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San Francisco Giants vs. Atlanta Braves Picks, Predictions, Odds

San Francisco Giants vs. Atlanta Braves Betting Analysis

The San Francisco Giants and the Atlanta Braves play the second of a four-game series on Tuesday, June 21, 2022 at Truist Park.

San Francisco ranks third in the National League West with records of 37-29 overall and 18-15 on the road, which trails the division leading Los Angeles Dodgers by 3.5 games. The Braves rank second in the National League East with records of 39-29 overall and 21-14 at home, which trails the division leading Mets by 5.5 games for the division lead.

San Francisco Giants vs. Atlanta Braves Betting Prediction

The San Francisco Giants enter this matchup third in the NL West standings, three games behind the Dodgers for first place. The Giants won two of three games against the Pirates in their most recent series and have won seven of their last 10 games. San Francisco has been solid on both sides of the ball this season, averaging 4.86 runs per game (9th) while allowing opponents 3.89 runs per game (20th). Former Brave Joc Pederson is having a nice season for the Giants with a batting average of .267 (44-165), 14 home runs, and 36 RBIs.  

Atlanta is currently second in the NL East standings, six games behind the New York Mets for first place. The Braves went 1-2 SU in their most recent series against the Chicago Cub, but have won eight of their last 10 games. After a rough start to the season, the Braves managed to turn things around and win 14 straight prior to their series with the Cubs. The offense was great over that stretch and are now rank as the seventh highest scoring team in the league, averaging 4.73 runs per game. The shortstop Dansby Swanson has been a big part of their success with a batting average of .294 (72-245), nine home runs, and 37 RBIs.  

The Braves took game one of this series 2-1, thanks to Orlando Arcia who brought in the game winning run in the bottom of the ninth. I like Atlanta to continue their success and take game-two of this series. The Braves have been one of the hottest teams in the league as of late and with Spencer Strider taking the mound, I expect the Giants to struggle again on offense. Backing the Braves moneyline here.  

Score Prediction: Braves 5, Giants 3
Best Bet: Braves ML

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San Francisco Giants vs. Atlanta Braves Betting Odds

San Francisco Giants vs. Atlanta Braves Betting Resources

  • Date: Tuesday, June 21, 2022
  • Matchup: NL West vs. NL East
  • Venue: Truist Park
  • Location: Atlanta, Georgia
  • Time-TV: 7:20 p.m. ET – TBS

San Francisco Giants vs. Atlanta Braves – Current Form

The Giants have played excellent recently, highlighted by San Francisco posting back-to-back series victories over the Royals and the Pirates squads, resulting in a solid 4-2 record across that window. The Pirates were unable to score a single run against the San Francisco Giants on Friday, which was San Francisco’s best result in the last two series. They dominated the Pittsburgh Pirates with seven runs on Saturday, in the second of a three-game series. Atlanta captured its series against the Washington Nationals, 3-0, but the Braves fell to the Cubs on Sunday. The Cubs were unable to score a single run against the Atlanta Braves on Sunday, which was Atlanta’s best result in the last two series. Atlanta cruised past the Washington Nationals last Tuesday by plating 10 runs in the second of a game of the series.

San Francisco Giants vs. Atlanta Braves – Pitching Matchup

San Francisco: Anthony DeSclafani (0-1, 6.08 ERA)

Anthony DeSclafani will make his third start of the season for San Francisco, who’s hoping to find some traction after posting a 0-1 record and 6.08 ERA thus far, while tallying a 1.80 WHIP, two walks, and 13 strikeouts across 13.1 innings of action. DeSclafani got assigned the loss in his last start, which came on the road against the New York Mets on April 21, 2022. He threw five innings, allowing five runs on nine hits with one walk and four strikeouts in an eventual 6-2 Giants defeat. DeSclafani owns a 0-1 road record this season in two starts away from Oracle Park. In those away outings, he has posted a 6.52 ERA, a 1.55 WHIP, one walk, and eight strikeouts in 9.2 innings of work.

Atlanta: Spencer Strider (3-2, 2.46 ERA)

Atlanta’ right-hander Spencer Strider takes the mound for his fourth start of the season. Strider looks to improve on a 3-2 record and 2.46 ERA in 44 innings, while striking out 68, walking 21 batters, and posting a 1.04 WHIP. The 23-year old right-hander lifted the Braves to win on the road over the Washington Nationals on June 15, 2022. Strider owns a 2-1 home record this season in one start at the Truist Park. In those outings, he has posted a 2.89 ERA, a 1.23 WHIP, eight walks, and 31 strikeouts in 18.2 innings of work.

San Francisco Giants vs. Atlanta Braves – Series History

The 2021 season created palpable tension between the teams, with both the Giants and the Braves winning three out of six games in that year. The Braves were able to create some distance by claiming a first win in one matchups this season.

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