MLB Baseball – Braves vs Marlins Odds – 7:10pm EST

January 17, 2011
Florida Marlins
by cseeman

A divisional battle will take place tonight from Sun Life Stadium as the Florida Marlins host the Atlanta Braves at 7:10pm EST in the second of their three game series. The Marlins will try to win their third straight game after defeating the Braves 7-6 on Friday. Online sportsbooks have the Braves -110 money line favorites in sports odds vs the Marlins EV while the over/under MLB betting total is set at 8 OVER (-115). Sportsbooks also have Atlanta -1.5 (+145) favored on the run line vs Florida +1.5 (-165) for tonight’s game. The Marlins will try to win at home sending righthander Anibal Sanchez to the mound with a 7-6 record and 3.62 ERA this season while the Braves will counter with righthander Kris Medlen who has gone 5-0 with a 3.41 ERA.

Florida started the scoring early last night with two runs in the first inning off a 415-ft homer to left center from Dan Uggla to bring in Chris Coghlan. Martin Prado hit a 408-ft solo shot over the left field wall for the Braves in the fifth inning to wake up the bats of both teams as the sixth and seventh innings saw six total runs to give the Marlins a 5-4 lead. Atlanta went up in the top of ninth with runs brought in by Brian McCann and Matt Diaz but the Marlins answered right back scoring two of their own off a passed ball by McCann and a Donnie Murphy single to seal the win.

Heading into MLB betting odds for the Braves vs Marlins, Atlanta has gone 56-40 on the season, 5-5 when playing on Saturday and 7-3 after a loss. The Braves are 2-4 in their last 6 games when playing on the road against Florida, 4-2 in their last 6 games overall when playing the Marlins and 4-2 SU in their last 6 games on the road. Florida has gone 48-48 on the season, 6-4 when playing on Saturday and 5-5 after a win. The Marlins are 4-2 in their last 6 games when playing at home against Atlanta, 6-1 in their last 7 games at home and 6-1 in their last 7 games overall.

Bishop Whitmore is Editor in Chief of and has been in the sports entertainment industry for the past 10 years consulting for various media outlets and sportsbooks. View daily sports reviews, poker strategies and casino rooms from Bishop Whitmore at

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