Atlanta Braves vs San Diego Padres Pick and Predictions 04/14/2022
April 14, 2022
|When:||Thursday, April 14th at 8 PM ET|
|Venue:||Petco Park, San Diego, CA|
The Atlanta Braves and the San Diego Padres are both expected to make the playoffs this season. On Thursday, they will face off at Petco Park, San Diego, CA.
The defending champion Braves are currently at a disappointing 3-4 to start the season after suffering a loss to the Washington Nationals on Wednesday.
San Diego, on the other hand, is currently at a slightly better position, sitting at 4-3. The matchup between the two teams will feature veteran right-hander Charlie Morton of the Atlanta Braves and Joe Musgrove of the San Diego Padres.
Braves vs Padres
Why bet on Braves?
✅ Atlanta is 4th in the National League East with a 3-4 record
✅ Austin Riley leads the team with 2 homers while Matt Olson leads the batting lineup with a .391 batting average
✅ Atlanta has an over/under record of 4-2-1
Why bet on Padres?
✅ San Diego is 4th in the National League West with a 4-3 record
✅ Jurickson Profar leads the team with 2 homers while Jose Azocar has a batting average of .500
✅ San Diego has an over/under record of 2-5-0
Despite their early struggles, the Atlanta Braves are still 8th in the Major Leagues in batting average with a .255 average. They are also 19th in the league in terms of runners left on base. To address their issues, the team will turn to Charlie Morton, who made his season debut last week after recovering from a broken leg.
Morton was impressive in his first start, allowing just two hits and two runs while striking out five in 5.1 innings. He is currently 34 years old and is expected to continue his career renaissance.
The San Diego Padres lost their fourth game on Wednesday, falling to the San Francisco Giants behind the performance of Logan Webb. Webb, who has not lost a game since May last year, threw eight strong innings.
In his first start of the season, Joe Musgrove was able to pitch well against the Arizona Diamondbacks, allowing just five hits and two runs in six innings. For the 2021 season, he went 11-9 with a solid 1.05 ERA and a 98.1 K/9 rate.
The San Diego offense has been struggling without the services of Fernando Tatis Jr., who was their designated hitter. The team is currently 11th in the league in batting average but 27th in the league in terms of runners left on base.
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