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Atlanta Braves vs. San Diego Padres - 8/31/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

San Diego Padres (55-75) at Atlanta Braves (48-83)

MLB Baseball: Wednesday, August 31, 2016 at 7:10 pm (Turner Field)

P Clemens (2-3) (5.06) vs. Matt Wisler (5-11) (4.92)

The Line: Atlanta Braves -136 / San Diego Padres +126 --- Over/Under: 8.5 See the Latest Odds


Over at Turner Field on Wednesday, the San Diego Padres and the Atlanta Braves will continue their MLB series. 

This will be game two of the set. On Tuesday, the Braves pulled off a 7-3 win. 

Atlanta Braves vs. San Diego Padres - 8/31/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction


On Wednesday, the Padres will be bringing out RHP Paul Clemens. In 12 games (eight starts) and a 2-3 record, Clemens holds a 5.06 ERA with a 1.55 WHIP in 42.2 innings. Clemens took a loss against the Cubs his last time up with 5.1 innings, seven hits and four earned. 

It’s easy to find the key hitters on the Padres’ roster. Wil Meyers holds 126 hits with 81 runs, 23 homers and 73 RBI. Yangervis Solarte has 86 hits with 45 runs and 53 RBI. Jon Jay has 80 hits with 34 RBI and 23 homers. 

The Braves will be countering with RHP Matt Wisler on Wednesday. In 22 games (21 starts) and a 5-11 record, Wisler holds a 4.92 ERA with a 1.29 WHIP in 130 innings. Wisler got a win in Arizona his last time up with eight innings, two hits and one run. 

The Braves have a few decent hitters as well. Freddie Freeman has hit 141 times with 79 runs, 27 homers and 65 RBI. Nick Markakis has hit 134 times with 52 runs and 73 RBI. Adonis Garcia sits on 107 hits with 44 runs and 45 RBI so far. 

The Padres are 21-44 in their last 65 road games versus a right-handed starter and 19-40 in their last 60 road games against a team with a home winning percentage of less than .400. 

Meanwhile, the Braves are 7-3 in their last 10 game twos of a series, and 2-7 in their last nine Wednesday games. Atlanta is also 6-15 in Wisler’s last 21 starts, and 6-15 in Wisler’s last 21 starts on grass. 

There’s not a whole lot to like about this game from either side, but I’ll take the at-home Braves here. The over looks tasty as well.

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