Giants, Braves Sunday Night Baseball
The San Francisco Giants and the Atlanta Braves will wrap up their three-game series at Turner Field on Sunday Night Baseball in marquee MLB betting action at the sportsbooks.
The Giants are expected to send Tim Lincecum to the mound for Sunday night's game, with the righthander 4-6 on the season with a 4.70 ERA. Lincecum is 7-5 over his 12 career starts against the Braves, posting a 2.99 ERA over 78 1-3 innings.
Atlanta sends Julio Teheran to the mound in this game; Teheran is 4-3 with a 3.62 ERA on the season.
The Braves sit at No. 9 in the National League in the current MLB power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Giants sit at a National League No. 3 on the same chart.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Atlanta's No. 6-rated National League offense, averaging 4.3 runs per game, against a Giants defense that ranks No. 12 in the National League at 4.5 in runs allowed per game. The Braves have averaged 8.2 hits per game so far, less than Giants batters have averaged on the year (9.4 hits per game).
Comparing defensive stats, San Francisco owns the National League's No. 14-rated road mark, allowing 5.4 runs per game on the highway. Atlanta, on the other hand, rates No. 4 in scoring at home.
Last time out for San Francisco, they were a 6-5 loser as they battled the Braves on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Braves at -185 were rewarded, while the 11 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. San Francisco didn't get the job done in their last match, falling 6-5 to Atlanta on Saturday at Turner Field.
San Francisco Giants Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 2-8
Before playing San Diego are 5-5
After playing Atlanta are 6-4
After a loss are 5-5
Atlanta Braves Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 5-5
Before playing NY Mets are 7-3
After playing San Francisco are 5-5
After a win are 5-5
A few Giants at Braves trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of San Francisco's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of San Francisco's last 5 games on the road
San Francisco is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Atlanta
The total has gone OVER in 7 of San Francisco's last 9 games when playing Atlanta
Atlanta is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Atlanta's last 9 games when playing San Francisco
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Atlanta's last 6 games at home
Atlanta is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
San Francisco home to San Diego, Monday, June 17
Atlanta home to NY Mets, Monday, June 17