Braves vs. Giants Monday Prediction
The Atlanta Braves continue to have a good hold on first place in the NL East and will have an opportunity to add to their win column on Monday night when they visit the struggling San Francisco Giants. Will Atlanta cash as a slight favorite?
Game Snapshot & Odds
Monday, September 10, 2018
10:15 p.m. ET, AT&T Park
TV: ATL (FSSO); SF (NBCSBA)
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers from online sports book BetNow.eu, the Braves as a -115 favorite. As of this writing, 65% of the betting tickets wagered at online sportsbooks are on the Braves to beat the Giants on the moneyline. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our MLB Public Betting Page for updated figures on this game.
Braves’ Newcomb walks five in loss to Red Sox
Sean Newcomb walked five and allowed three runs in 4 1/3 innings Tuesday in a loss to the Red Sox. That step forward Newcomb had taken with his control this year doesn't look so pronounced now; he's walked 34 in 56 1/3 innings since the beginning of July. With just one strong start in his last five, it seems like time to give up on him in mixed leagues.
Giants’ Rodriguez strikes out six in no-decision
Dereck Rodriguez whiffed six batters over six innings in a no-decision against the Rockies on Tuesday. Rodriguez surrendered only six hits over six frames in the high-octane offensive environment of Coors Field, but was forced to settle for a no-decision after the Giants bullpen imploded in the seventh inning. A solo homer off the bat of Rockies outfielder David Dahl in second inning represented the lone tally against the right-hander, who continues to turn heads with his impressive rookie campaign. The 26-year-old has worked at least six innings, while allowing three earned runs or fewer in 12 of his 15 outings since May 29. He’s 6-2 with a 2.41 ERA, microscopic 1.05 WHIP and 78/27 K/BB ratio in 15 starts.
MLB Betting Trends
The Braves are 4-1 in their last five road games and 14-4 in their last 18 games versus an opponent with a losing record.
The Giants are 1-9 in their last 10 games overall and winless over their last eight.
The Braves are 5-11 in their last 16 games played at AT&T Park but their price is outstanding considering how badly the Giants are slumping. San Francisco has virtually nothing left offensively as injuries have taken over the Giants’ roster for a second consecutive season. The Braves are on the only play here.
The Pick: Atlanta Braves -115