Braves vs. Prediction Athletics: expert picks, odds, stats and best bets – Saturday June 1, 2024

The Oakland Athletics (23-36) hope to avoid their fourth straight loss when they visit the Atlanta Braves (32-23) on Saturday at 4:10 PM ET on BSSE. The Braves are listed as -320 favorites, while the Athletics are +259 underdogs as they try to snap their losing skid.

Chris Sale of Atlanta will get the start and he will face Aaron Brooks of Oakland.

Braves vs. Athletics Odds

  • Braves’ odds of winning: -320
  • Athletics odds to win: +259
  • Scatter: Braves -1.5
  • Total: 7.5 rides
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    Game time and information

  • Date: Saturday June 1, 2024
  • Time: 4:10 PM ET
  • TV: B.S.S.E
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    Braves and Athletics Betting Trends

    The Braves have gone 31-20 in games where they have been favored on the moneyline (winning 60.8% of those games).

    Atlanta has played as moneyline favorites of -320 or shorter in just one game this season, which it won.

    The athletics club has won 16, or 32.7%, of the 49 matches they have played as underdogs this season.

    Oakland has yet to enter a game this season as a bigger underdog on the moneyline than the +259 odds to win this game.

    The Braves have had an over/under set 55 times from oddsmakers and have combined with opponents to go over the total in 19 of those games (19-34-2).

    The athletics have exceeded the total in 26 of their 58 chances.

    Braves stats and insights

    The Braves are the 16th highest scoring team in baseball, averaging 4.5 runs per game (245 total).

    Atlanta is averaging one home run per game, ranking 16th in MLB action with 57 total home runs.

    The Braves have the eighth-best batting average in the majors (.249).

    Atlanta’s 8.8 strikeouts per game rank 17th in the Majors.

    The Braves pitching staff ranks sixth in the MLB with a combined 8.8 strikeouts per nine innings.

    Atlanta’s 3.44 team ERA ranks sixth among all MLB pitching staffs.

    Athletics stats and insights

    The Athletics have scored the 26th most points in the league this season with just 219 (3.7 per game).

    Oakland ranks fourth in Major League Baseball with 70 home runs.

    The Athletics have a batting average of just .222 this season, which ranks 27th among MLB teams.

    Oakland ranks 29th in strikeouts per game (9.8) among MLB offenses.

    The Athletics averaged just 8.8 strikeouts per nine innings as a pitching staff, which ranks 28th in the major leagues.

    Oakland pitchers have a combined ERA of 4.24 ERA this year, which ranks 22nd in the MLB.

    Key Braves players to watch

    Sale gets the start for the Braves, his 11th of the season. He is 8-1 with a 2.12 ERA and 78 strikeouts in 63 2/3 innings pitched.

    Marcell Ozuna leads Atlanta this season in batting average (.310), home runs (16) and runs batted in (49).

    Ozzie Albies has scored 52 hits this season and has an OBP of .346. He’s hitting .401 on the year.

    Matt Olson is slashing .235/.322/.426 for the Braves this season.

    Michael Harris II has 55 hits and an OBP of .297 to go with a slugging percentage of .367 this season.

    Key players in athletics to watch

    Brooks (0-2) takes the mound for the Athletics and makes his fourth start of the season.

    JJ Bleday is hitting .248 with 17 doubles, three triples, eight home runs and 25 walks.

    Abraham Toro has a club-best batting average of .288.

    Brent Rooker has recorded a team-best 35 runs batted in.

    Shea Langeliers’ twelve home runs are a team-high mark.

    Braves and athletic injuries

    Braves: Ronald Acuña Jr.: 10 days IL (knee), Spencer Strider: 15 days IL (right elbow strain), Alex Jordan Minter: 15 days IL (hip), Tyler Matzek: 15 days IL (elbow), AJ Smith-Shawver: 15 days IL (oblique), Angel Perdomo: 60 days IL (elbow)

    Athletics: Esteury Ruiz: 10 days IL (Wrist), Alex Wood: 15 days IL (Rotator Cuff), Kyle Muller: 15 days IL (Shoulder), Lucas Erceg: 15 days IL (Forearm), Paul Blackburn: 15 days IL (Foot ), Ross Stripling: 15 days IL (Elbow), Joseph Boyle: 15 days IL (Back), Ken Waldichuk: 60 days IL (Elbow), Trevor Gott: 60 days IL (Elbow), Freddy Tarnok: 60 days IL (Hip ), Sean Newcomb: 60 days IL (knee), Luis Medina: 60 days IL (knee), Darell Hernaiz: 60 days IL (ankle), Austin Adams: daily (neck)

    Braves vs. Athletics Prediction

  • Score prediction: Braves 4, Athletics 2
  • Total prediction: Less than 7.5 runs
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