San Diego Padres at Atlanta Braves MLB Tips 5/2/2019
Thursday, May 2, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Matt Strahm vs. Mike Foltynewicz
The San Diego Padres visit SunTrust Park on Thursday, May 2, 2019 to play the Atlanta Braves. The probable starters are Matt Strahm for the Padres and Mike Foltynewicz for the Braves.
The opening line for this matchup has San Diego at +125 and Atlanta at -135. The Padres have a 12-16-2 over/under record and a 15-15-0 run line mark. The Braves are 13-16-0 against the run line and have a 15-13-1 over/under record.
Valuable San Diego Padres Betting Trends
The San Diego Padres are 12-16-2 against the over/under
The San Diego Padres are 15-15-0 against the run line
Important Atlanta Braves Betting Trends
The Atlanta Braves are 15-13-1 against the over/under
The Atlanta Braves are 13-16-0 against the run line
Key San Diego Padres Injuries
04/30/19 SS Fernando Tatis Jr. Hamstring 10-day IL (04/29)
04/27/19 P Brett Kennedy Shoulder 10-day IL
04/24/19 LF Jose Pirela Oblique 10-day IL (04/21)
04/09/19 P Aaron Loup Elbow 10-day IL (04/08)
04/09/19 CF Franchy Cordero Elbow 10-day IL (04/08)
04/03/19 P Jacob Nix Elbow 60-day IL (04/02)
03/25/19 P Dinelson Lamet Elbow 60-day IL (03/25)
03/25/19 P Garrett Richards Elbow is out for season
03/25/19 P Jose Castillo Hip 60-day IL (03/25)
03/25/19 P Miguel Diaz Knee 60-day IL (03/25)
03/25/19 CF Travis Jankowski Wrist 60-day IL (03/27)
Key Atlanta Braves Injuries
04/30/19 P Chad Sobotka Abdominal 10-day IL (04/29)
04/30/19 3B Josh Donaldson Calf is questionable Wednesday vs San Diego Padres
04/29/19 P Arodys Vizcaino Shoulder 60-day IL (04/28); is out for season
04/28/19 P Jesse Biddle Thigh 10-day IL (04/27)
04/15/19 P Jonny Venters Calf 10-day IL (04/15)
03/25/19 P Darren O'Day Arm 10-day IL (03/25)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Padres have a 17-13 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Matt Strahm has a 0-2 record with an earned run average of 3.04 and a WHIP of 1.05 this season. He has 21 strikeouts over his 26.2 innings pitched and he's given up 23 hits. He's allowed 7.8 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.79. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.66 and they have given up 94 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .223 against the bullpen and they've struck out 126 hitters and walked 38 batters. As a team, San Diego allows 7.6 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.2 batters per nine innings. They are 5th in the league in team earned run average at 3.47. The Padres pitchers collectively have given up 227 base hits and 104 earned runs. They have allowed 37 home runs this season, ranking them 16th in the league. San Diego as a pitching staff has walked 84 batters and struck out 276. They have walked 2.8 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.2 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.15 and their FIP as a unit is 3.90.
As a team San Diego is hitting .220, good for 27th in the league. The Padres hold a .401 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .281, which is good for 29th in baseball. They rank 27th in MLB with 7.1 hits per game. Eric Hosmer is hitting .252 with an on-base percentage of .308. He has 28 hits this season in 111 at bats with 18 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .441 and an OPS+ of 102. Manny Machado is hitting .236 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .325. He has totaled 25 hits and he has driven in 12 men in 106 at bats. His OPS+ is 89 while his slugging percentage is at .368. The Padres have 213 hits, including 43 doubles and 43 home runs. San Diego has walked 77 times so far this season and they have struck out 287 times as a unit. They have left 155 men on base and have a team OPS of .682. They score 3.57 runs per contest and have scored a total of 107 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Atlanta has a 14-15 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 6.00, Mike Foltynewicz has a 0-0 record and a 1.17 WHIP. He has 5 strikeouts over the 6 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 6 hits. He's allowing 9 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 6.28. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.41 and they have given up 91 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .233 against the Braves bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 111 batters and walked 65 opposing hitters. As a team, Atlanta allows 8.4 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.2 batters per nine innings. They are 20th in the league in team earned run average at 4.68. The Braves pitchers as a team have surrendered 238 base knocks and 133 earned runs this season. They have given up 39 home runs this year, which ranks 14th in Major League Baseball. Atlanta as a staff has walked 128 hitters and struck out 261 batters. They give up a walk 4.5 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.2 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.43 while their FIP as a staff is 4.72.
As a team, they are batting .266, good for 3rd in the league. The Braves hold a .455 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .353, which is good for 1st in baseball. They rank 4th in MLB with 9.0 hits per contest. Freddie Freeman comes into this matchup batting .300 with an OBP of .421. He has 33 hits this year along with 18 RBI in 110 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .500 with an OPS+ of 144. Ozzie Albies is hitting .289 this season and he has an OBP of .348. He has collected 35 hits in 121 at bats while driving in 12 runs. He has an OPS+ of 121 and a slugging percentage of .496. The Braves as a unit have 262 base hits, including 52 doubles and 40 homers. Atlanta has walked 126 times this year and they have struck out on 251 occasions. They have had 229 men left on base and have an OPS of .808. They have scored 5.1 runs per game and totaled 148 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Padres/Braves MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Braves -135
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