Braves vs. Padres Prediction
The Braves and Padres will open a new series on Thursday night when the two teams meet at 8:10 p.m. ET. With the Padres listed as slight favorites and the total sitting at 8 runs, what’s the best bet when it comes to this matchup?
907 Atlanta Braves (-105) at 908 San Diego Padres (-115); o/u 8
8:10 p.m. ET, Thursday, April 14, 2022
Petco Park, San Diego, CA
Atlanta Braves DFS SPIN
Austin Riley cracked his second homer of the season in the Braves' loss to the Nationals on Wednesday. It was a solo blast to center off Nats reliever Kyle Finnegan. Riley also singled and drew a walk, finishing the day 2-for-3. The young power-hitting third baseman boasts a .333 batting average and 1.151 OPS through 31 plate appearances as he looks to build off his breakout 2021 campaign.
San Diego Padres DFS Spin
Jake Cronenworth went 2-for-4 and drove in the Padres lone run with an RBI triple in Wednesday's loss to the Giants. Cronenworth followed a Manny Machado double with a run-scoring triple off of Logan Webb in the opening inning to give the Padres an early lead on Wednesday. He would be stranded at third base though, and that would wind up being the extent of the Padres offense in the game. Cronenworth is now hitting .292/.400/.417 with four RBI on the young season.
Braves vs. Padres MLB BETTING PREDICTION
The Braves are 7-2 in their last nine games versus the Padres and are 6-0 in their last six games in San Diego. They’re also 26-11 in their last 37 games overall, is 36-15 in their last 51 games following a loss and are 11-3 in their last 14 games versus NL West rivals. On the other side, the Padres are just 1-5 in their last six home games, are 3-14 in their last 17 games during the first game of a series and are 0-4 in their last four games versus NL East rivals.
MLB BETTING PREDICTION: ATLANTA BRAVES -105