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Braves vs. Giants - 8/5/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

San Francisco Giants (57-48) at Atlanta Braves (48-58)

MLB Baseball: Wednesday, August 5, 2015 at 7:10 pm (Turner Field)

M Bumgarner (11-6) (3.39) vs. W Perez (4-1) (4.14)

The Line: Atlanta Braves +161 / San Francisco Giants -171 --- Over/Under: 7 See the Latest Odds

TV: CSBy, SPSO

The San Francisco Giants and Atlanta Braves play a rubber game Wednesday night.

The San Francisco Giants look for a win after splitting their last eight games. The Giants have scored 17 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last nine games. The Giants have won five of their last six games when scoring more than three. Buster Posey leads San Fran with 119 hits and 75 RBI while Matt Duffy and Angel Pagan have combined for 74 RBI. The San Francisco Giants have split their last eight road games. Madison Bumgarner gets the ball, and he’s 11-6 with a 3.39 ERA and 139 strikeouts this season. Bumgarner is 4-3 with a 3.15 ERA and 61 strikeouts in his career against the Braves.

Braves vs. Giants - 8/5/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Atlanta Braves need a win after losing five of their last seven games. The Braves have scored 18 runs in their last three games and three or less runs in six of their last eight games. The Braves have lost seven straight games when scoring three or less runs. Nick Markakis leads Atlanta with 119 hits and 36 RBI while Cameron Maybin and Andrelton Simmons have combined for 77 RBI. The Atlanta Braves have split their last eight home games. Williams Perez takes the hill, and he’s 4-1 with a 4.14 ERA and 41 strikeouts this season. This will be Perez’s second career game against the Giants.

The Giants are 5-1 in their last 6 during game 3 of a series and 23-11 in Bumgarners last 34 starts. The Braves are 9-4 in their last 13 games as a home underdog and 1-7 in their last 8 during game 3 of a series. The Giants are 4-1 in Bumgarners last 5 starts vs. Braves.

The Braves aren't putting runs up at all and are facing a pitcher who has owned them as of late. Hard to see Bumgarner having another bad start. I like the Giants by at least two runs to give the wager max value. 

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