San Francisco Giants vs. Atlanta Braves – June 19, 2017 – MLB Free Pick

MLB Baseball Matchup at a Glance

  • Where: SunTrust Park; Atlanta, GA
  • Date & Time: Monday June 19, 2017; 6:35pm CT
  • M/L Spread: San Francisco Giants -138
  • Total: 9
  • Quick Pick: San Francisco Giants -138

The San Francisco Giants and Atlanta Braves will duke it out on Monday. The San Francisco Giants are coming off a four game sweep against the Rockies. The Giants have dropped six straight games, and are 26-45 on the season. San Francisco is in last place in the Nation League West.

The Atlanta Braves have moved into a tie with the New York Mets for second place in the National League East. The Braves picked up back to back wins over the Miami Marlins over the weekend. Atlanta comes into this game as the underdog. The San Francisco Giants are -138 over Atlanta.

Atlanta Seeking Third Straight

After losing the first game to the Miami Marlins, the Braves bounced back with two one run victories over the weekend. The Braves won both games with big hits from Brandon Phillips to walk off. Phillips is in his first season with the Braves, since coming over from many years in Cincinnati.

The Braves are without Freddie Freeman and Matt Kemp. Freeman still leads the team with 14 homeruns, while Kemp is hitting .236. Matt Adams has come over from St. Louis and filled in nicely for the Braves. Adams is a guy that could be traded at the deadline if Freeman comes back healthy.

Giants with Rock Bottom 2017

The San Francisco Giants have hit rock bottom in 2017. The Giants, led by manager Bruce Bochy have now lost six straight games, and 8 out of their last 10 overall. San Francisco is awful on the road, as they have won just 12 out of 39 games. The Giants were outscored 32-23 on the road in Colorado.

The Giants are not doing much well. San Francisco ranks 20th in Major League Baseball with a 4.50 earned run average. The batting average is 28th for San Francisco. Buster Posey leads the team with a .352 batting average, while Brandon Belt is added 11 homeruns, and Brandon Crawford has drove in 32.

Cueto Downs Braves

Johnny Cueto will get the start for the San Francisco Giants. It’s been one of Cueto’s worst seasons in several years. The 31 year old is looking to get back to .500 on the season, as he is 5-6 on the season. Cueto has a 4.57 earned run average, and has struck out 86 batters, while walking 25.

He will face off against the 42 year old R.A. Dickey. Dickey is also looking to get to .500 on the season. The right hander, who has been in Major League Baseball since 2001 is 4-5 on the season, with a 5.35. Look for Cueto to down the Braves in this game. Bet the San Francisco Giants -138 over the Atlanta Braves.