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San Francisco Giants vs. Atlanta Braves Betting Pick

Time: 7:10 PM EST Saturday May 3, 2014 FSS

Location: Turner Field, Atlanta, Georgia

The Atlanta Braves host the San Francisco Giants in a National League match up.

In their last games: The Giants won Game 1 of this 3-game series yesterday 2-1.

The Giants won a pitcher’s duel yesterday with Tim Lincecum going 6 innings and only giving up 1 earned run and for the game the Braves left 12 men on base.

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Here are some additional handicapping angles to ponder:

In the last 5 games between these 2 teams in Atlanta the total has gone Under 4 times.

The Giants have won 5 of their last7 games facing the Braves.

In his last 3 starts Julio Teheran has allowed 1 run in 24 innings and held opponents to a .139 batting average.

The Braves are 5-0 in Teheran’s last 5 starts.

The Giants are 11-5 in Ryan Vogelsong’s last 16 starts vs. a team with a winning record.

Pitching Match Up
San Francisco Giants: Ryan Vogelsong (0-1, 5.40 ERA)
Atlanta Braves: Julio Teheran (2-1, 1.47 ERA)

Betting Odds

Money Line: Giants +167 / Braves -177
Run Line: Atlanta -1.5 +120
Total Line: 7.5 Under(-120)

Straight up and Against the Point Spread Records
San Francisco Giants: 18-11 SU / O/U 14-14 / Run Line W/L 13-16
Atlanta Braves: 17-11 SU / O/U 11-16 / Run Line W/L 15-13

Key Betting Trends
• SF is 7-1 in their last 8 overall.
• SF is 8-3 in their last 11 vs. a team with a winning record.
• SF has an Under record of 5-1-1 in their last 7 road games.
• ATL is 0-4 in their last 4 overall.
• ATL is 29-14 in their last 43 games following a loss.
• ATL has an Under record of 6-1 in their last 7 home games.

Key Player Injuries

GIANTS
Matt Cain SP Out Apr 29 finger Day-to-day
David Huff R D.L. Apr 22 quadriceps Mid-May?
Marco Scutaro 2B D.L. Mar 29 back Out indefinitely

BRAVES
Brandon Beachy SP D.L. Mar 30 elbow 2015
Kris Medlen SP D.L. Mar 28 arm 2015
Cory Gearrin RP D.L. Mar 25 elbow 2015
Gavin Floyd S D.L. Mar 23 elbow May 5
Jonny Venters RP D.L. Mar 23 elbow Late May?

Betting Pick:

Teheran and the Cy Young award have been used in the same sentence this season. He has pitched that well with 6 straight quality starts and he’s on a current 3-game stretch of 24 innings allowing 1 run and striking out 17. Giants starter Vogelsong has been solid at home, but hasn’t put it together on the road with a bloated 15.19 ERA in 2 starts. In all fairness one of the games was his opener in LA and the other was in Colorado. I expect him to turn it around today versus the Braves with their struggling offense. Clint Fagan is the ump behind home plate tonight with his 1-4 over/under record with a per game average of 5.20 runs.
Take UNDER 7.5 -113

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