San Diego Padres at Atlanta Braves - 5/14/22 MLB Picks and Prediction

San Diego Padres at Atlanta Braves - 5/14/22 MLB Picks and Prediction Photo by Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

Atlanta Braves (15-18) vs San Diego Padres (21-12)

Game Info: Saturday, May 14, 2022 at 4:05 pm (Truist Park)

Charlie Morton (2-3) (5.65) vs Sean Manaea (2-3) (3.75)

Betting Odds: Atlanta Braves -129 / San Diego Padres +110 --- Over/Under: 8 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The San Diego Padres will play the Atlanta Braves in Game 2 of their series at Truist Park on Saturday afternoon.

The San Diego Padres are 21-12 this season and have alternated wins and losses over their last seven games. San Diego won Game 1 of this series by a score of 11-6 on Friday. The San Diego pitching staff has a 3.75 ERA, a 1.18 WHIP, and a .225 opponent batting average this season. The Padres offense has scored 148 runs with a .233 batting average and a .323 on base percentage. Manny Machado is batting .371 with seven home runs and 22 RBI’s for the Padres this season. The projected starter for San Diego is Sean Manaea, who is 2-3 with a 3.75 ERA and a 1.11 WHIP over 36 innings pitched this season.

The Atlanta Braves are 15-18 this season and have lost two of their last three games. Prior to the Game 1 loss, Atlanta split a two game series with the Red Sox. The Atlanta pitching staff has a 4.31 ERA, a 1.30 WHIP, and a .235 opponent batting average. The Braves offense has scored 137 runs with a .228 batting average and a .303 on base percentage this year. Austin Riley is batting .230 with seven home runs and 14 RBI’s for the Braves this season. The projected starter for Atlanta is Charlie Morton, who is 2-3 with a 5.65 ERA and a 1.64 WHIP over 28.2 innings pitched this season.

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San Diego is 7-2 in their last 9 road games and 16-7 in their last 23 games. The over is 8-1 in San Diego’s last 9 road games. Atlanta is 9-2 in their last 11 Saturday games and 11-5 in their last game 2’s of a series. The over is 5-1-1 in Atlanta’s last 7 games. San Diego is 6-13 in these two teams last 19 head to head meetings in Atlanta.

The Padres have been very good on the road this season and the over has also been cashing at a good clip for the Padres on the road. Atlanta has also been an over machine in their last 7 games and are starting a pitcher with an ERA of 5.65. I like the over in this matchup.

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