- The Atlanta Braves are -160 home favorites in a National League afternoon game scheduled for Thursday, June 23
- Atlanta is 18-3 straight up in the month of June
- All of the Giants vs Braves odds and picks are featured in the following story
A year ago, the Atlanta Braves (40-30, 22-15 home) and San Francisco Giants (38-30, 19-16 away) were the talk of baseball. The Giants posted the best record in the National League. The Braves won the NL East and carried on through the postseason to win the World Series.
This year, things aren’t going as swimmingly for either ballclub. Atlanta sits second in the NL, 5.5 games behind the New York Mets. San Francisco is third in the NL West, 3.5 games off the pace.
As these two NL clubs complete a four-game series, it’s the hometown Braves who are set as -160 favorites. Atlanta is an MLB-best 35-26-3 on the over this season, producing a return on investment of 10.94%.
First pitch for this Thursday, June 23 game at Truist Park is set for 12:20 pm ET. The weather forecast for Atlanta is calling for partly cloudy skies, 13 mph wind and a temperature of 97 degrees.
Giants vs Braves Odds
|San Francisco Giants||+140||+1.5 (-160)||O 9.5 (-110)|
|Atlanta Braves||-160||-1.5 (+140)||U 9.5 (-110)|
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At odds of -160, the Braves are offering an implied probability of victory of 61.54% in the MLB betting line. A successful $10 wager on Atlanta would deliver a payout of $16.30.
The MLB betting trends show that in the NL Division odds, the Braves are the second betting choice to win the NL East at +260. Odds of +1100 are available on the Giants to win the NL West. The MLB pennant odds show the Braves at +550 and the Giants at +1200 to win the NL flag. Atlanta is listed at an MLB betting line of +1200 to defend the title in the World Series odds. San Francisco is at +2800 to win it all.
San Francisco vs Atlanta Probable Pitchers
Braves right-hander Kyle Wright has already set career highs for wins (7), strikeouts (88), innings pitched (79.1), games (13) and games started (13) this season. He’s also been a big part of Atlanta’s June resurgence. Wright is 3-1 with a 3.46 ERA in four starts so far this month.
Kyle Wright, Filthy 83mph Curveball. 😷
— Rob Friedman (@PitchingNinja) June 18, 2022
Wright has pitched at least six innings in each of his past five starts and in 10 of 13 trips to the hill this season. He’s 5-2 with a 2.84 ERA in eight starts at Truist Park. Wright is holding opposing hitters to a .181 batting average in home games.
He’s only faced the Giants for one inning and allowed a run in that inning, giving Wright a 9.00 ERA against San Francisco. Wright is 4-2 with a 2.82 ERA in 11 career day games.
Wood vs Wright
Lefty Alex Wood is a sign post for how things have gone differently in San Francisco this season. His winning percentage has dipped from .714 (10-4) to .500 (5-5). Wood’s ERA is up half a run (4.32-3.83).
He’s been better of late, however. Wood has won his last two starts, his first victories since May 10. Winning at Pittsburgh in his last start, Wood posted his first road victory since April 23. Overall, the San Francisco southpaw is 3-3 with a 4.25 ERA in seven road starts.
Alex Wood, Dirty 85mph Slider. 😨 pic.twitter.com/U9EgVA9fEy
— Rob Friedman (@PitchingNinja) June 14, 2022
Wood is 14-17 with a 4.25 ERA in day games. He’s 3-3 with a 3.89 ERA in seven career starts against Atlanta. A Braves pitcher from 2013-15, Wood is 3-0 with a 1.43 ERA in three starts at Truist Park.
Batting Average vs Starting Pitchers
|Giants Batters||Batting Average vs Wright||Braves Batters||Batting Average vs Wood|
|Brandon Belt||.000||Ronald Acuna Jr||.200|
|Curt Casali||.000||Orlando Arcia||.000|
|Brandon Crawford||.000||William Contreras||.000|
|Thairo Estrada||.000||Adam Duvall||.000|
|Wilmer Flores||.000||Phil Gosselin||.600|
|Luis Gonzalez||.000||Michael Harris II||.000|
|Tommy La Stella||.000||Guillermo Heredia||.000|
|Evan Longoria||.000||Matt Olson||.167|
|Joc Pederson||.000||Marcell Ozuna||.296|
|Darin Ruf||.000||Austin Riley||.333|
|Austin Slater||.000||Dansby Swanson||.125|
|Austin Wynns||.000||Travis d’Arnaud||.600|
Atlanta’s Travis d’Arnaud and Phil Gosselin are both 3-for-5 (.600) when facing Wood. Austin Riley is 1-for-3 (.333) and the one hit was a solo homer. Ronald Acuna Jr is only 1-for-5 against Wood but that hit was also a solo blast.
Ronald Acuña Jr. go-ahead home run and we've got a great game going on in Atlanta! pic.twitter.com/XTFJxsGfmn
— Talkin’ Baseball (@TalkinBaseball_) June 22, 2022
Joc Pederson is the only Giants batter to have faced Wright and he’s 0-for-2.
Giants vs Braves Prediction
The Braves are 9-1 straight up in their last 10 home games.
Wright coughed up five earned runs in his last start. When he gave up a season-high six earned against Boston on May 10, Wright checked the San Diego Padres on one earned run in his next trip to the bump.
Pick: Atlanta Braves ML (-160)