Atlanta Braves at Miami Marlins Free MLB Picks & Odds
by Josh Schonwald - 5/30/2014
Saturday, May 31, 3:10 PM on FS1
Marlins Park, Miami, Florida
Atlanta Braves - Santana, E (4-2) vs. Miami Marlins - Turner, J (1-2)
For Updated Odds on This Game Click Here
On Saturday afternoon, Ervin Santana will be looking to pick up his first win since May 10 when he and the Atlanta Braves face Jacob Turner and the Miami Marlins.
Right-hander Ervin Santana ended up with a no decision on Monday when he pitched six innings against the Boston Red Sox and tied his season-high by giving up six runs. He allowed five hits in that outing and struck out six while walking three batters. He now has a 4.06 ERA on the season and has struck out 54 batters in 57.2 innings.
Braves catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia has three hits in 12 at-bats against Santana, with one of those hits being a home run. Jeff Baker is just 1-for-6 against him.
In his sixth start of the season, Jacob Turner was finally able to get his first win when he defeated the Milwaukee Brewers last weekend. He pitched 6.1 scoreless innings in that outing and allowed eight hits while striking out two and walking one. His ERA went down more than a full run to 5.35 with that solid start, but he has still given up 44 hits in 33.1 innings on the year.
First baseman Freddie Freeman has three hits in nine at-bats against Turner in his career with a double, two walks and one RBI. Chris Johnson has a .333 batting average against him with a home run and four RBI.
Atlanta Braves Betting Trends
Atlanta Braves are 20-30-2 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Atlanta Braves is 0.1
Miami Marlins Betting Trends
Miami Marlins are 31-17-5 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Miami Marlins is 0.5
Injuries to Watch
05/28/14 SS Andrelton Simmons Ankle questionable
05/10/14 P Jordan Walden Hamstring 15-day DL (5/5)
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)
05/28/14 P Carter Capps Elbow 15-day DL (5/26)
05/28/14 P Henderson Alvarez Elbow questionable next start
05/24/14 P Brad Hand Ankle 15-day DL (5/24)
05/13/14 P Jose Fernandez Elbow 15-day DL (5/10), out for season
03/28/14 2B Rafael Furcal Hamstring 60-day DL (3/21)
Josh's Pick: Take Atlanta
Get $60 worth of FREE premium member picks. No Obligation. No Salesman. No Credit Card. Fast Sign up with Instant Access Click Here
Read more articles by Josh Schonwald
Get all of Today's Free MLB Picks
Get all of Today's Expert MLB Picks