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Giants vs. Braves - 8/28/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Atlanta Braves (47-82) at San Francisco Giants (70-58)

MLB Baseball: Sunday, August 28, 2016 at 4:05 pm (AT&T Park)

Aaron Blair (0-5) (7.99) vs. M Bumgarner (12-8) (2.49)

The Line: San Francisco Giants -310 / Atlanta Braves +275 --- Over/Under: 7.5 See the Latest Odds


The Atlanta Braves and San Francisco Giants play a rubber game Sunday afternoon.

The Atlanta Braves haven’t won two straight games since August 8-9. The Braves have scored six runs in their last three games and six or more runs in six of their last nine games. The Atlanta Braves offense has been rolling in the second half, and they’ve lost five of their last seven games when scoring more than three runs. Freddie Freeman leads Atlanta with 139 hits, Nick Markakis has 73 RBI and Adonis Garcia has 11 home runs. Rob Whalen gets the ball, and he’s 1-2 with a 6.57 ERA and 25 strikeouts this season. This will be Whalen’s first career game against the Giants.

Giants vs. Braves - 8/28/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction


The San Francisco Giants could use a win after losing 10 of their last 15 games. The Giants have scored 12 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in seven of their last 10 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 131 hits, Buster Posey has 60 RBI and Brandon Crawford has 12 home runs. Madison Bumgarner takes the hill, and he’s 12-8 with a 2.44 ERA and 202 strikeouts this season. Bumgarner is 6-3 with a 2.60 ERA and 81 strikeouts in his career against the Braves.

The Braves are 18-42 in their last 60 during game 3 of a series and 2-9 in Blairs last 11 starts. The Giants are 1-5 in their last 6 Sunday games and 2-6 in Bumgarners last 8 starts. The Giants are 6-1 in Bumgarners last 7 starts vs. Braves.

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Atlanta Braves +275

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