The Atlanta Braves travel to San Diego for a three game set with the Padres tonight. Julio Tehran and Jason Marquis are the schedules starters. Check the MLB odds at Bovada sportsbook.
The Braves split a four game set against the Dodgers in Los Angeles in their last series. They won yesterday 8-1 behind a two home run, four RBI performance from Dan Uggla. Tonight they send Julio Tehran to the mound, who in his last appearance went 7 2/3 innings without giving up a hit against the Pirates. Overall He went eight innings giving up just one hit while walking two and striking out 11 in the process. In his last two road starts, he has given up six hits combined and only one earned run in 14 2/3 innings. As a team, the Braves are on a two game winnings streak and are seven for their last ten.
The Padres split their four game series with the Rockies in their last series, losing 8-7 yesterday. They have fallen eight games out of first place and have split their last ten games overall. Tonight they send Jason Marquis to the mound to right the ship. Marquis is 7-2 with a 3.73 ERA and 1.43 WHIP. He has won his last six decisions, including his last four starts at Petco Field. His team has provided him with 22 runs in his last four home starts. As a team San Diego is 16 -14 on the road and four out of their last five.
I’m siding with the road Braves in this matchup. Tehran is coming off a great performance and the San Diego’s large ballpark should limit the already limited offense the Padres carry at www.sportsbookroom.com.