MLB Picks: Atlanta Braves vs. San Francisco Giants

Jeff GrantContributor IMay 12, 2014

MLB Picks: Atlanta Braves vs. San Francisco Giants

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    The San Francisco Giants are 25-9 in their last 34 home games following a road trip of seven or more days, which is important to consider when making your MLB picks Monday, as they prepare to take on the Atlanta Braves at AT&T Park.

    Sports bettors will find that the Giants are minus-115 favorites in the pro baseball odds, with the betting total sitting at seven.

    Let's take a closer look at this National League matchup from a betting perspective, while offering up a prediction along the way.

     

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Atlanta Braves

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    The Atlanta Braves went 4-5 on their recently completed nine-game homestand, which ended with a 5-2 victory over the Chicago Cubs as minus-148 favorites Sunday.

    Braves starting pitcher Gavin Floyd (0-0, 1.29 ERA) didn't earn a decision in his first outing of the season. Now he prepares to face the San Francisco Giants for the first time since 2008.

San Francisco Giants

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    The San Francisco Giants won seven of 10 games on their recently completed road trip, which included a 7-4 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers as plus-156 underdogs Sunday.

    Giants starting pitcher Tim Lincecum is 6-2 with a 2.24 ERA in eight career home starts vs. the Atlanta Braves. 

Prediction

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    I'm going to recommend that readers back the San Francisco Giants as one of their MLB picks, as they've gone 13-4 in their last 17 games.

    Pick: San Francisco Giants -115 

     

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