Braves vs. Padres Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets - Friday, April 7, 2023

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Braves vs. Padres Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Friday, April 7, 2023

MLB Predictions

The Atlanta Braves (6-1) roll into Friday’s matchup with the San Diego Padres (3-4) looking to extend a four-game winning streak. The contest starts at 7:20 PM ET on Apple TV+ with the Braves listed as -122 favorites on the moneyline.

Atlanta’s Jared Shuster and San Diego’s Nick Martinez have been named the starters for this contest.

Braves vs. Padres Odds

  • Braves odds to win: -122
  • Padres odds to win: +102
  • Spread: Braves -1.5
  • Total: 9.5 runs

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Game Time and Information

  • Date: Friday, April 7, 2023
  • Time: 7:20 PM ET
  • TV: Apple TV+

Who Will Win Braves vs. Padres?

Braves and Padres Betting Trends

The Braves have been the moneyline favorite five total times this season. They’ve gone 4-1 in those games.

Atlanta has a 4-1 record (winning 80% of its games) when it has played as moneyline favorites of -122 or shorter.

The Padres lost the only game they’ve played as the underdog this season.

San Diego has played as an underdog of +102 or more once this season and lost that game.

In the seven games in which oddsmakers have set an over/under for the Braves, they have combined with opponents to go over the total three times (3-4-0).

The Padres’ games have gone over the total in five of their seven chances.

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Braves Stats & Insights

The Braves have the No. 4 offense in MLB action scoring 5.6 runs per game (39 total runs).

Atlanta is fourth in baseball with 11 home runs. They average 1.6 per game.

The Braves rank third in MLB with a .290 batting average.

Atlanta strikes out 8.1 times per game to rank 18th in the majors.

The Braves pitching staff is 26th in MLB with a collective 7.4 strikeouts per nine innings.

Atlanta has a 2.90 team ERA that ranks sixth across all MLB pitching staffs.

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Padres Stats & Insights

The Padres have scored the 15th-most runs in the league this season with 31 (4.4 per game).

San Diego’s 11 home runs rank fourth in Major League Baseball.

The Padres have a team batting average of .231 this season, which ranks 20th among MLB teams.

San Diego is one of the best teams in baseball at making contact this season, ranking sixth with an average of 6.9 strikeouts per game.

The Padres strike out 8.8 batters per nine innings as a pitching staff, 15th in MLB.

San Diego has the 21st-ranked ERA (5.06) in the majors this season.

Braves Key Players to Watch

Shuster (0-1) starts for the Braves, his second of the season.

Ronald Acuna Jr. has been key for Atlanta with two home runs, four RBI and a batting average of .355 this season.

Matt Olson leads Atlanta in home runs with three and runs batted in with nine.

Orlando Arcia leads Atlanta with a .370 batting average while slugging two homers and driving in four runs.

Austin Riley has seven hits and an OBP of .387 to go with a slugging percentage of .560 this season.

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Padres Key Players to Watch

The Padres will send Martinez to the mound for his second start of the season.

Xander Bogaerts paces the Padres with three home runs and seven runs batted in, while putting up a team-best batting average of .360.

Jake Cronenworth is hitting .217 with two doubles, a home run and four walks.

Juan Soto is hitting .160 with a double, a home run and five walks.

Matt Carpenter has a double, a home run and four walks while batting .250.

Braves and Padres Injuries

Braves: Michael Harris II: 10 Day IL (Back), Collin McHugh: 15 Day IL (Shoulder), Max Fried: 15 Day IL (Left hamstring), Kyle Wright: 15 Day IL (Shoulder), Raisel Iglesias: 15 Day IL (Shoulder), Huascar Ynoa: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Kolby Allard: 60 Day IL (Oblique), Tyler Matzek: 60 Day IL (Elbow)

Padres: Adam Engel: 10 Day IL (Hamstring), Drew Pomeranz: 15 Day IL (Elbow/flexor), José Castillo: 15 Day IL (Shoulder), Robert Suarez: 15 Day IL (Elbow), Joe Musgrove: 15 Day IL (Toe), Adrian Morejon: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Eguy Rosario: 60 Day IL (Ankle)

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Braves vs. Padres Prediction

  • Score Prediction: Braves 5, Padres 4
  • Total Prediction: Under 9.5 runs
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