It’s East Coast vs. West coast when the San Diego Padres visit the Atlanta Braves in very compelling baseball odds betting matchup on Wednesday July 21st. This baseball lines matchup is interesting for a number of reasons, not the least of which is the high quality of baseball betting competition that fans should expect to see on the field.
The San Diego Padres are the surprise team of the year in the MLB baseball odds competition. This is a team that has won about as many games over the past five years as the Yankees win in a single season. A perennial dog in the NL West the Padres have come from out of nowhere to dominate the baseball odds competition this year, not only climbing to the top of the division (4.0 lead over the LA Dodgers) but has actually complied the best record in the National League baseball odds competition.
It’s also a bit surprising to see how well Atlanta (54-38) is playing this year as well. Any fan of the baseball lines action will tell you that this is not the team you would expect to be leading the talented NL East with rivals like the Phillies and Mets battling for first place. But so far the Braves have been tops in this division and trail the Padres by just .5 games in the race for the best record in the NL baseball odds action.
On Wednesday in the second game of this bi-coastal series both teams will have two of their better starting pitchers on the mound and we should expect to see some great baseball odds action plays out on the field.
The Padres will send out Jon Garland who has been revitalized this season after a so-so 2009 season. He’s 9-6 with a 3.45 ERA.
The Braves will start Tommy Hanson (8-6, 4.19 ERA) a dependable starter that has hit a bit of slump of late has only made it past the 5th inning once in his past 5 starts.
If you’re a betting man or woman you have to like the Padres chances in this MLB betting matchup based simply on the pitching matchup but there’s another reason to favor the team as well. San Diego is a terrific road team with a record 24-18 and will win this game.