MLB Baseball Picks: Giants vs. Braves Betting Odds: August 15th 2011
After a five-game winning streak, the Braves have dropped their last two games but are in good position to get back on track tonight. Tim Hudson is in the midst of his best stretch of the season as he has tossed 10 straight quality outings, going 7-1 with a 2.07 ERA over that stretch. He has made only one truly bad start where he allowed eight runs in 3.2 innings at the Angels. Take that out and his ERA drops from 3.18 down to 2.78. He has a 2.71 ERA at home with 11 of his 14 starts at Turner Field resulting in quality outings.
Madison Bumgarner has been having a solid season with the Giants as well as he has posted a 3.53 ERA in 24 starts. San Francisco is just 11-13 in those games however as he has received a mere 3.04 rpg of support. He is coming off two straight quality starts but both were at home and his last game was one of his best which gives us a powerful contrarian opportunity. He has faced the Braves once already this season and it was not a good result as he allowed four runs, three earned, in just 2.2 innings. 3* (904) Atlanta Braves