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The San Diego Padres are searching for their fourth win in a row when they play host to the Atlanta Braves at PETCO Park. Fox Sports San Diego is in line to televise this NL showdown and the game is scheduled to get going at 10:10 p.m. ET.

Atlanta Braves vs. San Diego Padres Odds

Oddsmakers have put identical moneyline odds (-105) on each team. The total sits at 8.5 runs and bettors can take the over for -105 and the under for -115. Gamblers can also bet on the game’s runline with the odds standing at Braves -1.5 runs (+140) and Padres +1.5 runs (-160).

The Braves are 54-37 SU and have gone 43-48 against the spread (ATS). They’ve gained 11.8 units for moneyline gamblers, despite having lost 3.4 units ATS. The Padres, on the other hand, are 45-45 SU and 41-49 ATS. They’ve lost 2.4 units for moneyline bettors and 12.5 units ATS.

Padres games have an over/under record of 44-39-7 so far in 2019. Atlanta has been a decent over bet with a total record of 48-37-6.

Left-hander Dallas Keuchel is projected to start for the visiting Braves. Keuchel is 2-2 with a 3.60 ERA and 12 strikeouts. He has yet to face the Padres this year and did not record a start against them in 2018, either.

The Padres are countering with Dinelson Lamet (0-1, 5.40 ERA). Lamet has seven punchouts and two walks, along with a 1.00 WHIP. Lamet did not pitch in the majors in 2018.

As a unit, San Diego’s pitching staff has yielded 4.9 runs per game overall this year. Its starters have a 4.38 ERA, 1.23 WHIP and 8.1 strikeouts per nine innings. The bullpen has a 4.81 ERA, 1.31 WHIP and 9.9 K/9.

The San Diego offense is putting up 4.5 runs per outing, including 4.1 per game over its last 10 games and 3.4 per game over its last five. The team has a slash-line of .207/.244/.372 over its last five matchups and is 3-2 SU during that stretch.

Eric Hosmer has helped lead the Padres’ offense this season with 13 home runs, 62 RBIs and 48 runs scored.

In the other dugout, Atlanta’s pitchers have allowed 4.7 runs per game and its starting pitchers own a 4.56 ERA, 1.38 WHIP and 7.95 K/9. The bullpen has logged an ERA of 3.72, along with a K-per-9 of 9.50.

Braves hitters have slashed .263/.339/.463 on their way to 5.4 runs scored per game this season, including 5.3 runs per game over the team’s last 10 games and 6.0 per game over the team’s last five outings (4-1 SU).

Freddie Freeman has provided a spark to the Atlanta offense. Freeman is hitting .309/.394/.584 with 23 home runs, 68 RBIs and 69 runs scored.

The Padres are coming off of a 5-3 win against the Dodgers, while the Braves just got a 4-3 victory over the Marlins.

Braves vs. Padres Prediction

Predictions: SU Winner – Padres, ATS Winner – Padres, O/U – OVER

Betting Trends

  • The over has cashed in only two of Atlanta’s last seven contests.
  • The Braves have hit 17 home runs in their last 10 games, including 11 over their last five.
  • The Braves have an OPS of .802 this season and an OPS of .794 against right-handed pitchers. The Padres’ OPS sits at .736 overall and .725 against righties.
  • San Diego has recorded 19.5 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 outings and 17.0 over its last five.
  • The Braves have won four of their last five games SU.