Miami Marlins at Atlanta Braves 8/31/2014 Free MLB Picks & Predictions
by Guy Bruhn - 8/30/2014
Sunday, August 31, 2014
Turner Field in Atlanta
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On Sunday afternoon, Nathan Eovaldi (6-9) will try to snap his current three-game losing streak when he and the Miami Marlins face left-hander Alex Wood (9-10) and the Atlanta Braves.
Nathan Eovaldi had another rough start last week when he was b¬¬¬eaten by the Los Angeles Angels on the road. He went just 3.1 innings in that start and allowed six runs on 10 base hits while walking one batter and striking out four. He now has a 4.30 ERA this season and he has given up 177 hits in 165.1 innings on the mound.
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Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman has hit a home run off of Eovaldi in his career, but he is just 4-for-26 overall against him with two strikeouts. Jason Heyward is 11-for-25 against him with two doubles, a triple and two RBI.
Last Tuesday, Alex Wood had a decent start against the New York Mets on the road, but he ended up taking the loss. In that game, Wood went seven innings and allowed three runs on five hits while striking out six batters and walking one. He currently owns a 3.09 ERA and he has struck out 8.5 batters per nine innings.
Marlins All-Star Giancarlo Stanton has two hits in 10 at-bats against Wood with a double and a home run.
Miami Marlins Betting Trends
Miami Marlins are 71-53-8 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Miami Marlins is -0.2
Atlanta Braves Betting Trends
Atlanta Braves are 54-69-11 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Atlanta Braves is 0.2
Injuries to Watch
08/07/14 P Dan Jennings Concussion 15-day DL (8/22)
07/18/14 P Kevin Gregg Elbow 15-day DL (7/14)
06/22/14 2B Rafael Furcal Hamstring 15-day DL (6/20), out for season
05/28/14 P Carter Capps Elbow 60-day DL (5/26)
05/13/14 P Jose Fernandez Elbow 15-day DL (5/10), out for season
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
Guy's Pick: Take Miami
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