The four-game series between the San Francisco Giants and the Atlanta Braves should be one of the best of the week. Atlanta has won eight of its last 10 games and is currently 38-29. The San Francisco Giants are also among baseball’s top teams. They have won seven of their last 10 games and are 37-28.
Not only are these huge games for both of these teams in terms of their divisional standings, but they could also be important for the wild card. Logan Webb will be on the mound for San Francisco while Max Fried goes for Atlanta.
The Atlanta Braves have undoubtedly been the hottest team in baseball throughout the past 20 games. They just got finished with a 14-game winning streak and are looking to start another one.
The Braves posted an impressive 6-0 victory against the Chicago Cubs on Sunday. With the way that Atlanta has been playing this year, it’s tough to say that anybody is going to beat the team right now.
Fried has held hitters in the current San Francisco Giants lineup to a .216 batting average and they have an average exit velocity below 83.3 mph.
Giants Moving Up
Although the San Francisco Giants have also been playing incredible baseball throughout the past few weeks, they still sit three games behind the first-place Los Angeles Dodgers in the National League West. With how competitive the division is, it’s going to be likely that San Francisco’s going to get into the playoffs via the wild card.
With Webb getting the start, the Giants should feel very confident. He’s held hitters in the Atlanta Braves current lineup to a .214 batting average and has a strikeout percentage of nearly 30%.
He’s coming into this one with a 3.43 ERA and a 6-2 record.
Giants vs Braves Head-to-Head
These teams played six times in 2021, with both teams winning three apiece.
The current MLB betting odds are going to see the Atlanta Braves coming into this one as the favorite on the moneyline at -142 and that certainly makes sense with how well they’ve played the past few weeks.
The pick of the night here is going to be taking the Atlanta Braves to win this game outright. With Fried getting the start, this is the perfect time for them to start another lengthy winning streak.
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