The Miami Marlins and the Atlanta Braves continue their NL East showdown from Miami on Wednesday night. All up to date odds for this game can be found at Just Bet sportsbook.
The Marlins had been on a roll until running into the Braves last night. They were shutout on offense and could not muster a single run. Anibal Sanchez was roughed up on the mound and Josh Johnson will try and rebound the team tonight. Johnson has won his last 3 decisions and seems to be rounding into the shape that made him one of the top pitchers in the NL. Overall he is pitching to a 4.83 ERA for the season.
The Braves started to get back on track last night after struggling a bit, but are still within striking distance in the division race. Dan Uggla led the Braves with 4 hits yesterday including 2 home runs. In all the Braves totaled 16 hits and 11 runs for an offensive explosion. Randall Delgado will try and keep the good play going as he is coming off of a win in his last outing.
Miami is 5-2 in their last seven games against the N.L. East, 5-2 in their last seven home games, and 6-0 in Johnson’s last six starts. Atlanta is 4-9 in their last 13 games overall, 8-19 in their last 27 games against the N.L. East, and 2-6 in Delgado’s last eight starts. Atlanta is 13-5 in the last 18 meetings of these two.
This totals number seems a little high especially with how good Johnson has been pitching lately which is why we like the under at online sports books.