Padres vs. Braves - 6/7/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Atlanta Braves (16-41) at San Diego Padres (24-35)
MLB Baseball: Tuesday, June 7, 2016 at 10:10 pm (PETCO Park)
Aaron Blair (0-4) (7.55) vs. Colin Rea (3-2) (4.85)
The Line: San Diego Padres -142 / Atlanta Braves +132 --- Over/Under: 7.5 See the Latest Odds
The Atlanta Braves and San Diego Padres meet late Tuesday night for game two of their series.
The Atlanta Braves could use a win in order to snap a five-game losing streak. The Braves have allowed 23 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in seven straight games. The Atlanta Braves have an ERA of 4.45 and have lost 10 of their last 11 games when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Freddie Freeman leads Atlanta with 51 hits, Nick Markakis has 31 RBI and Jeff Francoeur has two home runs. Aaron Blair gets the nod, and he’s 0-4 with a 7.55 ERA and 16 strikeouts this season. This will be Blair’s first career game against the Padres.
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The San Diego Padres look for a win after splitting their last eight games. The Padres have scored 14 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last seven games. The San Diego Padres offense has been rolling, and they’ve won five of their last eight games when scoring more than three runs. Jon Jay leads San Diego with 67 hits, Wil Myers has 30 RBI and Matt Kemp has 14 home runs. Colin Rea takes the hill, and he’s 3-2 with a 4.85 ERA and 39 strikeouts this season. This will be Rea’s second career game against the Braves.
The Braves are 12-27 in their last 39 during game 2 of a series and 1-6 in Blairs last 7 starts. The Padres are 2-5 in their last 7 during game 2 of a series and 1-4 in Reas last 5 home starts. The Braves are 3-13 in the last 16 meetings in San Diego and 0-4 in the last 4 meetings overall.
I just don't back the Braves. It's damn near impossible to back a team that can't score and now can't get off the field defensively. Atlanta is just a young team that's waiting for all of its talented players to grow up in a year or two. Padres should sweep this series.