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Braves open as moneyline underdog vs Giants

Atlanta BravesSan Francisco Giants
April 23, 4:10 PM | GrassAT&T Park

Atlanta Braves vs San Francisco Giants Odds

9-12TEAM RECORD10-9

Atlanta pays a visit to San Francisco on Saturday, hoping to shut down the Giants bats in baseball action at AT&T Park.

San Francisco hands the ball to starter Tim Lincecum in this one and he'll try to improve on his 2-1 mark on the year. Atlanta counters with Tim Hudson, who will try to quiet the fans and the Giants bats at the same time.

View Atlanta vs San Francisco Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're going with the Giants in this one, they're listed as moneyline favorites of -150 on most baseball betting menus for Monday's contest.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits San Francisco's No. 10-rated National League offense, averaging 4.2 runs per game, against a Braves defense that ranks No. 1 in the National League at 3.2 in runs allowed per game. The Giants have averaged 8.4 hits per game so far, more than Braves batters have averaged on the year (7.4 hits per game).

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and San Francisco has the National League's No. 5-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Braves own the National League's No. 1 mark in runs allowed.

In their last action, Atlanta was a 4-1 winner on the road against the Giants. Bettors on Atlanta at +100 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (5) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well. Atlanta rolled to a 4-1 win against San Francisco on Friday, as Tommy Hanson and the Braves' bats led the team to victory at AT&T Park.

Atlanta Braves Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing San Francisco are 6-4
After playing San Francisco are 4-6
After a win are 2-8

San Francisco Giants Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing Atlanta are 4-6
After playing Atlanta are 7-3
After a loss are 6-4

A few Braves at Giants trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Atlanta's last 5 games when playing San Francisco
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Atlanta's last 12 games
Atlanta is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
Atlanta is 4-10 SU in its last 14 games when playing on the road against San Francisco
The total has gone OVER in 4 of San Francisco's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of San Francisco's last 5 games when playing Atlanta
San Francisco is 10-4 SU in its last 14 games when playing at home against Atlanta
San Francisco is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games

Next up:
Atlanta at San Francisco, Sunday, April 24

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