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MLB Game Preview - Giants underdogs vs Braves at Atlanta

San Francisco GiantsAtlanta Braves
Aug 16, 7:10 PM | GrassTurner Field

San Francisco Giants vs Atlanta Braves Odds

66-56TEAM RECORD71-51

The San Francisco Giants will look to grab a road win when they take on the Braves in Atlanta at Turner Field on Tuesday in baseball odds action.

Jonathan Sanchez, with a record of 4-7 on the season, gets the ball for the Giants, while the Braves trot Randall Delgado to the mound in this one. He is 0-1 so far in 2011.

View San Francisco vs Atlanta Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Braves were listed as -135 moneyline favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark, while oddsmakers set the opening total around 8 earlier on Monday.

Power Rankings:
This game puts the Braves, most recently No. 4 in the National League Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings, up against the Giants, who rate a National League No. 3 in the latest survey.

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How They Match Up:
When it comes to getting on base, the visiting Giants rank No. 14 in the National League at 8.1 hits per game. That compares with Atlanta’s No. 9 ranking in that category.

Defensively, San Francisco features the National League's No. 2-rated defense on the road, allowing 3.9 runs per game. Atlanta, meanwhile, comes in at No. 8 in the National League at home, scoring 4.2 runs per game.

The Giants were a 5-4 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Braves. That made winners of bettors who got Atlanta at -140 on the moneyline, while the total score (9) was good news for OVER bettors. San Francisco looks to rebound from a loss to the Braves, who beat them 5-4 on Monday behind a start from Tim Hudson at Turner Field.

San Francisco Giants Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 6-4
Before playing Atlanta are 5-5
After playing Atlanta are 5-5
After a loss are 4-6

Atlanta Braves Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 8-2
Before playing San Francisco are 5-5
After playing San Francisco are 5-5
After a win are 6-4

A few Giants at Braves trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of San Francisco's last 9 games
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of San Francisco's last 9 games when playing on the road against Atlanta
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of San Francisco's last 9 games on the road
San Francisco is 5-12 SU in its last 17 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Atlanta's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Atlanta's last 5 games at home
Atlanta is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing San Francisco
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Atlanta's last 9 games when playing at home against San Francisco

Next up:
San Francisco at Atlanta, Wednesday, August 17

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