San Diego Padres vs. Atlanta Braves - 7/13/19 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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Atlanta Braves at San Diego Padres

Saturday, July 13, 2019 at 7:40 PM (Petco Park)

The Line: Atlanta Braves / San Diego Padres -- Over/Under:


The Atlanta Braves and San Diego Padres meet Saturday in MLB action at Petco Park.

The Atlanta Braves look for another win after winning five of their last six games. The Braves have scored 13 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in 10 of their last 12 games. The Atlanta Braves have won seven of their last 10 games when scoring four or more runs. Freddie Freeman leads the Braves with 110 hits and 68 RBI while Ronald Acuna Jr. and Ozzie Albies have combined for 209 hits and 103 RBI. Julio Teheran gets the ball, and he is 5-6 with a 3.75 ERA and 91 strikeouts this season. Teheran is 5-4 with a 3.88 ERA and 70 strikeouts in his career against the Padres.

The San Diego Padres need a win after losing six of their last nine games. The Padres have scored 11 runs in their last three games and three or less runs in seven of their last 11 games. The San Diego Padres have lost four of their last six games when scoring three or less runs. Eric Hosmer leads the Padres with 101 hits and 63 RBI while Manny Machado and Franmil Reyes have combined for 163 hits and 101 RBI. Joey Lucchesi gets the ball, and he is 7-4 with a 3.94 ERA and 92 strikeouts this season. This will be Lucchesi’s first career game against the Braves.

The Braves are 4-1 in their last 5 during game 2 of a series, 7-3 in their last 10 Saturday games and 9-3 in Teherans last 12 starts. The Padres are 5-2 in their last 7 during game 2 of a series, 0-5 in their last 5 home games and 1-4 in Lucchesis last 5 starts with 5 days of rest. The Braves are 7-19 in the last 26 meetings in San Diego and 5-2 in the last 7 meetings. The under is 3-1-1 in Lucchesis last 5 starts overall. The under is 10-4 in Teherans last 14 starts overall.

Teheran is coming off one of his best starts of the season where he held the Marlins to five hits and zero runs in six innings, and he's holding current Padres to a .190 batting average and 22 strikeouts in 84 at bats. Lucchesi has been money at home where he has a 2.76 ERA and .196 allowed batting average, but he doesn't get much run support, as the Padres have scored three or less runs in four of his last five starts. The San Diego Padres are in a serious funk right now where the bats are ice cold, and they're playing a confident and loose Braves team that has no problem putting up crooked numbers. I'm riding the hot hand.

Randy’s Pick Atlanta Braves

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.