San Diego Padres at Atlanta Braves
|Date & Time||Tuesday April 30, 2019, 7:20 PM (EDT)|
The Line: San Diego Padres -116 / Atlanta Braves -105 -- Over/Under: 8.5
The San Diego Padres and Atlanta Braves meet Tuesday in MLB action at SunTrust Park.
The San Diego Padres look for a win here after splitting their last 10 games. The Padres have scored 15 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last seven games. The San Diego Padres have won 10 of their last 12 games when scoring four or more runs. Fernando Tatis Jr. leads the Padres with 30 hits and 13 RBI while Eric Hosmer and Wil Meyers have combined for 51 hits and 28 RBI. Chris Paddack gets the ball, and he is 1-1 with a 1.67 ERA and 30 strikeouts this season. This will be Paddack’s first career game against the Braves.
The Atlanta Braves also need a win here after splitting their last 10 games. The Braves have scored 16 runs in their last three games and three or more runs in nine of their last 10 games. The Atlanta Braves have won seven of their last 12 games when scoring three or more runs. Ozzie Albies leads the Braves with 35 hits and 12 RBI while Nick Markakis and Freddie Freeman have combined for 66 hits and 36 RBI. Julio Teheran gets the ball, and he is 2-3 with a 5.40 ERA and 36 strikeouts this season. Teheran is 5-3 with a 3.73 ERA and 62 strikeouts in his career against the Padres.
The Padres are 6-2 in their last 8 road games, 8-21 in their last 29 during game 2 of a series and 4-1 in Paddacks last 5 starts. The Braves are 1-5 in their last 6 vs. National League West, 5-1 in Teherans last 6 home starts and 4-1 in Teherans last 5 starts vs. National League West. The Padres are 7-20 in the last 27 meetings in Atlanta, 5-13 in the last 18 meetings and the Braves are 4-1 in Teherans last 5 starts vs. Padres. The over is 5-1 in Teherans last 6 starts overall. The under is 4-1 in Paddacks last 5 starts overall.
Paddack has been highly impressive this season, allowing just 10 hits and five runs in 27 innings while striking out 30. Teheran has been up and down this season, but his best 11 innings have come at home where he has an ERA of 1.64 and 13 strikeouts. Paddack is hard to pass up given the way he's started the season, but I trust the Braves team and offense more than anything. When it comes down to it, the Braves are the more explosive and better team, and we're getting the cheaper price. Give me the Braves.