Atlanta Braves vs San Francisco Giants: prediction for the MLB game
The Atlanta Braves have been excellent in June: they suffered only two defeats in 18 games. These results allowed them to get into the top four in the National League. Brian Snitker's team is currently one of the contenders for leadership in the overall standings. The Braves were very pragmatic in the opening game of the series, getting a modest 2:1 win against the Giants.
San Francisco Giants
The San Francisco Giants have also been convincing, but they cannot boast of such successful results as their hosts. Gabe Kapler's men lost three of their last five games and dropped to sixth place in the National League table. However, the Giants have a few games in hand over their direct competitors, and they still can catch up with the Braves.
In the last 5 home games of the Braves, the first inning was tied.
This bet played in 4 of the last 5 head-to-head games in Atlanta.
The Giants have a chance here. While the Braves have momentum right now and are looking to challenge the MLB leaders, every successful streak eventually ends, and the hosts recently suffered two defeats due to lineup issues. On the other hand, the Giants are motivated to win in Atlanta in order to get back into the race for first place. The opening game was close, and we predict that even if the hosts win, they won't win by a wide margin.
Our prediction - handicap (+1.5) to San Francisco Giants