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Atlanta Braves vs. San Francisco Giants - 5/5/18 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

San Francisco Giants (17-15) at Atlanta Braves (19-12)

MLB Baseball: Saturday, May 5, 2018 at 7:10 pm (SunTrust Park)

Ty Blach (2-3) (4.10) vs. B McCarthy (4-0) (3.09)

The Line: Atlanta Braves -140 / San Francisco Giants +130 --- Over/Under: 9 See the Latest Odds

TV: FS-South

MLB action brings us to SunTrust Park where the San Francisco Giants visit the Atlanta Braves.

The San Francisco Giants rode a six run second inning and strong work on the mound to a 9-4 rout of Atlanta. San Francisco starter Chris Stratton allowed three runs on six hits and a pair of free passes over six frames.

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Atlanta Braves vs. San Francisco Giants - 5/5/18 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Giants racked up 13 hits and four BB with both Evan Longoria and Brandon Crawford going deep, driving in two and scoring two while Gregor Blanco ripped a two run triple and scored.

Ty Blach draws the starting assignment against the Braves on Saturday. Blach comes off of a 4-2 victory versus the LA Dodgers with both runs allowed on six hits in a six inning stint.

The Atlanta Braves have been red hot but took one on the chin in their series opener versus San Francisco where the arms struggled. Atlanta starter Mike Foltyniewicz fell to 2-2 with six runs plated on nine hits and a pair of free passes through five innings.

The Braves mustered seven hits and three walks with Nick Markakis going solo while Freddie Freeman clubbed a two run homer. Brandon McCarthy toes the rubber for Atlanta against visiting San Francisco on Saturday. McCarthy improved to 4-0 after a 10-1 victory at Philadelphia with the lone run given up on five hits and three BB over 5.1 frames.

Over is 6-2 in San Francisco last 8 overall and over is 6-2 in San Francisco last 8 on grass and San Francisco are 4-10 in their last 14 Saturday games. Atlanta are 6-2 in their last 8 home games and over is 9-4-1 in Atlanta last 14 Saturday games.

McCarthy knows the Giants well after pitching for the Dodgers but he looks like a scary choice in my view…

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