Padres vs. Braves Wednesday Prediction
One night after the Braves won a low-scoring game, the Padres returned the favor to even their series with Atlanta. Which team will take Game 3 of the four-game set on Wednesday night at 7:20 p.m. ET?
Game Snapshot & Odds
Wednesday, May 1, 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, 59% of the betting tickets are on the Braves to beat the Padres on the money line.
San Diego Padres Fantasy Spin
Franmil Reyes went 3-for-4 with a pair of home runs and three RBI in the Padres' 4-3 win over the Braves on Tuesday. Reyes showed off his prodigious power in this one, turning on a Julio Teheran offering in the first inning for a solo shot before taking Teheran the opposite way for his second homer in the sixth. For good measure, he also lined an RBI double into the right field corner in the third inning. Reyes has been on the receiving end of some bad luck in the early portion of the year, but he's now got eight homers while upping his line to .232/.286/.561 through 30 games. There's definitely fantasy appeal here.
Atlanta Braves Fantasy Spin
Matt Joyce went 2-for-4 with two RBI in a loss to the Padres on Tuesday. With runners on second and third and two outs in the second inning, the Padres shifted their defense in hopes the left-handed Joyce would pull one to the right side of the infield. Instead, Joyce slapped a Chris Paddack delivery to the spot where the shortstop would have been, plating both runs. He had a chance to be the hero in the ninth inning, representing the winning run, but closer Kirby Yates fanned Joyce en route to earning the save. The 34-year-old Joyce has seven hits in 27 at-bats this year, batting .259/.333/.593 overall.
MLB Betting Trends
The Padres are 2-5 in Matt Strahm’s last seven starts.
The Braves have won five of their last seven games when playing Game 3 of a series.
Straham has turned things around after a disappointing season debut. Max Fried, meanwhile, was touched for four runs in 5 1/3 innings while taking a loss against the Rockies in his last start. Given how poorly Atlanta has swung the bats in this series, San Diego is worth a flier as a money line underdog.
The Pick: San Diego Padres +133