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Baseball odds preview - Atlanta vs. San Francisco

Atlanta BravesSan Francisco Giants
Aug 26, 8:05 PM | GrassAT&T Park

Atlanta Braves vs San Francisco Giants Odds

72-55TEAM RECORD71-56

The San Francisco Giants host Atlanta on Sunday, looking to build on their 71-56 mark against the 72-55 Braves in MLB betting 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 7-13 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:
Sportsbooks had set the Giants as -120 favorites on the opening moneyline for this contest. The over under opened at 7 for bettors hoping to turn a profit on totals.

Power Rankings:
This game puts the Giants, most recently No. 3 in the National League Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings, up against the Braves, who rate a National League No. 5 in the latest survey.

How They Match Up:
At the plate, San Francisco owns the No. 3 ranking for hits in the National League at 9.1 per game. By contrast, the Braves are rated No. 10 in the same category at 8.5 per game.

Comparing defensive stats, Atlanta owns the National League's No. 4-rated road mark, allowing 3.7 runs per game on the highway. San Francisco, on the other hand, rates No. 15 in scoring at home.

Atlanta won its last outing, a 7-3 result against the Giants on August 25. Bettors who backed the Braves at +150 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (10) sent OVER bettors to the payout window. The Braves enjoyed a 7-3 victory at the expense of the Giants on Saturday, with Mike Minor throwing 6 2/3 innings of 4-hit ball at AT&T Park.

Atlanta Braves Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 5-5
Before playing San Diego are 5-5
After playing San Francisco are 6-4
After a win are 6-4

San Francisco Giants Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 7-3
Before playing Houston are 7-3
After playing Atlanta are 5-5
After a loss are 7-3

A few Braves at Giants trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Atlanta's last 5 games when playing on the road against San Francisco
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Atlanta's last 13 games
Atlanta is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing on the road against San Francisco
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Atlanta's last 6 games when playing San Francisco
The total has gone OVER in 7 of San Francisco's last 8 games at home
San Francisco is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of San Francisco's last 5 games when playing at home against Atlanta
The total has gone OVER in 11 of San Francisco's last 14 games

Next up:
Atlanta at San Diego, Monday, August 27
San Francisco at Houston, Tuesday, August 28