Giants vs. Braves - 8/27/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Atlanta Braves (47-82) at San Francisco Giants (70-58)
MLB Baseball: Saturday, August 27, 2016 at 9:05 pm (AT&T Park)
M Foltynewicz (6-5) (4.45) vs. J Peavy (5-9) (5.57)
The Line: San Francisco Giants -170 / Atlanta Braves +160 --- Over/Under: 8 See the Latest Odds
The Atlanta Braves and San Francisco Giants play game two of their series Saturday night.
The Atlanta Braves could use a win after losing 10 of their last 13 games. The Braves have allowed 18 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in 10 of their last 11 games. The Atlanta Braves have an ERA of 4.55 and have lost 12 of their last 15 games when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Freddie Freeman leads Atlanta with 138 hits, Nick Markakis has 73 RBI and Adonis Garcia has 11 home runs. Mike Foltynewicz gets the ball, and he’s 6-5 with a 4.55 ERA and 83 strikeouts this season. Foltynewicz is 1-1 with a 4.34 ERA and 12 strikeouts in his career against the Giants.
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The San Francisco Giants look for consistency after splitting their last eight games. The Giants have scored 11 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in seven of their last nine games. The San Francisco Giants offense continues to produce, and they’ve split their last 10 games when scoring more than three runs. Denard Span leads San Francisco with 129 hits, Buster Posey has 60 RBI and Brandon Belt has 14 home runs. Jake Peavy takes the hill, and he’s 5-9 with a 5.55 ERA and 101 strikeouts this season. Peavy is 4-4 with a 3.24 ERA and 77 strikeouts in his career against the Braves.
The Braves are 20-41 in their last 61 during game 2 of a series and 5-11 in Foltynewiczs last 16 road starts. The Giants are 4-1 in their last 5 Saturday games and 20-7 in Peavys last 27 home starts. The Braves are 3-7 in the last 10 meetings in San Francisco.
The Giants know they have to keep winning in order to stay in a tight NL race and against a losuy Braves team is just what the doctor ordered. Atlanta is finidng ways to lose and doesn't have the horses offensively to hang with San Fran in their big park. Giants roll again.