Atlanta Braves vs. San Diego Padres - 9/1/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
San Diego Padres (55-77) at Atlanta Braves (50-83)
MLB Baseball: Thursday, September 1, 2016 at 12:10 pm (Turner Field)
J Cosart (0-1) (4.23) vs. M Foltynewicz (7-5) (4.21)
The Line: Atlanta Braves -129 / San Diego Padres +119 --- Over/Under: 8.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: FS-San Diego
The San Diego Padres end their series at Turner Field with the Atlanta Braves on Thursday.
There is not much the San Diego Padres can do at this point except give a few players some looks and prepare for 2017. The Padres had nothing going in an 8-1 loss at Turner Field Wednesday with neither the arms or bats coming through. SD starter Paul Clemens gave up two runs over three frames while three others allowed two runs apiece. San Diego was held to five hits with Oswaldo Arcia smacking his second long ball. San Diego starts Jarred Cosart against the Braves for the second time this season. Cosart looks to continue his hot streak where he has allowed one run in three straight starts.
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The Atlanta Braves have proven to be pretty good spoilers at times but they are also inconsistent. The Padres probably think they were playoff contenders in Wednesdays win where the Braves could do no wrong. Bravos starter Matt Wisler gave up the lone run on three hits and struck out ten over six innings to pick up the win. Atlanta pounded out 12 hits and walked seven times with Gordon Beckham driving in two while Ender Inciate knocked in two and scored twice. The Braves are slated to start Joel De La Cruz for his first career meeting with San Diego. De La Cruz comes off of a 7-0 loss at San Francisco with six runs allowed (three earned) in four frames.
San Diego are 7-19 in their last 28 road games. The over is 14-4 in Atlanta’s last 18 overall and is 14-4 in their last 18 on grass while the Braves are 10-24 in their last 34 Thursday games. San Diego are 2-6 in the last 8 meetings in Atlanta and are 6-2 in the last 8 meetings. I’ll back the Braves but I’m not betting either…