Game two of this National League series sees the Braves (79-42, 41-20 home) and Giants (64-58, 29-30 away) facing off at Truist Park. The starting pitcher for the Braves will be Yonny Chirinos, while the Giants are turning to Logan Webb. Find out who I like to win in this Atlanta Braves and San Francisco Giants showdown.
SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS VS ATLANTA BRAVES BETTING PICK
The Pick: Atlanta Braves -122
This game will be played at Truist Park at 7:20 ET on Saturday, August 19th.
WHY BET THE ATLANTA BRAVES:
- Atlanta is on a four game winning streak when favored on the moneyline.
- The Braves are on a six game winning streak as the home favorite.
- The Braves are 3-1 in Yonny Chirinos’ last four starts.
SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS STRUGGLING VS RUNLINE OF LATE
Entering game 123 of their season, the Giants are 10.5 games out in the NL West and are in 2nd place. So far, their overall series record stands at 18-20-2. San Francisco’s road winning percent is currently 49.2% (29-30) compared to 55.6% at home (35-28).
San Francisco Giants right-hander Logan Webb will take the mound for his twentieth start of the season with a record of 9-9. Over his last three outings, Webb has allowed fewer than three earned runs each time, resulting in an ERA of 3.26 and FIP figure of 3.24. Opponents have been unable to get much going against him, as evidenced by their .370 slugging percentage against him this season; Webb has also struck out 157 batters thus far.
The San Francisco Giants emerged victorious in the last outing of Logan Webb, defeating the Texas Rangers 3-2. Despite Webb’s quality start, going 8 2/3 innings and allowing one earned run, he was not credited with the win and was given a no-decision.
So far this season, the Giants’ has gone deep 133 times, placing them 19th in the league. Over San Francisco’s previous five games, they are 19th in runs scored, with their season average of 4.3 runs per game putting them 17th in the league. The Giants’ overall team batting average stands at .237 along with an OBP of .313.
Thairo Estrada has been a key contributor to the Giants’ offensive success this season, leading the team in home runs over their last five games with one. His overall total of 10 long balls is complemented by a .271 batting average.
WILL THE ATLANTA BRAVES TAKE CARE OF BUSINESS AT HOME?
On a record of 79-42, the Braves are 1st in the NL East. At home, they have put together a win percent of 67.2% compared to 63.3% on the road. This season, Atlanta has gone 41-25 against teams who are above .500, and hold an overall series record of 27-9-3.
Yonny Chirinos takes the mound with a 5-5 record and an ERA of 5.22. On the road, he has gone 3-3 with an ERA of 4.25 in 11 outings, while at home he has posted a 2-2 mark and ERA of 5.69. His season WHIP is 1.36, along with a .262 batting average against him from opposing teams who have compiled a .466 slugging percentage against him.
After a defeat to the Mets, Yonny Chirinos had a tough outing, yielding six runs on seven hits in 4 2/3 innings.
The Braves have been one of the top power lineups in the league of late, having hit 5 home runs over their last five games. Compared to other clubs, this is 6th best in that span. For the season, they are ranked 1st in home runs and 1st in slugging percentage. Overall, Atlanta is averaging 5.8 runs per game (1st).
The Braves’ offensive leader, Ronald Acuña Jr., has been a force to be reckoned with this season. His batting average stands at an impressive .334, while his SLG% and OBP are both above .500, coming in at .569 and .420 respectively.