The Atlanta Braves and the Miami Marlins meet on Thursday to close out their series from Turner Field. All up to date odds for this game are constantly updated at Bovada sportsbook.
The Braves have the one of the hotter teams in baseball, but were cooled down on Wednesday in a loss to the Marlins. They scored just two runs on nine hits and starter Ben Sheets struggled over six innings of work. The Braves will send Mike minor to the mound tonight who has won three of his last four decisions. Minor has allowed 104 hits in 113 innings of work and is pitching to a 5.18 ERA this season.
The Marlins have had a fire sale over the past week, but still had enough to beat the Braves on Wednesday. They scored four runs on 12 hits as an offense and Carlos Zambrano earned the win out of the bullpen as well. Tonight the Marlins will start Nathan Eovoldi who will make his second start since coming over from the Dodgers.
Atlanta is 6-1 in their last seven home games, 17-6 in their last 23 games overall, and 5-2 in Minor’s last seven home starts against a team with a losing record. Miami is 7-1 in their last eight games against a left handed starter, 6-16 in their last 22 road games, and 1-4 in their last five games against the NL East. Miami is 2-5 in their last seven games in Atlanta.
The Marlins got the win on Wednesday, but look for the Braves to bounce back big time and win the game tonight. Take them as a moneyline favorite at best online sportsbooks.