Padres vs. Braves - 6/8/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Atlanta Braves (16-42) at San Diego Padres (25-35)
MLB Baseball: Wednesday, June 8, 2016 at 3:40 pm (PETCO Park)
J Teheran (1-6) (2.92) vs. D Pomeranz (5-5) (2.22)
The Line: San Diego Padres -143 / Atlanta Braves +133 --- Over/Under: 7 See the Latest Odds
The San Diego Padres look to complete the sweep of the Atlanta Braves early Wednesday afternoon.
The Atlanta Braves need a victory in order to snap a six-game losing streak. The Braves have allowed 23 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in eight straight games. The Atlanta Braves have an ERA of 4.50 and have lost 10 of their last 11 games when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Freddie Freeman leads Atlanta with 53 hits, Nick Markakis has 33 RBI and Mallex Smith has three home runs. Julio Teheran gets the nod, and he’s 1-6 with a 2.92 ERA and 69 strikeouts this season. Teheran is 1-2 with a 4.55 ERA and 28 strikeouts in his career against the Padres.
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The San Diego Padres look for another win after winning five of their last seven games. The Padres have scored 14 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in seven of their last eight games. The San Diego Padres offense has been hot recently, and they’ve won six of their last nine games when scoring more than three runs. Jon Jay leads San Diego with 68 hits, Matt Kemp has 42 RBI and Wil Myers has 10 home runs. Drew Pomeranz takes the hill, and he’s 5-5 with a 2.22 ERA and 77 strikeouts this season. This will be Pomeranz’s second career game against the Braves.
The Braves are 16-35 in their last 51 during game 3 of a series and 2-10 in Teherans last 12 starts. The Padres are 14-38 in their last 52 during game 3 of a series and 3-13 in their last 16 games vs. a right-handed starter. The Braves are 2-14 in the last 16 meetings in San Diego.
We continue to fade the Braves and continue to fatten our pockets. You just can't back this Atlanta team, especially when they can't even win when their ace is on the hill. Teheran has been pretty good this year and still has just one win. The Padres should complete the sweep here.