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Baseball Matchup - San Diego Padres Atlanta Braves Odds Preview

San Diego will try to be nasty hosts on Monday when the Atlanta Braves pay a visit to PETCO Park.

San Diego sends Jason Marquis out against Paul Maholm for the Braves in this game. Marquis is 8-11 with a 5.22 ERA on the season, while Maholm is 11-8 on the year and has a 3.50 ERA.

View Atlanta vs San Diego Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings:
This game puts the Padres, most recently No. 12 in the National League Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings, up against the Braves, who rate a National League No. 5 in the latest survey.

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How They Match Up:
When it comes to getting on base, the visiting Braves rank No. 9 in the National League at 8.6 hits per game. That compares with San Diego’s No. 14 ranking in that category.

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and San Diego has the National League's No. 9-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Braves own the National League's No. 4 mark in runs allowed.

Last time out for Atlanta, they were a 7-1 winner as they battled the Giants on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Braves at +101 were rewarded, while the 8 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Atlanta got the job done in their last match in a 7-1 victory over San Francisco on Sunday at AT&T Park behind starter Tim Hudson.

Last time out for San Diego, they were a 5-4 winner as they battled the Diamondbacks on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Padres at +147 were rewarded, while the 9 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. The Padres enjoyed a 5-4 victory at the expense of the Diamondbacks on Sunday, with Edinson Volquez throwing 7 innings of 4-hit ball at Chase Field.

Atlanta Braves Trends:
When playing on Monday are 7-3
Before playing San Diego are 5-5
After playing San Francisco are 7-3
After a win are 6-4

San Diego Padres Trends:
When playing on Monday are 3-7
Before playing Atlanta are 6-4
After playing Arizona are 6-4
After a win are 8-2

A few Braves at Padres trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Atlanta's last 5 games when playing San Diego
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Atlanta's last 7 games when playing on the road against San Diego
The total has gone UNDER in 18 of Atlanta's last 25 games
Atlanta is 15-7 SU in its last 22 games when playing on the road against San Diego
San Diego is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of San Diego's last 5 games when playing Atlanta
The total has gone OVER in 6 of San Diego's last 7 games when playing at home against Atlanta
San Diego is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next up:
Atlanta at San Diego, Tuesday, August 28

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