Logan Webb will get the start for the Giants (66-61, 35-28 home) as they host the Braves (82-44, 38-22 away) at Oracle Park. The Braves will give the starting nod to Spencer Strider. Check out my prediction for game one of this National League matchup between the Atlanta Braves and San Francisco Giants.
ATLANTA BRAVES VS SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS BETTING PICK
The Pick: Atlanta Braves -154
This game will be played at Oracle Park at 10:15 ET on Friday, August 25th.
WHY BET THE ATLANTA BRAVES:
- Looking at the Braves’ last ten games as the underdog, they are just 3-7.
- In their two most recent games as the favorite, the Braves are 2-0.
- Opponents are hitting just .186 against Spencer Strider in his last five starts.
ATLANTA BRAVES LOOK TO CONTINUE WINNING WAYS ON THE ROAD
Overall, the Braves have a record of 82-44 which has them 1st in the NL East. Atlanta has rattled off four straight series victories and have an overall series record of 29-9-3. This season, Atlanta is 44-22 at home and 38-22 on the road.
The Atlanta Braves are hoping for another stellar performance from Spencer Strider, as he has earned a win in his last two outings. Strider has been impressive this season, boasting an ERA of 3.57 and a record of 14-4. He’s also recorded 227 strikeouts and limited opponents to a batting average of .201. Teams have managed just a .345 slugging percentage against him.
Spencer Strider earned a quality start and the win in his most recent outing, as the Braves defeated the Giants 4-0. Strider was dominant on the mound, surrendering no runs and just one hit over seven innings.
During their last ten games, Atlanta is the 14th ranked offense in terms of batting average. In these games, they have hit a combined .242 and are averaging 4.5 runs per game. Across the entire season, the Braves are hitting .274 with an OBP of .345 while averaging 5.8 runs per contest. This figure puts them 1st in the league.
The Braves’ offense has been led this season by Ronald Acuña Jr., whose .335 batting average and 74 RBIs are both team highs. The outfielder has also hit a team-leading 28 home runs in 2023.
WILL THE SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS TAKE CARE OF BUSINESS AT HOME?
On a record of 66-61, the Giants come into today’s game 3rd in the NL West. When playing at home, they are 35-28 and 31-33 on the road. San Francisco has played in 41 series thus far, and have gone 18-21-2.
Logan Webb is set to take the mound for San Francisco, having gone six innings in two straight games. His season thus far has been impressive, boasting a 3.35 ERA and 9-9 record. Webb has also racked up 162 strikeouts, a 1.09 WHIP, and an allowed WOBA of .288. He has issued 26 walks this season.
Logan Webb recently faced the Braves, allowing four runs on nine hits in six innings. Despite his efforts, the Giants fell 6-5.
Having gone deep 7 times in their last five games, the Giants are 5th in that span. At 4.3 runs per game, San Francisco is 21st in the league. This figure has come on a team batting average of .239 while hitting a total of 140 home runs (17th).
Wilmer Flores has been a consistent offensive force for the San Francisco Giants this season, boasting a .304 batting average and slugging .545. During the team’s last ten games, Flores has been particularly impressive, leading the Giants in hits with a .323 average.