Saturday, April 15, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Clayton Richard vs. R.A. Dickey
Turner Field is the site of the matchup between the San Diego Padres and the Atlanta Braves on Saturday, April 15, 2017. The probable starting pitchers are Clayton Richard for the Padres and R.A. Dickey for the Braves.
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San Diego opens at +121 while Atlanta opens at -131. The Padres have a 4-6-0 over/under record and a 6-4-0 run line mark. The Braves are 4-4-0 against the run line and have a 6-2-0 over/under record.
Valuable San Diego Padres Betting Trends
The San Diego Padres are 4-6-0 against the over/under
The San Diego Padres are 6-4-0 against the run line
Important Atlanta Braves Betting Trends
The Atlanta Braves are 6-2-0 against the over/under
The Atlanta Braves are 4-4-0 against the run line
Key San Diego Padres Injuries
04/11/17 P Luis Perdomo Shoulder 10-day DL (04/9)
04/09/17 P Trevor Cahill Back 10-day DL (4/06)
04/08/17 LF Alex Dickerson Back 60-day DL (3/30)
04/08/17 C Hector Sanchez Concussion 7-day DL (4/7)
04/01/17 P Carter Capps Elbow 10-day DL(3/31)
04/01/17 P Christian Friedric Shoulder 10-day DL (3/30)
03/31/17 P Buddy Baumann Shoulder 10-day DL (3/30)
03/31/17 P Colin Rea Elbow 60-day DL (2/19)
03/31/17 P Robbie Erlin Elbow 60-day DL (3/30)
Key Atlanta Braves Injuries
04/13/17 P Chaz Roe Shoulder 10-day DL (4/10)
04/11/17 RF Matt Kemp Hamstring 10-day DL (4/11)
04/03/17 P Armando Rivero Shoulder 10-day DL (3/30)
04/03/17 P Daniel Winkler Elbow 10-day DL (3/30)
04/02/17 2B Micah Johnson Wrist 10-day DL (3/30)
04/01/17 1B Sean Rodriguez Shoulder 60-day DL
03/31/17 P Mauricio Cabrera Elbow 10-day DL (3/30)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Padres have a 5-5 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Clayton Richard has a 1-1 record with an earned run average of 2.57 and a WHIP of 1.07. He has 8 strikeouts over his 14 innings pitched and he's given up 10 hits. He allows 6.4 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.74. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.70 and they have given up 21 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .189 against the bullpen and they've struck out 32 hitters and walked 19 batters. As a team, San Diego allows 7.2 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.2 batters per nine innings. They are 22nd in the league in team earned run average at 4.4. The Padres pitchers collectively have given up 69 base hits and 42 earned runs. They have allowed 16 home runs this season, ranking them 4th in the league. San Diego as a pitching staff has walked 39 batters and struck out 69. They have walked 4.1 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.2 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.26 and their FIP as a unit is 5.20.
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As a team San Diego is hitting .216, good for 27th in the league. The Padres hold a .387 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .289, which is good for 27th in baseball. They rank 27th in MLB with 6.8 hits per game. Wil Myers is hitting .400 with an on-base percentage of .419. He has 16 hits this season in 40 at bats with 9 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .825 and an OPS+ of 224. Yangervis Solarte is hitting .324 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .366. He has totaled 12 hits and he has driven in 10 men in 37 at bats. His OPS+ is 140 while his slugging percentage is at .541. The Padres have 68 hits, including 14 doubles and 12 home runs. San Diego has walked 31 times so far this season and they have struck out 77 times as a unit. They have left 59 men on base and have a team OPS of .676. They score 3.5 runs per contest and have scored a total of 35 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Atlanta has a 2-6 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.76, R.A. Dickey has a 0-1 record and a 2.29 WHIP. He has 4 strikeouts over the 5.2 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 9 hits. He allows 14.3 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.66. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.72 and they have given up 22 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .220 against the Braves bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 20 batters and walked 11 opposing hitters. As a team, Atlanta allows 8.9 hits per nine innings while striking out 6 batters per nine innings. They are 18th in the league in team earned run average at 4.24. The Braves pitchers as a team have surrendered 69 base knocks and 33 earned runs this season. They have given up 9 home runs this year, which ranks 19th in Major League Baseball. Atlanta as a staff has walked 29 hitters and struck out 47 batters. They give up a walk 3.7 times per 9 innings while they strike out 6 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.40 while their FIP as a staff is 4.65.
As a team, they are batting .247, good for 10th in the league. The Braves hold a .413 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .310, which is good for 17th in baseball. They rank 9th in MLB with 8.8 hits per contest. Matt Kemp comes into this matchup batting .500 with an OBP of .529. He has 8 hits this year along with 4 RBI in 16 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of 1.125 with an OPS+ of 335. Brandon Phillips is hitting .300 this season and he has an OBP of .382. He has collected 9 hits in 30 at bats while driving in 2 runs. He has an OPS+ of 115 and a slugging percentage of .400. The Braves as a unit have 70 base hits, including 14 doubles and 9 homers. Atlanta has walked 20 times this year and they have struck out on 67 occasions. They have had 59 men left on base and have an OPS of .723. They have scored 3.38 runs per game and totaled 27 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Padres/Braves MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Braves -131
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