Braves (83-44) vs. Giants (66-62)
Atlanta Braves vs. San Francisco Giants August 27, 2023 — “Braves Secure Coveted Nightcap Slot Amidst Grueling West Coast Trip”. Claiming the sought-after nightcap position for Sunday’s game, the Atlanta Braves face a less-than-ideal situation due to their demanding West Coast road journey. The late-season extended travel has rarely been a source of joy for any team, particularly those longing for the comforts of home each evening. Despite these challenges, the Braves showcase an impressive 83-44 record, notably excelling with a robust 39-22 performance on the road.
Conversely, the San Francisco Giants enter the scene with a 66-62 record. Their collective batting average registers at .249, yielding 551 runs and 1029 hits. Leading the Giants’ batting charge, JD Davis boasts 15 home runs and 56 RBIs. The Giants maintain a 3.89 ERA, a 1.26 WHIP, and a notable tally of 721 strikeouts on the pitching front. Adding an element of unpredictability to the mix, the starting pitcher for the Giants is currently listed as undecided, injecting uncertainty into the impending matchup.
Atlanta Braves vs. San Francisco Giants Game Info
Time: 7:10 PM ET.
Date: Sunday, August 27, 2023
Location: Oracle Park in San Francisco, CA
Atlanta Braves SP Max Fried (4-1, ERA: 2.83) and San Francisco Giants Ryan Walker (4-2, ERA: 2.14)
“Max Fried Anticipated as Atlanta’s Probable Starter”
Set to make his tenth start for Atlanta, Max Fried appears poised to take the mound. Fried’s performance has been notable, with an impressive 4-1 record and a 2.83 ERA. Over the course of 47 2/3 innings, he maintains a commendable 1.20 WHIP, coupled with 1.7 BB/9 and 8.5 K/9. In his recent outing, a home matchup against the Giants resulting in a 4-3 loss, Fried displayed 5 2/3 innings, yielding 3 earned runs, 9 hits, 1 walk, and securing 6 strikeouts. His road performance in 2023 is particularly noteworthy, boasting a 3-0 record, a 1.93 ERA across 23 1/3 innings, allowing 5 earned runs, and holding opponents to a .230 batting average.
“Giants Expected to Counter with Ryan Walker”
In response, the Giants will likely entrust Ryan Walker as a starting pitcher. This will mark his 11th start and 35th overall appearance. Walker has accumulated a 4-2 record alongside an impressive 2.14 ERA. Over 46 1/3 innings, his metrics include a 1.19 WHIP, 2.5 BB/9, and an impressive 10.3 K/9 rate. Reflecting on his recent performance, in a 6-1 home loss against Tampa last August 16, Walker recorded 1 inning, yielding no earned runs, 1 hit, 1 walk, and 2 strikeouts.
Odds/Point Spread: Atlanta Braves -105, Total Odds: 8.5
The Braves should win the series on Sunday night and end it. Atlanta has the offense to take advantage of San Francisco’s pitching woes and enough pitching depth to deploy an opener on Sunday night. The Giants’ tenacious lineup will force them to test their depth of pitching only one night after using five pitchers in a 7-3 loss to Atlanta. The Braves have won nine of their past eleven games, while the Giants have dropped four of their last five. There are more issues with the Giants than just their pitching. The absence of three regulars due to injury further depletes their starting lineup. This will not look good when up against the best National League lineup.
Atlanta Braves Betting Trends
- The Braves are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games against the San Francisco Giants.
- Atlanta is 5-1 SU in their last 6 road outings.
- The total remained UNDER in 6 of Atlanta’s last 7 road games with the Giants.
- The team is 4-1 SU in their last 5 games against an NL rival.
San Francisco Giants Betting Trends
- The total remained UNDER in 6 Giants’ last 8 games with Atlanta.
- The total stayed UNDER in 16 of San Francisco’s last 20 home matches.
- The total dropped UNDER in 6 of SF’s last 7 home outings with the Braves
- The Giants are 2-6 SU in their last 8 games with a National League rival.
Atlanta Braves vs. San Francisco Giants Betting Trends
Atlanta Braves vs. San Francisco Giants: The Atlanta Braves lead the league in scoring with 5.8 runs per game. They have 734 runs scored and a team on-base percentage of .344. 220 two-baggers and 241 home homers have each been hit by the Braves as a club. With 1,189 hits and 709 RBIs, they have a .274 batting average for the season. In this contest, support the Braves. Atlanta has a slugging percentage of .498 and 1,029 strikeouts against 433 walks. In their previous 10 games, the Giants were 3-7 straight up, and Atlanta is the most unified team in recent memory. The Braves will prevail at Oracle Park in this contest and the series.
Free Pick and Prediction: Atlanta Braves will win 5-2.