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2022 MLB Handicapping
(87-53-0) Atlanta Braves vs. San Francisco Giants (67-73-0)
Date: Monday, September 12th
Time: 09:45 ETPM ET
Venue: Oracle Park San Francisco
Projected Pitchers: Spencer Strider vs. Alex Cobb
MLB Moneyline Odds: Braves -175 Giants 144
MLB run line Betting Odds: Braves +1.5, Giants -1.5
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: O/U: 7.5
Heading into the game, the Atlanta Braves have an overall record of 87-53-0. When playing on the road, the team has gone 40-28. In the NL East division, Atlanta currently sits 2nd. So far, the team has gone 72-68-0 vs the runline, while being favored in 84.0% of their games. The Braves’ over-under record is 72-60-8.
For Atlanta, Spencer Strider gets the start with an overall record of 10-4. This includes a strong ERA of 2.83. So far, he is lasting an average of 4.14 innings per outing, as well as 13.65 strikeouts per 9 innings pitched. In terms of walks, he allows an average of 3.06 per 9. In total, Strider has given up 6 home runs.
Throughout the season, the Braves have not had to turn to their bullpen for major innings. The team’s relief corps has combined for one of the lower ERA’s in the MLB at 3.23.
During the season, the Atlanta Braves have performed well on offense, averaging 4.98 runs per game. The team comes into the game with an overall run differential of 159.0. The Braves come into the game with a strong team batting average of 0.253. On their balls in play, Atlanta has the 5th ranked BABIP of 0.288. In terms of stolen bases, the Braves are doing so near the league average, at 0.76 per game.
Atlanta has been strong on defense, ranking 8th in fewest errors at 0.46 per game. Currently, the team is ranked 0.76 in double plays turned.
Heading into the game, the San Francisco Giants have an overall record of 67-73-0. When playing at home, the team has gone 37-32. In the NL West division, San Francisco currently sits 3rd. So far, the team has gone 64-76-0 vs the runline, while being favored in 71.0% of their games. The Giantss’ over-under record is 67-65-8.
For San Francisco, Alex Cobb gets the start with an overall record of 5-6. His current ERA sits at 3.9, similar to the MLB average for starting pitchers. So far, he is lasting an average of 5.31 innings per outing. as well as 9.27 strikeouts per 9 innings pitched. In terms of walks, he allows an average of 2.72 per 9. In total, Cobb has given up 9 home runs.
So far, the Giants bullpen has been one of the most used groups in the league. This group has one of the highest ERA’s among MLB bullpens at 4.21.
So far, the San Francisco Giants have been scoring runs at a rate similar to the league average, at 4.41 runs per game. The team comes into the game with an overall run differential of 6.0. The Giants head into the game ranked just 24th in team batting average. San Francisco combined batting average on balls in play is just 0.187. Placing them below average. On the base paths, the Giants have put pressure on opposing pitchers, ranked 7th in the MLB in steals.
San Francisco has struggled in the field, ranking below average in errors committed, at 0.59 per game. Throughout the season, the team has done a good job turning double plays, averaging 0.86 per contest.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- The total has gone OVER in 8 of Atlanta’s last 9 games on the road
- The total has gone OVER in 5 of Atlanta’s last 6 games
- The total has gone UNDER in 5 of San Francisco’s last 5 games
- San Francisco is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games at home
Atlanta Braves vs. San Francisco Giants MLB Prediction:
Heading into this game, the pitching matchup favors the Atlanta Braves. In addition to holding the edge in ERA, Spencer Strider he has the better WHIP of 0.97 compared to Alex Cobb at 1.31. I expect a strong performance from Spencer Strider, as the Giants’ offense is ranked just 24th. Cobb has a tough matchup against a Braves offense ranked 9th in batting average.
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