San Francisco Giants vs Atlanta Braves MLB Pick – June 21

The MLB is set up with another great slate of action throughout Tuesday night. Fifteen games are up on the board throughout June 21. One of these games will be between the San Francisco Giants and the Atlanta Braves. These two teams have been strong throughout the season and will look for a big win in this one. This game will start at around 7:20 PM Eastern time.

San Francisco has earned a record of 37-29 so far on the season as the third seed in the NL West. The Giants have lost their last two games, but have gone 7-3 in their last 10 games. San Francisco is three and a half games back on the top seed in the division and a half game lead on the final wild card spot. The Giants will look to bounce back on the road in this one.

The Braves have put up a record of 39-29 throughout the season, which has them sitting in second place of the NL East. Atlanta has won their last two games and have won 16 of their last 18. The Braves are five and a half games back on the top seeded New York Mets. Atlanta will look to remain red hot at home in this one.

These two teams have been strong throughout this season and will look to keep it going in this one. The Giants have lost their last two, but will look to get back in the win column on the road. Atlanta has been one of the league’s hottest teams and will look to keep it up. If either team can start fast in this one, it could be enough for the win.

Game Overview

The following odds are courtesy of Bovada:

Teams Spread Money Line Total
San Francisco Giants +1 ½ (-130) +144 Over 9 (-120)
Atlanta Braves -1 ½ (+110) -175 Under 9 (+100)

 

Team Data San Francisco Giants Atlanta Braves
Overall Record 37-29 39-29
Away/ Home Record 18-15 21-14
Batting Average .238 .247
Batting Average Away/ Home .232 .251
ERA 3.86  3.61
ERA Away/ Home 3.82 3.85

Betting Trends

San Francisco Giants

  • 10-8 in June games
  • 7-4 when playing on Tuesday
  • 20-16 in night games
  • 24-22 against right handed starters
  • 14-13 after a loss
  • 18-15 against team with a winning record

Atlanta Braves

  • 16-2 in June
  • 7-4 when playing on Tuesday
  • 29-16 in night games
  • 23-22 against right handers
  • 20-19 after a win
  • 10-10 against team with a winning record

These two teams met up for the first time this season on Monday night. Travis d’Arnaud opened up the scoring with a solo home run in the second inning. Austin Slater tied it up with an RBI single in the eighth. Orlando Arcia hit a walk off single in the bottom of the ninth. Atlanta was able to earn the 2-1 win at home to remain hot.

Offense

The Giants have been solid hitting the ball throughout the season. San Francisco has put up a .238 batting average, which is 17th in the MLB. The Giants have earned an on base percentage of .322, which is 8th in the league. San Francisco has a .720 OPS, which is 12th in the MLB. The Giants have a BA of .240 against righties.

Atlanta has been strong at the plate so far this season. The Braves have a batting average of .247, which is 12th in the league. Atlanta has a .314 OBP, which is 16th in the MLB. The Braves have posted a .754 OPS, which is 2nd in the MLB. Atlanta has hit .241 against right handers throughout this season.

These two teams have been solid hitting the ball throughout this season and will look to keep it going. The Braves have been the better team hitting the ball on the season and will look to use it to their advantage in this one. Both teams combined for three runs in the first game of this set. If either team can hit well early, it could be enough for the win.

Pitching Preview

Anthony DeSclafani will get the start on the mound for San Francisco in this one. DeSclafani has started in three games this season, going 0-1 in those starts. He has posted a 6.08 ERA and a WHIP of 1.800 in those outings. DeSclafani’s last start was against the New York Mets on April 21. He gave up nine hits and five runs in the loss.

I expect Spencer Strider to get the nod at pitcher for the Braves on Tuesday night. Strider has earned a record of 3-2 throughout his 15 appearances. He has put up an ERA of 2.45 and a 1.045 WHIP in his starts. Strider pitched five and two thirds innings in his last start against the Washington Nationals. He gave up one hit and two runs en route to the win.

DeSclafani will look to come out fast as he returns from injury in this one. Strider has won his last two starts and will look to keep it going in this one. Atlanta has the edge in their bullpen in this one. The Braves relievers have combined for a 2.89 ERA, which is 3rd in the league. San Francisco’s bullpen has an ERA of 4.06, which is 17th in the MLB.

Pick Overview

These two teams have been solid throughout this season and will look to keep it going in this one. The Braves have been really hot as of late and will look to keep it going. San Francisco can match up well in this one though. If the Giants can get a strong return performance from DeSclafani, I think they can get the win.

Bovada has Atlanta listed as a -175 against the money line in this one. This implies that the Braves will win this game around 63.6 percent of the time. I think that this line should be closer to even with both teams playing well this season. The Giants will look to bounce back after only scoring one run on Monday night. As underdogs, I like the value on San Francisco to get the win.

The Bet
San Francisco Giants
+144
Andruw Burling / Author

Andruw Burling has been writing sports picks since 2017, covering mainly NHL and NBA content, but doing work in other sports as well. Andruw grew up in Las Vegas and has been around sports since a young age. He grew up a huge NHL and NBA fan and continues to use that knowledge in his content today.

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