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Giants vs. Braves - 5/31/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Atlanta Braves (23-25) at San Francisco Giants (30-20)
Date & Time Sunday May 31, 2015, 4:05 PM (EDT)
The Line
The Line: San Francisco Giants -193 / Atlanta Braves +183 --- Over/Under: 6.5
TV Channel
FSN-S, CSN-BAY
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MLB | Atlanta Braves (23-25) at San Francisco Giants (30-20)
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The Atlanta Braves and San Francisco Giants end their four-game series Sunday afternoon.

The Atlanta Braves look for a win after splitting their last 10 games. The Braves have scored 10 runs in their last three games and three or less runs in eight of their last nine games. The Braves have lost five of their last eight games when scoring three or less runs. Freddie Freeman and Nick Markakis have combined for 108 hits and 38 RBI while Andrelton Simmons has 20 RBI. The Atlanta Braves have split their last eight road games. Julio Teheran gets the ball, and he’s 4-2 with a 4.91 ERA and 48 strikeouts this season. Teheran is 2-2 with a 3.86 ERA and 22 strikeouts in his career against the Giants.

The San Francisco Giants look to stay hot after winning five of their last six games. The Giants have scored 11 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last 10 games. The Giants have won 17 straight games when scoring more than three runs. Nori Aoki leads San Fran with 60 hits and 15 RBI while Buster Posey and Brandon Crawford have combined for 60 RBI. The San Francisco Giants have won five of their last six home games. Madison Bumgarner takes the hill, and he’s 6-2 with a 3.00 ERA and 55 strikeouts this season. Bumgarner is 4-3 with a 3.00 ERA and 55 strikeouts in his career against the Braves.

The Braves are 3-13 in their last 16 vs. National League West and 4-1 in Teherans last 5 Sunday starts. The Giants are 37-16 in their last 53 home games and 35-17 in Bumgarners last 52 starts. The Giants are 4-0 in Bumgarners last 4 starts vs. Braves. 

While Bumgarner is a great pitcher and what not, Teheran is no slouch and will give the Braves a great chance of winning this game. I'm not buying the insane chalk when Atlanta has a good pitcher on the mound. I'll take my chances with the road team here. 

Pick:
Atlanta Braves +183

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