Padres vs. Braves Thursday Prediction

San Diego Padres vs. Atlanta Braves, 5/2/2019 Predictions & Odds

The Padres will look to earn a series split with the Braves in Atlanta where the teams will play the finale at 12:10 p.m. ET on Thursday. What’s the best play on the board for bettors?

Game Snapshot & Odds

953 San Diego Padres (+107) at 954 Atlanta Braves (-130); 8.5 Runs

Thursday, May 2, 2019

12:10 p.m. ET, SunTrust Park, Atlanta, GA

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Public Betting Trends

According to our MLB Public Betting Chart page, 64% of the betting tickets are on the Braves to beat the Padres on the money line.

San Diego Padres Fantasy Spin

Manny Machado went 1-for-4 and ripped a solo home run during Wednesday's loss to the Braves. His bases-empty shot off starter Max Fried produced the Padres' only run of the ballgame. The $300 million man hasn't generated a lot of fantasy excitement yet in his first season with the Manny Machado went 1-for-4 and ripped a solo home run during Wednesday's loss to the Braves.

Atlanta Braves Fantasy Spin

Dansby Swanson smacked a home run and knocked in three RBI during Wednesday's win over the Padres. He got the game's scoring started by lifting a sacrifice fly that plated Ozzie Albies in the first inning. He put the game out of reach in the seventh inning by homering off Luis Perdomo with Ronald Acuna aboard. Swanson is now delivering on some of the expectations that were placed on him when he was selected as the first overall pick of the 2015 draft. He has a .263 batting average with six home runs, 25 RBI, 15 runs scored and two stolen bases in 30 games. If he keeps this up he is going to blow away his career highs across the board.

MLB Betting Trends

San Diego

The Padres are 2-5 in Matt Strahm’s last seven starts.

Atlanta

The Braves are just 3-8 in Mike Foltynewicz’s last 11 starts.

Prediction:

On the surface, this looks like a good matchup to take the under. The first three games in this series all fell under the total and the pitching matchup isn’t half-bad either. Strahm has turned things around, looking sharp in his last two starts. Foltynewicz, meanwhile, came off the IL and pitched okay. That said, he only threw 78 pitches and did allow four runs on six hits. Strahm, meanwhile, is allowing a lot of hard contact and this Atlanta offense is tough on lefties. I’m going to take a flier on the over.

The Pick: Padres/Braves OVER 8.5

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