Oakland Athletics vs Atlanta Braves MLB Betting Prediction

MLB Oakland Athletics vs Atlanta Braves Prediction 6/2/2024

The Oakland Athletics (24-36) travel to face off against the Atlanta Braves (32-24) on Sunday, June 2nd. This game will be played at Truist Park in Atlanta and televised on NSPCA. The Athletics are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Braves are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Athletics. First pitch is set for 12:35 CT.

Athletics vs Braves

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Atlanta wasted a good outing from Chris Sale, as he went just four innings but gave up just two hits and two earned runs as the Braves starter vs. the A’s. After scoring two runs in the first inning, the A’s were held in check until they broke out for four run in the 5th, picking up an 11-9 road win over the Braves.

Oakland’s offense was led by Miguel Andujar and Max Schuemann, as they were the only two A’s hitters to have more than one hit and each scored three times. Daz Cameron also had a two-hit game with two RBIs.

Michael Kelly got the win for the A’s out of the bullpen, while Dany Jimenez got the save. Jimmy Herget took the loss for Atlanta out of the bullpen.

With a record of 24-36, the Athletics are 4th in the AL West, trailing the Mariners by nine games. So far, they have really struggled against other AL West teams, going just 5-12 this year. The Athletics will be looking to even their record on this road trip, as they are currently 11-20 on the road.

As the underdog, the Athletics are 18-34 this year, compared to 6-2 as the favorite. Oakland’s overall series record is 7-10-1, and they have dropped two straight series.

When the A’s win, they do so by an average of 3.1 runs per game. When they lose, they lose by an average of 3.8 runs per game. Overall, their run line record is 29-31, and they are 16-15 vs. the run line on the road.

The Oakland Athletics are on the road to take on the Atlanta Braves, and with the over/under line set at 9 runs, it’s worth noting that their combined run average is 8.7 runs per game. The A’s have a 28-30 over/under record on the season, and their games have typically had lower over/under lines, with an average of 8 runs per game. When the line has been set at 9 runs, they have a 2-1-1 record, and only 3.3% of their games have had higher lines than 9 runs.

Luis Medina Gets The Start For The Athletics

Coming off a season in which he made 17 starts and 23 appearances, Luis Medina is set to take the mound for the Athletics against the Braves. Last season, Medina went 3-10 with an ERA of 5.42 and a WHIP of 1.51. He allowed a total of 14 home runs and finished the season with three quality starts. On the year, Medina averaged 8.7 strikeouts per nine innings and 2.5 walks per game. His strikeout-to-walk ratio for the season was 1.9.

Athletics Offense Breakdown

Abraham Toro has been a solid addition to the Athletics lineup this season, batting .282 with five homers and 20 RBIs. JJ Bleday and Shea Langeliers are both tied for the team lead with 12 home runs, but Bleday has been a bit more consistent, as Langeliers is batting just .210 for the season. Over his last nine games, Bleday is 9/36 with two homers and three RBIs.

As a team, the Athletics are 4th in home runs but are averaging just 3.8 runs per game, which is 27th in the league. They have been a bit better at home, averaging 4.5 runs per contest. Overall, they are batting just .225 and are also near the bottom of the league in strikeouts.

With a record of 32-24, the Braves are 7.5 games behind the Phillies for the NL East lead. The Braves are 11-8 against other teams in the NL East. Atlanta will be at home today, and they are 18-12 at home this year.

So far, the Braves have gone 14-12 on the road. As the favorite, the Braves have gone 31-21 this season, and they are just 1-3 as the underdog. Atlanta’s overall series record is 11-6-1, and they have dropped two straight series.

When the Braves win, they do so by an average of 3.7 runs, but when they lose, they lose by an average of -3.3 runs. This has led to a run line record of 28-28 for the season. They are 13-17 against the run line at home and 15-11 on the road. As the favorite, they are 25-27 against the run line, while as the underdog, they are 3-1.

The Braves are playing at home against the Athletics today, and the over/under line is set at 9 runs. Atlanta’s games have averaged 8.4 runs per game this season, and their over/under record is 20-34. When the over/under line is set at 9 runs, their record is 5-8-1. So far this season, 19.6% of their games have had over/under lines set at 9 runs, while 55.4% have had lines set below 9 runs.

Charlie Morton Gets The Start For The Braves

Charlie Morton gets the start for the Braves today and will be looking to bounce back from a rough outing vs. the Nationals. In that start, he took the loss, going 5 2/3 innings and giving up eight earned runs, 12 hits, and two homers. Looking back over his last three starts, Morton has allowed at least one homer in each outing. Morton’s ERA for the season is 4.29, along with a record of 3-2. Opponents are batting .240 vs. Morton this season. One positive note is that he has six walks in his last four starts compared to three homers.

Braves Offense Breakdown

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Marcell Ozuna has been one of the best hitters in the league this season, as his 53 RBIs are 2nd in the league, and he is also 4th in the league with 17 homers. Ozuna is also batting .312 for the season and is currently on a six-game hitting streak. Over his last five games, Ozuna has gone 7/21 with two homers and six RBIs. Matt Olson is 2nd on the team in RBIs (32) and has nine homers but is batting just .240 for the season.

For the season, the Braves are averaging 4.5 runs per game and have been a better offensive team on the road (4.8 RPG) than at home (4.3 RPG). As a team, they are batting .250 (8th) and have the league’s 8th best on-base percentage. Atlanta comes into the game with the league’s 7th best OPS and have the 4th best BABIP in the league.

Athletics vs Braves Prediction

The best bet for today’s Athletics vs. Braves matchup is to take the over, with the line currently sitting at 9 runs. Our predicted final score is 6-4 in favor of the Braves, giving us a two-run cushion on the over/under line.

Looking at the starting pitchers, Charlie Morton is projected to finish with seven strikeouts, which is the fourth-best among today’s starters. As for his win probability, he ranks 17th, so we would recommend staying away from a money line bet on Morton and the Braves.

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