San Francisco Giants vs Atlanta Braves MLB Pick – June 23

The MLB is set up with another great slate of baseball throughout June 23. Ten games are up on the board throughout Thursday. One of these games will be between the San Francisco Giants and the Atlanta Braves. These two teams have been strong throughout this season and will look for a big win in this one. This game will start at around 12:20 PM Eastern time on MLB Network.

San Francisco has earned a record of 38-30 throughout this season, which has them sitting in third place of the NL West. The Giants are coming off a loss and have lost three of their last four. San Francisco is four and a half games back on the top spot in the division. The Giants will look to bounce back with a big win on the road in this one.

The Braves have put up a record of 40-30 so far this season, which has them in second place of the NL East. Atlanta is coming off a win in their last game and have won 17 of their last 20. The Braves is four and a half games back on the top seeded New York Mets. Atlanta will look to remain red hot with another win at home.

These two teams have been solid throughout this season and will look for a big win on Thursday afternoon. The Giants have struggled a bit in their last stretch of games, but will look to get back on track. Atlanta will look to remain one of the hottest teams in the MLB. If either team can come out 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 (-150) +130 Over 9 ½ (-110)
Atlanta Braves -1 ½ (+130) -155 Under 9 ½ (-110)
Team Data San Francisco Giants Atlanta Braves
Overall Record 38-30 40-30
Away/ Home Record 19-16 22-15
Batting Average .239 .247
Batting Average Away/ Home .235 .252
ERA 3.94 3.72
ERA Away/ Home 3.98 4.04

Betting Trends

San Francisco Giants

  • 11-9 in June games
  • 0-4 when playing on Thursday
  • 17-13 in day games
  • 25-23 against right handers
  • 19-16 against team with a winning record

Atlanta Braves

  • 17-3 in June
  • 3-3 when playing on Thursday
  • 10-13 in day games
  • 17-7 against left handed starters
  • 11-11 against team with a winning record

These two teams have met up three times this season. Orlando Arcia had a walk off single in the first game as the Braves earned a 2-1 win. Austin Wynns had four RBI’s in the second game as San Francisco won 12-10. Adam Duvall had a walk off single in the third matchup as Atlanta rallied in the ninth to win 4-3.

Offense

The Giants have been solid hitting the ball on the season. San Francisco has a batting average of .239, which is 17th in the MLB. The Giants have posted a .322 OBP, which is 8th in the league. San Francisco has earned an OPS of .723, which is 12th in the MLB. The Giants have hit .241 against righties this season.

Atlanta has been strong at the plate as well throughout this season. The Braves have a .247 batting average, which is 11th in the league. Atlanta has earned an on base percentage of .313, which is 16th in the MLB. The Braves have put up a .755 OPS, which is 2nd in the league. Atlanta has a BA of .261 against left handers this season.

These two teams have been solid throughout hitting the ball throughout this season. The Braves have a slight edge at the plate and will look to continue to step up. San Francisco needs to slow down Atlanta in the ninth inning after another walk off win for the Braves. If either team can hit well early in this one, it could be enough for the win.

Pitching Preview

I expect Alex Wood to get the start on the mound for San Francisco in this one. Wood has earned a record of 5-5 throughout his 13 starts on the season. He has posted a 4.32 ERA and a WHIP of 1.305 in those games. Wood pitched five and a third innings in his last start against the Pittsburgh Pirates. He gave up six hits and four runs en route to the win.

Kyle Wright will likely get the nod at pitcher for the Braves on Thursday afternoon. Wright had started in 13 games this season, going 7-4 in those outings. He has put up an ERA of 2.94 and 1.105 WHIP in his starts. Wright’s last start was against the Chicago Cubs. He gave up 11 hits and five runs in the losing effort.

These two pitchers have been solid throughout this season and will look for a big win in this one. Atlanta has the edge in the bullpen in this one. The Braves relievers have a combined ERA of 3.06, which is 5th in the league. San Francisco’s bullpen has a 4.18 ERA, which is 19th in the MLB. The Giants will need their bullpen to step up in this one.

Pick Overview

These two teams have been strong throughout this season and will look for a big win on Thursday afternoon. San Francisco is coming off another walk off loss on Wednesday night, but I think they will bounce back in this one. I think the Giants will look at their pitching to be tighter. If San Francisco can get the early lead, I believe they will hold on for the win.

Bovada has Atlanta listed as a -155 against the money line in this one. This implies that the Braves will win this game around 60.8 percent of the time. I think that this line should be closer to even with both teams playing well on the season. I think the Giants will come out strong with hopes of tying the series. As underdogs, I like the value on San Francisco.

The Bet
San Francisco Giants
+130
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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