Picks & Predictions: Giants vs Braves 08-18-2023

Picks & Predictions: Giants vs Braves 08-18-2023

August 18, 2023


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The Giants are currently 10.5 games behind the division-leading Los Angeles Dodgers. They’ll have to work hard just to stay in their division, let alone have a shot at the Wild Card. They have struggled in August, going just 3-7 in their last 10 games. Their starting pitcher will be right-hander Alex Cobb.
The Giants have struggled over their last ten games, winning just two of them.The stretch averaged out to 222. They are hoping to turn things around against one of the best teams in the NL after being outscored by 14 runs. The offense is getting some help from Michael Conforto and Wilmer Flores, but the rest of the lineup needs to get going. The staff ERA for their starting pitchers ranks ninth best in Major League Baseball.
Starting pitcher Alex Cobb has a 6-4 record and a 3.62 ERA over 121.2 innings of work. He has allowed 135 hits while striking out only 110 batters this season. He’s only 2-2 with a 4.96 ERA at home, so he’ll need to be on top of his game on the road. The Giants have lost both of Cobb’s last two starts, during which he allowed a total of 11 earned runs.

The Atlanta Braves are currently first in the National League East, with a 12.5-game lead over the Philadelphia Phillies in the standings. They’re once again among the front-runners for the National League pennant, and this series gives them a chance to assert their superiority over another contender. They’ll send one of their best in Spencer Strider to the mound in hopes of starting things with a win.
Spencer Strider will start with a 3.75 ERA through 139.1 innings of work. He’s one of the best pitchers in the MLB this season and has tallied a huge number of strikeouts so far at 217, almost double what his opposing pitcher has. 
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San Francisco Giants vs Atlanta Braves Game Information

  • Date: 08/18/2023
  • Time: 07:20 PM ET
  • Location: Truist Park, Atlanta, Georgia.
  • How to Watch: Giants vs Braves MLB.TV
  • Live Stream: MLB.TV


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