Atlanta Braves vs San Francisco Giants 8/27/2023 – As baseball season heats up, tension between teams vying for playoff spots becomes palpable. Atlanta Braves and San Francisco Giants are no different; their three-game series in San Francisco has kept fans on edge throughout. At stake: Atlanta has made an aggressive pitch to claim first place, while the Giants fight hard for a wildcard berth. Both sides aim for victory in Sunday night’s series finale which promises an exhilarating show on the diamond. The Atlanta Braves hold the best record in the majors and the MLB betting odds are in favor of the Braves to win and cover the spread.
Atlanta Braves vs San Francisco Giants 8/27/2023
|When:||Sunday, August 27, 7:10 PM ET|
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The Atlanta Braves Have Made History At the top of their league standings, Atlanta’s dominance can hardly be denied. After suffering only two losses this season, they quickly responded with an impressive four-game winning streak, followed by nine of 11 victories since. Max Fried’s powerful pitching led them to a 7-3 win against the San Francisco Giants on Saturday; Austin Riley and Orlando Arcia each added key hits toward Atlanta’s 30-homerun total and key hit total tally. Boasting an 84-44 record overall, Atlanta looks poised to assert their dominance and secure top-seed status in the National League.
While the exact matchup for the series finale remains to be determined, both teams have clearly prepared for success on the mound. Bryce Elder of the Braves could prove pivotal against New York, and their bullpen game might use Collin McHugh and Michael Tonkin – two capable arms who may come into play as game-winners in closing out this series with victory.
Giants’ Pitching Challenges and Betting Odds Ahead of Series Finale Against Dominant Braves
Like their Braves counterparts, the Giants are grappling with pitching decisions that could impact their chances. Rookie Kyle Harrison may be starting later than normal to ensure he is at his peak performance before entering an upcoming game. With injuries sidelining some starters, they might rely on Scott Alexander – an effective lefty with an impressive 6-2 record who might fill in when necessary; but their bullpen may face difficulties should their opponent start pressuring early on.
Betting odds add an extra level of excitement and anticipation for gameplay. As Sunday’s series finale looms closer, Atlanta stands as an overwhelming favorite with an 83-44 record and an outstanding.255 team batting average; their offensive prowess led by Matt Olsen who boasts 43 homers and 110 RBIs is particularly noteworthy.
Players to watch: Ronald Acuna Jr. RF (GP 127, AB 509, R 114, H 170, 2B 30, 3B 3, HR 28, RBI 74, TB 290, BB 68, SO 72, SB 58, AVG 0.334, OBP 0.418, SLG 0.57, OPS 0.988, WAR 6.4, Austin Riley 3B (GP 127, AB 506, R 91, H 139, 2B 24, 3B 1, HR 29, RBI 77, TB 252, BB 44, SO 133, SB 3, AVG 0.275, OBP 0.334, SLG 0.498, OPS 0.832, WAR 4.1.
San Francisco Giants
On the other side of the diamond, the Giants are currently grappling with an uphill battle, having dropped four out of five games recently and scrambling for wildcard spots. Due to recent struggles, their record has now dropped to 66-63 for the season as they’ve dropped both games against Atlanta in this series. While they do possess enough firepower to turn things around quickly, they will need to rally behind their troops and take advantage of key opportunities when runners in scoring positions are available.
Giants currently find themselves with a 66-62 record and facing mounting pressure to deliver on expectations. Their batting average stands at 249 with key performers like JD Davis keeping them competitive; however, recent struggles combined with key injuries have cast a cloud over their prospects.
Players to watch: J.D. Davis 3B (GP 118, AB 399, R 47, H 97, 2B 17, 3B 1, HR 15, RBI 58, TB 161, BB 42, SO 133, SB 1, AVG 0.243, OBP 0.32, SLG 0.404, OPS 0.724, WAR 0.3, Michael Conforto RF (GP 111, AB 370, R 55, H 93, 2B 12, 3B 0, HR 15, RBI 55, TB 150, BB 47, SO 97, SB 4, AVG 0.251, OBP 0.343, SLG 0.405, OPS 0.748, WAR 0.8.
Atlanta Braves vs San Francisco Giants Betting Numbers
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Atlanta’s last 10 games.
Atlanta is 9-2 SU in their last 11 games.
Braves are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games against San Francisco.
Atlanta are 5-1 SU in their last 6 games on the road.
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Atlanta’s last 7 games when playing on the road against San Francisco.
Atlanta are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games against an opponent in the National League.
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Atlanta’s last 10 games played on a Sunday.
San Francisco Giants
San Francisco is 1-4 SU in their last 5 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of San Francisco’s last 8 games against Atlanta.
The total has gone UNDER in 16 of San Francisco’s last 20 games at home.
Total has gone UNDER in 6 of San Francisco’s last 7 games when playing at home against Atlanta.
San Francisco is 2-6 SU in their last 8 games against an opponent in the National League.
San Francisco are 2-11 SU in their last 13 games against an opponent in the National League East Division.
Atlanta Braves vs San Francisco Giants Betting Picks
Atlanta Braves and San Francisco Giants are set to write another unforgettable chapter in baseball history with this titanic encounter, where both are fighting hard for top-seed status or wildcard spots respectively. Fans and bettors alike will be holding their breath during Oracle Park’s series finale: whether the Braves maintain their winning streak or stage a comeback by any means necessary, one thing remains certain – this game represents America’s beloved pastime’s competitive spirit perfectly. As 7:10 PM EST approaches and the first pitch begins, baseball enthusiasts everywhere will anticipate an incredible showdown. As for bettors, the baseball predictions are leaning towards the Braves to secure an easy victory and cover the spread.
Score Prediction: Braves 7, Giants 3.