Can red-hot Giants continue their winning ways against a starting pitcher who’s been in excellent form since the season’s start? Read our informative betting preview and find our MLB pick inside.
Braves look to cool off Surging Giants
The Giants and Braves will begin a four game series on Thursday at AT&T Park in San Francisco. The first pitch is slated for 10:15 PM ET. According to the MLB betting odds, San Francisco is a -130 money line favorite, and the posted total is 6.5. This will be the first meeting of the season between these National League rivals.
The Braves Shelby Miller has flown a bit under the radar this season. All the young right-hander has done is go 8-1 in his team starts with a sensational 1.50 ERA. Atlanta has gone 8-1 under the total in 2015 when Miller is their starter. The Braves hurler has displayed even better form in his last four team starts, going 4-0, compiling a miniscule 0.87 ERA, and went the distance in two of those four outings.
The Giants right handed hurler Chris Heston will get the call on Thursday. Heston has been shaky in his last three starts posting a lofty 6.48 ERA, and allowed 4 home runs in just 16 2/3 innings pitched. On a more positive note, Heston has pitched well in four starts at home, going 3-1 under the total, and compiling a stellar 2.77 ERA in those outings.
Both Teams on a Roll
The Atlanta Braves enter tonight having gone 8-4 in their last twelve games. They were able to deal the Dodgers just their seventh defeat in twenty-eight home games during a 3-2 win on Wednesday. The Atlanta pitching staff has carried the load during the last seven games. During that stretch, the Braves have hit a terrible .215 as a team, and averaged only 3.0 runs per game but managed to go 4-3.
In an otherwise very tough call, the starting pitching advantage of Shelby Miller (Braves) over Chris Heston (Giants) is the deciding difference for me in this game tonight. I’ll have a small lean with the money line road underdog for one of my MLB picks.
MLB Pick: Play the Braves +121 on the money line at The Greek.