San Francisco Giants at Atlanta Braves Free MLB Picks & Odds
by Josh Schonwald - 5/3/2014
Sunday, May 4, 1:35 PM on CSBy, FSSO
Turner Field, Atlanta, Georgia
San Francisco Giants - Bumgarner, M (2-3) vs. Atlanta Braves - Wood, A (2-4)
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Madison Bumgarner and Alex Wood will both be looking to end their losing streaks when the San Francisco Giants face the Atlanta Braves on Sunday.
Madison Bumgarner lost his third game in a row last Monday when he surrendered five runs (four earned) against the San Diego Padres. He went just five innings in that game and gave up seven hits while striking out five and walking a season-high four batters. His ERA is still a decent 3.74, but the 12 hits per nine innings that he is giving up is a career worst.
Justin Upton is one Braves' hitter who loves to face Bumgarner, going 9-for-20 with a double, a homer and four walks against him in his career. Dan Uggla has just one hit in 18 at-bats against the 24-year-old lefty with eight strikeouts.
Alex Wood lost his third straight start on Tuesday when he lost to the Miami Marlins on the road. He gave up a season-high seven and 10 hits in that game while striking out just two and walking one. His ERA jumped up from 1.54 to 2.92 in the loss, but he is still striking out 8.3 batters per nine innings on the season.
None of the Giants' hitters have faced Wood more than once, but they can expect to see a 90-94 mph fastball with excellent movement and a curveball that he will throw about 20% of the time.
San Francisco Giants Betting Trends
San Francisco Giants are 14-12-1 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for San Francisco Giants is 0.6
Atlanta Braves Betting Trends
Atlanta Braves are 9-15-1 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Atlanta Braves is 0.9
Injuries to Watch
San Francisco Giants
04/29/14 P Matt Cain Finger questionable
04/22/14 P David Huff Quad 15-day DL (4/22)
03/28/14 2B Marco Scutaro Back 15-day DL (3/21)
03/29/14 P Brandon Beachy Elbow 60-day DL (3/21), out for season
03/29/14 P Cory Gearrin Elbow 60-day DL (3/26)
03/28/14 P Kris Medlen Elbow 60-day DL (3/21), out for season
03/28/14 P Mike Minor Shoulder 15-day DL (3/21)
03/28/14 P Gavin Floyd Elbow 15-day DL (3/21)
03/28/14 P Jonny Venters Elbow 60-day DL (3/21)
Josh's Pick: Take Atlanta
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