Sports bettors will find that the Braves are -165 favorites in the pro baseball odds (courtesy of SBR Forum), while the total sits at 7.5 in the market.
Let's take a closer look at this National League East matchup from a betting perspective while offering up a prediction on the total along the way.
The Atlanta Braves have won five of their first six games during the 2013 MLB season, including a 5-1 victory over the Chicago Cubs as -140 home favorites Sunday afternoon.
Braves starting pitcher Paul Maholm went 2-0 with a 1.27 ERA in three starts versus the Miami Marlins a year ago.
The Miami Marlins have lost five of their first six games, including a 4-3 setback to the New York Mets as +120 road underdogs Sunday afternoon.
Marlins starting pitcher Kevin Slowey is 1-1 with a 5.91 ERA in two career starts versus the Atlanta Braves.
I'm going to recommend that readers play the total as one of their MLB picks Monday night, as the Atlanta Braves have gone OVER the number in both games this season as favorites of -125 to -175.
MLB Pick: Over 7.5