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2021 MLB Handicapping
(83-45) San Francisco Giants vs. Atlanta Braves (69-58)
Date: Sunday, August 29th, 2021
Time: 1:20 PM ET
Venue: Truist Park, Atlanta, GA
Projected Pitchers: Anthony DeSclafani (SF) vs. Ian Anderson (ATL)
MLB Moneyline Odds: Giants +100 Braves -125
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: OFF
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: O/U: 8.5
Two National League division leaders clash this weekend as the San Francisco Giants travel to Atlanta to take on the Braves. As of this writing, the Braves enjoy a 5.5 lead over the Phillies in the National League East, while the Giants are only 2.5 up on the Dodgers in the National League West despite owning the best record in baseball.
San Francisco Giants
We’re still in August and the San Francisco Giants have already clinched having an above .500 record this year. Considering that you have to go all the way back to 2016 for the last time the Giants finished a season above .500, it is clear they are a club that has put it altogether this season.
Despite their stellar play this year and having the best record in baseball, the Giants can’t afford to take a night off. That’s what happens when you play in a division with the Los Angeles Dodgers and the payroll they enjoy. As of this writing, the Dodgers sit just 2 back in the National League West. .
Anthony DeSclafani is likely to make this start although that is not certain. He exited his last start in the 2nd inning against the Mets on August 18th with right ankle discomfort. A subsequent MRI showed no structural damage, however. The Giants have won 5 of their last 8 with him on the mound.
The Atlanta Braves come into this one with a 5.5 lead on the Philadelphia Phillies in the National League East. Only the American League Central provides easier competition. The 2nd place Phillies currently sit at a .500 win percentage. Things would really have to fall apart for the Braves to miss out on winning the division this year.
Should they hang on to the lead, it will be the fourth year in a row they’ve won the division. Perhaps they are gearing up for a dominant run atop the East like they had throughout the 90s and early 2000s.
The Braves are coming off a 9-0 road trip this month. They promptly followed that up by losing 2 straight to the streaking Yankees at home, however. They got back in the win column Friday night by taking the first of this series.
The Braves will send Ian Anderson to the hill for this one. It’ll be his first start in almost a month after dealing with some shoulder issues. The Braves have dropped 7 of his last 9 starts.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- San Francisco Giants have won 5 of their last 8 with Anthony DeSclafani on the mound.
- San Francisco Giants are 5-2 on current road trip.
- Atlanta Braves have won 10 of their last 12 games.
- Atlanta Braves are 2-7 in Ian Anderson’s last 9 starts
- Atlanta Braves have won 5 of their last 6 against the San Francisco Giants
San Francisco Giants vs. Atlanta Braves MLB Prediction:
This one really comes down to which team’s starter can bounce back from injury the best. Ian Anderson hasn’t pitched a big league game in a month after dealing with shoulder problems. Anthony DeSclafani is coming off the 10-day DL after leaving his last start on August 18th in the 2nd inning.
These two teams combined have only lost 11 games this month, but somebody’s got to lose here. The Braves just seem a little hotter right now and the uncertainty regarding DeSclafani makes me think the Braves take this one.
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