2020 MLB Playoffs: Braves vs. Marlins odds, picks, NLDS Game 3 predictions from advanced model

The Atlanta Braves will look to close out their National League Division Series when they take on the Miami Marlins in Game 3 on Thursday. The Braves defeated the Marlins 2-0 on Wednesday to take a 2-0 lead in the series. Atlanta is aiming to be the first team to ever win a playoff series against the Marlins, who have won their first seven since entering the big leagues in 1993. The Braves have won four games in a row, while the Marlins have dropped two straight.

First pitch from Minute Maid Park in Houston is set for 2:08 p.m. ET. The Braves lead the all-time series 279-191, and have a 5-4 edge in postseason games. Atlanta is the -140 favorite on the money line in the latest Braves vs. Marlins odds from William Hill, while the over-under for total runs scored is 8.5. Before making any Marlins vs. Braves

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2020 MLB Playoffs: Braves vs. Marlins odds, picks, NLDS Game 2 predictions from advanced model

The Atlanta Braves will look to take a commanding 2-0 lead when they take on the Miami Marlins in Game 2 of their National League Divisional Series on Wednesday. The Braves exploded for six runs in the seventh inning on Tuesday to turn a 4-3 deficit into a 9-5 win in the opener. Atlanta won the season series 6-4. The Braves have won five of the last six meetings and 11 of 15.

First pitch from Minute Maid Park in Houston is set for 2:08 p.m. ET. The Marlins advanced to the NLDS by sweeping the Chicago Cubs in two Wild Card games, while the Braves swept the Cincinnati Reds. Atlanta is the -213 favorite on the money line in the latest Braves vs. Marlins odds from William Hill, while the over-under for total runs scored is 8.5. Before making any Marlins vs. Braves picks, check out the latest MLB

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2020 MLB Playoffs: Braves vs. Marlins odds, picks, NLDS Game 1 predictions from proven model

The Miami Marlins don’t reach the postseason very often, but they certainly make it count when they do. Miami has won all seven of its playoff series, capturing the World Series in both 1997 and 2003 before knocking off the Chicago Cubs in impressive fashion in their National League Wild Card Series. The Marlins take the first step toward winning another postseason matchup when they face the NL East-rival Atlanta Braves in Game 1 of their NL Division Series on Tuesday.

First pitch at Minute Maid Park in Houston is set for 2:08 p.m. ET. Atlanta is the -200 favorite on the money line in the latest Braves vs. Marlins odds from William Hill, while the over-under for total runs scored is 7.5. Before making any Marlins vs. Braves picks, check out the latest MLB predictions from the SportsLine Projection Model. 

This model, which simulates every pitch 10,000 times, returned

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Marlins model themselves after Yankees, minus the money

Don Mattingly doesn’t like the nickname, but he understands it.

The Marlins, who begin their NLDS against Atlanta on Tuesday as the darling underdogs of MLB’s expanded postseason, are Yankees South.

It starts at the top with Derek Jeter, Yankees icon and Marlins chief executive officer. And then comes his top baseball-operations hire in three years in charge, vice president of player development and scouting Gary Denbo, a longtime Yankees coach and executive. And, of course, there is Mattingly, Jeter’s predecessor as Yankees captain and the longest-tenured manager in Marlins history.

“I wouldn’t call it Yankees South, I’d call us the Marlins,” Mattingly said. “But there probably is a lot of Yankee flavor in our organization.”

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2020 MLB Playoffs: Cubs vs. Marlins odds, picks, Game 2 predictions from proven model

The Miami Marlins will look to advance to the National League Divisional Series when they take on the Chicago Cubs on Friday in the 2020 MLB Playoffs. The Marlins lead the best-of-three Wild Card Series 1-0 after beating the Cubs 5-1 on Wednesday when Corey Dickerson and Jesus Aguilar both homered in the seventh inning. Chicago, the No. 3 seed, is looking for its first playoff series win since 2017. Miami, the No. 6 seed, has not played in a postseason series since the team won the World Series in 2003. This game was originally scheduled for Thursday, but was postponed due to rainy weather. 

First pitch from Wrigley Field in Chicago is set for 2:08 p.m. ET. The Cubs won the NL Central by three games with a 34-26 record. The Marlins went 31-29 after losing 105 games last season. Chicago is the -210 favorite on the money line

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