The MLB is back in action today as the Miami Marlins will clash with the Atlanta Braves at SunTrust Park in Atlanta, Georgia. This is game one of a three-game series.
Miami Marlins Form
The Marlins are not playing well at the moment. Moreover, they managed to lose all three games in the series against Colorado. The make things worse, they were outscored 21-10. Pretty devastating losses but this team did not have big expectations this season anyway. Nevertheless, Miami will need their pitching to improve if they want to get something out of this game.
On the offensive side of the game, the Marlins score an average of 3.68 runs per game which is the 29th record in the league in scoring. Also, they are ranking 28th in hitting at .241 and 30th in homers with 102. On the mound, they are on the 18th spot in the league in ERA at 4.67. The Marlins are 16th in WHIP at 1.34 and 19th in K’s with 1061.
Atlanta Braves Form
The Braves are a team that shows quality week in and week out. Moreover, they are right behind the Dodgers for the best record in the league this season. However, the Braves won two of the games against the Dodgers and that was a sign that they will play a crucial role in the playoffs this season. The Braves have a 5.5 game lead over the Nats in the NL East. And with three games against the Marlins, they have a great chance to maintain their winning momentum.
On the offensive side of the game, the Braves score an average of 5.38 runs per game. Also, they are 7th in hitting at .263 and 6th in homers with 200. On the mound, they are placed on the 13th in the league in ERA at 4.46, while also ranking 22nd in WHIP at 1.42 and 13th in K’s with 1078.
The Marlins are playing poorly at the moment and there are nosings that the game on the mound will improve. On the other side, the Braves are in a commanding form at the moment. And there is no better opportunity for this Atlanta team to keep their winning momentum. Therefore, take the Braves to win this game against the Fish.
My Free Pick & Prediction for Miami Marlins vs. Atlanta Braves 08/19/2019 is: take the Atlanta Braves -120 (MoneyLine).
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