The Atlanta Braves take on the San Francisco Giants in Game 3 of their current four-game set on Wednesday at Oracle Park in San Francisco.
Max Fried gets the call to start for the Braves in Game 3 of their current set on the road. The 25-year-old left-hander has pitched in a total of 11 games with nine starts on the season. The Santa Monica, California native has a record of 6-2 with an ERA of 2.86, WHIP of 1.13 and a BAA of .240.
Fried has pitched in a total of 50.1 innings this season and has allowed 17 runs (16 earned) on 46 hits while striking out a total of 46 batters and walking 11 others. In his last start, he pitched 6.0 scoreless innings with just two hits allowed while getting the win against Milwaukee last 5/17/19. Atlanta is 6-2 in his last eight starts.
Freddie Freeman leads the Braves with his .319 batting average. Freeman is also the team’s top home run hitter with a total of 11 dingers on the season. Ronald Acuna has 31 RBIs to lead Atlanta this season. The Braves have scored a total of 235 runs while batting at .260 as a team this year.
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For the Giants, it will be Jeff Samardzija who will open on top of the mound on Wednesday. The 34-year-old right-hander has started nine games this season and has a record of 2-2 with an ERA of 3.69, WHIP of 1.19 and a BAA of .228. The Giants are 5-4 in Samardzija’s nine starts this season.
The former Notre Dame standout has pitched in a total of 46.1 innings this season and has allowed a total of 20 runs (19 earned) on 39 hits with 9 home runs given up. Samardzija has struck out a total of 34 batters while walking 16 hitters. In his last start on 5/17/19, he got the loss as San Francisco lost 0-7 to Arizona. Samardzija allowed three earned runs on five hits in 5.1 innings pitched.
Joe Panik tops San Francisco with a .245 batting average while Kevin Pillar leads the Giants with a total of 22 RBIs on the season. Meanwhile, Pablo Sandoval has seven long bombs to lead San Francisco. The Giants are batting at a .221 clip as a team and have scored a total of 176 runs on the season
Atlanta is 8-2 SU in their last 10 games played. The Braves are 4-0 SU in their last four games played on the road. San Francisco is 4-6 SU in their last 10 games played. The Giants are 2-4 SU in their last six games played at home. Head to head, the Braves are 6-4 SU in their last 10 meetings and also 6-4 in their last 10 home games against the Giants.
The Braves are 6-4 SU in Max Fried’s last 10 starts and also 6-4 SU in his last 10 starts on the road. The Giants are 5-5 SU in Jeff Samardzija’s last 10 starts and 4-6 in his last 10 starts at home. This is Fried’s first start against the Giants while Samardzija is 3-4 SU in his last seven starts against the Braves.
Atlanta is 4-0 SU in their last four road games played and 5-1 SU in Fried’s last six starts with four-days rest. San Francisco is 1-8 in their last nine games against the National League East ad 17-38 in their last 55 games against an opponent with a winning record. The Braves are starting to come together and are winning games as of late and Fried has been one of the outstanding young pitchers so far this season. On the other hand Samardzija has been faltering as of late and the Giants have won just four out of their last 13 games at home. Give me the road team and the baseball betting favorites here. I’m picking the Atlanta Braves to beat the San Francisco Giants on 5/22/19.
Other Bet To Make
The total has gone under in six out of the last 10 games played by the Braves. Atlanta has seen the total go under in three out of their last four road games. The total has gone under in four out of the last five games played by the Giants. The under is 5-3-2 in San Francisco’s last 10 games played at home. Head to head, the under is 7-3 in their last 10 meetings.
O 7.5 -115
U 7.5 -105
Odds from betonline.ag as of 5/22/19
The over is 6-4 in Max Fried’s last 10 starts and also 6-4 in his last 10 starts on the road. The over is 4-2 in Jeff Samardzija’s last six starts but the under is 4-2 in his last six starts at home. The under is 6-0-1 in Samardzija’s seven career starts against the Braves. Fried has been pitching very well this season and he is going up against a Giants lineup that’s relatively weak. Samardzija has struggled as of late but overall, he’s had a good season. I expect both pitchers to do well and keep the scores under the total. Prediction: Under 7.5