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Atlanta Braves vs. Miami Marlins odds, tips and betting trends | May 20

The Miami Marlins (17-20) will host the Atlanta Braves (17-21), Friday at 6:40 PM ET, in a battle of NL East rivals.

The Braves are favored away from home (-145) versus the Marlins (+125). The Braves will give the ball to Charlie Morton (2-3) against the Marlins and Trevor Rogers (2-4).

The Braves’ matchup Friday versus the Brewers ended in a 7-6 loss. Austin Riley went 2-for-5 with a home run and three RBI in the defeat, while Jesse Chavez threw 1/3 of an inning, giving up one earned run on one hit en route to taking the loss.

The Marlins suffered a 5-4 loss to the Nationals Friday. Jazz Chisholm (2-for-2 with a triple, a home run and two RBI) led the way offensively, while Daniel Castano got the loss on the mound after going two innings without giving up an earned run on one hit.

Ahead of this Braves vs. Marlins matchup, here’s what you need to get ready for Friday’s MLB action.

Atlanta Braves vs. Miami Marlins Odds and Betting Lines

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  • Favorite: Braves (-145, bet $145 to win $100)
  • Underdog: Marlins (+125, bet $100 to win $125)
  • Over/under: 7.5

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Braves Stats and Trends

Braves Betting Records

  • This season, the Braves have won 10 out of the 23 games, or 43.5%, in which they’ve been favored.
  • Atlanta has a record of 6-8, a 42.9% win rate, when favored by -145 or more by bookmakers this season.
  • Bookmakers have implied with the moneyline set for this matchup that the Braves have a 59.2% chance to win.
  • Atlanta’s games have gone over the total in 21 of their 38 chances.
  • In 38 games with a spread this season, the Braves are 17-21-0 ATS.

Charlie Morton (Braves Probable Starter)

  • The Braves’ Morton (2-3) will make his eighth start of the season.
  • The right-hander gave up one earned run and allowed two hits in 6 2/3 innings pitched against the San Diego Padres on Saturday.
  • The 38-year-old has an ERA of 4.93, a 1.778 strikeout-to-walk ratio and a WHIP of 1.413 in seven games this season.
  • He has one quality starts in seven chances this season.
  • Morton will look to finish five or more innings for the fourth start in a row.
  • The Marlins have scored 158 runs this season, which ranks 14th in MLB. They have 302 hits, eighth in baseball, with 39 home runs (10th in the league).

Braves Batting Stats

  • The Braves rank fifth in Major League Baseball with 47 home runs.
  • Fueled by 111 extra-base hits, the Braves rank 13th in MLB with a .386 slugging percentage this season.
  • Atlanta has a team batting average of .222 this season, which ranks 25th among MLB teams.
  • The Braves have scored 155 runs (4.1 per game) this season, which ranks 17th in MLB.
  • Atlanta has an on-base percentage of .296 this season, which ranks 21st in the league.
  • The Braves are one of the least disciplined teams at the plate this season, ranking 29th with an average of 9.7 strikeouts per game.

Marlins Stats and Trends

Marlins Betting Records

  • The Marlins have been chosen as underdogs in 17 games this year and have walked away with the win seven times (41.2%) in those games.
  • Miami has a win-loss record of 3-4 when favored by +125 or worse by oddsmakers this year.
  • The moneyline set for this matchup implies the Marlins have a 44.4% chance of coming away with a victory in the contest.
  • Miami and its opponents have gone over the total this season in 18 of their 37 opportunities.
  • The Marlins are 20-17-0 against the spread in their 37 games that had a posted line this season.

Trevor Rogers (Marlins Probable Starter)

  • Rogers makes the start for the Marlins, his eighth of the season. He is 2-4 with a 4.45 ERA and 29 strikeouts through 32 1/3 innings pitched.
  • The left-hander last appeared on Saturday against the Milwaukee Brewers, when he threw 5 1/3 innings, allowing one earned run while giving up five hits.
  • The 24-year-old has an ERA of 4.45, with 8.1 strikeouts per nine innings in seven games this season. Opponents are hitting .256 against him.
  • Rogers enters the matchup with one quality start under his belt this year.
  • Rogers will try to extend a three-game streak of going five or more innings (he’s averaging 4.2 innings per appearance).
  • The opposing Braves offense has a collective .222 batting average, and is 21st in the league with 278 total hits and 17th in MLB action with 155 runs scored. They have the 13th-ranked slugging percentage (.386) and are fifth in all of MLB with 47 home runs.
  • Rogers has thrown five innings without giving up an earned run on four hits, while striking out four against the Braves this season.

Marlins Batting Stats

  • The Marlins average 1.1 home runs per game to rank 10th in baseball with 39 total home runs .
  • So far this year, the Marlins are ninth in the league with a .394 slugging percentage.
  • Miami’s .243 batting average is 10th-best in the league.
  • The Marlins score the 14th-most runs in baseball (158 total, 4.3 per game).
  • Miami’s .314 on-base percentage is 10th-best in the league.
  • The Marlins strike out 8.9 times per game to rank 24th in baseball.

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