San Diego Padres vs Atlanta Braves Odds
The Atlanta Braves battle the visiting San Diego Padres on Thursday in MLB betting action at Turner Field.
Atlanta hands the ball to starter Kris Medlen in this one and he'll try to improve on his 2-0 mark on the year. San Diego counters with Jason Marquis, who will try to quiet the fans and the Braves bats at the same time.
Atlanta opened as -185 moneyline favorites in this baseball match, based on the starting pitcher matchup. That pairing made odds makers settle on an opening over under number of 8.
The MLB Power Rankings at Odds Shark show the National League's No. 13-rated Padres taking on the National League's No. 5-rated Braves in this contest.
How They Match Up:
When it comes to getting on base, the visiting Padres rank No. 16 in the National League at 7.9 hits per game. That compares with Atlanta’s No. 9 ranking in that category.
Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Atlanta has the National League's No. 4-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Padres own the National League's No. 9 mark in runs allowed.
San Diego was a 6-1 loser in its last match on the road against the Braves. They lost as +170 underdogs, while the total score of 7 made winners of UNDER bettors. The Padres endured a 6-1 loss at the hands of the Braves on Wednesday, with Edinson Volquez throwing 3 2/3 innings of 7-hit ball at Turner Field.
San Diego Padres Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 6-4
Before playing San Francisco are 4-6
After playing Atlanta are 3-7
After a loss are 5-5
Atlanta Braves Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
Before playing LA Dodgers are 3-7
After playing San Diego are 7-3
After a win are 6-4
A few Padres at Braves trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of San Diego's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of San Diego's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of San Diego's last 5 games when playing Atlanta
The total has gone UNDER in 15 of San Diego's last 21 games when playing on the road against Atlanta
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Atlanta's last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 12 of Atlanta's last 15 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Atlanta's last 5 games when playing San Diego
Atlanta is 11-3 SU in its last 14 games at home
San Diego home to San Francisco, Friday, August 17
Atlanta home to LA Dodgers, Friday, August 17