Atlanta Braves vs San Diego Padres Betting Preview
San Diego Padres vs Atlanta Braves Odds
A key battle on the MLB odds menu sees visiting San Diego duelling Atlanta on Saturday at Turner Field.
Robbie Erlin, with a record of 2-2 on the season, gets the ball for the Padres, while the Braves trot Kris Medlen to the mound in this one. He is 13-11 so far in 2013.
Sportsbooks such as 5Dimes had set the Braves as -200 favorites on the moneyline for this contest. The over under was hovering near 8 for bettors hoping to turn a profit on totals at Bovada.
The MLB Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Braves rated this week at No. 5 and the Padres sitting at No. 14.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Atlanta's No. 3 ranked National League offense (4.3 runs per game) against a Padres defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 13 in the National League at 4.5 runs allowed per game. The Braves have been averaging 8.4 hits per game, almost the same as the Padres have managed so far this season (8.4 hits on average).
Comparing defensive stats, San Diego owns the National League's No. 15-rated road mark, allowing 5 runs per game on the highway. Atlanta, on the other hand, rates No. 2 in scoring at home.
San Diego was a 4-3 winner in its last match on the road against the Braves. They won as +132 underdogs, while the total score of 7 made winners of UNDER bettors. The Padres enjoyed a 4-3 victory at the expense of the Braves on Friday, with Ian Kennedy throwing 6 innings of 5-hit ball at Turner Field.
San Diego Padres Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Atlanta are 5-5
After playing Atlanta are 5-5
After a win are 5-5
Atlanta Braves Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing San Diego are 6-4
After playing San Diego are 5-5
After a loss are 5-5
A few Padres at Braves trends to consider:
San Diego is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Atlanta
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of San Diego's last 5 games when playing on the road against Atlanta
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of San Diego's last 12 games
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of San Diego's last 12 games when playing Atlanta
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Atlanta's last 5 games when playing at home against San Diego
Atlanta is 19-6 SU in its last 25 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Atlanta's last 12 games when playing San Diego
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Atlanta's last 11 games at home
San Diego at Atlanta, Sunday, September 15