Braves vs Giants Series Preview: Lead in East 1.5 Games
Don't Be Fooled, Braves Want Division Title
Braves vs Giants Series Preview: With the Giants 9 ½ out of the Wild Card, this is a chance to play spoiler, while the Braves still have the division crown in their sights.
Before diving deeper into our Braves vs Giants Series Preview, let’s look at some relevant trends that might help us beat the MLB odds tonight.
The Braves have won seven of their last 10 games in San Francisco and four of five overall in the series. The Giants standings 2022 are abysmal, and the team is just 8-21 this season when their opponents score five runs or more in their previous game. The under is 7-3-1 in their last 11 meetings at Oracle Park.
- Game: Atlanta Braves (87-53) at San Francisco Giants (67-73)
- Location: Oracle Park, San Francisco, California
- Television: BSSO, NSBA, MLBN
Strider, Braves Look to Put a Halt to Losing Streak
Braves pitcher, Spencer Strider, has not pitched at Oracle Park in his first full season with Atlanta, but that won’t stop bettors from flocking to the window to get a ticket with The Bravos’ name on it.
Early betting indicates that not only will the public be taking the Braves but they’re more than willing to lay the run-line (+1.5, -102). Despite their terrific 2022, there should be some cause for concern when it comes to building a bankroll.
Atlanta is 34 games over .500 in the standings but neither Strider (12-6 team record, -7 units) nor the Braves (-18 units) have made money for bettors this season.
Brian Snitker’s team has lost two straight making them 40-28 on the road while costing their backers -112 units on a $100 wager.
After a 107-Win Season in ‘21, Giants Looking to Offseason
The last eight games for the Giants have summed up their disappointing season after owning the best record in baseball last year.
They beat the Los Angeles Dodgers to open their series, one they needed to win with their faint playoff hopes still in reach.
Then their season faded to black with two straight losses by a combined score of 13-6. Gabe Kapler’s team was swept in a short two-game series against the Brewers while scoring just three runs and then took two of three at Wrigley.
No consistency against the teams they should beat has them on the outside of the playoff picture looking in. Player Alex Cobb hasn’t lost a decision since August 3rd against the Dodgers, but the team is just 2-4 in that span. This season the Giants are just 8-15 when Cobb gets the start (-961 units). The ‘Giants’ are 0-6 when Cobb starts as an underdog.
Early Wagering Indicates Public Will Pound Braves, Under
It looks as if the number on tonight’s game will settle in at -180 or higher. With 96% of the early wagers on the Braves, it’s clear that the public doesn’t care about laying a big number to get the superior team.
To conclude our Braves vs Giants Series Preview, our recommendation is to take the insurance with the Giants (+1.5, -117). Even though Cobb hasn’t produced the results that bettors have hoped for in 2022, he does pitch deep enough into games to give our wager a fighting chance. In his last 12 starts, Cobb has pitched into the sixth inning 10 times and five into the seventh.
Even though the Giants are just 4-8 in that span, they do have three one-run losses that would be a winner for tonight’s ticket. We know that he’ll get decent run support with the boys from the bay averaging almost five runs for Cobb’s starts.
Seven times in 2022, San Francisco has scored more than six runs including three times when they gave the righty 10 or more runs in support.
The Braves are the better team, but if Cobb can give us six innings our bet will be alive late and we won’t have to give up -180 to get the better team.Follow us on Twitter