Padres vs. Braves Tuesday Prediction
Despite excellent hitting conditions in Atlanta, the Padres and Braves combined for only four runs on Monday night. Will Game 2 of this series also be low-scoring when these teams meet at 7:20 p.m. ET on Tuesday?
Game Snapshot & Odds
Tuesday, April 30, 2019
7:20 p.m. ET, SunTrust Park, Atlanta, GA
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Public Betting Trends
According to our MLB Public Betting Chart page, 71% of the betting tickets are on the Padres to beat the Braves on the money line.
San Diego Padres Fantasy Spin
Fernando Tatis Jr. (hamstring) is not in the Padres' starting lineup Monday night against the Braves. Tatis was forced to do the splits while stretching for a throw at second base in Sunday's series finale against the Nationals. He walked off the field under his own power, but it was a very painful-looking play and a 10-day injured list stint is not out of the question for the 20-year-old shortstop. Greg Garcia will start at short and bat leadoff for the Padres in Monday's series opener versus Atlanta right-hander Mike Soroka.
Atlanta Braves Fantasy Spin
Ozzie Albies went 2-for-4 with a homer and two RBI against the Padres in Monday's win. Albies has three homers the last two days. He's also driven in nine runs in nine games, even though he's now a leadoff man. He had just three RBI in his first 19 games, though he was hitting mostly in the middle of the order then.
MLB Betting Trends
The Padres are 7-21 in their last 27 games versus the Braves in Atlanta.
The Braves are 14-5 in their last 18 games versus the Padres overall.
As I mentioned in the intro, the hitting conditions were pretty good for the Braves on Monday night. They had a lefty on the mound and over the last two years, Atlanta’s lineup has been outstanding against southpaws. The temperature was also in the 80s and yet the Braves could only muster three runs. After playing several high-scoring games over the weekend against the Rockies, I see runs being a premium for the Braves and Padres in this series. In fact, the under is now 5-1 in the last five meetings between these two teams and is 20-9-1 in Julio Teheran’s last 30 home starts.
The Pick: Padres/Braves UNDER 8.5