Atlanta Braves vs. San Francisco Giants Free Pick

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The Atlanta Braves are traveling west to take on the San Francisco Giants at Oracle Park. NBC Sports – Bay Area will be showing this NL matchup and the game gets going at 9:45 p.m. ET.

Atlanta Braves vs. San Francisco Giants Odds

The Braves have gone 25-22 SU this year and are 22-24 against the spread (ATS). They’ve accumulated 0.9 units for moneyline bettors in the season’s early going, despite having lost 0.7 units ATS. Atlanta has covered the spread five times in its last seven games and the over has hit in four of those seven. The Giants, on the other hand, are 20-25 SU and 18-26 ATS. They’ve lost 2.8 units for bettors taking the moneyline and 16.1 units ATS. San Francisco has covered the spread only twice over its last seven games and the over has cashed in four of those seven.

San Francisco games have an over/under record of 22-20-2 so far in 2019. Braves games have gone over 24 times, gone under 19 times and pushed on three occasions.

Mike Soroka will get the start for the visiting Braves. The right-handed Soroka is 4-1 with a 0.98 ERA and 34 strikeouts. He has yet to face the Giants this year and only made one start against them in 2018 (0-1, 9.00 ERA and three strikeouts over four innings).

The Giants are sending Andrew Suarez to the mound. This will be the first MLB start of the season for the left-handed Suarez.

As a unit, San Francisco’s pitching staff has allowed 4.8 runs per game overall this season. The team’s starters have a 5.19 ERA, 1.39 WHIP and 8.4 strikeouts per nine innings. The bullpen has a 3.58 ERA, 1.17 WHIP and 9.5 K/9.

The San Francisco offense has produced 3.9 runs per outing, including 5.3 per game over its last 10 games and 3.6 per game over its last five. The team’s hit .224/.305/.418 over its last five games and is 3-2 SU during that span.

Outfielder Steven Duggar and second baseman Joe Panik have paced the Giants’ batters so far. Duggar is hitting .250/.291/.369 with three home runs, 21 RBIs and 19 runs scored, and Panik’s line is .252/.344/.356 with 34 hits, 13 RBIs and 15 runs.

For the visiting squad, Atlanta’s pitchers have allowed 4.8 runs per game and its starters own a 4.22 ERA, 1.31 WHIP and 8.15 K/9. The bullpen has an ERA of 4.54, along with a K-per-9 of 9.44.

Braves hitters have slashed .262/.340/.443 on their way to 4.9 runs scored per game this year, including 5.0 runs per game over the team’s last 10 games and 6.4 per game over the team’s last five contests (4-1 SU).

First baseman Freddie Freeman and second baseman Ozzie Albies have led Atlanta’s offense. Freeman is hitting .318/.408/.581 with 11 home runs, 29 RBIs and 34 runs scored, while Albies is hitting .268/.322/.438 with seven homers, 21 RBIs and 31 runs scored.

The Braves have gained 0.1 units and are 4-7 ATS when facing a lefty starter this season. The over has cashed in eight of those games, compared to two that’ve gone under in such games. On the other hand, the Giants have netted 0.3 units and are 11-19 ATS when facing a right-handed starting pitcher. The over’s hit in 16 of those games, compared to 13 that’ve gone under.

Braves at Giants Free MLB Tip

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

Betting Notes

  • The over has hit in four of Atlanta’s last seven contests.
  • The Braves have an OPS of .783 this season, including an OPS of .820 against left-handed pitchers. The Giants’ OPS stands at .664 overall and .617 against lefties.
  • San Francisco has recorded 22.5 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 outings and 18.8 over its last five.
  • The Braves have hit 15 home runs in their last 10 games, including 11 over their last five.