5* MLB *BEST BET*
San Francisco vs. Atlanta,
07/17/2012 19:10 EDT,
Score: 9 - 0
Money Line: -144 Atlanta
5* MLB *BEST BET* on Braves -144
I'm riding the red-hot Braves tonight. The Braves are 7-0 in their last 7 games, 4-0 in their last 4 home games, 4-0 in their last 4 games as a favorite and 5-0 in their last 5 games following an off day. They certainly have the edge on the mound with Jurrjens, who is 3-0 with a 2.13 ERA in his last four starts. The Braves are 20-6 in Jurrjens' last 26 starts as a home favorite.
San Francisco's Zito is just 2-4 with a 6.12 ERA over his last six starts. The Giants are 5-13 in Zito's last 18 starts as a road underdog.
It is also worth noting that the Giants are 0-5 in their last 5 road games vs. a right-handed starter, 0-8 in their last 8 when their opponent scores 5 runs or more in their previous game and 1-6 in their last 7 versus Atlanta.
We'll back the Braves behind this 33-0 angle and several supporting trends.