Oakland Athletics vs Atlanta Braves MLB Betting Prediction

MLB Oakland Athletics vs Atlanta Braves Prediction 6/1/2024

The Oakland Athletics (23-36) travel to face off against the Atlanta Braves (32-23) on Saturday, June 1st. This game will be played at Truist Park in Atlanta and televised on BSSE. The Braves are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Athletics are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Braves. First pitch is set for 3:10 CT.

Athletics vs Braves

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The most recent game o of this Braves vs. Athletics series came right down to the end, as the A’s rallied late but still fell short with the Braves winning 4-2 at home. Heading into the game, the Braves were favored at -235 on the money line.

Reynaldo Lopez pitched well for the Braves in this one, going six innings and giving up just one run. He finished the game with eight strikeouts but issued two walks. Lopez picked up a win in the game, while Raisel Iglesias closed things out.

Oakland’s starter, JP Sears, went seven innings and gave up four runs on six hits. He finished the game with five strikeouts but took the loss. Miguel Andujar hit the game’s only home run and went 2/4 at the plate.

With an overall record of 23-36, the Athletics are 4th in the AL West, trailing the Mariners by nine games. The Athletics have dropped three straight games, and they are just 5-12 against other teams in the AL West. Oakland lost the series opener vs. the Braves and has an overall series record of 7-10-1 this year.

At home, the Athletics are 13-16 compared to 10-20 on the road. So far, they have really struggled in night games, going 9-22 this season. As the underdog, the Athletics are 17-34 this year and 6-2 as the favorite. Oakland’s overall record this year is 23-36, and they are 4th in the AL West.

The A’s run line record is 28-31 this season, and they have been a better bet on the road, where they are 15-15 against the run line. They have covered the run line in 26 of 51 games as the underdog, but are just 2-6 when favored.

The Oakland Athletics are on the road today against the Atlanta Braves. The O/U line for the game is set at 8 runs, which is right around their season average of 8.5 runs per game. The A’s O/U record for the season is 27-30, and when the line is set at 8 runs, they are 7-7-1. So far this season, 39.0% of their games have had higher O/U lines than 8 runs, while 35.6% have had lower lines.

Aaron Brooks Gets The Start For The Athletics

Coming off a loss in his last start, Aaron Brooks and the A’s are on the road to take on the Braves. Brooks has started 3 games this season, and in his most recent outing, he took a loss vs. the Astros. He went 4 1/3 innings, allowing 5 runs, but did have 9 strikeouts. In his first start of the year, he went 7 innings, giving up 3 runs on 7 hits.

Athletics Offense Breakdown

Abraham Toro has been swinging a hot bat for the Athletics, going 10/31 in his last seven games. For the season, he is batting .288 and is 4th on the team with 20 RBIs. Brent Rooker has been the team’s top power threat, with 11 homers (8th in the league) and 35 RBIs (12th in the MLB). He is also batting a solid .280.

As a team, the Athletics are 4th in home runs but are near the bottom of the league in runs per game (3.7) and team batting average (.221). They have been a little better at home, averaging 4.5 runs per contest. Currently, Oakland is 10th in home runs and 21st in on-base percentage.

With a record of 32-23, the Braves are 6.5 games behind the Phillies for the NL East lead. So far, they have gone 11-8 in divisional matchups. The Braves are currently winning their series vs. the Athletics and have an overall series record of 11-6-1.

At home, the Braves are 18-11 this year compared to 14-12 on the road. As the favorite, Atlanta has gone 31-20 and just 1-3 as the underdog. Looking at their overall performance, the Braves have gone 5-5 over their last 10 games.

When the Braves win, they tend to do so by a comfortable margin, as their average run differential in those games is +3.7. They’ve also been profitable on the run line this season, going 28-27 overall. However, they’ve been slightly better on the road against the run line, going 15-11 compared to 13-16 at home.

The Braves are at home today against the Athletics, with the Over/Under line set at 8 runs. The combined run average in Braves games this season is 8.2 runs, and their Over/Under record is 19-34. The average Over/Under line in their games is 9 runs, and when the line is set at 8 runs, their record is 3-2. This season, 74.5% of their games have had Over/Under lines set higher than 8 runs, and their current Under streak is at 2 games.

Chris Sale Gets The Start For The Braves

Chris Sale gets the start for the Braves today and comes into the game with a record of 8-1 and an ERA of 2.12. So far, he has made six starts at home and has a record of 6-0 with a 1.42 ERA. Sale has been dominant at home, as he has allowed just one earned run in each of his last three home starts. In his most recent outing, he went seven innings, giving up one earned run and picking up the win. Sale has won each of his last four starts. Per nine innings, he is averaging 11.03 strikeouts.

Braves Offense Breakdown

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Marcell Ozuna comes into the game as one of the league’s top power hitters, as his 16 home runs are 3rd best in the MLB. He is also 2nd in the league in RBIs, with 49. Ozuna is batting .310 for the season and has gone 8/33 in his last nine games. He has also homered once in this stretch. Ozuna is also currently on a five-game hitting streak.

Over his last nine games, Matt Olson has gone 9/33 with one home run and four RBIs. For the season, he is batting just .235 but does have eight homers, which is the 2nd most on the team. Olson’s 30 RBIs are also the 2nd best mark on the Braves.

Athletics vs Braves Prediction

Our predicted final score for this one is 5-4 in favor of the Braves, and with the money line payout being -314, we would recommend taking the over, as the line is sitting at 8 runs. Offensively, our projections have the Braves finishing with the second-fewest hits in the league today, but they have a higher predicted run total than the Athletics.

Looking at the starting pitchers, our projections have Chris Sale finishing with seven strikeouts and picking up the win. As for Aaron Brooks, we have him finishing with five K’s, and he is currently 18th in terms of starters to pick up a win.

As for the Athletics, our projections have them finishing with a total of four runs and being a middle of the pack team in terms of strikeouts.

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