The San Diego Padres will meet the Atlanta Braves in the first of a day-night doubleheader on Monday at Truist Park. We're here to share our MLB odds series, make a Padres-Braves prediction, and pick while showing you how to watch.

The Padres are currently second in the National League West. Now, they hope to finish a four-game series with the Braves on a high note as they play a matinee before playing the rescheduled game from Saturday later in the day.

The Braves are currently second in the National League East. Ultimately, they are seeking to finish this series with some momentum as they face a team they may see again in October.

Dylan Cease makes the start for the Padres. He is 5-3 with a 2.45 ERA. Recently, he tossed 5 2/3 innings while allowing three earned runs on three hits in a loss to the Colorado Rockies. Cease did not fare well in his last start in this park, going just 3 2/3 innings while allowing four earned runs on six hits in a no-decision against the Braves last season.

Reynaldo Lopez starts for the Braves. He is 2-1 with a 1.34 ERA. Significantly, he tossed five shutout innings in his last outing while allowing two hits and striking out four. Lopez has not had a quality start in three consecutive outings after starting the season with four in a row.

Here are the MLB Odds, courtesy of FanDuel. 

MLB Odds: Padres-Braves Odds

San Diego Padres: -1.5 (+146)

Moneyline: +102

Atlanta Braves: +1.5 (-205)

Moneyline: -120

Over: 8.5 (-115)

Under: 8.5 (-105)

How to Watch Padres vs. Braves

Time: 12:20 PM ET/9:20 AM PT

TV: None

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Why The Padres Will Cover The Spread/Win

The Padres have an excellent offense this season. Currently, they are fifth in batting average. The Padres are also seventh in on-base percentage, ninth in runs, 12th in home runs, and 10th in slugging percentage.

Jurickson Profar has been a solid hitter for the Padres. Currently, he is batting .325 with seven home runs, 30 RBIs, and 25 runs. Fernando Tatis Jr. has been great behind him. At the moment, he is hitting .257 with eight home runs, 22 RBIs, and 30 runs. Manny Machado is still a threat but lacks some of the power that he used to have. Moreover, he now is batting just .217 with five home runs, 23 RBIs, and 20 runs. Xander Bogaerts needs to do better. So far, he is hitting just .220 with four home runs, 13 RBIs, and 23 runs.

The Padres need better performances from their pitching staff. Overall, they are 17th in team ERA. Their relievers are not that great, either. Significantly, they are 16th in team ERA.

The Padres will cover the spread if they can find a way to take an early lead. Once they do that, they need Snell to dominate.

Why The Braves Will Cover The Spread/Win

The Braves once again have a strong offense. Ultimately, they are seventh in batting average. But they have been inconsistent in other factors, ranking 17th in runs and 18th in home runs. Despite those numbers being down, they still are sixth in on-base percentage and slugging percentage.

Ronald Acuna Jr. is not having a good start to his season. Unfortunately, he is hitting just .247 with three home runs, 11 RBIs, and 34 runs. Matt Olson is not seeing the same power burst he displayed last season. Currently, he is batting only .227 with just five home runs, 23 RBIs, and 17 runs. Austin Riley is also nowhere near the numbers he posted last season. So far, he is hitting only .245 with just three home runs, 18 RBIs, and 22 runs. Marcell Ozuna seems to be the only hitter who is still playing at a high level when compared to last season. Remarkably, he is hitting .325 with 12 home runs, 41 RBIs, and 24 runs.

The Braves continue to pitch well. Substantially, they are seventh in team ERA. Their bullpen has been rock-solid so far. Overall, their relievers are fifth in team ERA.

The Braves will cover the spread if they can find a way to solve Snell early in the game and prevent him from getting into a groove. Then, they need Lopez to find the strike zone and fool the San Diego hitters.

Final Padres-Braves Prediction & Pick

The game on Friday did not generate many runs, as both lineups struggled to get runs across the plate. Now, we will get a relatively good matchup for the first of two games on Monday. Despite this being a good pitching matchup, the Padres get a slight advantage because Cease has pitched significantly better lately. However, the only disadvantage would be the way too early start time, as the game kicks off at 9:20 Pacific Time, which would equate to a morning game. Snell did not do well in his last game here, which factors into the decision. The Braves cover the spread at home.

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Final Padres-Braves Prediction & Pick: Atlanta Braves: +1.5 (-205)