San Diego Padres vs Atlanta Braves Preview
Atlanta Braves vs San Diego Padres Odds
The San Diego Padres will look to bolster their win total and reward moneyline bettors when the Atlanta Braves invade PETCO Park on Friday.
The Padres will rely on Tim Stauffer to turn in a quality outing on the mound in this one, while Derek Lowe will be his counterpart for the Braves. Tim Stauffer is 2-5 this season, and Derek Lowe is 3-5.
San Diego opened as +100 moneyline underdogs in this baseball match, based on the starting pitcher matchup. That pairing made odds makers settle on an opening over under number of 6.5.
The MLB Power Rankings at Odds Shark show the National League's No. 3-rated Braves taking on the National League's No. 15-rated Padres in this contest.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up San Diego's No. 16 ranked National League offense (3.4 runs per game) against a Braves defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 2 in the National League at 3.3 runs allowed per game. The Padres have been averaging 7.8 hits per game, less than the Braves have managed so far this season (8.1 hits on average).
Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and San Diego has the National League's No. 5-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Braves own the National League's No. 2 mark in runs allowed.
Last time out for Atlanta, they were a 5-1 winner as they battled the Blue Jays at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Braves at -148 were rewarded, while the 6 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Brandon Beachy blew away 11 Toronto batter in the Braves' last start, leading them to a 5-1 win over Toronto on Wednesday at Turner Field.
The Padres were a 5-1 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Red Sox. That made winners of bettors who got San Diego at +190 on the moneyline, while the total score (6) was good news for UNDER bettors. San Diego rolled to a 5-1 win against Boston on Wednesday, as Clayton Richard and the Padres' bats led the team to victory at Fenway Park.
Atlanta Braves Trends:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing San Diego are 6-4
After playing Toronto are 5-5
After a win are 8-2
San Diego Padres Trends:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
Before playing Atlanta are 6-4
After playing Boston are 6-4
After a win are 5-5
A few Braves at Padres trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Atlanta's last 8 games when playing on the road against San Diego
Atlanta is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Atlanta's last 6 games
Atlanta is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 7 of San Diego's last 8 games when playing at home against Atlanta
The total has gone OVER in 6 of San Diego's last 8 games when playing Atlanta
The total has gone OVER in 5 of San Diego's last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of San Diego's last 7 games at home
Atlanta at San Diego, Saturday, June 25