Braves vs Padres Prediction MLB Picks Today 5/17

Braves vs Padres Prediction MLB Picks Today 5/17

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MLB Preview and Prediction: San Diego Padres vs. Atlanta Braves

Join us for a thrilling game between the San Diego Padres and the Atlanta Braves at Truist Park. Both teams are eager to secure a win, but the Braves have a strong home advantage and a solid lineup to rely on.

 

Game Overview:

  • Date: May 17, 2024
  • Time: 4:20 PM
  • Location: Truist Park, Atlanta, Georgia
  • Line: ATL -210
  • Over/Under: 8.5

Team Breakdown:

San Diego Padres:

The San Diego Padres are looking to bounce back after a tough series of losses. They have talented players, but recent performance issues could be a challenge.

Key Players:

  • Home Runs: Fernando Tatis Jr. (8 HR)
  • Batting Average: Jurickson Profar (.322 AVG)
  • Runs Batted In: Jurickson Profar (29 RBI)

With Fernando Tatis Jr.'s power and Jurickson Profar's consistency, the Padres will strive to turn their fortunes around.

 

Atlanta Braves:

The Atlanta Braves are in excellent form, boasting a strong record and home-field advantage. Their balanced lineup and effective pitching staff make them a formidable opponent.

Key Players:

  • Home Runs: Marcell Ozuna (12 HR)
  • Batting Average: Marcell Ozuna (.327 AVG)
  • Runs Batted In: Marcell Ozuna (41 RBI)

With Marcell Ozuna leading the charge, the Braves are confident in their ability to secure a win.

 

Game Odds:

Team Moneyline Total Run Line
SD (22-24) +175 o8.5 (EVEN) +1.5 (-120)
ATL (26-14) -210 u8.5 (-120) -1.5 (EVEN)

 

Prediction:

In this matchup, we predict that the Atlanta Braves will win. Here's why:

The Braves have a strong home record, standing at 15-5, and their lineup, featuring power hitters like Marcell Ozuna and consistent performers, is poised to exploit the Padres' pitching.

Braves' pitcher Max Fried has been reliable with a 3.57 ERA and a 1.04 WHIP, compared to Padres' Matt Waldron who has struggled with a 5.49 ERA. Fried's consistency and control give the Braves a significant edge on the mound.

Additionally, the Padres are coming off a losing streak and have struggled against stronger teams. The Braves' recent form and home advantage make them the clear favorites to win.

Pick: Braves -1.5

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