braves have a 1-1 record and overall money line at +464. The Braves have one of the most prolific offenses in the entire NL, averaging 4.8 runs per game. The Braves are a stellar hitting team with 8.5 hits per game, one of the highest marks in the NL. They have been a terror on the base paths, ranking fifth in all of baseball with six steals. As for the pitching staff, the Braves lead the NL in ERA with a 1.83 team average. The Braves are second in the NL in hits allowed with just 6.5 per game.
The Marlins average just 0.0 strikeouts per road game, good for least in the NL. Switching gears to Miami's pitching staff, they allow just 0.0 walks per road game, good for tops in the NL.
The previous four games have all gone Atlanta's way.
Predictions: SU Winner - ATL, O/U - Over
The Braves hold a 6-1 record against the NL East Division, while the Marlins have yet to win a game against teams in the division (0-4 ).
When leading after 7 innings, Atlanta is 3-1, while Miami is 1-3.
The Braves managed to give up four walks in their last game. They'll have to pick it up against the Marlins who are coming in with a 1-2 record against opponents who give up that many walks or more.
When they are outhit, the Marlins are 0-4. The Braves have a 1-1 record when opponents outhit them.
Ranking 30th in home runs, Miami has hit one this season. Atlanta ranks 20th with four home runs.
Ranking 12th, Miami is in the top half of the league in hits, notching 7.00 per game. Atlanta ranks in the top five at fifth with 8.50.
Ranking 27th, Miami is near the bottom of the league for its on-base plus slugging percentage (.567). Atlanta ranks in the top 10 at 10th with an OPS of .713.
The Marlins are 1-3 in games where they allow one or more home runs. The Braves are 1-1 when they allow at least one homer.