Free MLB Pick: Miami Marlins vs. Atlanta Braves – June 18, 2017

MLB Baseball Matchup at a Glance

  • Where: SunTrust Park; Atlanta, GA
  • Date & Time: Sunday June 18, 2017;  12:35pm CT
  • M/L Spread: Atlanta Braves -106
  • Total: 9.5
  • Quick Pick: Atlanta Braves -106

The Miami Marlins and Atlanta Braves will play the third and final game of their three game series on Sunday. The two teams have split the first two games. The Miami Marlins are in second place in the National League East, with a 30-36 record. The Marlins trail the Nationals by 11 games in the division.

The Atlanta Braves are now 30-37 on the season. The Braves are 11.5 games back of the Nationals, and tied with the New York Mets for third place. The Atlanta Braves are very small favorites in this game at home. The Braves are listed at -106 over the Miami Marlins on Sunday.

Adams Red Hot for Atlanta

The Atlanta Braves picked up slugger Matt Adams from St. Louis, and he has been crushing baseball’s since the trade. Adams drove in four runs in the win on Saturday. Adams has been picking up the offense with the injuries of both Matt Kemp and Freddie Freeman. Kemp expects to return soon.

The Atlanta Braves offense is batting .266 on the season, which ranks in the Top 10 in baseball. Kemp has the best batting average on the team, at .326. The pitching for Atlanta ranks 21st in baseball with a 4.66 earned run average, while the starters have 34 quality starts in 2017.

Miami Looking for a Bounce Back

The Miami Marlins are looking for a bounce back win in this one. The Marlins were on a three game winning streak until the Saturday loss. In those three wins, the Marlins scored 24 runs, while allowing just 7. Miami has moved to 5th in all of baseball in batting average, with a .269.

Marcell Ozuna is having an All Star season for the Marlins. The leftfielder leads the team with 17 homeruns, 47 runs batted in and a .324 average. The Marlins biggest issue has been their starting pitching. The Marlins have the fewest quality starts in all of Major League Baseball, with just 21 in 2017.

Braves Down Marlins

The Atlanta Braves are sending Mike Foltynewicz in this game. He is 4-5 o nthe season with a 4.37 earned run average. Foltynewicz has thrown 68 innings this season, and struck out 55 batters, while walking 21.

Jose Urena will pitch for the Miami Marlins. The 25 year old from the Dominican Republic is 5-2 on the season and has a 3.70 earned run average. In 58.1 innings thrown, Urena has struck out 37 batters, and walked 22. Look for the Braves to finish this series with a win at home. Bet the Atlanta Braves -106 over the Miami Marlins.