Miami Marlins at Atlanta Braves 4/14/21 MLB Picks and Predictions
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Atlanta Braves (4-7) vs Miami Marlins (4-6)
Game Info: Wednesday, April 14, 2021 at 7:20 pm (Truist Park)
Charlie Morton (1-1) (3.27) vs Nick Neidert (0-0) (2.08)
Betting Odds: Atlanta Braves -190 / Miami Marlins +175 --- Over/Under: 8 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Miami Marlins face the Atlanta Braves on Wednesday, April 14th at Truist Park for game three of a four-game series.
The Miami Marlins defeated the Atlanta Braves by the final score of 14-8 on Tuesday night in what was an offensive explosion for one of the weakest offenses in the league. The Marlins have certainly struggled at the dish to start the 2021 season, but Tuesday's game was a breakout that Miami needed badly. The Marlins have now won the first two games of the series and will look to win the series on Wednesday. The Marlins are now 4-6 on the year and have won three straight games. The Braves have lost three straight and are 4-7, which puts Atlanta in fourth place in the NL East standings.
The Miami Marlins are projected to bring right-hander Nick Neidert to the mound to face the Braves in game three of this series. Neidert allowed one earned run on three hits and five walks with three strikeouts against the New York Mets through 4.1 innings in his season debut. Neidert got the no-decision in that game and he will be pitching in his second game of the season in this one.
The Atlanta Braves are projected to send right-hander Charlie Morton to the bump to take on the Marlins. Morton is 1-1 with a 3.27 ERA through his first two starts of the season with the Braves. Morton has pitched through 11.0 innings, has allowed 10 hits, three walks, and no home runs to his opposition thus far. Morton also has 12 strikeouts so far this season.
I think this is the spot where the Braves get some much-needed revenge over the Fish at home with Morton on the bump. I do not trust Neidert, especially after watching him walk five batters in a short outing. The Braves are the type of team to make teams pay for too many free passes, and that is why I like the Braves on the run-line at home in this contest.