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San Diego Padres vs Atlanta Braves Odds
San Diego pays a visit to Atlanta on Friday, hoping to shut down the Braves bats in baseball action at Turner Field.
The Braves will rely on David Hale to turn in a quality outing on the mound in this one, while Ian Kennedy will be his counterpart for the Padres. David Hale is 0-0 this season, and Ian Kennedy is 6-9.
Sportsbooks such as 5Dimes had set the Braves as -139 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.
This game puts the Braves, most recently No. 5 in the National League Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings, up against the Padres, who rate a National League No. 14 in the latest survey.
How They Match Up:
Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Atlanta has the National League's No. 3-rated offensive output, at 8.4 hits per game. The Padres average 8.4 hits per game, good for No. 11 on the National League list.
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.
Last time out for San Diego, they were a 10-5 loser as they battled the Phillies on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Phillies at +104 were rewarded, while the 15 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. San Diego suffered a 10-5 loss against Philadelphia on Thursday, as Tyson Ross wasn't able to lead his team to victory at Citizens Bank Park.
The Braves were a 6-1 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Marlins. That made winners of bettors who got Atlanta at -142 on the moneyline, while the total score (7) was good news for UNDER bettors. The Braves enjoyed a 6-1 victory at the expense of the Marlins on Thursday, with Freddy Garcia throwing 6 innings of 5-hit ball at Marlins Park.
San Diego Padres Trends:
When playing on Friday are 3-7
Before playing Atlanta are 5-5
After playing Philadelphia are 3-7
After a loss are 5-5
Atlanta Braves Trends:
When playing on Friday are 8-2
Before playing San Diego are 5-5
After playing Miami are 6-4
After a win are 7-3
A few Padres at Braves trends to consider:
San Diego is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Atlanta
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of San Diego's last 5 games when playing on the road against Atlanta
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of San Diego's last 11 games
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of San Diego's last 11 games when playing Atlanta
Atlanta is 8-2 SU in its last 10 games at home
Atlanta is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against San Diego
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Atlanta's last 5 games when playing at home against San Diego
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Atlanta's last 11 games when playing San Diego
San Diego at Atlanta, Saturday, September 14