Atlanta Braves at San Diego Padres - 4/16/22 MLB Picks and Prediction

Atlanta Braves at San Diego Padres - 4/16/22 MLB Picks and Prediction Photo by Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

San Diego Padres (5-4) vs Atlanta Braves (4-5)

Game Info: Saturday, April 16, 2022 at 4:05 pm (Petco Park)

Nick Martinez (0-0) (1.80) vs Ian Anderson (0-1) (16.88)

Betting Odds: San Diego Padres -110 / Atlanta Braves -110 --- Over/Under: 8 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Atlanta Braves will play the San Diego Padres in Game 3 of the series at Petco Park on Saturday afternoon.

The Atlanta Braves are 4-5 this season and have lost four of their last six games. Atlanta defeated San Diego on Friday night by a score of 5-2, while San Diego won 12-1 on Thursday. The Atlanta pitching staff has a 5.18 ERA, 1.30 WHIP, and a .253 opponent batting average this year. The Braves offense has scored 40 runs with a .234 batting average and a .326 on base percentage. Marcell Ozuna has hit two home runs and Ozzie Albies has added 6 RBI’s for the Braves offense this season. The projected starter for Atlanta is Ian Anderson, who is 0-1 with a 16.88 ERA and a 3.00 WHIP over 2.2 innings pitched.

The San Diego Padres are 5-4 this season and have lost three of their last four games. San Diego has gone 1-1 against the Braves in this series after losing two of three against the Giants in their last series. The San Diego pitching staff has a 3.92 ERA, 1.18 WHIP, and a .210 opponent batting average. The Padres offense has scored 41 runs with a .248 batting average and a .335 on base percentage this season. Jurickson Profar has led the Padres with two home runs and 8 RBI’s. The projected starter for San Diego is Nick Martinez, who is 0-0 with a 1.80 ERA and a 1.20 WHIP across 5 innings pitched this season.

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Atlanta is 7-0 in their 7 Saturday games and the under is 5-0 in Atlanta’s last 5 Saturday games. San Diego is 1-5 in their last 6 games with a total between 7-8.5 and the over is 6-1 in San Diego’s last 7 game 3’s of a series. Atlanta is 7-1 in these two teams last 8 head to head meetings in San Diego.

Ian Anderson got roughed up in his first start of the season and will look to bounce back against a strong San Diego offense. Nick Martinez looked solid in his first start this season against the Giants and will have more confidence in this game. I am taking the Padres at home.

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