Written and authored by Major League Baseball Expert Analyst Charlie McDougall. Charliessports.com produces it for Baseball news and notes. The teams will play on Monday April 6th, 2015. At 4:10 PM EST.
The (0-0) Atlanta Braves of the National League East Division will travel from the “ATL” to “SOUTH FLORIDA” for a three-game series. Atlanta will play the (0-0) Miami Marlins also of the National League East in 2015 MLB opening day action. The teams will play at beautiful Marlins Park near downtown Miami, Florida. This Sports Handicapper believes the Atlanta Braves are looking to get back into the playoffs after missing out in 2014. The Miami Marlins brass are finally opening up their wallets. The opening betting line has Miami as a -125 home favorite Against The Spread, the betting odds total is 7 for Monday’s game.
The 2015 Atlanta Braves are starting their 19th season at Turner Field in downtown Atlanta. Newly appointed General Manager John Hart has to replace outfielders Jason Heyward, who is now in St.Louis and Justin Upton. The Braves also lost good pitching in free agency. Johnny Gomes and Nick Markakis are now playing in Atlanta. The Atlanta Braves will send Right Hander Julio Teheran to the hill for game one of their 2015 MLB Betting Picks season opener at Miami. Atlanta was 79-83 last season, seventeen games behind AL East Champions Washington. The Braves were 9-10 against Miami last season. A. J. Pierzynski is solid behind the plate. Utility player Alberto Callaspo can play just about any position on the field. The betting odds under the total are 4-1-3 the last eight meetings between the teams. Sportsbooks in Las Vegas and offshore has the Atlanta Braves at +2,500 to win the 2015 MLB National League East Division.
The 2015 Miami Marlins enter their fourth season under the name MIAMI, they were the Florida Marlins. They are also entering the 3rd year at New Marlins Park. Miami looks to improve on their 77-85 2014 record, they finished in next to last place in the division. The Marlins will have Right Hander Henderson Alvarez on the hill for the opener. Alvarez went 12-7 with a 2.65 ERA last season. Ace pitcher José Fernández, out of the rotation after rehabilitating his shoulder after a season-ending injury last season. Center Fielder Ichiro Suzuki comes over from New York to shore up the outfield and provide a threat with base running. Miami signed Giancarlo Stanton to a mega-contract in the offseason. The betting odds over the total are 7-1-1 Miami last nine as a favorite. Bovada.Lv has the Miami Marlins at +600 to win the 2015 National League East.