MLB Preview: San Diego Padres vs. Atlanta Braves

by Dirty on July 22, 2010

Braves Baseball Betting The San Diego Padres and the Atlanta Braves will both be gunning for a victory on Thursday when they meet at Turner Field.

The Padres will pin their hopes on the pitching of lefthander Clayton Richard in this game. Richard has a 7-4 record and a 3.53 ERA this season.

The Braves will counter Richard with Tim Hudson. Righthander Hudson has a 2.60 ERA to go along with a 9-5 record this season.

Oddsmakers currently have the Braves listed as 150-moneyline favorites versus the Padres, while the game’s total is sitting at 7½.

Nick Hundley hit a game-winning two-run double in the 12th inning on Wednesday, as the Padres defeated the Braves 6-4. The Padres won that game as +150 underdogs, while the 10 runs made it OVER the posted over/under (8) set by sportsbooks.

Tim Stauffer tossed two scoreless innings of relief for the win, and Heath Bell notched his 27th save.

Kris Medlen suffered the loss after giving up two runs in the 12th inning in relief for the Braves.

Team records:
San Diego: 55-38 SU
Atlanta: 55-39 SU

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

Atlanta most recently:
When playing on Thursday are 7-3
Before playing Florida are 6-4
After playing San Diego are 6-4
After a loss are 6-4

A few trends to consider:
San Diego is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
San Diego is 7-16 SU in its last 23 games when playing Atlanta
San Diego is 3-8 SU in its last 11 games when playing on the road against Atlanta
Atlanta is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games when playing at home against San Diego
Atlanta is 18-7 SU in its last 25 games at home
Atlanta is 16-7 SU in its last 23 games when playing San Diego

Next up:
San Diego at Pittsburgh, Friday, July 23
Atlanta at Florida, Friday, July 23

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