Atlanta Braves take on Giants in baseball test
Atlanta Braves vs San Francisco Giants Odds
The San Francisco Giants host Atlanta on Sunday, looking to build on their 22-15 mark against the 21-15 Braves in MLB betting action at AT&T Park.
Tim Lincecum will take the mound for San Francisco, and he'll carry a 2-2 record into the contest. Kris Medlen gets the ball for Atlanta; he's 1-4 so far this season.
Sportsbooks such as Bovada had installed the Giants as +105 moneyline underdogs in this particular MLB matchup. The total, meanwhile, was set early at 7.5 before betting at 5Dimes started to move the line.
The Giants - Braves odds would favor the Giants if the lines were set according to our power ranks. San Francisco is rated No. 3 in the current National League Odds Shark poll, while Atlanta is at No. 9 in the National League.
How They Match Up:
Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and San Francisco has the National League's No. 4-rated offensive output, at 9 hits per game. The Braves average 8.1 hits per game, good for No. 10 on the National League list.
Atlanta brings the National League's No. 3-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Giants' league No. 8-ranked defense.
In their last action, Atlanta was a 10-1 loser on the road against the Giants. Bettors on San Francisco at -147 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (11) sent OVER bettors home happy as well. Atlanta looks to rebound from a loss to the Giants, who beat them 10-1 on Saturday behind a start from Madison Bumgarner at AT&T Park.
Atlanta Braves Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 6-4
Before playing Arizona are 9-1
After playing San Francisco are 5-5
After a loss are 4-6
San Francisco Giants Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 8-2
Before playing Toronto are 7-3
After playing Atlanta are 6-4
After a win are 7-3
A few Braves at Giants trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Atlanta's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Atlanta's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Atlanta's last 5 games when playing San Francisco
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Atlanta's last 5 games when playing on the road against San Francisco
The total has gone OVER in 5 of San Francisco's last 5 games when playing Atlanta
The total has gone OVER in 5 of San Francisco's last 5 games when playing at home against Atlanta
The total has gone OVER in 5 of San Francisco's last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of San Francisco's last 6 games at home
Atlanta at Arizona, Monday, May 13
San Francisco at Toronto, Tuesday, May 14