Giants vs. Braves (June 20): Aces to Duel in Atlanta

By | June 20, 2022

The Braves and Giants will begin a 4 game series on Monday night in Atlanta. This is the first meeting between the two teams this season.

The Braves enter winning 15 of their last 17 games, which has vaulted them into 2nd place in the National League East. The Giants also enter playing solid baseball. They have won 8 of their last 11, including a 3 game sweep of the division leading Los Angeles Dodgers.

Both teams will send their best pitcher to the hill to kick off the series. For the Giants, Logan Webb got back into the win column his last time out. For the Braves, Max Fried has won his last two starts, and he will be aiming for win #8 on the year.

According to Fanduel Sportsbook, the Braves are the favorite to open the series with a win.

San Francisco Giants vs. Atlanta Braves Betting Odds and Matchup Information

Matchup Information

  • Matchup: San Francisco Giants (37-28, 18-14 road, 3rd in the NL West) vs. Atlanta Braves (38-29, 20-14 home, 2nd in the NL East)
  • Venue & Location: Truist Park (Atlanta, Georgia)
  • Date: Monday, June 20, 2022
  • Time: 7:20 p.m. Eastern Time
  • How to Watch Today’s Giants vs. Braves Game: Bally Sports South (Braves), NBC Sports Bay Area (Giants), MLB.tv (Subscription service)

Giants vs. Braves Pitching Matchup

  • San Francisco Giants: Logan Webb (2022: 13 starts, 6-2, 3.43 ERA)
  • Atlanta Braves: Max Fried (2022: 13 starts, 7-2, 2.90 ERA)

Giants vs. Braves Odds

Game odds are via FanDuel. Odds from our other top reviewed and recommended sportsbooks may also be included in this article.

Moneyline

  • San Francisco Giants +128
  • Atlanta Braves -152

Over/Under

  • OVER 8 (-114)
  • UNDER 8 (-106)

Run Line

  • San Francisco Giants +1.5 (-176)
  • Atlanta Braves -1.5 (+146)

Starting Pitcher Splits

Logan Webb vs. Atlanta Braves

Webb will be making his fourth start against Atlanta on Monday night. He is 2-0 in those three starts, averaging over 7 strikeouts per game. Webb has only surrendered 3 runs to the Braves in his career.

The 25 year old right hander has a career record of 22-12 with an ERA of 3.81. He is having his best season this year, and has quickly climbed the ladder to be at the top of the pitching rotation.

He will be facing a lot of right-handed hitters for the Braves, which will suit him well. Lefties are hitting .266 against Webb in his career, but that number drops to .239 when righties take the box.

Max Fried vs. San Francisco Giants

Max Fried has had plenty of success against the Braves. In his four career starts against Atlanta, he has a 3-0 record and an ERA under 2.00.

The lefty is having his best season as well. He has taken the reigns as the “ace” of the club, and he will aim for his 3rd straight victory.

Since losing his first two starts of the season, Fried has rebounded with a 7-0 record in 11 starts. However, unlike his opposing pitcher, he will face lots of left handed batters today. This plays right into the lefty’s strengths, as he too has a lower average against from the same side of the plate.

San Francisco Giants vs. Atlanta Braves Prediction and Best Bets

Giants vs. Braves Prediction: Braves to win

Giants vs. Braves Best Bets: Braves ML (-145 at Caesars Sportsbook) and Under 8 total runs (-106 at FanDuel)

Tonight is a toss up, but here is why the Braves are the best value bet. Their starter hasn’t lost in 11 straight starts, and the team has won 15 of their last 17.

This will be a low scoring game, as both starters are in a groove towards the middle of the season. This game has the potential to show off two of the best arms in baseball this year.

Take the Under tonight, as it also provides the best value in the Over/Under category. It is practically a toss up in the lines, so we look at the trends. Both pitchers have given up 5 or less earned runs in each game they have pitched this season. Unless the trend is blown wide open, we should see some low scores tonight.

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