Prediction, Preview, and Odds
#3903 San Francisco Giants vs.
#3904 Atlanta Braves
Thursday, June 23, 2022 at 12:20pm EDT
Written by Adam Rauzino

The San Francisco Giants (38-29, 34-33 RL, 33-31-3 O/U) battle the Atlanta Braves (39-30, 36-33 RL, 37-29-3 O/U) in the four-game series finale on Thursday afternoon. The Giants will have Alex Wood on the hill seeking his sixth victory. Kyle Wright is looking to rebound from a poor outing for the Braves. The Braves lead the season series 2-1.

Wood Seeks Third Consecutive Victory

Alex Wood will take the mound for the 14th time of the season. Wood didn’t have his best stuff in his latest effort, conceding four runs in 5.1 innings against the Pirates, and was able to earn the win to improve to 5-5. The veteran southpaw is having his best month of the season, amassing a 3.42 ERA in June and his season ERA has improved to 4.32 along with a 1.31 WHIP in 66.2 innings pitched. Wood tossed three scoreless innings against the Braves last year and is 3-3 with a solid 3.89 ERA in seven career meetings. 

San Francisco is at the end of a seven-game road trip. They won two of three in Pittsburgh last weekend and overall are playing well this month propelled by stellar work from the pitching staff. The bullpen has been inconsistent although recently they have been lights out.  

Luis Gonzales is consistently reaching base, posting at least one base hit in eight out of his last ten games. The 26-year-old right fielder is having a surprisingly good rookie season, recording a .302 average with 23 RBIs and an .808 OPS in 49 games played. 

The Giants are averaging 4.91 runs per game, ranking them fourth overall. The pitching staff enters with a 3.94 team ERA, placing them 15th in the Majors. 

Wright Starts, Braves Offense Shines

The Braves will have Kyle Wright take the mound for the 14th time of the year. Wright was clobbered in his previous start, surrendering five runs in six innings against the Cubs, and was tagged with the loss to fall to 7-4 on the season. The young right-hander still features an ERA over three this month and brings a 2.94 ERA and a 1.10 WHIP in 79.2 innings of work on the season into this game. Wright allowed one run in his one career inning against the Giants.

Atlanta has been one of the best teams in the Majors in the last few weeks. They have won six consecutive series but still trail the Mets by 5.5 games atop the NL East. it’s been a favorable schedule as they have played the Pirates, Nats, and Cubs in their last three series.

Dansby Swanson has been a tough out at the dish this month, sporting a .970 OPS in June. The 28-year-old shortstop has accrued 10 RBIs in his last ten games and now has nine homers with 38 RBIs and a .950 OPS. He is 3 for 9 in this series. Ozzie Albies is out of action. 

The Braves are averaging 4.77 runs per game, landing them seventh overall. The pitching staff features a 3.73 team ERA, good for ninth in the big leagues. 

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The Atlanta Braves are difficult to beat right now. The Braves have only lost three games all month and have been dominant at home where they are sporting a 9-1 record in their last ten games. The Giants have only won three out of their last seven clashes.

Furthermore, Giants’ starter Alex Wood is having an inconsistent season. He just gave up four runs against the Pirates and isn’t pitching deep into games. Braves’ starter Kyle Wright has been one of the Braves’ top starters. Wright is especially difficult to solve at home where he is 5-2 with a 2.84 ERA on the season. 

Prediction: Atlanta Braves -145

Full-Game Total Pick

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I expect very little offense in this game. The Giants’ bats have cooled down, scoring four or fewer runs in eight out of their last ten games. Wright is stellar and the bullpen has been outstanding recently. 

In addition, the Braves are winning most of these games fueled by the pitching. They had a big game at the plate on Tuesday in a 10-run output but despite that performance, they have only plated 25 runs in their last six games. Wood has posted a respectable 3.89 career ERA against the Braves. The under is also 10-3-2 in the Giants' last 15 games overall.

Prediction: Under 9.5
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Written By Adam Rauzino , "Adam Rauzino"

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