Atlanta Braves vs. San Francisco Giants Free MLB Picks

August 23, 2012


A winning streak will be on the line for the San Francisco Giants on Thursday when they battle the Atlanta Braves at AT&T Park.
The Braves will give the ball to starter Tommy Hanson in this one. Righthander Hanson is 12-5 this season with a 4.27 ERA.
The Giants will counter Hanson with Barry Zito. Lefthander Zito has a 4.42 ERA to go along with a 9-8 record this season.
Oddsmakers currently have the Braves listed as 115-moneyline favorites versus the Giants, while the game’s total is sitting at 7½.
The Braves were a 5-1 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Nationals. That made winners of bettors who got Atlanta at +100 on the moneyline, while the total score (6) was good news for UNDER bettors.
Last time out for San Francisco, they were an 8-4 winner as they battled the Dodgers on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Giants at -103 were rewarded, while the 12 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors.
Current streak:
San Francisco has won 3 straight games.

Team records:
Atlanta: 71-53 SU
San Francisco: 69-55 SU

Atlanta most recently:
When playing on Thursday are 3-7
Before playing San Francisco are 5-5
After playing Washington are 4-6
After a win are 6-4

San Francisco most recently:
When playing on Thursday are 6-4
Before playing Atlanta are 5-5
After playing LA Dodgers are 5-5
After a win are 5-5

A few trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Atlanta’s last 10 games
Atlanta is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against San Francisco
Atlanta is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games when playing San Francisco
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Atlanta’s last 9 games when playing San Francisco
The total has gone OVER in 5 of San Francisco’s last 5 games at home
San Francisco is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 9 of San Francisco’s last 11 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of San Francisco’s last 9 games when playing Atlanta

Next up:
San Francisco home to Atlanta, Friday, August 24

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