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San Francisco Giants vs. Atlanta Braves - 5/22/19 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Atlanta Braves at San Francisco Giants
Date & Time Wednesday May 22, 2019, 9:45 PM (EDT)
Location
Oracle Park
San Francisco, California
The Line
The Line: Atlanta Braves -147 / San Francisco Giants +136 -- Over/Under: 7.5
TV Channel
NSBA, FSSE
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The Atlanta Braves and San Francisco Giants meet Wednesday in MLB action at Oracle Park.

The Atlanta Braves look for a win after winning eight of their last 11 games. The Braves have scored nine runs in their last three games and four or more runs in seven of their last 10 games. The Atlanta Braves have won seven straight games when scoring four or more runs. Freddie Freeman leads the Braves with 59 hits and 30 RBI while Ronald Acuna Jr. and Ozzie Albies have combined for 105 hits and 52 RBI. Max Fried gets the ball, and he is 6-2 with a 2.86 ERA and 46 strikeouts this season. This will be Fried’s second career game against the Giants.

The San Francisco Giants look for a win after winning five of their last eight games. The Giants have scored eight runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last 10 games. The San Francisco Giants have won five of their last six games when scoring more than one run. Steven Duggar leads the Giants with 43 hits and 21 RBI while Joe Panik and Brandon Crawford have combined for 70 hits and 27 RBI. Jeff Samardzija gets the ball, and he is 2-2 with a 3.69 ERA and 34 strikeouts this season. Samardzija is 3-2 with a 3.00 ERA and 60 strikeouts in his career against the Braves.

The Braves are 5-2 in their last 7 during game 3 of a series, 8-3 in their last 11 overall and 5-1 in Fried's last 6 starts with 4 days of rest. The Giants are 8-22 in their last 30 during game 3 of a series, 1-6 in their last 7 games following a win and 7-16 in Samardzija's last 23 starts. The Braves are 4-1 in the last 5 meetings in San Francisco and 4-1 in the last 5 meetings. The under is 27-13-3 in Giants last 43 home games. The over is 5-2 in Fried's last 7 starts overall.

Fried has been a bright spot for the Braves starting rotation this season, but he's struggled through 20 innings on the road where he's allowing a 4.05 ERA and a .305 batting average. Samardzija has gotten hit in his last three starts, but he's easily pitching his best since joining the Giants and has allowed three or less runs in seven of his nine starts. The San Francisco Giants are starting to put some wins together and the offense is showing some signs of life. Of course, every time I try to back the Giants they completely fall apart, but I like the value of the plus money in this spot. 

Pick:
San Francisco Giants +136

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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