San Diego Padres at Atlanta Braves - 5/13/22 MLB Picks and Prediction

San Diego Padres at Atlanta Braves - 5/13/22 MLB Picks and Prediction Photo by Orlando Ramirez-USA TODAY Sports

Atlanta Braves (15-17) vs San Diego Padres (20-12)

Game Info: Friday, May 13, 2022 at 7:20 pm (Truist Park)

Max Fried (4-2) (2.68) vs Yu Darvish (3-1) (4.05)

Betting Odds: Atlanta Braves -155 / San Diego Padres +130 --- Over/Under: 7 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The San Diego Padres will play the Atlanta Braves in Game 1 of their series at Truist Park on Friday night.

The San Diego Padres are 20-12 this season and have lost three of their last five games. San Diego is coming off of a series loss to the Cubs, where they lost two of the three games in the series. The San Diego pitching staff has a 3.68 ERA, a 1.16 WHIP, and a .222 opponent batting average this season. The Padres offense has scored 137 runs with a .227 batting average and a .320 on base percentage. Manny Machado is batting .383 with seven home runs and 22 RBI’s for the Padres this season. The projected starter for San Diego is Yu Darvish, who is 3-1 with a 4.05 ERA and a 1.08 WHIP over 33.1 innings pitched this season.

The Atlanta Braves are 15-17 this season and have won three of their last four games. Atlanta is coming off of a two game series split with the Red Sox. The Atlanta pitching staff has a 4.10 ERA, a 1.28 WHIP, and a .230 opponent batting average. The Braves offense has scored 131 runs with a .225 batting average and a .300 on base percentage this year. Matt Olson is batting .269 with three home runs and 14 RBI’s for the Braves this season. The projected starter for Atlanta is Max Fried, who is 4-2 with a 2.68 ERA and a 0.84 WHIP over 37 innings pitched this season.

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San Diego is 6-2 in their last 8 road games and 15-7 in their last 22 games. The over is 7-1 in San Diego’s last 8 road games. Atlanta is 5-1 in their last 6 Friday games and 2-8 in their last 10 games following a win. The over is 4-1-1 in Atlanta’s last 6 games. The under is 4-1 in these two teams last 5 head to head meetings.

Yu Darvish started the season poorly, but has put together four straight quality starts. Max Fried has been very good all season and has also has four straight quality starts. I like the under in this game, but I like the value the Padres have on the road behind Darvish more.

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The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a PickDawgz site consensus.

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