Braves vs. Marlins Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets - Wednesday, April 26, 2023

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Braves vs. Marlins Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Wednesday, April 26, 2023

MLB Predictions

Ronald Acuna Jr., batting .364 this season, leads the Atlanta Braves (16-8) into a matchup with Luis Arraez (.444 AVG) and the Miami Marlins (12-12). The Braves are -144 favorites on the moneyline for the matchup at Truist Park, beginning at 7:20 PM ET live on BSSO.

Bryce Elder will get the ball for Atlanta while Miami will counter with Sandy Alcantara.

Braves vs. Marlins Odds

  • Braves odds to win: -144
  • Marlins odds to win: +123
  • Spread: Braves -1.5
  • Total: 8 runs

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Game Time and Information

  • Date: Wednesday, April 26, 2023
  • Time: 7:20 PM ET
  • TV: BSSO

Who Will Win Braves vs. Marlins?

Braves and Marlins Betting Trends

The Braves have gone 14-8 in games they were favored on the moneyline (winning 63.6% of those games).

In games it has played as moneyline favorites with odds of -144 or shorter, Atlanta has a 10-2 record (winning 83.3% of its games).

The Marlins have entered the game as underdogs 14 times this season and won six, or 42.9%, of those games.

Miami has a record of 2-4 in games where bookmakers have it as underdogs of at least +123 on the moneyline.

The Braves have had an over/under set by oddsmakers 24 times, and have combined with opponents to go over the total in 14 of those games (14-9-1).

So far this season, the Marlins and their opponents have hit the over in nine of their 23 games with a total.

Braves Stats & Insights

The Braves have the No. 7 offense in MLB play scoring 5.2 runs per game (124 total runs).

Atlanta is third-best in MLB action with 38 total home runs.

The Braves have the eighth-best batting average in the majors (.258).

Atlanta’s batters strike out 9.6 times per game, the 26th-most in the majors.

The 9.3 strikeouts per nine innings put together by the Braves pitching staff ranks eighth in MLB.

Atlanta’s 3.35 team ERA ranks fourth among all MLB pitching staffs.

Marlins Stats & Insights

The Marlins are among the lowest scoring teams in the league, ranking 29th with just 76 total runs (3.2 per game) this season.

Miami ranks 22nd in Major League Baseball with 23 home runs.

The Marlins have a team batting average of .245 this season, which ranks 16th among MLB teams.

Miami ranks 18th in strikeouts per game (nine) among MLB offenses.

The Marlins average the 21st-most strikeouts per nine innings (8.4) in the league this season.

Miami has pitched to a 4.56 ERA this season, which ranks 21st in baseball.

Braves Key Players to Watch

Elder (2-0) gets the starting nod for the Braves in his fifth start of the season. He has a 1.14 ERA in 23 2/3 innings pitched, with 23 strikeouts.

Acuna leads Atlanta with a .364 batting average. He’s also hit three homers and has 11 RBI.

Ozzie Albies leads Atlanta in home runs with seven and runs batted in with 23.

Sean Murphy has 19 hits this season and a slash line of .275/.419/.638.

Matt Olson has collected 24 hits this season and has an OBP of .382. He’s slugging .543 on the year.

Marlins Key Players to Watch

The Marlins will hand the ball to Alcantara (1-2) for his fifth start of the season.

Arraez leads the Marlins with a .444 batting average.

Jorge Soler has hit five home runs to pace his team.

Jon Berti has three doubles, two home runs and five walks while batting .233.

Bryan De La Cruz is batting .295 with five doubles, two home runs and six walks.

Braves and Marlins Injuries

Braves: Orlando Arcia: 10 Day IL (Wrist), Michael Harris II: 10 Day IL (Back), Lucas Luetge: 15 Day IL (Biceps), Raisel Iglesias: 15 Day IL (Shoulder), Huascar Ynoa: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Kolby Allard: 60 Day IL (Oblique), Tyler Matzek: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Travis d’Arnaud: 7 Day IL (Concussion)

Marlins: Joey Wendle: 10 Day IL (Oblique), Trevor Rogers: 15 Day IL (Forearm ), JT Chargois: 15 Day IL (Oblique), Johnny Cueto: 15 Day IL (Biceps), Tommy Nance: 60 Day IL (Shoulder), Max Meyer: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Anthony Bender: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Nic Enright: 60 Day IL (Illness)

Braves vs. Marlins Prediction

  • Score Prediction: Braves 5, Marlins 3
  • Total Prediction: Under 8 runs
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