Braves on Verge of Pulling Even in NL East
After Kyle Wright won his 18th game of the season, the Atlanta Braves trail the New York Mets by a half-game in the National League East. With the Mets not playing until 7:05 p.m. ET, Atlanta could move into a tie for first place in the division before New York’s game gets underway.
This has been a low-scoring series with the Giants winning the opener 3-2 and the Braves evening the series with a 5-1 win.
The 106 home runs hit by the Braves away from home are the most in the majors. Atlanta is 32-16 since play resumed following the MLB All-Star Game while San Francisco is just 20-31.
According to the MLB playoff odds, the Braves (+800) trail only the Los Angeles Dodgers and New York Mets among National League teams in the odds to win the World Series.
Let’s check the latest MLB picks, stats, injury reports, and MLB predictions, for Braves vs Giants. We’ve plenty of world series predictions for you to consider.
Morton Gets Ball in Series Finale
The 2022 season has been a bit of an all-or-nothing proposition for veteran pitcher Charlie Morton.
Since the start of July, Morton has allowed two runs or less on seven occasions with four scoreless starts. In the other four starts, he has allowed 18 runs and 17 earned runs in 22.1 innings.
The good news for the Braves is that Morton has not allowed more than two runs in back-to-back starts since June 5 and 11. Coming off a game when he allowed six hits and four runs in 6.1 innings, Morton is due for a bounce-back effort.
Morton allowed three hits and two runs in seven innings in his only other start against the Giants this season.
The Las Vegas odds total has gone under in Atlanta’s last 11 games against teams from the NL West.
Rodon Looks to Continue Dominant Run
With the exception of a rough patch in July when he allowed four runs or more three times in a span of five starts, Rodon has been one of the most dominating pitchers in the National League after spending the first seven years of his major league career with the Chicago White Sox.
He has allowed two runs or less in seven of his last eight starts. In his first two outings in September, he has a 1.59 ERA with 21 strikeouts in 11.1 innings. Rodon is third in the majors with 212 strikeouts.
In Rodon’s first start of 2022 against the Atlanta Braves, he allowed three hits and one run with 10 strikeouts in seven innings. All you need to know about how this season has gone for the Giants is that San Francisco lost that game.
The MLB betting lines total has gone under in San Francisco’s last seven games.
Braves vs Giants Head-to-Head
Atlanta has won five of the last seven games against the Giants. Each of the last eight games in the series had been decided by three runs or less before Tuesday’s 5-1 win by Atlanta.
The Giants took two of three games the last time the Braves came to town.
Dansby Swanson leads Atlanta with a .381 batting average and three home runs against the Giants. He had a two-run home run in Tuesday’s win.
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Michael Harris is batting .353 and Travis d’Arnaud .333 while Matt Olson and Swanson have a team-high six RBIs in the six games against the Giants.
San Francisco Giants have a .275-team batting average with six doubles and six home runs against the Braves in 2022. Joc Pederson has two of the six home runs.
Braves vs Giants Game Information
- Game: Braves 88-54 (second in the NL East) vs Giants 68-74 (third in the NL West)
- Location: Oracle Park, San Francisco
- Day/Time: Wednesday, Sept. 14, 3:45 p.m. ET
- Braves vs Giants Live stream: MLB.tv
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Braves vs Giants Betting Lines
C. Morton -R
|San Francisco Giants
C. Rodon -L
Braves vs Giants Prediction
It could be another tough day at the office for the hitters with Morton and Rodon taking the mound.
The Giants have lost their last three series but can win this one with a victory on Wednesday.
San Francisco got catcher Austin Wynn back after he missed a couple of games with a concussion. He didn’t play on Tuesday but did have a hit in Monday’s series opener.
Something to consider for those who bet online: The total has gone under in four of the last five times that Atlanta played at San Francisco.
With Atlanta potentially moving into first place in the NL East and winning the series against a San Francisco team that is six games under .500, going with the Braves seems like the safe bet.