15* NL Saturday PLAY OF THE DAY on Atlanta Braves -105
Milwaukee vs. Atlanta,
04/14/2012 19:10 EDT,
Score: 1 - 2
Money Line: -105 Atlanta
The Atlanta Braves are showing great value as a small home favorite over the Milwaukee Brewers Saturday. Atlanta has put their September collapse and their 0-4 start behind them. The Braves have reeled off three straight wins and this team is feeling good right now.
Atlanta starts one of the best young prospects in the game in Mike Minor tonight. Shaun Marcum has shoulder problems and has lost a lot of velocity because of it. I look for the Braves to jump on Marcum early and often in this one.
Milwaukee is just 7-19 against the money line revenging a loss where opponent scored 10 or more runs over the last 3 seasons. Atlanta is 31-11 against the money line in home games after 2 or more consecutive overs over the last 3 seasons. The Brewers are 1-7 in their last 8 games as an underdog. The Braves are 5-1 in Minor's last 6 home starts. The Brewers are 0-6 in the last 6 meetings in Atlanta. Take the Braves Saturday.