Braves vs. Giants - 5/30/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
San Francisco Giants (32-20) at Atlanta Braves (14-35)
MLB Baseball: Monday, May 30, 2016 at 1:10 pm (Turner Field)
J Samardzija (7-2) (2.53) vs. M Foltynewicz (1-2) (3.62)
The Line: Atlanta Braves +168 / San Francisco Giants -178 --- Over/Under: 8 See the Latest Odds
The San Francisco Giants and Atlanta Braves begin their four-game series Monday afternoon.
The San Francisco Giants look to keep rolling after winning 12 of their last 14 games. The Giants have scored 20 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last 12 games. The San Francisco Giants offense has been consistent this season, and they’ve won 10 straight games when scoring more than three runs. Hunter Pence leads San Francisco with 52 hits, Brandon Belt has 24 RBI and Buster Posey has seven home runs. Jeff Samardzija gets the nod, and he’s 7-2 with a 2.54 ERA and 62 strikeouts this season. Samardzija is 2-1 with a 2.81 ERA and 42 strikeouts in his career against the Braves.
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The Atlanta Braves could use a win after losing five of their last seven games. The Braves have allowed 11 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in seven of their last 14 games. The Atlanta Braves have an ERA of 4.31 and have lost 20 straight games when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Freddie Freeman leads Atlanta with 47 hits, Nick Markakis has 28 RBI and Jeff Francoeur has two home runs. Mike Foltynewicz takes the hill, and he’s 1-2 with a 3.95 ERA and 24 strikeouts this season. Foltynewicz is 0-1 with a 5.68 ERA and eight strikeouts in his career against the Giants.
The Giants are 12-4 in their last 16 vs. National League East and 6-1 in Samardzijas last 7 starts. The Braves are 16-35 in their last 51 vs. National League West and 1-7 in Foltynewiczs last 8 starts. The Giants are 5-1 in the last 6 meetings in Atlanta and 9-4 in the last 13 meetings overall.
Picking against the Giants with the way they're playing right now isn't smart. Also, Samardzija is pitching some of his best baseball of his career right now. Hard seeing the Braves being the team to cool off the red hot Giants.