Braves at Giants 5/23/19 - MLB Picks & Predictions
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Atlanta Braves vs. San Francisco Giants
MLB: 3:45 PM EST
May. 23, 2019
Latest Odds : ATL -107 O/U 7.5
The Atlanta Braves conclude a four-game series on the road Thursday against the San Francisco Giants. The Braves were beaten by the Giants on Tuesday 4-3. Atlanta’s bullpen allowed three runs in the ninth inning. Prior to the loss, the Braves had won four straight versus the Giants allowing one run in each of the four games.
San Francisco started its ninth inning rally with a single by Brandon Crawford, followed by a Kevin Pillar single to knock in Crawford, followed by an infield pinch-hit by Pablo Sandoval that put runners on first and third. Pinch-runner Mac Williamson then stole second and Joe Panik drove in Pillar and Williamson with his two-out single to right for the walk-off win.
Freddie Freeman leads the Braves with a .316 batting average, in home runs with 11 and in hits with 59. Ronald Acuna Jr. leads in RBIs with 31. Atlanta hitters are averaging .261 at the plate, while opposing batters are averaging .244. On Thursday, the Braves will send Kevin Gausman to the mound. The right-hander is 2-3 with an ERA of 4.31, 50 Ks and 19 BBs.
Joe Panik leads the Giants with a .254 batting average. Brandon Belt leads the Giants in home runs with 7, while Kevin Pillar leads in RBIs with 23. The Giants are averaging .222 at the plate, while opponents are averaging .244. On Thursday, the Giants will send Madison Bumgarner to the mound. The southpaw is 3-4 with an ERA of 4.21, 64 Ks and 11 BBs.
Recent Betting Trends:
Atlanta is 4-1 in its last 5 on the road
The UNDER has cashed in 5 of the Braves last 6 on the road
San Francisco is 4-0 in Bumgarner’s last 4 starts
The UNDER has cashed in 5 of the Giants last 6
Free Betting Pick: San Francisco Giants -103
Although Atlanta has had success versus the Giants of late, San Francisco has won 7 of Bumgarner’s last 8 starts versus the Braves. In addition, the Giants have won each of the lefthander’s last 4 starts, 5 of the southpaw’s last 6 starts on 4 days rest and 5 of the hurler’s last 7 starts versus an opponent from the National League East. Final Score Prediction, San Francisco Giants win 5-3.