Padres vs. Braves Prediction
The Atlanta Braves secured a second straight win yesterday to remain a game up in first place in the NL East. With Atlanta opening a series tonight against the San Diego Padres, will the hosts continue its strong play of late?
Thursday, June 14, 2018
SunTrust Park at 7:35PM ET
TV: FSSE (ATL)
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Public Betting Information
According to oddsmakers, the Braves are a -142 favorite to win on the moneyline. The Padres are a +132 underdog, while the total is set at 8.5 runs. As of Thursday morning, 81 percent of public bets are pouring in on host Atlanta. Check out our MLB Public Betting Page for the latest info.
Padres win final two at Cardinals
After dropping the series opener 5-2 at St. Louis on Monday, San Diego responded with a pair of 4-2 victories including in the series finale Wednesday night. Cory Spangenberg helped lead the way to the win by going 2-for-4 with a stolen base and a run. Eric Hosmer was also 2-for-4. Freddy Galvis finished 1-for-4 with a double and two RBIs. Manuel Margot ended the game 3-for-4 with a triple, a run and an RBI. Eric Lauer earned the win on the mound as he allowed two earned runs while scattering eight hits over 5 2/3 innings, striking out two and walking none.
Soroka carries no-hitter into seventh
Atlanta finished a two-game home sweep over the Mets Wednesday afternoon as 20-year-old rookie pitcher Mike Soroka had a no-hitter into the seventh inning of a 2-0 victory. He outdueled New York starter Jacob deGrom in the process. Soroka allowed one hit while striking out four and walking one over 6 1/3 innings. Arodys Vizcaino picked up his 12th save. Freddie Freeman went 2-for-4 with a home run and two RBIs to provide much of the offense. Johan Camargo was 2-for-3 with a double.
Tyson Ross (5-3, 3.43 ERA) starts today for San Diego, while Atlanta turns to Anibal Sanchez (2-0, 2.37).
MLB Betting Trends
The under is 8-2 in the last 10 Padres games on Thursdays. San Diego is 5-16 in its last 21 meetings in Atlanta.
The under is 8-3 in the last 11 Braves games following a win. The over is 5-2-1 in the last eight meetings in Atlanta.
While Ross has had a solid year to date for the Padres, Sanchez is pitching even better albeit in a small sample size. I think Sanchez should navigate pretty easily through a San Diego lineup that will be fatigued after playing last night in St. Louis and then traveling. Meanwhile, the Braves game was finished in the early afternoon yesterday and they had the luxury of remaining at home. Additionally, any pitcher a team faces after deGrom aside from a select few is probably going to look easier to hit.
MLB DAILY PREDICTION: ATLANTA BRAVES -142