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Braves at Padres - 8/17/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Atlanta Braves (52-64) at San Diego Padres (56-61)

MLB Baseball: Monday, August 17, 2015 at 10:10 pm (PETCO Park)

W Perez (4-3) (4.21) vs. Colin Rea (1-0) (5.40)

The Line: San Diego Padres -139 / Atlanta Braves +129 --- Over/Under: 7.5 See the Latest Odds

TV: SPSO/FSSD

The Atlanta Braves and San Diego Padres begin their series Monday night.

The Atlanta Braves look for a win after splitting their last 10 games. The Braves have scored nine runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last 10 games. The Braves have won five of their last seven games when scoring more than three runs. Nick Markakis leads Atlanta with 131 hits and 42 RBI while Cameron Maybin and Andrelton Simmons have combined for 82 RBI. The Atlanta Braves have lost seven of their last eight road games. Williams Perez gets the ball, and he’s 4-3 with a 4.21 ERA and 44 strikeouts this season. This will be Perez’s second career game against the Padres.

Braves at Padres - 8/17/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The San Diego Padres look for a win after splitting their last eight games. The Padres have scored 16 runs in their last three games and three or less runs in seven of their last 10 games. The Padres have lost seven of their last eight games when scoring three or less runs. Matt Kemp leads San Diego with 118 hits and 68 RBI while Justin Upton and Derek Norris have combined for 117 RBI. The San Diego Padres have split their last 10 home games. Colin Rea takes the hill, and he’s 1-0 with a 5.40 ERA and four strikeouts this season. This will be Rea’s first career game against the Braves.

The Braves are 4-1 in their last 5 Monday games and 0-4 in Perezs last 4 starts. The Padres are 4-1 in their last 5 during game 1 of a series and 0-4 in their last 4 vs. National League East. The Braves are 0-7 in the last 7 meetings in San Diego and 2-5 in the last 7 meetings overall.

After playing an extra innings game Sunday, the Braves now have to get on a plane and fly across the country. I like the Padres here. 

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San Diego Padres -139

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