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2018 MLB Season
(16-15) San Francisco Giants vs. Atlanta Braves (19-11)
Date: Saturday, May 5, 2018
Time: 7:10 PM ET
Venue: SunTrust Park, Atlanta Georgia
Projected Pitchers: Ty Blach vs. Brandon McCarthy
MLB Moneyline Odds: Braves -141 | Giants +137
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Braves -1.5 (+145)
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: 9
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San Francisco Giants
Blach was solid in his previous outing against the Los Angeles Dodgers, picking up his second win of the season. He was able to go six innings giving up two earned off of six hits while striking out four and walking one. It was his third quality start of the year.
The lefty doesn’t get many strikeouts (4.82 K/9) and gives up almost as many walks (3.62 BB/9), so he really depends on inducing ground balls which that percentage currently sits at 57.9%. Pitchers who rely on ground balls usually keep the home runs (0.48 HR/9) limited, but when they face a hot team thats good at hitting, it can be hard to contain the runs.
San Francisco has been playing the best baseball they’ve played all year winning five of their last seven contests. In that span they have been hitting well slashing .276/.357/.427 to go with 22 extra-base hits and 39 RBI.
McCarthy was once again solid for his new team as he picked up his fourth win of the season against the Philadelphia Phillies. He traveled 5.1 innings giving up one earned off of five hits while striking out six and walking three. This is the fourth time this year he has missed out on a quality start as making it past five innings hasn’t been in the cards.
The lefty is sporting a nice 3.09 ERA, but he can give thanks to the solid defensive play of his teammates as he owns a 4.38 FIP. His ERA and 80.2% LOB% may soon take a small hit once his .287 BABIP regresses some.
Atlanta has been on fire in the last week winning five of their last six contests. Their lineup is slashing .310/.363/.531 to go along with 28 extra-base hits and 37 RBI during that span.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- SF are 6-2 in their last 8 games as an underdog.
- Over is 6-2 in SF last 8 overall.
- ATL are 6-2 in their last 8 home games.
- Over is 9-4-1 in ATL last 14 Sat. games.
Free San Francisco Giants vs. Atlanta Braves MLB Prediction: Atlanta edges out San Francisco at home
4* Free MLB Betting Pick: OVER 9 Runs
With the way both of these lineups are hitting, they should find success against the opposing pitchers who are struggling to produce strikeouts. Expect the total to creep over nine runs.
MLB Free Score Prediction: Braves 6 – Giants 5
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