Giants vs. Braves Sunday Prediction
The banged-up San Francisco Giants just continue to win but will they pull off an impressive sweep in Atlanta on Sunday when they visit the Braves at 1:35 p.m. ET?
Game Snapshot & Odds
Sunday, May 6, 2018
1:35 p.m. ET, SunTrust Park
TV: SF (NBCSBA); ATL (FSSO)
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Public Betting Trends
Oddsmakers from online sportsbooks currently list the Braves as a -138 favorite. As of this writing, 66% 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' Suarez pitches seven strong innings in last start
Andrew Suarez allowed just two earned runs, four hits and a walk with five strikeouts over seven innings in a no-decision Tuesday against San Diego. Suarez was impressive, matching Tyson Ross pitch for pitch in a solid duel. He threw 56 of his 84 pitches for strikes in his second big league start. This one ended up much better than his initial outing back on April 11. He might stick around a while with Johnny Cueto (elbow) expected to be on the shelf for an extended period.
Braves' Soroka allows one run over six in MLB debut
Mike Soroka was excellent in his major league debut Tuesday, spinning six innings of one-run ball in a 3-2 victory over the Mets. Yoenis Cespedes was Soroka’s nemesis, as the Mets’ slugger went 3-for-3 and plated the only run off the right-hander with a solo home run. Soroka was awfully impressive overall, though, in giving up six hits and striking out five without issuing a walk. He needed just 80 pitches to cruise through his six frames. Soroka will make his home debut Sunday against the Giants and should be scooped up in any fantasy leagues where he’s available.
MLB Betting Trends
The Giants have won seven of their last 10 games and are 6-1 in their last seven games overall.
The Braves are a perfect 9-0 in their last nine games when playing in the third game of a series and are 11-3 in their last 14 games coming off a loss.
Hey, why not take the Giants at this point? They have defied logic for most of the season given their injuries so why wouldn't they be able to sweep a red-hot Braves team on the road? The Giants are now 4-1 in their last five road games, are 4-1 in their last five games against the National League East and are swinging hot bats. With a good young pitcher like Suarez on the mound, I'm taking a flier on the underdog here.
The Pick: San Francisco Giants +128