Braves vs Marlins Prediction - MLB Picks 5/2/23

Miami Marlins (16-13) vs Atlanta Braves (19-10)

Game Info: Tuesday, May 2, 2023 at 6:40 pm (loanDepot park)

Sandy Alcantara (1-2) (5.34) vs Bryce Elder (2-0) (2.17)

Betting Odds: Miami Marlins -130 / Atlanta Braves +110 --- Over/Under: 8 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Atlanta Braves will play the Miami Marlins in Game 1 of their series on Tuesday night at loanDepot park in Miami, Florida.

Braves Preview

The Atlanta Braves are 19-10 this season and they have won five of their last seven games. Atlanta is coming off of a series win against the Mets, where they won two out of the three games. The Atlanta pitching staff has a 3.60 ERA, a 1.25 WHIP, and a .238 opponent batting average this season. The Braves offense has scored 150 runs with a .253 batting average and a .333 on base percentage. Matt Olson is batting .245 with eight home runs and 25 RBI’s for the Braves. The projected starting pitcher for Atlanta is Bryce Elder, who is 2-0 with a 2.17 ERA and a 1.21 WHIP over 29.0 innings pitched this year.

Marlins Preview

The Miami Marlins are 16-13 this season and they have won four games in a row. Miami is coming off of a series win against the Cubs, where they won all three games played. The Miami pitching staff has a 4.41 ERA, a 1.31 WHIP, and a .244 opponent batting average. The Marlins offense has scored 99 runs with a .249 batting average and a .310 on base percentage this year. Jazz Chisholm is batting .245 with five home runs and 13 RBI’s for the Marlins. The projected starting pitcher for Miami is Sandy Alcantara, who is 1-2 with a 5.04 ERA and a 1.15 WHIP over 30.1 innings pitched this season.


Atlanta is 37-14 in their last 51 Tuesday games and 36-15 in their last 51 game one’s of a series. The over is 4-1 in Atlanta’s last 5 Tuesday games. Miami is 4-0 in their last 4 games and 5-1 in their last 6 home games. The over is 6-2 in Miami’s last 8 games. The over is 5-0 in these two teams last 5 head to head meetings.


The Braves come into this game as one of the best teams in baseball and will have Bryce Elder on the mound for this game. Elder has been solid for Atlanta, allowing 0 earned runs in three of his last five starts. Miami will have Sandy Alcantara on the mound, who has allowed three earned runs or fewer in four of his five starts this season. I like the under in this matchup. 

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a PickDawgz site consensus.

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