Atlanta Braves at Miami Marlins 8/18/21 - MLB Picks & Predictions

Game: Miami Marlins vs Atlanta Braves
Date & Time: 8/18/2021, 11:10 PM UTC
Location: Loandepot Park,
Address: Miami, FL
Latest Odds: ATL -190 ; O/U 7.5
TV Channel: FSSE

On Wednesday, the Atlanta Braves conclude a three-game series on the road against the Miami Marlins. Atlanta is 63-56 following a 12-2 victory over Miami in the opening game of the series on Monday. Freddie Freeman and Adam Duvall each hit home runs in the fourth inning when the Braves scored seven runs. Atlanta has won four straight and the Braves are first in the National League East 1 ½ games ahead of second place Philadelphia.

Freddie Freeman is batting .294 to lead Atlanta and the first baseman has team highs in home runs with 26, hits with 129 and on-base percentage at .393. Second baseman Ozzie Albies is the leader in RBIs with 83. On Wednesday, the Atlanta Braves will send Charlie Morton to the mound. The right-hander is 11-4 with an ERA of 3.49, 155 Ks and 46 BBs.

Miami dropped to 51-68 following its 10-run loss to Atlanta on Monday. The loss snapped a four-game winning streak for the Marlins. Miami is fourth in the National League East 12 games behind the first-place Braves. The Marlins continue to struggle at the plate as Miami is averaging .237 as a team, which is 19th in baseball and the Marlins have scored 481 runs which is 25th.

Shortstop Miguel Rojas is batting .275 to lead Miami, while first baseman Jesus Aguilar is the leader in home runs with 22, RBIs with 84, hits with 106 and on-base percentage at .336. As a team, Miami has hit 121 home runs in 119 games. On Wednesday, Miami will send Jesus Luzardo to the mound. The left-hander is 4-5 with an ERA of 7.52, 53 Ks and 27 BBs.

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Betting Trends

  • Atlanta is 4-0 in its last 4
  • The OVER has cashed in 5 of the Braves last 6
  • Miami is 1-6 in its last 7 as the underdog
  • The OVER has cashed in 8 of the Marlins last 10
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Atlanta will pick up a victory on the road Wednesday versus Miami, but the play here is OVER. The OVER has cashed in five of Atlanta’s last six and in eight of Miami's last 10.  Miami starting pitcher Jesus Luzardo has struggled since being acquired from Oakland and the left-hander has allowed a combined 13 runs in three starts with Miami and each of the three starts cashed OVER. Final Score Prediction, Atlanta Braves win but our best play is OVER 9-3.

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