Free Pick Breakdown, Odds & Prediction: Braves vs. Giants (8/25/23) - Taking Vegas



Free Pick Breakdown, Odds & Prediction: Braves vs. Giants (8/25/23)

By TakingVegas Staff Writer
August 25, 2023
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The Atlanta Braves have been the best team in baseball as they are leading the NL East with an 82-44 record so far. Young right-hander Spencer Strider will toe the slab here and is coming off a win over this San Francisco lineup where he threw seven shutout innings and allowed one hit with a hit by pitch, one walk and 10 strikeouts.  

The San Francisco Giants are trying to make the playoffs as they are third in the NL West with a 66-61 record. Righty Logan Webb will get the start here and did not factor into the decision last time out against this Atlanta Braves lineup as he pitched six innings and gave up four runs on nine hits with zero walks and five strikeouts. 

Match Details

Fixture: Atlanta Braves vs San Francisco Giants 

Date & Time: Friday, August 25, 10:15 p.m. EDT

Venue  Oracle Park in San Francisco, CA

Braves vs Giants Betting Odds

TeamSpread MoneylineTotal
Atlanta Braves-1.5 (+114)-155Over 7.5 (-115)
San Francisco Giants+1.5 (-135))+130Under 7.5 (-105)

Odds Subject to Change**

Braves vs. Giants Key Stats

Atlanta Braves

The Atlanta Braves have been the best offense in the entire sport as they are leading MLB while scoring 5.79 runs per game and a .844 team OPS. They have been on fire in the month of August as they have a .299/.375/.522 team slash line while averaging 6.9 runs in 21 games. Right fielder Ronald Acuna Jr has been playing at a NL MVP level as he has a .987 OPS with 28 home runs, 74 RBIs, 113 runs scored and 58 steals on 69 attempts. 

Spencer Strider has been doing extremely well on the mound as he is 14-4 with a 3.57 ERA and a 1.08 WHIP while throwing 146.1 innings in 26 games. Hitters have been struggling to make contact off his pitches as he leads the majors with 227 strikeouts while no other pitcher reached 200 yet. Strider has allowed no run on four hits in his last 14 innings on the mound so it will be interesting to see if his dominance continues tonight. 

San Francisco Giants

The San Francisco Giants have been struggling at the plate as they are 23rd in the majors with a .704 team OPS while averaging 4.33 runs per game. They have been terrible inside of Oracle Park offensively as they are 28th in MLB with a .689 team OPS while scoring 3.84 runs in their 63 home games. First baseman LaMonte Wade has been hitting extremely well as he has a .256/.378/.413 slash line with 13 homers, 35 RBIs, 52 runs scored and a pair of steals without being caught thus far.

Logan Webb has been doing well so far as he is 9-9 with a 3.36 ERA and a 1.09 WHIP in 169 innings of work. His pinpoint control has been extremely impressive as he has 26 walks and 162 strikeouts. Webb has been incredible at home as he is 5-4 with a 2.11 ERA and a .223 opposing batting average in 12 starts this year so it will be interesting to see if he can continue doing well here.

Braves vs. Giants Prediction

In the month of August, Atlanta is seventh in the majors with a 3.50 team ERA while San Francisco is 14th with a 4.28 team ERA. With both teams coming off an off day on Thursday, this will be interesting with a rested up bullpen. The Braves were able to win two of three games last weekend at Truist Park and Spencer Strider has been the better pitcher this year. These lineups are on completely different levels as well so go with the Atlanta Braves to cover the run line on the road here. 

Betting Prediction: Atlanta Braves -1.5 (+114)