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2021 MLB Handicapping
(55-42) San Diego Padres vs. Atlanta Braves (46-47)
Date: Wednesday, July 21st, 2021
Time: 12:20 PM ET
Venue: Truist Park, Atlanta, Georgia
Projected Pitchers: Chris Paddack (SD) vs. Kyle Muller (ATL)
MLB Moneyline Odds: Padres -125, Braves +115
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Padres -1.5 (-105)
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: O/U: 7.5
The San Diego Padres make their first trip out to Atlanta this season for a head-to-head showdown with the Braves starting on Monday night. It’ll be a 3 game National League matchup.
San Diego is coming off a finale loss to the Washington Nationals, but they ultimately won the series after scoring a combined 34 runs in the first two games. The Padres sit 5 games back from the Major League best Giants.
Meanwhile, Atlanta sits 2 games below the .500-mark with a 45-47 overall record but that is good enough to put them just 4 games back in the weak NL East division.
Freddie Freeman homered off Yu Darvish in the 6th inning and Touki Toussaint was lights out in his season debut allowing just 1 run and 3 hits in his as the Braves beat the Padres 2-1 on Tuesday night.
San Diego Padres
San Diego posted a rousing 24-8 win on Friday versus the Nationals, then in the Saturday matchup they ended up with a 10-4 victory after a suspended game. On Sunday the Padres had a 6-4 lead at one point in the eighth but ended up losing in a walk-off 8-7.
The Padres will also hope that their offense continues to run up the score as the lineup is scoring 4.84 runs per game, which is among the best in the MLB. The batting order is led by Fernando Tatis Jr. who has 28 home runs on the season, a .296 Batting Average, and a .661 Slugging Percentage.
The Braves have underperformed greatly this season thus far, sitting 2 games below .500 past the midway point. Despite the record, the Braves are 3rd in the pathetic NL East and only 4 games back from the division lead.
On the Atlanta side, they fell 7-6 to the Rays on Friday but bounced back for a 9-0 shutout win on Saturday. In the Sunday game, the Braves had a 3-0 lead after 4 innings but couldn’t keep up with the Tampa offense during a 7-5 defeat.
The pitching for this team has not been great for them, they have an ERA of 4.24 which is 19th best in baseball. Their offense has carried the load, scoring 4.72 runs per game which is 11th best in baseball.
A major loss for them took place when Ronald Acuna Jr. got hurt before the All-Star break. The young superstar tore his ACL and will be without him the rest of the year.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Padres are 55-42 overall
- Padres are 22-23 on the road
- Braves are 46-47 overall
- Braves are 26-24 at home
San Diego Padres vs. Atlanta Braves MLB Prediction:
Not only is Morton in the midst of a strong season, he’s also had some success in his career against the Padres. Despite being below .500, the Braves are still in the thick of the NL East race, just 4.5 games back of the division-leading New York Mets.
Take the Braves at home in Game 2 of the doubleheader on Wednesday night.
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