Braves vs. Padres Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets - Saturday, April 8, 2023

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Braves vs. Padres Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Saturday, April 8, 2023

MLB Predictions

The Atlanta Braves (6-2) are set to take on the San Diego Padres (4-4) Saturday at 7:20 PM ET, airing on BSSE. The Braves are listed as -157 favorites by sportsbooks, while the underdog Padres have +133 odds for the contest.

Atlanta’s Charlie Morton and San Diego’s Michael Wacha have been named the starters for this contest.

Braves vs. Padres Odds

  • Braves odds to win: -157
  • Padres odds to win: +133
  • Spread: Braves -1.5
  • Total: 9 runs

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Game Time and Information

  • Date: Saturday, April 8, 2023
  • Time: 7:20 PM ET
  • TV: BSSE

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Braves and Padres Betting Trends

The Braves have won 66.7% of the games this season when they were favored on the moneyline (4-2).

Atlanta has a record of 3-1 when playing as moneyline favorites with odds of -157 or shorter (75% winning percentage).

The Padres have split the two games they’ve played as underdogs this season.

San Diego has played as an underdog of +133 or more once this season and lost that game.

In the eight games in which bookmakers have set an over/under for the Braves, they have combined with opponents to go over the total three times (3-5-0).

So far this season, the Padres and their opponents have hit the over in five of their eight games with a total.

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Braves Stats & Insights

The Braves are the third-highest scoring team in the majors, averaging 5.4 runs per game (43 total).

Atlanta averages 1.5 home runs per game to rank fourth in MLB play with 12 total home runs.

The Braves’ .278 batting average is sixth-best in the majors.

Atlanta strikes out 8.3 times per game to rank 18th in the majors.

The Braves pitching staff ranks 23rd in MLB with a collective 7.9 strikeouts per nine innings.

Atlanta’s 3.17 team ERA ranks sixth among all MLB pitching staffs.

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Padres Stats & Insights

The Padres have scored 36 runs (4.5 per game) this season, which ranks 12th in MLB.

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

The Padres rank 22nd in MLB with a .229 team batting average.

San Diego has shown good bat-to-ball skills at the plate this season with the 10th-best strikeout rate (7.4 per game) among MLB offenses.

The Padres average the 14th-most strikeouts per nine innings (8.8) in the league this season.

San Diego has pitched to a 4.93 ERA this season, which ranks 21st in baseball.

Braves Key Players to Watch

Morton (1-0) makes the start 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 .314 this season.

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

Austin Riley’s batting average of .357 leads all Atlanta hitters this season.

Orlando Arcia has 10 hits and an OBP of .364 to go with a slugging percentage of .581 this season.

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Padres Key Players to Watch

Wacha will take to the mound for the Padres, his second start of the season.

Xander Bogaerts leads the Padres with three home runs and eight runs batted in, while putting up a team-best batting average of .333.

Juan Soto is batting .138 with a double, a home run and six walks.

Jake Cronenworth has two doubles, a home run and five walks while hitting .200.

Matt Carpenter is batting .250 with a double, a home run and four walks.

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 runs
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