Atlanta Braves vs. San Diego Padres - 6/9/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
San Diego Padres (29-29) at Atlanta Braves (27-29)
MLB Baseball: Tuesday, June 9, 2015 at 7:10 pm (Turner Field)
J Shields (7-0) (3.58) vs. M Foltynewicz (3-2) (4.28)
The Line: Atlanta Braves +116 / San Diego Padres -126 --- Over/Under: 7.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: FS-San Diego
The Atlanta Braves shoot for another win against the San Diego Padres at Turner Field Tuesday.
Right now the San Diego Padres are the odd man out in the National League West as they are chasing the Dodgers and Giants. However the Padres are hot as winners in five of six after a 5-3, eleven inning win at Atlanta Monday. Ian Kennedy gave up all three runs on eight hits over five frames with six relievers putting up zeros. The Padres did their damage on nine hits and two free passes with Cory Spangenberg driving in two runs while Matt Kemp drove an Justin Upton drove in runs and scored. James Shields toes the rubber against Atlanta in game two of their series Tuesday night. Shields improved to 7-0 in a 7-3 win over the Mets with both runs plated on six hits over seven frames.
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The Atlanta Braves can ill afford losing streaks of any length with Washington certain to catch fire in the National League East. The Braves let one get away Monday for their 5th defeat in six contests. Starter Shelby Miller allowed a run on five hits through seven innings with Jason Grilli charged with an unearned 9th inning run to send the game to extras where Cody Martin gave up two runs without recording an out. The Bravos racked up eleven hits and walked twice with Cameron Maybin and Freddie Freeman both going 2-5 with an RBI and run apiece. Michael Foltyniewicz opposes San Diego for the first time in his career. Foltyniewicz suffered a 9-8 defeat at Arizona with five runs plated (four earned) on eight hits and a pair of BB in 5.2 innings.
The over is 9-1-1 in San Diego’s last 11 overall and is 9-1-1 in their last 11 on grass while going 15-5-1 in their last 21 games as a favorite. The over is 8-1 in Atlanta’s last 9 Tuesday games while the over is 6-1-1 in their last 8 overall and is 6-1-1 in their last 8 on grass. The Padres are 10-4 in the last 14 meetings and are 3-7 in the last 10 meetings in Atlanta. I’m going with Shields and the hotter team here…