Padres at Braves - 6/8/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
San Diego Padres (29-29) at Atlanta Braves (27-28)
MLB Baseball: Monday, June 8, 2015 at 7:10 pm (Turner Field)
I Kennedy (3-5) (6.60) vs. S Miller (5-2) (1.89)
The Line: Atlanta Braves -129 / San Diego Padres +119 --- Over/Under: 7.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSN-SD, SPSO
The San Diego Padres and Atlanta Braves begin a four-game series Monday night.
The San Diego Padres look for a win after winning five of their last seven games. The Padres have scored 15 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last seven games. The Padres have won six straight when scoring more than three runs. Justin Upton leads San Diego with 62 hits and 37 RBI while Matt Kemp and Derek Norris have combined for 66 RBI. The San Diego Padres have won five of their last seven road games. Ian Kennedy gets the nod, and he’s 3-5 with a 6.60 ERA and 45 strikeouts this season. Kennedy is 2-0 with a 3.54 ERA and 39 strikeouts in his career against the Braves.
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The Atlanta Braves look for a win after splitting their last eight games. The Braves have scored 13 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in seven of their last eight games. The Braves have won five of their last eight games when scoring more than three runs. Freddie Freeman leads Atlanta with 64 hits and 34 RBI while Andrelton Simmons and Jace Peterson have combined for 45 RBI. The Atlanta Braves have won five of their last eight home games. Shelby Miller takes the hill, and he’s 5-2 with a 1.89 ERA and 51 strikeouts this season. Miller is 1-1 with a 4.79 ERA and 18 strikeouts in his career against the Padres.
The Padres are 1-4 in their last 5 during game 1 of a series and 1-4 in Kennedys last 5 starts. The Braves are 7-15 in their last 22 games as a favorite and 8-3 in Millers last 11 starts. The Padres are 3-7 in the last 10 meetings in Atlanta and 10-4 in the last 14 meetings overall.
The Braes have been solid on their home field and have one of their top pitchers on the hill. I like Atlanta to strike first blood with the low chalk.