Miami Marlins at Atlanta Braves - 4/12/21 MLB Picks and Prediction

Miami Marlins at Atlanta Braves - 4/12/21 MLB Picks and Prediction Photo by Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

Atlanta Braves (4-5) vs Miami Marlins (2-6)

Game Info: Monday, April 12, 2021 at 7:20 pm (Truist Park)

Max Fried (0-0) (9.00) vs Sandy Alcantara (0-1) (1.50)

Betting Odds: Atlanta Braves -170 / Miami Marlins +157 --- Over/Under: 8.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Miami Marlins will head on the road to face the Atlanta Braves in an NL East battle on Monday. It will be the first game of a four-game set.

The Atlanta Braves come into this one after losing 7-6 at home against the Phillies on Sunday. The loss snapped a 4-game win streak. In the loss, starter Drew Smyly went 5 innings, allowing 5 runs on 5 hits with 3 strikeouts. From the dish they had 10 hits, and were 1-3 with runners in scoring position. Freddie Freeman and Ronald Acuna Jr. both homered, each for the 4th time this year. Ozzie Albies also homered for his first of the season. To start 2021, the Braves have a .214 team batting average. Ronald Acuna Jr. leads the team with a .444 batting average, 4 home runs and 8 RBI.

Starting for the Braves will be Max Fried. In his last start against the Nationals, he went 2 innings, allowing 5 runs on 8 hits with 3 strikeouts. All-time against this Marlins lineup, he has allowed a .278 batting average with 3 home runs in 48 at bats.

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Miami will head into this game after splitting their series with the Mets. Their game on Sunday was suspended, so Saturdays 3-0 win was their last game. Trevor Rogers and the bullpen combined for a 3-hit 13 strikeout shutout in the win. From the plate, Jazz Chisholm Jr’s 2nd inning solo shot turned out to be the difference in the game. To start the season, the Marlins have a .215 team batting average, with just 3 HR.

The Marlins wills start young righty Sandy Alcantara on Monday. In his last start he went 6 innings against St. Louis, allowing 2 earned on 3 hits with 10 strikeouts. Against this Braves lineup in his career, he has allowed a .364 batting average with 4 strikeouts in 35 at bats.

Miami is 2-8 in their last 10 games, 4-6 on the run line, and the under is 6-3-1.

Atlanta is 4-6 in their last 10 games, 4-6 on the run line, and the over is 5-5.

Atlanta has been much more consistent from the plate, and should have the edge with Fried on the mound despite has rough outing last time. Alcantara has looked great in two starts this season but will be supported by an offense that ranks 3rd worst in scoring, and a bullpen that has the 5th worst ERA. Give me the Braves to win.

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Joe’s Pick Atlanta Braves -170

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