San Francisco Giants (38-29) vs. Atlanta Braves (39-30)
June 23, 2022 12:20 pm EDT
The Line: Atlanta Braves -141 / San Francisco Giants +120; Over/Under: +9
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The San Francisco Giants will look to bounce back and earn a series split with the Braves after a 4-3 loss in game three last time out. Joc Pederson leads the Giants with 15 home runs and 37 RBIs while Wilmer Flores has 54 hits with 37 RBIs of his own, 12 doubles and a .238 batting average. Thairo Estrada has 60 hits with a team-high 12 doubles and 28 RBIs as well this season. Mike Yastrzemski also has 16 doubles of his own as well as a .256 batting average on the year. Alex Wood will start here and is 5-5 with a 4.32 ERA and 64 strikeouts this season.
The Atlanta Braves will try to win the series after their win on Wednesday. Matt Olson has 67 hits with a .251 batting average and a team-high 28 doubles while Marcell Ozuna has 60 hits with 9 doubles, 13 home runs and 28 RBIs. Austin Riley has 69 hits with 14 doubles, 18 home runs and 41 RBIs and Ozzie Albies has 8 home runs and 33 RBIs and Dansby Swanson also has 38 RBIs of his own as well as a .295 batting average and 76 hits this season. Kyle Wright will start here and is 7-4 with a 2.94 ERA and 88 strikeouts this season.
San Francisco is 4-1 in their last 5 games as an underdog and 8-3 in their last 11 games overall while the over is 12-4 in their last 16 games against the NL East. Atlanta is 8-1 in their last 9 home games and 20-7 in their last 27 games overall while the over is 5-1 in their last 6 home games against a team with a winning record.
I get the case to be made for either side in this one but I’m leaning towards the Braves. Alex Wood’s been inconsistent to put it nicely and frankly, outside of the one year in Los Angeles, he’s always been a starter that I think’s been overrated. Kyle Wright is starting to solidify a spot in the top end of Atlanta’s rotation and I think he pitches well enough to deliver the Braves a win here.