Padres vs. Braves prediction and odds for Sunday, April 9 (Take the UNDER)
The Easter edition of Sunday Night Baseball will feature a game between two top contenders in the National League, the San Diego Padres and Atlanta Braves.
The Braves enter the game with a 6-3 record, while the Padres find themselves in a three-way tie for 1st place in the NL West at 5-4.
Let's take a peak at the odds for tonight's game and then I'll break down my best bet.
Padres vs. Braves odds, run line, and total
Padres vs. Braves prediction and pick
The two starting pitchers in this game, Seth Lugo and Dylan Dodd, aren't exactly household names, but both pitchers are entering today's game off a strong first game performance.
So, I'm going to ride their momentum and back the UNDER 9 in today's National League matchup.
If there's one thing the Padres should be concerned about, it's how they've fared against left-handed pitchers so far this season. They're 27th in OPS against lefties so far this season, and now they have to face a lefty today in Dylan Dodd.
Meanwhile, Seth Lugo will face the Braves in what will be a familiar opponent for the righty. Coming from the Mets to San Diego in the offseason, Lugo has plenty of experience facing the Braves in the NL East.
He allowed just one earned run in seven innings pitched in his debut start against the Rockies, and I expect a solid follow up performance tonight.
Let's bank on strong pitching in this game and back the UNDER 9 at -110 odds.
Game odds refresh periodically and are subject to change.