Atlanta Braves at San Francisco Giants Free Pick

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The ice-cold San Francisco Giants are trying to avoid losing their 11th in a row as they play host to the Atlanta Braves at AT&T Park. The first pitch is scheduled for 3:45 p.m. ET and this NL matchup will be televised on FB.

Atlanta Braves vs. San Francisco Giants Odds

Atlanta (-120) is entering this one as the favorite over San Francisco (+110) and oddsmakers have the Over/Under for this afternoon game at 8 runs. The odds for wagering on the game’s total stand at +100 for the over and -120 for the under. Gamblers can also bet on the game’s runline with the current odds standing at +125 for the Braves -1.5 runs and -145 for the Giants +1.5 runs.

The Giants are 78-67 against the spread (ATS)despite being only 68-78 straight up (SU). The team hasn’t strayed too far from expectations, losing 2.0 units for moneyline bettors while gaining 7.0 units (ATS). The Braves have gone 81-64 SU this year and are 74-69 ATS. In total, the team’s gained 18.4 units for gamblers taking the moneyline and 1.1 units ATS.

Giants games have an over/under record of 61-78-6 in 2018. Atlanta has an over/under record of 68-69-6.

Anibal Sanchez will get the start for the Braves. The right-handed Sanchez is 6-5 with a 3.09 ERA and 114 strikeouts. He has yet to face the Giants this year and only made one start against them in 2017 (1-0, 3.00 ERA and eight strikeouts over six innings).

The Giants are turning to lefty Derek Holland (7-8, 3.54 ERA), who has 152 strikeouts and 60 walks as well as a 1.27 WHIP. Holland did not record a start against the Braves in 2017.

As a unit, San Francisco’s pitchers have yielded 4.3 runs per game overall this season. Its starters have a 4.01 ERA, 1.31 WHIP and 7.2 strikeouts per nine innings. The bullpen has a 3.66 ERA, 1.27 WHIP and 8.8 K/9.

San Francisco’s hitters are putting up 3.8 runs per contest, including 2.5 per game over its last 10 games and 2.0 per game over their last five. The team has hit .184/.218/.272 over its last five contests and is 0-5 SU during that span.

Brandon Crawford has helped lead the Giants’ offense this season with 12 home runs, 51 RBIs and 56 runs scored.

In the visiting dugout, Atlanta’s pitchers have allowed 4.0 runs per game and its starters own a 3.49 ERA, 1.21 WHIP and 8.62 K/9. The bullpen has managed an ERA of 4.07, along with a K-per-9 of 8.96.

The Braves offense has slashed .260/.328/.426 on its way to 4.7 runs scored per game in 2018, including 4.8 runs per game over the team’s last 10 games and 5.0 per game over the team’s last five outings (4-1 SU).

Nick Markakis has led Atlanta’s offense. Markakis is hitting .308/.373/.460 with 14 home runs, 88 RBIs and 75 runs scored.

The Braves just took the previous game in the series by a final score of four runs to one.

Atlanta Braves at San Francisco Giants MLB Tip

Predictions: SU Winner – Giants, ATS Winner – Giants, O/U – OVER

Betting Notes

  • The over has cashed in only two of San Francisco’s last seven games.
  • The Braves have hit 14 home runs in their last 10 games. The Giants have hit nine over their last 10.
  • Atlanta has posted 22.6 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 contests and 23.8 over its last five.
  • The Giants have lost 11 of their last 12 games SU.