Betting match preview
- Who: Atlanta Braves (67-46) vs. Miami Marlins (50-62)
- When: Saturday, August 13, 2022
- Time: 1:10 p.m. and 7:10 p.m. EST
- Where: LoanDepot Park (Miami, Florida)
Summary of betting odds
- Money line: Braves -120, Marlins +102
- Execution line: Braves -1.5 (+140), Marlins +1.5 (-170)
- Total: Over/Under 7.5 strokes (-106/-114)
To note: Odds and lines are current at the time of publication and subject to change.
The Braves took on the Marlins on Friday night to kick off a four-game series. Atlanta picked up a late 4-3 victory over their NL East foe.
The Braves entered the game second in the division and will look to stay there as they bring the winning momentum into the weekend, starting with a doubleheader on Saturday.
Michael Harris II was the star of the show for Atlanta on Friday, as he added to his rookie resume with two hits, including the decisive two-run dinger in the eighth inning. Before that, Vaughn Grissom scored a first double, Eddie Rosario added a single and a double into the mix, while Matt Olson went deep over the right field fence.
But Miami was able to follow. Jacob Stallings and Peyton Burdick had back-to-back one-out doubles against reliever Kirby Yates to make it 4-3 in the bottom of the eighth.
To close out the eighth, AJ Minter replaced Yates and took out Garrett Cooper and kept Jon Berti off the bases with a pop-out in second. Kenley Jensen finished the night for the Braves with a scoreless ninth.
Braves starter Jake Odorizzi lasted until the fourth inning before being relieved. He allowed two runs and eight hits, walked one and struck out two.
Marlins starter Pablo Lopez pitched five innings, allowing two runs on four hits and four strikeouts.
Miami finished the night with 12 hits, while Atlanta had eight.
Next, southpaw Jesus Luzardo will take the mound first for the Marlins in Game 1 against southpaw Kyle Muller. Luzardo (3-4) has a 3.29 ERA and 52 strikeouts compared to Muller (0-1), who has a 23.62 ERA and three strikeouts.
For Game 2, the Braves will roll with right-hander Ian Anderson (9-6, 5.11 ERA). As of this writing, Miami has yet to announce its Game 2 starter.
For notable injuries, Braves left-hander Max Fried remains on concussion protocol and receiver Travis d’Arnaud (right leg pain) will not play this weekend. As for the Marlins, left-hander Trevor Rogers (back spasms) will begin rehabilitation on Sunday.
Below, we’ll dive into a better bet and an even game bet. New to the game? No problem, a simple guide on how to bet on baseball is available.
Our best bet today
The Marlins have the advantage over the Braves in Game 1 with Muller starting. The southpaw walked six batters and gave up seven runs in just over two innings in his lone start for Atlanta against the Rangers earlier this season.
On the other hand, the Braves have a strong bullpen in case things start to get out of hand for Muller’s second start. Atlanta’s bats are also better and healthier than Miami’s. Still, they could struggle against Luzardo, who allowed just one hit and one walk with six strikeouts in seven scoreless innings five days ago against the Cubs.
Expect the Atlanta Bats to start slow before building momentum. Over 7.5 runs look playable for Game 1. If you were to throw $100 over the top at -106 on Saturday afternoon, your return would be $94.34.
Best Bet Game 1: More than FanDuel Sports Betting
Our same game bet
If you are looking for a bet with longer odds, you can set up a bet on the same game by placing a bet on three different possible outcomes in Saturday’s game.
Here’s one that looks promising:
- Brave Over 7.5 (-106)
- Jesus Luzardo Under 6.5 strikeouts (-154)
- Result of the 6th round of the Braves (+320)
Luzardo may have had a field day against the Chicago Cubs, but the Braves are a better team both offensively and defensively.
Betting $100 on this bet would result in a payout of $893.31 if it hits.