Braves vs Giants Prediction - MLB Picks 8/27/23

San Francisco Giants (66-63) vs Atlanta Braves (84-44)

Game Info: Sunday, August 27, 2023 at 7:10 pm (Oracle Park)

Tristan Beck (3-1) (3.34) vs Jared Shuster (4-2) (5.00)

Betting Odds: San Francisco Giants -110 / Atlanta Braves -110 --- Over/Under: 9.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The San Francisco Giants will host the Atlanta Braves for their series finale this Sunday from Oracle Park on ESPN.

Braves Preview & Projected Starter

Atlanta moved to 84-44 after defeating San Francisco. The Braves used consistent production to pick up the game two win, and they’ll look to bring the brooms out here in primetime. The Atlanta offense is scoring 3.83 runs per game, while batting .270, with a .339 on-base percentage. The pitching staff carries a 3.67 ERA, with a 1.26 WHIP. 

Jared Shuster (4-2, 5.00 ERA, 25 Ks) will get the ball for Atlanta. The rookie lefty will be making his first appearance since late June, and Oracle Park may unexpectedly be the right place to return. The pitcher-friendly park should cater to the first-year pitcher’s tendency to hunt for outs versus getting Ks. Shuster held teams to three runs or less in six of his last seven outings, and he’ll look to return on a strong note here.  

Braves Player Trends & Props

Ronald Acuna Jr. has totaled multiple bases in four of the last five games, and he’s leading Atlanta in batting (.335) and hits (168), with 28 HR and 74 RBI. 

Matt Olson had multiple hits in the game three win over NYM, and he leads the NL in home runs (43) and RBI (108).

Austin Riley has collected a hit in eight of the last ten games, and he’s posting splits of .277/29/77.

Marcell Ozuna homered in all three games against the Mets, and he’s tallied 28 home runs and 67 runs batted in for the season.


Giants Preview & Projected Starter

San Francisco comes in at 66-63 after losing to Atlanta. The Giants couldn’t match the Braves energy last night, and they’ll look to avoid being swept here Sunday.  The San Francisco offense is scoring 4.81 runs per game, while batting .250, with a .326 on-base percentage. The pitching staff carries a 3.89 ERA, with a 1.29 WHIP. 

Tristan Beck (3-2, 3.34 ERA, 57 Ks) is set to open the game for San Francisco. The rookie pitcher has been successful in a bullpen role this season, holding teams to one run or less in ten of his last twelve appearances. The Stanford product held Atlanta scoreless in two outings against them last week, and he’ll look to replicate that effort here at home.

Giants Player Trends & Props

Wilmer Flores homered in the game three win over Philly,  and he leads SFG in batting (.304) and home runs (18), with 46 RBI. 

J.D Davis went hit less in Philly, so he may be due this weekend, and he still leads the team in hits (96), with fifteen home runs and 57 RBI. 

Mike Conforto has multiple hits in five of the last ten games, and he’s posting splits of .251/15/55. 

Corey’s Free Pick

Jared Shuster’s pending return puts some value on Atlanta in this spot, and I like rolling with them at this number. The Braves aren’t matchup proof, but they are the closest thing to it in baseball, and if their bats keep swinging, they’ve got a good chance to complete their stay in the Bay on a strong note. Back the Braves to bring the brooms out here in primetime. 

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a PickDawgz site consensus.

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