Atlanta Braves at Miami Marlins 9/7/2014 Free MLB Picks & Predictions
by Josh Schonwald - 9/6/2014
Sunday, September 7, 2014
Marlins Park in Miami
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Sunday afternoon, Julio Teheran (13 -10, 2.90 ERA) gets the call for the Atlanta Braves as they face Brad Hand (2-6-1, 4.76 ERA) and the Miami Marlins. Teheran makes his 30th start as Hand makes his 13th start and 29th appearance.
Julio Teheran saw his 3 game win streak end after taking the loss in his last start. In 6.2 innings of work, Teheran allowed 5 runs on 5 hits while walking 4 and striking out 3. Teheran has had runs of success and runs of futility in recent weeks as he compiled a record of 5 - 4 in his last 10 starts. In 2013, Teheran went 14 - 8 with a 3.20 ERA in 30 starts.
Last season, Teheran was 3 - 0 with a 2.84 ERA in 4 starts against the Marlins. This season, Teheran is 1 - 0 in 3 starts against Miami.
Band Hand gets the spot start in place of the injured Henderson Alvarez. In his last appearance, Hand pitched 3 innings and allowed 2 runs on 3 hits with a walk and 3 strikeouts. It's been over a month since Hand has seen a mark in the win column. He will bring a 2 - 5 record in his last 10 appearances into this one. Last season, Hand went 1 - 1 with a 3.05 ERA in 2 starts and 5 relief appearances.
In 2013, Hand made just one appearance against the Braves and pitched just 3 innings of relief. Earlier this season, Hand pitched an inning of relief against Atlanta and allowed 2 runs and 2 hits (including a home run).
Atlanta Braves Betting Trends
Atlanta Braves are 56-72-12 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Atlanta Braves is 0.1
Miami Marlins Betting Trends
Miami Marlins are 73-55-10 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Miami Marlins is -0.2
Injuries to Watch
07/29/14 P Shae Simmons Shoulder 15-day DL (7/29)
06/20/14 P Gavin Floyd Elbow 60-day DL (6/20), out for season
06/20/14 P Pedro Beato Elbow 15-day DL (6/19)
03/29/14 P Brandon Beachy Elbow 60-day DL (3/21), out for season
03/29/14 P Cory Gearrin Elbow 60-day DL (3/26)
03/28/14 P Kris Medlen Elbow 60-day DL (3/21), out for season
03/28/14 P Jonny Venters Elbow 60-day DL (3/21); out for season
09/04/14 P Henderson Alvarez Oblique questionable
07/18/14 P Kevin Gregg Elbow 60-day DL (7/14)
06/22/14 2B Rafael Furcal Hamstring 15-day DL (6/20), out for season
05/13/14 P Jose Fernandez Elbow 15-day DL (5/10), out for season
Josh's Pick: Take Miami
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