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San Francisco Giants vs Atlanta Braves: Both Have 8-3 in Their Past 11 Games

  • Red hot Braves look to take series from Giants
  • Pitching matchup worth the price of admission
  • X-factors to watch

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Both teams enter play at 8-3 in their past 11 games, just Atlanta happened to have won eight straight before that streak as well. The Braves are cooking at home, even against good teams and despite giving up 12 runs on Tuesday – the most allowed since allowing 12 back on April 14, expect them to bounce back.

Braves to cover the spread (-125)

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  • Giants are 5-1 in their last 6 vs a team with a winning record
  • Giants are 41-19 in their last 60 road games with the total set at 7.0-8.5
  • Giants are 37-17 in their last 54 road games vs a right-handed starter
  • Giants are 1-5 in their last 6 during game 3 of a series
  • Giants are 0-4 in their last 4 games as a road underdog
  • Under is 3-0-1 in Giants last 4 games as an underdog
  • Under is 10-3-2 in Giants last 15 overall
  • Over is 12-4 in Giants last 16 vs National League East
  • Giants are 5-12 in the last 17 head-to-head meetings
  • Under is 4-2-1 in the last 7 meetings
  • Braves are 7-0 in their last 7 home games vs a left-handed starter
  • Atlanta is 16-3 in its past 19 games
  • Braves are 8-1 in their last 9 home games
  • Braves are 13-4 in their last 17 games as a home favorite
  • Braves are 17-6 in their last 23 home games vs a team with a winning record
  • Braves are 6-1 in their last 7 vs National League West

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Braves Look To Stay Hot

The Giants may have won Game 2 and that’s technically three losses in the past five games for Atlanta, but the Braves still feel like the hottest team in baseball.

Atlanta is 16-3 in its last 19 games overall after it had a team meeting three weeks ago. Matt Olson hit two home runs with five RBIs in Tuesday’s loss while Ronald Acuña Jr. had three hits and a home run and two RBIs of his own.

The Braves are hitting .264 with a .331 OBP as a team over the past week, led by Michael Harris who is 11-for-23 (.478) with two home runs, a double, a triple and six RBIs. Orlando Arcia is also hitting .400 with two home runs during that time, while Travis D’Arnaud leads the team in home runs (3) and RBIs (7) during that stretch.

The Giants, meanwhile, are 8-3 in their past 11 games and just topped the Braves despite giving up 10 runs. There aren’t many teams that can say that. Everybody in the lineup had either an RBI or a run scored for the Giants on Tuesday, but nobody was as efficient as catcher Austin Wynns, perhaps the unlikeliest of sources.

Wynns hit the first home run for the Giants with someone on base since June 7 when he launched a three-run shot as part of his 4-for-4 night with four RBIs.

Pitching Matchup Worth Watching

The Giants acquired Carlos Rodon to be a dominant left handed pitcher at the front of the order and that’s exactly what he’s been for them through the first three months of his San Francisco career.

Rodon was lights out in April, struggled through a rough May but has seemingly found his form again. Rodon was a perfect 4-0 in April, gave up one run or fewer in each start and had a 1.17 ERA with eight strikeouts and 38 walks.

In May, he got hit hard. The southpaw went 1-4 in his five starts, giving two runs or more in every outing including one where he surrendered eight runs in 3.2 innings. He finished the month with a 5.67 ERA and had 12 walks compared to 26 strikeouts.

June has been much better. Rodon is 2-0 through three starts, again with a 1.17 ERA, allowing seven walks and 27 strikeouts. He comes off hihs best start of the year, throwing eight scoreless innings with just two hits, two walks and eight strikeouts in a win over the Pirates.

He will face 38-year-old Charlie Morton who is starting to show his age. Morton, who has been great in recent years has only been average in 2022.

The veteran right-hander is 4-3 on the year with a 5.08 ERA, 1.37 WHIP and 75 strikeouts in 67.1 innings. That said, he’s coming off his best start of the year as well – seven shutout innings when he gave up just three hits and no walks while striking out nine batters in a win over the Cubs.

X-factors to Watch

The player to watch for Atlanta is catcher William Contreras. Nobody has hiht left-handed pitching for the Braves like Contreras this year, who is batting .355 (11-for-31) with three home runs, four doubles and six RBIs in those situations.

For the Giants, we’re focused on Luis Gonzalez. The unheralded right-fielder has been fantastic when away from Oracle Park, batting .351 (26-for-74) on the road with three home runs, five doubles and 16 RBIs.

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Tony writes about baseball for WSN.com after recently graduating with his Masters from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University. Prior to that, Tony was a local sports reporter for MLive Media Group, based out of Jackson, Michigan where he covered everything from high school to professional sports. He graduated from Michigan State in 2015 with a degree in journalism. During his time there he covered the Michigan State football and men’s basketball teams from 2013-15 and hosted a sports radio show on WDBM 89FM.

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