Atlanta Braves vs San Diego Padres 6-5-2018

Atlanta Braves vs San Diego Padres 6-5-2018

Atlanta Braves (34-24) vs San Diego Padres (26-34)

Date : 06/05/2018
Time : 10:10 pm EST
Location : PetCo Park, San Diego, California

Pick, Prediction, & Preview:

Atlanta Braves vs San Diego Padres

Game 2 of a 3-game set between the visiting Atlanta Braves and the San Diego Padres will resume at PetCo Park in San Diego, California, on Tuesday night at 10:10 pm EST.  After a brief rough patch to where the Braves lost 4 of 6 recently, they have weathered the storm by winning 3 of their last 4 games while re-taking the top spot within the NL East from the hot Washington Nationals by picking up a game 1 and game 2 win in their current 4-game set at SunTrust Park in Atlanta, Georgia.  The Padres, on the other hand, have rebounded after losing 9 of 15 to win 3 of their last 4 games; Yet, they continue to occupy 5th place within the NL West division.  This will be the first matchup of the season amongst these two teams, however, the Braves have won 5 of the last 7 meetings while the Padres took 2 of the last 3 at PetCo Park on 6-27-2017.

Atlanta Braves 's Latest Performance :

The Braves come into this game winners of 3 of their last 5 games to where the O/U is 1-4.   Recently, the Braves lost a 3-game road set against the Philadelphia Phillies on 5-23-2018 while following this series with yet another road series loss against the Boston Red Sox on 5-27-2018.  They would, however, recover in their next 4-game home series versus the Mets by settling for the series tie after a 4-1 loss on 5-30-2018.  Most recently, they have won 2 of 3 games of a 4-game home set versus the Washington Nationals with the finale being on 6-3-2018.

For the season, the Braves are averaging 5.05 runs per game (4th) with a team batting average of .264 (2nd), 65 homers (11th) along with 37 stolen bases (6th).  Their pitching staff has an ERA of 3.64 (10th) with 484 strikeouts (11th) along with 22 quality starts on the season (16th).

Freddie Freeman (.335 BA on 209 AB), Nick Markakis (.332 BA on 220 AB), Ryan Flaherty (.277 BA on 112 AB), and Ozzie Albies (.273 BA on 238 AB) have been the offensive stars for the Braves all season.  Dansby Swanson (.266 BA on 154 AB) and Ender Incarte (.253 BA on 221 AB) have also been consistent at the plate for the Braves.

Mike Foltynewicz (4-3, 60 IP, 21 R, 48 H, 5 HR, 29 BB, 69 SO, 2.55 ERA) and Brandon McCarthy (5-2, 57.1 IP, 34 R, 72 H, 8 HR, 19 BB, 45 SO, 5.02 ERA) have been bright spots on the mound for the Braves this year.  Sean Newcomb (5-1, 55.2 IP, 20 R, 42 H, 3 HR, 28 BB, 62 SO, 2.75 ERA) and Julio Teheran (4-3, 67 IP, 30 R, 52 H, 11 HR, 30 BB, 54 SO, 4.03 ERA have also been solid for Atlanta in 2018.


San Diego Padres's Latest Performance :

The Padres come into this matchup winners of 4 of their last 5 games to where the O/U has been 4-1.  Recently, the Padres would come out flat in a 3-game road series versus the Nationals and would suffer another series loss on 5-23-2018.  Furthermore, they would also drop a 3-game home set to division foe Los Angeles Dodgers on 5-27-2018.   The Padres would, however, go on to win their following 4-game home set against the Marlins by picking up an 8-3 win on 5-31-2018.  They are currently tied in a 3-game home series with the Cincinnati Reds with the finale being on 6-3-2018.

For the season, San Diego averages 3.87 runs per game (28th) with a team batting average of .231 (27th), 51 homers (28th) and 37 stolen bases on the year (7th).  Their pitching staff possesses an ERA of 4.19 (17th) with 518 strikeouts (10th) and 20 quality starts thus far (23rd).

Jose Pirela (.276 BA on 228 AB), Eric Hosmer (.280 BA on 214 AB), and Freddy Galvis (.235 BA on 213 AB) have been the few bright spots for this San Diego squad.

Tyson Ross (4-3) has pitched 65.2 innings while allowing 26 runs on 53 hits, 5 homers, 24 walks, and 68 strikeouts with an ERA of 3.29 has also been solid at the mound.  Clayton Richard (3-6) has been improving for the Padres this season and has pitched 74 innings while allowing 40 runs on 72 hits, 9 homers, 25 walks, and 61 strikeouts with an ERA of 4.74.

How Atlanta Braves & San Diego Padres Matchup.

Vegas Odds, Offshore Odds, & Odds ATS:

For the season, the Braves are 32-26 ATS while the O/U is 26-29-3.  On the other hand, the Padres are 30-30 while the O/U is 29-29-2.

In-Depth Analysis of each team:

This will be an interesting matchup in that you have two teams that have certainly been able to regroup in which to win some games recently.  Needless to say, each team will be looking to extend their stellar play in which to maintain their current division standings or, increasing their overall position.  Jordan Lyles (2-1) will be coming to the mound for the Padres on Tuesday and he will look to obtain his 3rd win in 5 attempts.  While the pitcher for the Braves have not been determined, their staff has been solid all year long and look to continue their play at the mound.

Against The Spread Selection: Atlanta Braves

My reason for the pick :

Regardless of the Padres being able to pick up some wins recently, it remains a fact that the Braves are indeed the better team in this contest and series, for that matter.  Their offense continues to heat up while their pitching staff remains solid against opponents.  In all, I see this as a competitive matchup, however, one in which the Braves will battle all obstacles on the road to get a slim, yet, much-needed victory over a surging Padres team.

Betting trends for Atlanta Braves :

  • Betting Trends for Atlanta Braves

    • The Braves are 13-6 in last 19 road games
    • The Braves are 5-3 in last 8 games
    • The Under is 5-2 in Braves last 7 games

Betting trends for San Diego Padres:

  • Betting Trends for San Diego Padres

    • The Padres are 6-6 in last 12 games
    • The Over is 5-1 in Padres last 6 games


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