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Moneyline favors Braves in battle with Padres

San Diego PadresAtlanta Braves
Aug 13, 7:10 PM | GrassTurner Field

San Diego Padres vs Atlanta Braves Odds

51-65TEAM RECORD66-48

Atlanta will try to be nasty hosts on Monday when the San Diego Padres pay a visit to Turner Field.

Eric Stults, with a record of 2-2 on the season, gets the ball for the Padres, while the Braves trot Mike Minor to the mound in this one. He is 6-8 so far in 2012.

View San Diego vs Atlanta Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
On the opening MLB line for this matchup, Atlanta sat as -175 favorites. The total was set at 8.

Power Rankings:
According to new MLB Power Rankings here, it's the National League No. 6-ranked Braves and the National League No. 13-rated Padres in this matchup.

How They Match Up:
Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Atlanta has the National League's No. 2-rated offensive output, at 8.6 hits per game. The Padres average 7.9 hits per game, good for No. 16 on the National League list.

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Atlanta has the National League's No. 6-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Padres own the National League's No. 9 mark in runs allowed.

In their last action, San Diego was a 11-5 loser on the road against the Pirates. Bettors on Pittsburgh at -175 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (16) sent OVER bettors home happy as well. San Diego didn't get the job done in their last match, falling 11-5 to Pittsburgh on Sunday at PNC Park.

Last time out for Atlanta, they were a 6-5 loser as they battled the Mets on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Mets at +101 were rewarded, while the 11 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Atlanta suffered a 6-5 loss against New York on Sunday, as Ben Sheets wasn't able to lead his team to victory at Citi Field.

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

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

A few Padres at Braves trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 7 of San Diego's last 8 games on the road
San Diego is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 8 of San Diego's last 11 games when playing Atlanta
The total has gone OVER in 10 of San Diego's last 14 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Atlanta's last 5 games at home
Atlanta is 9-2 SU in its last 11 games at home
Atlanta is 14-4 SU in its last 18 games
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Atlanta's last 12 games

Next up:
San Diego at Atlanta, Tuesday, August 14

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