The San Francisco Giants are hoping that their recent win is going to give them enough momentum to win this upcoming date with Atlanta as Carlos Rodon gets the start. He’s compiled a 6-4 record but has a strong ERA at 2.84.
On top of that, he’s struck out the ninth-most batters in the league at 91. He’s on fireas he hasn’t allowed a single earned run in his last 15.2 innings of work (over two starts).
The challenge is his stats take a bit of a decline when he hits the road though. At home, he is 3-1 with a 2.18 ERA. However, he is 3-3 with a 3.38 ERA when traveling. San Francisco is hoping that Rodon is on his game against the Braves.
Braves Looking To Bounce Back
Atlanta is sending Charlie Morton to the mound, and he’s not had the best season. He’s just 4-3 with an underwhelming 5.08 ERA. That’s tough to rely on if you bet online.
Morton has, in fact, been better off at home. Atlanta is 2-0 in games that Morton has started at home but they are 2-3 on the road with him on the mound when away.
He is fresh off one of his better starts, though. After allowing at least four earned runs in four straight starts, Morton pitched 7.0 innings of scoreless work in his latest start, striking out nine and walking none.
We’ll see if he can deliver like that again. If not, the Braves might need to rely upon their bats again. Luckily, they’ve smashed away the second-most home runs in the league at 101.
Giants vs Braves Head-to-Head
These teams have played against one another twice this season with each time winning one meeting.
The Braves are currently favored in the sportsbook but this looks like it could be a close game. San Francisco has seen more success with Rodon than the Braves have had with Morton.
Plus, he’s performed better a tad bit more consistently than Morton on the mound. After their 12-10 game the other day, it’s clear that each team has incredible power at the plate.
At the same time, both pitchers are coming off hot starts, so under looks like the right play for your MLB picks. It’s always a bit nerve-racking to go under the number after 22 runs were scored the previous night, but this looks like the right play.
Derrick Erickson has been entrenched in sports media over the last decade. From working in fantasy sports to the sports betting side of things, he's been plugged in for quite some time. His favorite teams include the Texas Longhorns, Dallas Cowboys, and Dallas Mavericks.