Atlanta Braves at San Diego Padres Baseball Odds Prediction

Posted by Daniel Strum on Tuesday,August 18, 2015 3:46, EST in

Expectations in sports for MLB betting fans can be a bit of a tricky thing, especially when a team is expected to be bad. Is it okay to be disappointed when your team ends up playing just as poorly as was predicted? That is the scenario that the Atlanta Braves find themselves in this season. It was made clear that this was a team in transition, but it’s still not fun to lose on a regular basis. The will close out a 3-game series versus the Padres in San Diego on Wednesday night.

Atlanta Braves at San Diego Padres Baseball Odds Prediction & Game Info

Date/Time: August 19, 3:40 pm ET
Venue: PETCO Park, San Diego, California
TV: FSSD
Radio: XPRS 1090
Opening Lines: San Diego: -158, Atlanta +150

It has been something of a confusing season for fans in Atlanta (53-65). They had some reason for hope in the early part of the year, as the Braves started well. You always had the sense that it wouldn’t last, though, and that is exactly what happened. The Braves were big sellers at the trade deadline, but rather than bringing in youth, they made moves that brought more veteran guys to the ATL.

One move that created a lot of buzz was when they landed Hector Olivera in a blockbuster 3-team deal that also included the Marlins and Dodgers. Olivera is a 30-year old 3rd baseman who has spent his career tearing it up in Cuba. He is sure to create a lot of buzz when he finally gets called into the Braves lineup.

Julio Teheran (8-6, 4.44 ERA) will get the start. He is unbeaten (2-0) in his last three starts.

This game will feel like a little bit of a reunion of sorts, as a number of former Braves made the jump to the Padres (57-62) in the offseason. The addition of guys like Justin Upton and Craig Kimbrel led Padres fans to believe that this might be their year, but all the new guys in the line-up have not gelled as expected.

San Diego is now as good as done in the playoff race, and they are going to have some tough decisions to make once the season ends. They held on to a lot of guys that people believed that would move at the trade deadline, but whether they are all still in San Diego next season remains to be seen. Tyson Ross (8-9, 3.40 ERA) will be on the mound for the Padres on Wednesday night.

Key Online Betting Trends

  • Atlanta is 2-6-1 SU in its last 9 games when playing San Diego
  • Atlanta is 0-4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against San Diego
  • San Diego is 6-2-1 SU in its last 9 games when playing Atlanta
  • San Diego is 8-0-1 SU in its last 9 games when playing at home against Atlanta

Consider This Before Placing Your Bet

There is really very little other than pride to play for with these two teams. I’m giving the edge to the Padres, based solely on the fact that they have the home field advantage.