Giants vs. Braves Saturday Prediction

San Francisco Giants vs. Atlanta Braves, 5/5/2018 Prediction & Odds

The Atlanta Braves had their five-game winning streak snapped by the San Francisco Giants on Friday night but will the home team respond with a victory tonight at 7:10 p.m. ET?

Game Snapshot & Odds

963 San Francisco Giants (+135)  at 964 Atlanta Braves (-150); 9 runs

Saturday, May 5, 2018

7:10 p.m. ET, SunTrust Park

TV: SF (NBCSBA); ATL (FSSO)

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Public Betting Trends

Oddsmakers from online sportsbooks currently list the Giants as a -150 favorite. As of this writing, 72% of the betting tickets wagered at online sportsbooks are on the Braves to beat the Giants on the money line. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our MLB Public Betting Page for updated figures on this game.

Giants' Blach holds Dodgers to two runs over six innings

Ty Blach limited the Dodgers to two runs over six innings in a win Sunday. Blach scattered six hits and a walk, striking out four en route to his second win. It was his first win since Opening Day. Through seven starts, the southpaw has a 4.10 ERA and 1.47 WHIP, but he's only been truly bad in one of the seven outings. The Braves present another test for Blach, when the two meet Saturday in Atlanta.

Braves' McCarthy picks up fourth win, beats Phillies

Brandon McCarthy improved to 4-0 on the season by giving up one run in 5 1/3 innings on Sunday against the Phillies. It's a nice bounce-back start for McCarthy, who struggled in his last start against the Reds on Tuesday. Outside of that outing, the 34-year-old right-hander has been excellent, and he's allowed just a run in three of his last four starts. He'll be back on the mound looking for his fifth win on Friday against the Giants.

MLB Betting Trends

San Francisco

The Giants have won five of six overall and are 5-1 in their last six games when facing a starter with a WHIP greater than 1.30.

Atlanta

The Braves are 5-1 in their last six games overall and have won six of their last seven games coming off a loss.

Prediction:

I see the Braves bouncing back tonight. The Giants are 1-7 in Blach's last eight road starts, are 0-6 in his last six outings coming off five days of rest and are 0-6 in his last six road starts versus a team with a winning record. The Braves, meanwhile, are 5-1 in McCarthy's last six starts, are 4-0 in his last four outings versus a team with a winning record and are 8-1 in their last nine games after allowing five runs or more in their previous contest.

 

The Pick: Atlanta Braves -150

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