San Francisco Giants at Atlanta Braves 5/5/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Saturday, May 5, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Ty Blach vs. Brandon McCarthy
SunTrust Park is the site of the matchup between the San Francisco Giants and the Atlanta Braves on Saturday, May 5, 2018. The probable starting pitchers are Ty Blach for the Giants and Brandon McCarthy for the Braves.
San Francisco opens at +134 while Atlanta opens at -144. The Giants have a 15-16-0 over/under record and a 19-12-0 run line mark. The Braves are 19-11-0 against the run line and have a 14-13-3 over/under record.
Valuable San Francisco Giants Betting Trends
The San Francisco Giants are 15-16-0 against the over/under
The San Francisco Giants are 19-12-0 against the run line
Important Atlanta Braves Betting Trends
The Atlanta Braves are 14-13-3 against the over/under
The Atlanta Braves are 19-11-0 against the run line
Key San Francisco Giants Injuries
05/02/18 RF Andrew McCutchen Elbow left last game, is "?" Friday vs Atlanta Braves
05/01/18 P Johnny Cueto Elbow 10-day DL (05/01)
04/29/18 P Mark Melancon Forearm 60-day DL (03/26)
04/28/18 RF Mac Williamson Concussion 7-day DL (04/28)
04/28/18 2B Joe Panik Thumb 10-day DL (04/28)
04/27/18 P Josh Osich Wrist 10-day DL (04/27)
04/20/18 LF Hunter Pence Thumb 10-day DL (04/20)
03/30/18 P Julian Fernandez Elbow 60-day DL (03/29)
03/26/18 P Madison Bumgarner Hand 60-day DL (03/26)
Key Atlanta Braves Injuries
05/03/18 SS Dansby Swanson Wrist is "?" Friday vs San Francisco Giants
04/18/18 P Anibal Sanchez Leg 10-day DL (04/18)
04/18/18 P Jose Ramirez Shoulder 10-day DL (04/18)
03/30/18 P Chase Whitley Heel 10-day DL (03/26)
03/30/18 P Jacob Lindgren Elbow 60-day DL (03/26)
03/26/18 P Grant Dayton Elbow 60-day DL (02/14)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Giants have a 16-15 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Ty Blach has a 2-3 record with an earned run average of 4.10 and a WHIP of 1.47 this year. He has 20 strikeouts over his 37.1 innings pitched and he's given up 40 hits. He's allowed 9.6 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.02. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.67 and they have given up 112 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .254 against the bullpen and they've struck out 102 hitters and walked 46 batters. As a team, San Francisco allows 8.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.7 batters per nine innings. They are 12th in the league in team earned run average at 3.88. The Giants pitchers collectively have given up 249 base hits and 120 earned runs. They have allowed 23 home runs this season, ranking them 29th in the league. San Francisco as a pitching staff has walked 112 batters and struck out 237. They have walked 3.6 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.7 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.30 and their FIP as a unit is 3.89.
As a team San Francisco is hitting .243, good for 15th in the league. The Giants hold a .382 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .307, which is good for 25th in baseball. They rank 17th in MLB with 8.3 hits per game. Joe Panik is hitting .267 with an on-base percentage of .323. He has 24 hits this season in 90 at bats with 5 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .389 and an OPS+ of 97. Buster Posey is hitting .286 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .365. He has totaled 26 hits and he has driven in 11 men in 91 at bats. His OPS+ is 120 while his slugging percentage is at .429. The Giants have 256 hits, including 44 doubles and 31 home runs. San Francisco has walked 93 times so far this season and they have struck out 285 times as a unit. They have left 220 men on base and have a team OPS of .689. They score 3.77 runs per contest and have scored a total of 117 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Atlanta has a 19-11 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.09, Brandon McCarthy has a 4-0 record and a 1.34 WHIP this season. He has 25 strikeouts over the 32 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 31 hits. He allows 8.7 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.38. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.78 and they have given up 85 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .207 against the Braves bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 120 batters and walked 75 opposing hitters. As a team, Atlanta allows 7.3 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.3 batters per nine innings. They are 5th in the league in team earned run average at 3.35. The Braves pitchers as a team have surrendered 224 base knocks and 103 earned runs this season. They have given up 26 home runs this year, which ranks 27th in Major League Baseball. Atlanta as a staff has walked 141 hitters and struck out 286 batters. They give up a walk 4.6 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.3 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.32 while their FIP as a staff is 3.96.
As a team, they are batting .277, good for 1st in the league. The Braves hold a .456 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .346, which is good for 1st in baseball. They rank 1st in MLB with 10.0 hits per contest. Nick Markakis comes into this matchup batting .336 with an OBP of .429. He has 40 hits this year along with 23 RBI in 119 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .529 with an OPS+ of 166. Freddie Freeman is hitting .322 this season and he has an OBP of .436. He has collected 37 hits in 115 at bats while driving in 22 runs. He has an OPS+ of 172 and a slugging percentage of .548. The Braves as a unit have 301 base hits, including 73 doubles and 37 homers. Atlanta has walked 107 times this year and they have struck out on 242 occasions. They have had 226 men left on base and have an OPS of .802. They have scored 5.73 runs per game and totaled 172 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Giants/Braves MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Giants +134
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