Atlanta Braves at San Diego Padres Free Preview

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The San Diego Padres will do battle against the Atlanta Braves at PETCO Park. This NL matchup will get going at 3:40 p.m. ET and fans looking to watch it can tune in to Fox Sports San Diego.

Atlanta Braves vs. San Diego Padres Odds

The Braves have gone 36-25 SU this year and are 33-26 against the spread (ATS). They’ve accumulated 14.6 units for moneyline gamblers and 5.5 units ATS. Atlanta is 3-4 ATS over its last seven games and the under has hit in five of those seven. The Padres, on the other hand, are 28-35 SU and 32-30 ATS. They’ve gained 0.6 units for bettors taking the moneyline while gaining 4.7 units ATS. San Diego has covered the spread five times in its last seven games and the over has hit in six of those seven.

San Diego games have a 31-29-2 over/under record so far in 2018. Atlanta has an over/under record of 26-30-3.

San Diego’s pitching staff has allowed 4.7 runs per game overall this season as a unit. The clubs starting pitching staff has a 5.02 ERA, 1.51 WHIP and 8.1 strikeouts per nine innings. The bullpen has a 3.38 ERA, 1.23 WHIP and 9.1 K/9.

The San Diego offense has produced 4.0 runs per outing, including 5.1 per game over its last 10 games and 5.6 per game over its last five. The team has a slash-line of .280/.352/.472 over its last five games and is 3-2 SU during that stretch.

First baseman Eric Hosmer and left fielder Jose Pirela have led the Padres hitters this year. Hosmer is hitting .290/.376/.473 with seven home runs, 28 RBIs and 31 runs scored, and Pirela is batting .271 with 65 hits, 19 RBIs and 35 runs.

In the visiting dugout, Atlanta’s pitchers have allowed 4.0 runs per game and its starters own a 3.39 ERA, 1.29 WHIP and 8.46 K/9. The bullpen has an ERA of 3.85, along with a K-per-9 of 9.26.

The Braves offense has slashed .263/.336/.429 on its way to 5.1 runs scored per game in 2018, including 5.0 runs per game over the teams last 10 games and 5.8 per game over the teams last five outings (3-2 SU).

Atlanta’s offense has been powered by outfielder Nick Markakis and first baseman Freddie Freeman, who collectively have swatted 18 home runs. Markakis is slashing .332/.394/.504 with eight home runs, 42 RBIs and 39 runs scored, while Freeman (.339/.435/.554) is up to 10 homers, 42 RBIs and 38 runs scored.

The Padres have gained 0.1 units and are 24-19 ATS when facing a right-handed starting pitcher. The over has hit in 19 of those games, as opposed to 22 that’ve gone under against righty starters.

Atlanta Braves vs. San Diego Padres Free MLB Pick

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

Betting Trends

  • The Braves have hit 12 home runs in their last 10 games, including seven over their last five.
  • Atlanta has recorded 23.4 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 contests and 25.0 over its last five.