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San Diego Padres vs. Atlanta Braves - 7/14/19 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Atlanta Braves at San Diego Padres
Date & Time Sunday July 14, 2019, 4:10 PM (EDT)
Petco Park
San Diego, California
The Line
The Line: Atlanta Braves -139 / San Diego Padres +110 -- Over/Under: 9
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The Atlanta Braves and San Diego Padres meet Sunday in MLB action at Petco Park.

The Atlanta Braves look to stay hot after winning six of their last seven games. The Braves have scored 16 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in 11 of their last 13 games. The Atlanta Braves have won eight of their last 11 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 212 hits and 105 RBI. Mike Soroka gets the ball, and he is 9-1 with a 2.42 ERA and 73 strikeouts this season. This will be Soroka’s second career game against the Padres.

The San Diego Padres need a win after losing seven of their last 10 games. The Padres have scored 13 runs in their last three games and three or less runs in six of their last 10 games. The San Diego Padres have lost six of their last nine 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. Cal Quantrill gets the ball, and he is 2-2 with a 4.83 ERA and 36 strikeouts this season. This will be Quantrill’s second career game against the Braves.

The Braves are 36-16 in their last 52 Sunday games, 49-22 in their last 71 during game 3 of a series and 15-3 in Sorokas last 18 starts. The Padres are 36-74 in their last 110 Sunday games, 2-9 in their last 11 during game 3 of a series and 0-4 in Quantrills last 4 home starts. The Braves are 7-19 in the last 26 meetings in San Diego and 5-2 in the last 7 meetings. The over is 6-0 in Quantrills last 6 starts overall. The over is 5-1-1 in Sorokas last 7 starts overall.

Soroka has been at his best on the road this season through 49 innings, as he has a 1.29 ERA and a .171 allowed batting average. The Braves have also won seven straight with Soroka on the mound, not losing a game since May 25. Quantrill has allowed 20 hits and 10 earned runs in his last 20 innings and has a 4.98 ERA and .295 allowed batting average at home. The Padres also continue to find tough ways to lose, while the Braves are gaining confidence by the inning and has an offense that continues to produce consistently. I have to keep backing the Braves.

Atlanta Braves -139

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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