|-1.5 ATL (-108) @ pinnacle|
The set-up: The Braves have yet to hit their stride this year. Perhaps ATL won't live up to its preseason expectations, but it's a really good team that's out to avenge yesterday's 14-8 humbling defeat to these very Marlins. In fact the Braves have now lost three straight. And after four straight losses, the Marlins have now won three in a row. But not only is ATL clearly the more motivated side in this matchup, but it also definitely has the superior starting pitcher on the hill. And it's this massive talent discrepancy that makes me have no issues at all in laying the 1.5 runs for the pick-em price.
The pick: Nick Neidert gave up one earned run off three hits with five walks over 4.1 innins in a no-decision to the lowly Mets on Thursday. Clearly he'll have his hands full here though in this difficult road venue. Charlie Morton is 1-1 with a 3.27 ERA this season. The veteran holds a 12:3 K:BB and I think he's well worth the price of admission (-1.5 runs) in this matchup and considering how desperate/hungry his team is.
This is a 10* RUN-LINE DESTRUCTION on the Braves.