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Atlanta Braves vs San Diego Padres in MLB odds

San Diego PadresAtlanta Braves
Aug 15, 7:10 PM | GrassTurner Field

San Diego Padres vs Atlanta Braves Odds

52-66TEAM RECORD67-49

MLB wagering interest swings to the Atlanta vs San Diego battle on Wednesday at Turner Field as the Braves try to defend home turf and reward moneyline bettors.

Edinson Volquez, with a record of 7-8 on the season, gets the ball for the Padres, while the Braves trot Paul Maholm to the mound in this one. He is 10-7 so far in 2012.

View San Diego vs Atlanta Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had installed the Braves as -164 moneyline favorites in this particular MLB matchup. The total, meanwhile, was set early at 8 before betting started to move the line.

Power Rankings:
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:
The game also pits Atlanta's No. 3-rated National League offense, averaging 4.7 runs per game, against a Padres defense that ranks No. 9 in the National League at 4.3 in runs allowed per game. The Braves have averaged 8.6 hits per game so far, more than Padres batters have averaged on the year (7.9 hits per game).

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.

Last time out for San Diego, they were a 6-0 loser as they battled the Braves on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Braves at -170 were rewarded, while the 6 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. The Padres were shut out in their last start, struggling to get much going against the Atlanta staff and losing 6-0 to the Braves on Tuesday at Turner Field.

San Diego Padres Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 4-6
Before playing Atlanta are 7-3
After playing Atlanta are 3-7
After a loss are 6-4

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

A few Padres at Braves trends to consider:
San Diego is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games
The total has gone OVER in 12 of San Diego's last 17 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 14 of San Diego's last 20 games when playing on the road against Atlanta
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of San Diego's last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Atlanta's last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 11 of Atlanta's last 14 games
Atlanta is 10-3 SU in its last 13 games at home
Atlanta is 15-5 SU in its last 20 games

Next up:
San Diego at Atlanta, Thursday, August 16