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Atlanta Braves at San Diego Padres Picks & Betting Tips - Padres To Avoid Sweep

  • Atlanta Braves at San Diego Padres tips for Sunday
  • First pitch slated for 16:10 ET at Petco Park
  • Braves will send right-hander Jesse Chavez (3-2, 2.37 ERA, 1.05 WHIP)
  • Padres will go with right-hander Joe Musgrove (11-9, 3.15 ERA, 1.07 WHIP)
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    Atlanta Braves at San Diego Padres Picks & Betting Tips
  • Atlanta Braves at San Diego Padres Picks & Betting Tips
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  • Atlanta Braves Form
  • San Diego Padres Form 

Atlanta Braves at San Diego Padres Picks & Betting Tips


Atlanta (82-74) is hanging onto to the NL East lead by a thread, leading Philadelphia by 1.5 games. The Braves magic number to clinch the division is seven.

The Braves have won two straight and six of seven. The Braves are 6-4 in last 10. Atlanta is 45-35 on the road and 59-54 against RHPs.

Chavez is making just his third start of the year. The 38-year-old is 0-1 as a starter as he has given up three hits along with two runs in 3.2 innings. 

San Diego (78-77) was eliminated from playoff contention with Saturday night’s loss to Atlanta.

The Padres have lost two straight and seven of eight. The Padres are 3-7 in last 10. San Diego is 45-35 at home and 54-57 at home.

Musgrove is enduring his worst month of the season as he has 5.09 ERA. The 28-year-old has permitted five runs on eight hits in a 6-5 home loss to San Francisco. Musgrove has given up 24 hits, including five homers, and 13 runs while walking 12 and striking out 21. 

Head To Head


Jorge Soler, who had four RBIs in the game, drove in the game-winning run in the top of the 10th inning as Atlanta scored two runs in the frame en route to a 10-8 victory. Soler and Austin Riley led the Braves 13 hit attack with three hits apiece.

The Braves have won both games at Petco Park and leads the series 3-2. The Braves have outscored the Padres 23-18.

Atlanta Braves Form


Atlanta is 6-3 during its current 10-game road trip.

The Braves have won six of seven and are 12-10 in September. outscoring their opponents 117-85.

Atlanta’s offense has produced 5.1 runs over the last 13 games with a slash line of .262/.306/.451/

The Braves’ pitching staff has compiled a 7-6 record during this 13- game stretch with a 3.34 ERA, 1.04 WHIP and .210 OBA.  

San Diego Padres Form 


San Diego is 1-4 during its current six-game homestand.

The Padres are 6-15 in September, by far their worst month of the season, getting outscored 122-87.

San Diego’s offense has compiled 4.2 runs over the last 14 contests with a slash line of .252/.300/.402. 

The Padres’ pitching staff has compiled a 3-11 record during this 14-game stretch with a 6.32 ERA, 1.43 WHIP and .270 OBA.

Verdict

Atlanta has played well during this recent road trip. This is a bullpen game for the Braves. While Atlanta’s relievers have been terrific in September posting a 2.92 ERA and 1.08 WHIP, they have had to use nine different relievers over the last three games – which includes five in last night’s game to throw 4.2 innings.

San Diego is plagued by a ton of turmoil and are now officially out of the playoff. However, Musgrove -- who has been prone to give up the long ball lately -- has pitched well at home (.294) this year and is holding opponents to a .200 batting average during day games.

Best Bet: San Diego Padres Moneyline @-153.85 at bet365 Sport NJ - 2 Units

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