Giants Vs Braves: MLB Betting Lines, Stats And Predictions – September 18, 2021

Posted By PlayPicks Staff on September 18, 2021

The San Francisco Giants (96-52) will look to Brandon Belt, who is currently on a 10-game hit streak, when they square off against the Atlanta Braves (76-69) and Adam Duvall, who has hit safely in 13 straight games. It begins at 9:05 PM ET on Saturday, at Oracle Park. San Francisco (-110 to win) has Alex Wood set to start, and Atlanta (-110) counters with Charlie Morton.

The betting insights and predictions in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of September 18, 2021, 8:00 PM ET. See table below for current betting odds and CLICK HERE to place a bet at DraftKings.

Giants vs Braves Betting Lines

Giants Betting Insights

  • This season, the Giants have won 64 out of the 90 games, or 71.1%, in which they’ve been favored.
  • San Francisco has a record of 63-25 in games where sportsbooks favor them by at least -110 on the moneyline.
  • The bookmakers’ moneyline implies a 50% chance of a victory for the Giants.
  • In their last 10 games with a total, the Giants and their opponents have combined to hit the over seven times.

Giants Last 10 Games Trend

Stat Avg/Total
Record 8-2
Runs Per Game 7.7
HR 21
ERA 3.52
K/9 8.2

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Braves Betting Insights

  • The Braves have been underdogs in 46 games this season and have come away with the win 21 times (45.7%) in those contests.
  • Atlanta has a win-loss record of 22-25 when favored by -110 or worse by oddsmakers this year.
  • The moneyline set for this matchup implies the Braves have a 50% chance of walking away with the win.
  • When it comes to the over/under, the Braves and their opponents are 4-4-2 in their last 10 games.

Braves Last 10 Games Trend

Stat Avg/Total
Record 5-5
Runs Per Game 5.2
HR 19
ERA 3.75
K/9 9.1

Braves Probable Pitcher – Charlie Morton

  • The Braves are sending Morton (13-5) to the mound to make his 30th start of the season. He is 13-5 with a 3.44 ERA and 192 strikeouts through 165 innings pitched.
  • In his most recent outing on Saturday, Sept. 11 against the Marlins, the right-hander went seven innings, giving up three earned runs while surrendering six hits.
  • The 37-year-old’s 3.44 ERA ranks 17th, his 1.040 WHIP ranks 12th, his 192 strikeouts rank 11th, his 10.50 K/9 ranks ninth, and his 2.70 BB/9 ranks 11th among qualifying pitchers this season.
  • Morton has pitched five or more innings in a game 26 times this year entering this game.
  • The Braves have a 2-2 record in Morton’s four starts this season when they were the underdog on the moneyline.
  • Pitchers reflected above are based on projections as of September 18, 2021 at 8:41 PM ET and may not be the pitchers at game time.

Giants Hitting Splits

Split Record
Overall 96-52
Home 48-25
Road 48-27
vs LHP (Starters) 26-19
vs RHP (Starters) 68-33
Day Games 5-5
Night Games 91-47

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Giants Probable Pitcher – Alex Wood

  • Wood (10-4) will take the mound for the Giants, his 24th start of the season.
  • The left-hander last pitched on Thursday, Aug. 26 against the Mets, throwing 5 1/3 innings and giving up two earned runs.
  • The 30-year-old has an ERA of 4.08, 9.7 strikeouts per nine innings and a batting average against of .239 in 23 games this season.
  • Wood has started 23 games this season, and he’s lasted five or more innings 20 times. He averages 5.2 innings per appearance.
  • His team has won 83.3% of his starts when they are favored on the moneyline (15-3).
  • Pitchers reflected above are based on projections as of September 18, 2021 at 8:41 PM ET and may not be the pitchers at game time.

Braves Hitting Splits

Split Record
Overall 76-69
Home 37-36
Road 39-33
vs LHP (Starters) 23-16
vs RHP (Starters) 51-51
Day Games 14-13
Night Games 62-56

Giants Hitting Stats

  • The Giants are second in baseball with 227 home runs. They average 1.5 per game.
  • The Giants average 1.4 homers per game when playing at home this season (100 total in home contests).
  • San Francisco has hit 21 home runs over the past 10 games.
  • Brandon Crawford leads San Francisco in runs batted in with 81 while batting .299, which is also best on the team.
  • Buster Posey’s batting average of .299 leads all San Francisco hitters this season.

Braves Hitting Stats

  • The Braves have hit 217 homers this season, which ranks third in the league.
  • They have averaged 1.5 home runs per game in their 72 road contests this season.
  • Over the last 10 games, Atlanta has hit 19 home runs.
  • Freddie Freeman paces the Braves with 30 home runs and has accumulated a team-best batting average of .298.
  • Austin Riley is batting .298 to lead his team.

Game Prediction

Moneyline Pick:
Giants (-110)

Over/Under Pick: Over (7.5)

Predictions are calculated by a data-driven algorithm derived from offensive performance metrics and probable starting pitchers.

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