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MLB BASEBALL

San Diego Padres vs. Atlanta Braves

The San Diego Padres and the Atlanta Braves will both be trying to pick up a win on Friday when they battle at Turner Field.

Ian Kennedy will be the starting pitcher for the Padres on this day. Righthander Kennedy is 6-9 this season with a 4.86 ERA.

Kennedy's opponent in this one will be David Hale. The Braves righthander has a 0.00 ERA to go along with a 0-0 record this season.

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.

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.

Current streak:
San Diego has lost 2 straight games.

Team records:
San Diego: 66-79 SU
Atlanta: 88-58 SU

San Diego most recently:
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 most recently:
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 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

Next up:
Atlanta home to San Diego, Saturday, September 14