Braves vs Giants MLB Odds, Game Preview & Prediction

Braves vs Giants MLB Odds, Game Preview & Prediction

Written by on May 21, 2019

The red-hot Atlanta Braves will look to extend their winning ways when they take on the San Francisco Giants in the second game of a four-game set on Tuesday night. Now, let’s find out if the streaking Braves are the pick to beat the Giants for the second straight day or whether Frisco is the pick to take care of business at home.

Braves vs Giants MLB Odds, Game Preview & Prediction

Starting Pitchers

  • Braves RH Julio Teheran (3-4, 3.88 ERA)
  • Giants RH Shaun Anderson (0-0, 3.60)

Why Bet On Atlanta?

The Braves are on fire, having won five of their last six games and eight of 10 overall. Atlanta picked up a commanding 4-1 win over the Giants on Monday night as blossoming star Ronald Acuna Jr. smacked a pair of home runs to lead the way to victory and pitcher pitcher Mike Sorokaca pitched a perfect game into the sixth inning

I’m really just trying to put one foot in front of the other and make every start,” Soroka said. “All-Star break’s a long ways away and a lot of starts to go until then. I’m just going to keep doing what I’ve been doing. If that happens it’ll be unbelievable (but) that’s something that’s not even worth thinking about right now.”

The Braves have scored 10 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in seven of their last nine games. Atlanta has won their last seven games when scoring four or more runs.

For this contest, Atlanta will hand the ball to veteran right-hander Julio Teheran. The 28-year-old Colombian has been nothing short of phenomenal in each of his last three starts while tossing two shutouts and allowing just one run in the only other start during the span. Teheran tossed five shutout innings of a 10-2 win over St. Louis on Thursday and has allowed just one run over his last 17 innings.

Team Statistics

Offense:
  • Runs: 4.90
  • Hits: 8.83
  • Walks: 3.77
  • Strike Outs: 8.19
Defense:
  • Runs: 4.71
  • Hits: 8.17
  • Walks: 4.02
  • Strike Outs: 8.56

Why Bet On San Francisco?

The Giants had won three of four and five of seven before seeing their winning ways to an abrupt halt on Monday. Still San Francisco has scored six runs or more in two of their last four wins while scoring four or more runs in five of their last 10 games. For this contest, San Francisco will hand the ball to right-hander Shaun Anderson after the 24-year-old Florida native limited Toronto to two runs on two hits while striking out five and walking three in 5.0 innings of a 4-3 win on Wednesday. Anderson also went 2-for-2 with a double in his debut. Brandon Crawford led off the sixth inning with a solo jack to straightaway center field on the first pitch from Soroka, which was the first long ball the hurler had allowed in a whopping 61.1 innings.

Team Statistics

Offense:
  • Runs: 3.83
  • Hits: 7.37
  • Walks: 2.74
  • Strike Outs: 8.91
Defense:
  • Runs: 4.80
  • Hits: 8.20
  • Walks: 3.35
  • Strike Outs: 8.70

Expert Analysis and Prediction for Braves vs Giants

San Francisco might be playing at home in this contest, but the Atlanta Braves are the pick to get the big road win to extend their winning ways. The Giants are just 9-13 at home this season while Atlanta has gone 12-10 on the road. The Braves are also 4-0 in their last 4 road games, 7-0 in their last 7 road games against a team with a losing home record and 4-1 in their last 5 games vs. a right-handed starter. Conversely, San Francisco is just 7-20 in their last 27 home games against a team with a winning road record, 4-13 in their last 17 home games against a team with a winning record and1-8 in their last 9 games against teams from the NL East. Last but not least, Atlanta has won four straight road games against Frisco and that makes the Braves the pick to get it done y the bay – again!

MLB Betting Pick: Atlanta 5 San Francisco 2

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