MLB Preview: Atlanta Braves vs. San Diego Padres

by Dirty on April 25, 2011

Betting on Padres Baseball A winning streak will be on the line for the Atlanta Braves on Monday when they battle the San Diego Padres at PETCO Park.

The Braves will pin their hopes on the pitching of righthander Derek Lowe in this game. Lowe has a 2-3 record and a 3.25 ERA this season.

Starting this game for the Padres will be Dustin Moseley. The righthander has a 1.40 ERA to go along with a 0-3 record this season.

Oddsmakers currently have the Braves listed as 130-moneyline favorites versus the Padres, while the game’s total is sitting at 6½.

The Braves were a 9-6 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Giants. That made winners of bettors who got Atlanta at +118 on the moneyline, while the total score (15) was good news for OVER bettors.

In their last action, San Diego was a 3-1 loser at home against the Phillies. Bettors on Philadelphia at -173 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (4) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well.

Current streak:
Atlanta has won 3 straight games.
San Diego has lost 4 straight games.

Team records:
Atlanta: 11-12 SU
San Diego: 8-14 SU

Atlanta most recently:
When playing on Monday are 3-7
Before playing San Diego are 5-5
After playing San Francisco are 5-5
After a win are 4-6

San Diego most recently:
When playing on Monday are 7-3
Before playing Atlanta are 5-5
After playing Philadelphia are 2-8
After a loss are 5-5

A few trends to consider:
Atlanta is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing San Diego
Atlanta is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against San Diego
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Atlanta’s last 5 games when playing on the road against San Diego
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Atlanta’s last 8 games when playing San Diego
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of San Diego’s last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of San Diego’s last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of San Diego’s last 5 games when playing at home against Atlanta
The total has gone OVER in 6 of San Diego’s last 8 games when playing Atlanta

Next up:
San Diego home to Atlanta, Tuesday, April 26

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