Atlanta Braves (76-69) vs. San Francisco Giants (96-52)
September 18, 2021 9:05 pm EDT
The Line: San Francisco Giants -152 / Atlanta Braves +115; Over/Under: -7.5
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The Atlanta Braves and San Francisco Giants meet Saturday in MLB action at Oracle Park. The Braves need a win after losing four of their last five games. The Giants look for a win after winning 12 of their last 15 games.
The Atlanta Braves have scored 11 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last seven games. The Braves have won five of their last eight games when scoring four or more runs. Freddie Freeman leads the Braves with 160 hits and 78 RBI while Austin Riley and Ozzie Albies have combined for 300 hits and 183 RBI. Charlie Morton gets the ball, and he is 13-5 with a 3.49 ERA and 192 strikeouts this season. Morton is 4-4 with a 2.48 ERA and 61 strikeouts in his career against the Giants.
The San Francisco Giants have scored 16 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in 12 straight games. The Giants have won seven of their last nine games when scoring four or more runs. Brandon Crawford leads the Giants with 129 hits and 81 RBI while Buster Posey and Mike Yastrzemski have combined for 202 hits and 105 RBI. Alex Wood gets the ball, and he is 10-4 with a 4.08 ERA and 135 strikeouts this season. Wood is 3-3 with a 4.26 ERA and 23 strikeouts in his career against the Braves.
The Braves are 15-5 in their last 20 road games and 0-4 in their last 4 games as an underdog. The Giants are 10-2 in their last 12 during game 2 of a series and 5-2 in their last 7 Saturday games. The under is 9-1 in Braves last 10 road games. The over is 5-1 in Giants last 6 overall. The Braves are 6-1 in the last 7 meetings in San Francisco.
The Braves have everything to play for, but they can’t be too high on confidence right now after back-to-back extra inning losses. The Braves were a strike away from winning last night. Wood has been hit or miss all season and hasn’t pitched in a couple weeks. Still, the Giants continue to find ways to win regardless of the situation. Give me the Giants.