Braves in Celebration Mode
There is just one final day to make MLB picks for regular-season games until the playoffs begin this weekend. National League East rivals meet up in Miami on Wednesday as the Marlins host the Atlanta Braves.
Atlanta was staring at a double-digit deficit in the NL East standings earlier in the season, but a huge second half allowed them to win the division. The Braves enter the season finale with a record of 101-60, and they just recently swept the New York Mets.
Miami came into the 2022 season with high expectations, but things fell apart almost immediately. The Marlins come into the season finale with a record of 68-93, and they haven’t played a meaningful game in weeks.
The MLB lines for this game have the Miami Marlins as the moneyline betting favorites over the Atlanta Braves.
Braves Winning With Offense
After clinching a fifth straight NL East Division title on Tuesday night, manager Brian Snitker said, “To keep plugging along and the consistency that these guys showed throughout the whole year.” It was a remarkable comeback by Atlanta, which was able to get the job done at the plate.
The Braves have shown a ton of power this season as they have belted 241 home runs and scored 780 total runs. Austin Riley has been the leader of the offense with 38 home runs.
Atlanta, which is now preparing for the postseason, will go with reliever Jackson Stephens as the opener in Wednesday’s game. Stephens has made all 38 appearances out of the bullpen and is 3-3 with a 3.38 ERA. The Braves will want to save all of their best arms for the playoffs, but they are still a tough team to beat with that offense.
Marlins Have Some Arms
The Miami Marlins were not a great offensive team, but they have some dominant starting pitchers. Miami has a team ERA of 3.84, but won’t have one of its top pitchers on the mound in this game.
Elieser Hernandez, who is 3-6 with a whopping 6.33 ERA, gets the start. Hernandez will likely face a weaker lineup in this game, but he has to prove that he can get some outs.
There just isn’t enough power in the Miami offense, as Jesus Aguilar leads the team with just 15 home runs. Miami will need to improve the offense heading into the 2023 season.
Braves vs Marlins Head-to-Head
There are a number of different things to look at when betting online, and the results of a head-to-head matchup is one of those things. These teams have split the first two games of this series, but Atlanta has won 13 of the first 18 games played between the NL East rivals.
Braves vs Marlins Game Information
- Game: Braves (101-60) vs Marlins (68-93)
- Location: loanDepot Park, Miami
- Day/Time: Wednesday, Oct. 5, 4:10 p.m. ET
- Braves vs Marlins Live stream: MLB.tv
Braves vs Marlins Betting Lines
J. Stephens -R
E. Hernandez -R
The odds in this chart are based on the time of publication. They are subject to change.
Braves vs Marlins Prediction
MLB betting can get a bit difficult when it’s the season finale and nothing is on the line for either team.
It’s been a rough MLB season for Miami, which isn’t going to have one of its pitchers on the mound in this game. Atlanta doesn’t even have a starting pitcher lined up, but has an offense that should be ready to do some damage in this one.
Head to BetUS Sportsbook and take the Atlanta Braves over the Miami Marlins in the season finale on Wednesday afternoon.