The red-hot San Francisco Giants head into Atlanta to face the National League East leading Braves on Thursday in the first game of a four-game series. The Giants have to like their chances on Thursday since they will be sending two-time National League Cy Young winner Tim Lincecum to the mound.
SBG Global current line: Giants – 107, Total 7 Under- 115.
Lincecum is 11-4 on the season with a 3.10 ERA. He is 1-0 with a 4.12 ERA in his last three starts overall. He has owned the Braves in his career, going 6-1 against them with a 2.70 ERA.
Jair Jurrjens gets the start for the Braves on Thursday. He is 3-4 with a 4.62 ERA. He has gone 3-1 with a 3.52 ERA in six starts since coming off the DL. He is 1-1 in his last three starts with a 4.35 ERA. He has pitched well against the Giants in his career with a 2.61 ERA but is just 1-2 against them.
San Francisco has really been playing well of late. They won 20 games in the month of July which was more than any other team in the league. They have been excellent on the road lately, going 14-3 in their last 17 road games. The Giants are 13-3 in their last 16 games vs. a right-handed starter. The Giants are 5-0 in Lincecum’s last 5 starts. The Giants are 6-1 in Lincecum’s last 7 starts vs. the Braves.
Baseball betting stats on Atlanta show that they are 19-7 in their last 26 home games vs. a right-handed starter. The Braves are 35-16 in their last 51 home games. The Braves are 5-0 in Jurrjens’ last 5 home starts.
Taking a look at the betting stats for the total we find that the Over is 3-1-2 in the Giants last 6 vs. the National League East. The Over is 9-2-1 in Lincecum’s last 12 road starts. The Under is 4-1 in Lincecum’s last 5 starts vs. the Braves. The Under is 6-1-2 in the Braves last 9 home games vs. a right-handed starter. The Under is 5-0 in Jurrjens’ last 5 home starts. The Over is 5-2-1 in the last 8 meetings between the two teams.