Atlanta Braves vs San Diego Padres 4-16-22

Atlanta Braves vs San Diego Padres 4/16/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

Atlanta Braves vs San Diego Padres 4/16/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

 

The Atlanta Braves will meet with the San Diego Padres in MLB action in Petco Park, CA, on Saturday, April 16, 2022, at 4:05 PM ET. After a dismal 3-4 homestand to open the year, the Atlanta Braves are on the road for the first time this season.

 

The champions had high hopes after a summer in which they lost longtime standout Freddie Freeman but replaced him with up and emerging 1B Matt Olson and then went about bolstering an already strong bullpen.

 

Instead, the Braves fought through a four-game split with the Reds, who appear to be developing, before losing two of three to the rebuilding Washington Nationals.

 

The Braves are still waiting for some of their important players, such as Dansby Swanson and Eddie Rosario, to break out. Swanson’s batting average is under .200 this season, and he is yet to hit his first long run after blasting 27 last year. Rosario, who only had one hit in 20 at-bats this postseason, was given the night off on Friday.

 

With game 3 of the series, Atlanta’s Ian Anderson (0-1) takes the mound in the hopes of reversing his first start. Anderson just lasted 2.2 innings against the Reds, giving up three hits and five walks while surrendering five runs. Anderson was 9-5 in his debut season last year.

 

  • The Atlanta Braves are 2-4 SU in their previous 6 matches.
  • Atlanta is 8-2 SU in their last 10 matches against San Diego.
  • The Braves are 12-6 SU in their last 18 matches on the road.

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Atlanta Braves vs San Diego Padres Predictions 4/16/2022

 

The San Diego Padres must be happy with their start, especially since they are still playing without superstar SS Fernando Tatis, Jr.

 

The Padres are 5-3 heading into Friday night’s game against the Atlanta Braves, and coupled with timely hitting with good pitching thus far this year. They crushed the Braves 12-1 in the series opener, thanks to five hits from their other superstar, 3B Manny Machado.

 

Machado blasted his first home run since 2021, scored four runs, and drove in two. His significant explosion was consistently powerful and opponents began pitching around him this season.

 

Nick Martinez earned a no-decision in his debut start against San Francisco on Saturday, allowing five hits and a run in 5 innings. The match ended in a 4-2 victory for the side.

 

Martinez, who last pitched for Texas in 2017, returned to the major leagues after a five-year sabbatical. His first start was a positive indication for the Padres, who were hunting for another starter to round out their rotation. The Padres are still tinkering with their lineup, attempting to find the optimum combination while playing without a key player. 

 

  • The total went UNDER in 8 of San Diego’s last 12 matches.
  • The San Diego Padres are 6-12 SU in their last 18 matches.
  • The total went UNDER in 12 of San Diego’s last 16 matches against Atlanta.

Atlanta Braves vs San Diego Padres. The MLB pick for this game is the Atlanta Braves. In the third game of this series, I pick the Braves because they should have a significant advantage in the pitching battle.

 

Martinez’s first start was promising, but he is still five years away from pitching in the majors regularly. Anderson, on the other hand, struggled in his debut start but emerged as a valuable member of the Braves’ rotation last season.

 

Furthermore, I fully anticipate the Braves to begin seeing productivity from certain members of their lineup, namely Swanson and Rosario. Swanson will never be a high-average hitter, but he regularly put up power statistics throughout his career. He’ll start hitting for extra bases fairly soon.

 

Rosario will benefit from a day off on Friday night and should be able to break out of his funk quickly. He’s just too excellent a hitter to only one hit in his first 20 at-bats. The Atlanta Braves will win predicted at 6-4 

 

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Atlanta Braves vs San Diego Padres 4/16/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

MLB Starting Time: 4:05 PM ET

 

Location: Petco Park, CA

 

Date: Saturday, April 16, 2022

 

TV: FS1

 

MLB Odds: Atlanta Braves -114

 

MLB Totals: 8.5

 

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