In the last of a three-game series between the Miami Marlins (0-2) and the Atlanta Braves (0-2) at Marlins Park, Tom Koehler (10-10, 3.81 ERA) and Shelby Miller (10-9, 3.74 ERA) get the ball. The Braves won the last game 12-2 and Atlanta leads the series 2-0. The game gets underway at 7:10 p.m. ET on Wednesday, Apr. 8 and will air on FSN-S and FSN-FL.
Koehler is 0-2 with a 3.15 ERA, 40 strikeouts and 14 walks against the Braves in his career. Marcell Ozuna (.429 ) went 1 for 4 yesterday. In his pitching opportunities against the Marlins, Miller is 0-1 with a 6.97 ERA, seven strikeouts and three walks. Nick Markakis (.375 ) has been hitting the ball well to start the season for the Braves, going 2 for 4 yesterday with two runs and one RBI.
Miami, a -132 favorite, will look to capitalize at home against Atlanta. The Over/Under (O/U) for the matchup is set at seven runs. The Marlins are in a tough position at the start of this season. It is winless when playing as the favorite, and has a subpar money line (-279).
Across the field, the Braves have started off the season 2-0 when they're the underdog and are +259 overall with the money line. The Braves rank second in the NL in scoring, averaging 7.0 runs per game. Atlanta is one of the top hitting teams in the NL with an average of 10.0 hits per contest. The Braves have racked up two steals on the year, making them one of the most threatening base-running teams in the league. The Braves are one of the top pitching staffs in the NL, essentially shutting down opponents to the tune of 1.5 runs allowed per game.
So far this season, the Braves are 2-0 against the Marlins.
Predictions: SU Winner - ATL, O/U - Over
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Atlanta's last 15 games.
Atlanta is 7-15 SU in its last 22 games.
Atlanta is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games.
Atlanta is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road.
Atlanta is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing Miami.
Atlanta is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games when playing on the road against Miami.
The Braves are a perfect 2-0 against division rivals, while the winless Marlins are 0-2 against their foes.
Miami has lost all of its games (0-1) when leading after 7 innings. However, Atlanta has won all of its games (1-0) when taking a late lead.
When they are outhit, the Marlins are 0-1. The Braves have a 1-0 record when opponents outhit them.
Both Miami and Atlanta are tied at 19th in home runs, hitting zero this season.
Ranking 10th, Miami is in the top 10 of the league in hits, notching 6.50 per game. Atlanta ranks in the top five at third with 10.00.
Ranking 19th, Miami is in the bottom half of the league for its on-base plus slugging percentage (.546). Atlanta ranks in the top 10 at 10th with an OPS of .716.