Atlanta Braves vs Miami Marlins 5-2-23 MLB Prediction, Odds and Analysis

Atlanta Braves vs Miami Marlins 5/2/23 – Atlanta Braves hit the road Tuesday to face the Miami Marlins in their three-game series opener at Marlins Park in Miami Gardens, FL. The Braves opened the series with a four-run win on Friday night due to rain-shortened five inning game; unfortunately rainouts happened both Saturday and Sunday as well. Miami then completed their sweep by winning 4-3 against the Chicago Cubs at home on Sunday afternoon. Miami Marlins open as home favorites by the recent baseball betting trends.

Atlanta Braves vs Miami Marlins 

Date & Time: Tuesday, May 2, 2023 at 6:40 PM ET

Location: loanDepot Park Miami, FL

TV: Bally Sports Florida

Atlanta Braves vs Miami Marlins 5/2/23 Betting Odds

Braves

Moneyline: +113

Spread: +1.5 (-193)

Total: 7.5 over (-120)

Marlins

Moneyline: -123

Spread: -1.5 (+168)

Total: 7.5 under (+100)

Atlanta Braves vs Miami Marlins Analysis

Atlanta Braves was forced to play their games Saturday and Sunday despite inclement weather in New York, meaning they would face off with the Mets in two doubleheader matches before embarking on this series. On Monday afternoon, the Braves entered play 18-9 for the season and held a three-game advantage over both Mets and Marlins for first place in MLB. Atlanta and the New York Mets kicked off their series on Friday with Atlanta collecting five hits with no player having more than one hit each. Matt Olson hit his eighth home run of the season – a three-run shot – while Ronald Acuna Jr. drove in one run for Atlanta. Max Fried was awarded the win as he pitched all five innings allowing no runs on three hits with one walk and seven strikeouts in total. Bryce Elder will take to the mound in this game and mark his sixth start of the year for Atlanta. He currently stands with a 2.17 ERA, 1.207 WHIP, nine walks and 26 strikeouts over 29 innings of work this season. Elder was not involved in Elder’s last start against the Marlins at home on Wednesday. He pitched 5.1 innings, allowing four runs on five hits with two walks and three strikeouts in a game the Braves went on to win 6-4.

Miami Marlins completed an impressive home sweep over Chicago by winning each game by one run and looking forward to an upbeat week ahead. The Marlins entered Monday with an 16-13 record, three games back of Atlanta for first place in the NL East. On Sunday, Miami collected eight hits, with Jon Berti and Garrett Hampson each recording two. Bryan Hoeing didn’t factor into the decision as he allowed two runs on five hits with only one walk and four strikeouts over five innings pitched. Tanner Scott delivered the winning performance with an eighth-inning scoreless shutout, giving up only two hits while not allowing any walks or striking out anyone. A.J. Puk then recorded his fifth save of the year. Sandy Alcantara will make his sixth start for the Marlins this season in this contest. His year ended 1-2 with a 5.04 ERA, 1.154 WHIP, nine walks and 26 strikeouts across 30.1 innings of work. Alcantara didn’t factor into the decision in his last start against Atlanta on Wednesday – on the road. He pitched 5.2 innings, giving up two runs on four hits while striking out six batters in a game the Marlins ultimately lost 6-4.

Atlanta Braves vs Miami Marlins Against the Spread

The total has gone OVER in 5 of Atlanta’s last 7 games. Atlanta are 5-2 SU in their last 7 games. Atlanta are 12-3 SU in their last 15 games against Miami. Atlanta are 10-2 SU in their last 12 games on the road. Atlanta are 10-3 SU in their last 13 games when playing on the road against Miami.

The total has gone OVER in 6 of Miami’s last 8 games. Miami are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games. The total has gone OVER in 5 of Miami’s last 5 games against Atlanta. The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Miami’s last 9 games at home. Miami are 3-10 SU in their last 13 games when playing at home against Atlanta.

Atlanta Braves vs Miami Marlins Free Pick

On paper, the Braves appear to be superior but one must remain skeptical regarding their chances in this opening match. Atlanta was scheduled for a doubleheader Monday due to rainouts, which may put additional strain on their pitching staff ahead of this series. Meanwhile, Miami had Monday off and were already at home, giving them an advantage in terms of resting. Alcantara has consistently pitched well against the Braves throughout his career and delivered another solid outing against them in Atlanta last week. MLB online tips by the experts expect him to continue his impressive performances against the Braves as the Marlins look for their fourth consecutive win here.

Free Pick: Miami Marlins -123