Baseball Las Vegas Odds: Miami Marlins at Atlanta Braves
Wednesday, August 01, 2012
Mike Stewart

Baseball Las Vegas Odds: Miami Marlins at Atlanta Braves

  Miami Marlins at Atlanta Braves
When: 7:10 PM ET, Wednesday, August 1, 2012
Where: Turner Field, Atlanta, Georgia
TV: 7:10 p.m. ET, Fox Sports Florida (Miami), SportSouth (Atlanta).

Opening Line: Atlanta -185
Current Line: Atlanta -190

MLB Betting Lines from: Bovada Sportsbook

Atlanta Braves and Miami Marlins moved in opposite directions in the hours leading up to Tuesday’s trade deadline. The streaking Braves acquired help for their starting rotation and bench, while the sinking Marlins traded away more pieces of a team that is nine games below .500. Atlanta won its seventh in a row Tuesday while handing Miami its 10th loss in its past 13 contests. The Braves have won the first two games of the series and are a season-best 15 games above .500.

Miami gives left-hander Wade LeBlanc his first start of the season in the third game of the four-game series. LeBlanc replaces disappointing starter Carlos Zambrano, who has been sent to the bullpen. The Braves counter with Ben Sheets, who has provided three stellar starts in his return to the big leagues.

PITCHING MATCHUP: Miami LH Wade LeBlanc (1-1, 1.15 ERA) vs. Atlanta RH Ben Sheets (3-0, 0.50)

LeBlanc started 16 games for Triple-A New Orleans this season, going 5-5 with a 3.74 ERA. He made 52 starts for San Diego from 2008-2011. LeBlanc’s longest relief stint is a three-inning effort July 7 at St. Louis. He tossed one inning of hitless relief in his last appearance Sunday against the Padres.

Sheets allowed his first run in his last start, but didn't surrender another while limiting Phillies to six hits in six innings. Sheets, who missed all of 2009 and 2011 with injuries, has struck out 15 hitters in 18 innings with just five walks.

1. Atlanta P Paul Maholm, acquired along with OF Reed Johnson from the Cubs early Tuesday morning, will start Saturday against Houston. Atlanta manager Fredi Gonzalez said Tuesday afternoon Johnson may start for either Jason Heyward or Michael Bourn on Wednesday.

2. Miami shipped P Edward Mujica and former starting 1B Gaby Sanchez out in separate deals on Tuesday.

3. Atlanta P Tommy Hanson, who has struggled with his control recently, was placed on the 15-day disabled list with a strained lower back. Kris Medlen, who started Tuesday’s game, will take Hanson’s place in the rotation.

Recent Trends on Miami::

  • MIA are 3-10 in their last 13 overall.
  • MIA are 3-10 in their last 13 games on grass.
  • MIA are 5-16 in their last 21 road games.

Recent Trends on Atlanta::

  • ATL are 17-5 in their last 22 overall.
  • ATL are 17-5 in their last 22 games on grass.

Head to Head :

  • Under is 12-4 in the last 16 meetings in Atlanta.
  • MIA are 8-23 in the last 31 meetings.

Las Vegas Sports Betting MLB Prediction: Atlanta -190

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atlanta braves - ben sheets - carlos zambrano - edward mujica - fredi gonzalez - gaby sanchez - miami marlins - michael bourn - paul maholm - reed johnson

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