San Francisco Giants (64-58) at Atlanta Braves (79-42)
Game Info: Saturday, August 19th, 2023 at 7:20 p.m. EST (Truist Park)
Betting Odds: Braves ML (-120) - Over/Under (9.5)
Pick: Braves ML (-120)
Saturday evening takes us to the southeastern United States for the second game of a three game series between the Atlanta Braves and the San Francisco Giants. Atlanta is running away with the National League East division right now while San Francisco is looking to keep pace in the National League wildcard race. This should be one of the better games of the evening here on Saturday night.
The San Francisco Giants are having a decent season right now, but they have fallen behind the pack in the National League West division after the incredible winning streak that the Dodgers have gone on. At this point it’s best for San Francisco to shift the focus towards one of the three wild card spots in the National League as they look to hold onto one of those spots over the weekend with a victory here on Saturday night against the Atlanta Braves. However, if the Giants want to pick up a victory here on Saturday evening they will have to be a lot more productive at the plate after they only managed a pair of hits in the opening game of the series on Friday night.
San Francisco comes into this game with a record of 64-58 through the first 122 games of the 2023 Major League Baseball season. Coming into the second game of this series they hold a half of a game lead for the third wildcard spot over a few other teams in the National League wildcard race. Logan Webb will get the baseball for the San Francisco Giants in the second game of the series on Saturday night and it arguably gives at San Francisco. The advantage of the pitching matchup in this game as they looked even up this series against the Atlanta Braves. San Francisco will be looking to break their two game losing streak here in this game, but they are trending downward at the moment as they have lost seven out of their last 10 games on the season.
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The Atlanta Braves have been one of the most consistent teams in all of Major League Baseball this season. They delivered another consistent performance in the opening game of the series against the San Francisco Giants on Friday night. Spencer Strider went out on the mound in Absolutely shutdown San Francisco Giants lineup, and he held them to two hits throughout an incredible performance as he looks to secure his National League Cy Young award at the end of the regular season. Now the Atlanta Braves will be looking to secure another victory and officially wrap up this series here on Saturday evening at home. As they look to take one step closer to clenching the National League East division and grabbing one of the top two seeds in the National League.
Atlanta comes into this game with a record of 79-42 through the first 121 games of the 2023 Major League Baseball season. The Atlanta Braves are running away with the National League East division, and they will likely have the division cleansed by the middle of September unless things go off the rails. As Atlanta comes into the second game of this series with a thirteen and a half game lead over the second place team in the National League East division. Atlanta is currently on a four game winning streak and they have picked up at eight victories in their last 10 games of the season.
Betting trends to consider in this matchup:
- Atlanta is 54-35 outside of NL East games
- Atlanta is 40-19 as a home favorite
- San Francisco is 28-29 after a loss
I expect the Atlanta Braves to pick up their second consecutive victory of the series. As Atlanta has been red hot as of late and I don’t see them slowing down anytime soon. I expect the Braves to pick up a second consecutive victory in this series against San Francisco, and officially clinch the series before heading into Sunday’s finale with an opportunity to sweep the Giants.As always, get our VIP Pick Free Tonight by Clicking Here!