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San Diego Padres vs Atlanta Braves 4/6/2023 Expert Picks, Tips and Predictions

San Diego Padres vs Atlanta Braves 4/6/2023 Expert Picks, Tips and Predictions

In MLB action on Thursday, April 6, 2023, the San Diego Padres will take on the Atlanta Braves at Truist Park, GA, starting at 7:20 PM ET. Left-hander Blake Snell will be taking the mound for his second start of the year. In his season debut against the Rockies, Snell struggled, giving up three runs in just 4.1 innings, despite recording nine strikeouts in the 7-2 loss. In 2018, he had one of his best seasons, finishing with a 3.38 ERA, 1.20 WHIP, and an 8-10 record in 128 innings of work, which was the third-best ERA of his career. Snell has never pitched against the Braves in his career.

After losing their first two games to the Rockies, the Padres responded with three straight wins, thanks to strong pitching performances. They won one game out of two against the Diamondbacks this week, losing 8-6 on Tuesday. However, this series against the Braves will be their first major test of the season, as well as their first road game of the year.

  • San Diego Padres are 6-14 SU in their last 20 games on the road against Atlanta.
  • The total went OVER in 14 of San Diego’s last 20 games with an opponent in the National League.
  • The Padres are 1-4 SU in their last 5 games against an opponent in the NL East Division.

San Diego Padres vs Atlanta Braves 4/6/2023 Expert Picks, Tips and Predictions

Spencer Strider, a promising young right-hander, will take the mound for the Braves in his second start of the season. He delivered a sensational performance in his first outing, tossing six scoreless innings against the Nationals to secure a 7-1 victory. Strider was nearly named Rookie of the Year last season, posting impressive numbers with a 2.67 ERA, 0.99 WHIP, and 11-5 record over 131.2 innings pitched. He also recorded a K/9 ratio of 13.81, highlighting his impressive strikeout ability. Strider faced the Padres once last year, allowing two runs over 4.2 innings.

The Braves have started the season on a high note, winning two out of three games against the Nationals and sweeping the Cardinals on the road. Their pitching staff has been impressive, allowing four runs or less in each game, while their offense has been on fire. The bullpen has also been effective, with an ERA of 1.38

  • The Atlanta Braves are 14-6 SU in their last 20 games at home against San Diego.
  • The total Stayed UNDER in 4 of Atlanta’s last 6 games against an opponent in the National League.
  • The total went UNDER in 12 of Atlanta’s last 12 games with an opponent in the NL West Division.

San Diego Padres vs Atlanta Braves. The MLB pick for this game is the Atlanta Braves. The San Diego Padres did not seem to pose a threat in their opening six games against weaker opponents such as the Rockies and Diamondbacks. On the other hand, the Braves demonstrated their dominance by sweeping the Cardinals and scoring 16 runs in the process, landing them a top 10 position in major hitting statistics. However, in this upcoming game, the Padres’ starting pitcher Blake Snell struggled in his season debut, conceding three runs in 4.1 innings. Meanwhile, the Braves’ rookie pitcher Spencer Strider made a superb debut, pitching six scoreless innings against the Nationals. Last year, Strider was one of the best rookie pitchers in the Major Leagues, with a 2.67 ERA and a record of 11-5 in 131.2 innings pitched. He only faced the Padres once in his career, allowing just two runs. Strider was particularly dominant at home last season, boasting a 6-1 record and an impressive 2.17 ERA. Consequently, the Atlanta Braves are predicted to win this game by a score of 6-4.

MLB Starting Time: 7:20 PM (EDT)

Location: Truist Park, GA

Date: Thursday, April 6, 2023


MLB Odds: San Diego Padres +148

MLB Totals: 7.5

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