MLB Picks: Atlanta Braves vs. San Francisco Giants

Jeff Grant@@JeffGrantSportsContributor IMay 13, 2014

MLB Picks: Atlanta Braves vs. San Francisco Giants

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    The San Francisco Giants are 16-5 this season when facing opponents that have a .500 or better record, which is important to consider when making your MLB picks Tuesday, as they prepare to take on the Atlanta Braves at AT&T Park.

    Sports bettors will find that the Giants are plus-100 home underdogs in the pro baseball odds, with the betting total sitting at seven in the market.

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

    Gambling stats via SBR Forum.

Atlanta Braves

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    The Atlanta Braves had their three-game winning streak snapped Monday, as they suffered a 4-2 defeat to the San Francisco Giants as minus-107 road favorites.

    Braves starting pitcher Mike Minor is 0-2 with a 6.97 ERA in his first two starts of the 2014 campaign.

San Francisco Giants

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    The San Francisco Giants own a 2.5-game lead over the Colorado Rockies in the National League West standings, which has been helped by going 11-5 at home this season.

    Giants starting pitcher Ryan Vogelsong has gone 2-1 with a 4.37 ERA in four career efforts versus the Atlanta Braves.


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    I'm going to recommend that readers back the San Francisco Giants as one of their MLB picks, as the Atlanta Braves have gone 1-7 in Mike Minor's last eight starts.

    Pick: San Francisco Giants +100

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