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MLB Betting Preview: Atlanta Braves vs. Miami Marlins

September 16, 2023

In the upcoming game two encounters of their three-game showdown, the Atlanta Braves vs. Miami Marlins gear up for fierce competition for this divisional rivalry. Can the Braves add onto their dominance in these head to head matchups?

  • Date: Game 2 on September 16, 2023 at 4:10 PM ET

  • Location: Loan Depot Park in Miami, Florida

Atlanta Braves Betting Preview

The Braves continue to be an example of what the best team in the league looks like. They recently won three out of four against the Philadelphia Phillies and now have an opportunity to add more wins against the Marlins, who they have dominated all season.

They have showcased their batting skills, boasting an outstanding .275 batting average paired with an impeccable slugging percentage of .501. This unquestionably provides them with an advantage when squaring off against the Marlins.

Defensively, they are permitting opponents to hit .241, with their collective ERA standing at 3.90. This is the likely reason they are in a prime position for another shot at victory.

Their OBP stands firmly at .343, indicating their ability to consistently get runners on base. The focus will be on their defensive prowess, as their offense appears well-prepared to handle any potential challenges.

Miami Marlins Betting Preview

The Marlins just had a tough series against the Milwaukee Brewers, as they lost three out of four games. This set them up bad for this series, which can change here if they follow through defensively.

The Marlins showcase their impressive power when it comes to batting, boasting a respectable .256 batting average, but their slugging percentage falls short at .400. Trying to match their offensive prowess head-to-head against the Braves would pose a formidable challenge.

Meanwhile, the Marlins' pitching performance bears some resemblance to that of the Braves, as they allow opponents to hit .244 while maintaining a commendable ERA of 4.19. Their battles on the mound promise to be intriguing.

In contrast, the Marlins' OBP stands at a modest .311, indicating that they do not have runners on base as frequently as the Braves. To level the playing field, they will need to rely on their strong pitching staff.

Game Odds, Series Trends and Free Pick

MyBookie's odds show that the Atlanta Braves are favorites to win this battle and get back on track after their game one defeat. Looking at market analysis, it shows that the Braves have a 64.2 percent chance of winning this matchup.

  • Miami Marlins: +109

  • Atlanta Braves: -133

The Braves have no worries about making the playoffs and every game from here on out is just a tune up to prepare for the postseason. Having a shootout with the Marlins would be entertaining, but they only have one thing in mind to cap off this season, to win a championship.

Final Pick: Take the Atlanta Braves to Win at -133