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Marky’s Wednesday Forecast: Expect More Rain In Atlanta

Aug 01, 2018 3:06 PM EDT
  • With just six games on tonight's 7 p.m. ET slate, we have yet another day with little Weather Rating variance.
  • A slug of steady and potentially heavy rain looms over Atlanta, where getting the game in may be a challenge.

With a split slate on hand today, we’ll be focusing on the 7 p.m. ET games … all six of ’em. My work is cut out for me tonight, let me tell ya. My fingers have been feverishly typing away at a breakneck pace, each letter struck so loudly that my coworkers appear visibly annoyed. Will I even be able to finish this article by game time?

Our Weather Rating distills the hitter-friendliness for a particular game into one number. It is a proprietary FantasyLabs model and shown on a scale of 0 to 100. The Weather Rating does not account for potential rainouts; rather, it simply examines all relevant atmospheric conditions (temperature, altitude, wind speed, humidity, and so on) to determine how batted-ball distance will be impacted.

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Highest Weather Ratings

  • Brewers at Dodgers: 61
  • Royals at White Sox: 59
  • Marlins at Braves: 51

The weather at Dodger Stadium is some of the nicest we’ve seen all year. The Weather Rating of 61 is the fourth-highest in LA this season and the highest for a game played at 7 p.m. local time. Temps will be in the 80s for pretty much the duration of the game, accompanied by winds out to right center. However, the total has dropped from 8 to 7.5 behind sharp under backing. The under is getting fewer than 40% of bets, but nearly 80% of dollars.

The total has also dropped a half run in Chicago, from 9.5 to 9. Three bet signals on the under have been triggered so far, with none on the over.

What do you know? Another half-run total drop in Atlanta. This game … well, this game could be in jeopardy of being played. More in a bit.

Lowest Weather Ratings

  • Rockies at Cardinals: 48
  • Cubs at Pirates: 48
  • Angels at Rays: 50

Look at these low ratings. Pitchers must be going nuts right now seeing these terrific pitching conditions.

The totals have remained at 8 in St. Louis and Pittsburgh, while the Tampa game is being played indoors. My meteorology skills have no importance there.


  • Marlins at Braves: Like essentially every game in Atlanta as of late, this one looks troubling. According to Weather.com, there is between a 70% and 95% chance of rain for every hour between 7 p.m. ET and 4 a.m., as well as a flash-flood watch. It may be tough to find enough hours to play a ballgame.

There are also minor threats of passing showers in Pittsburgh and Chicago.


Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports. Atlanta Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman (5) reacts after an out against the Los Angeles Dodgers in the sixth inning at SunTrust Park.

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