Atlanta Braves vs Oakland Athletics Prediction, 9/6/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Atlanta Braves vs Oakland Athletics
Date: Tuesday, September 6, 2022
Location: Oakland Coliseum in Oakland, CA
TV: NBC Sports California
Odds/Point Spread: Atlanta (-255) Oakland (+215)
Oakland Coliseum is the location where the Oakland Athletics (50-85) will play the Atlanta Braves (84-51) on Tuesday. The odds on this game have the Braves at -255 while the Athletics are opening at +215. The over/under has been set at 7. The expected starting pitchers are Kyle Wright and Cole Irvin.
As a squad, the Atlanta Braves are knocking in 4.9 runs per outing, which has them sitting at 3rd in MLB. They have 666 runs and have an OBP of .318. The Braves have compiled 254 doubles as a team and have knocked 203 balls out of the park. They have accrued 635 runs batted in in addition to 1,164 base knocks so far this year, while their team batting average is .253. Atlanta is slugging .445 and have been rung up 1,255 times, while drawing a walk on 399 occasions.
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The Braves have compiled a team ERA of 3.45 so far this year (5th in MLB), and the staff has struck out 1,294 hitters. They have walked 415 opposing hitters and their FIP sits at 3.41 as a unit over the course of the season. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 3.12 and the pitching staff has a collective WHIP of 1.20. Braves pitchers have given up 118 long balls and also 511 total runs (7th in MLB).
The Braves relief pitchers have earned a save rate of 64.3% and has entered the game in 158 save situations. The relief pitchers have inherited 165 runners over the course of the season with 31.5% of those runners crossed the plate. Braves pitchers have gone to the mound with runners on 113 times in addition to having 152 appearances in high leverage situations. The Braves have dispatched 421 relief pitchers to the hill for the year. The relief pitchers are sitting with 85 holds for the year (4th in the league). They have compiled 45 saves so far this year and have blown 25 out of their 70 save opportunities.
The Atlanta Braves are sitting with 3,629 putouts at this point in the season, as well as 1,167 assists and 62 errors. Their fielding rate is at .987 which is 4th in professional baseball, and they have turned 94 double plays. The Braves have transformed 69.8% of balls hit into play into outs in their 10,887 innings, which has them sitting at 15th in MLB.
Wright has taken the mound for 224 innings and has totaled 209 strikeouts during his MLB career. His ERA is 4.01 (100 ER's allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.300. He has conceded 201 hits (8.1 hits per nine innings) and has had 91 free passes. Wright (19-13 mark in his career) is the owner of a FIP of 4.45 and he has faced 950 opposing hitters in the major leagues.
The Athletics have a team slugging percentage of .344 and they are scoring 3.39 runs per contest (29th in MLB). They have recorded 208 two-baggers, while getting a free base 353 times as well as scoring 457 runs. Oakland has knocked in 113 home runs on the year as well as 430 runs batted in. They have been rung up on 1,129 occasions (16th in MLB) and are sitting with 960 hits. The Oakland Athletics have tallied a team on-base percentage of .281 in addition to a team batting average of .217 for the year.
The Athletics have a team WHIP of 1.314 with a FIP of 4.36 as a team on the campaign. Their strikeout to walk ratio comes in at 2.30 (998 strikeouts vs 434 walks). They are sitting at 21st in the league as a pitching staff in total hits given up with 1,128. They have conceded 155 homers and they yield 4.65 runs per 9 innings (23rd in the league). The Oakland pitching staff have allowed 614 runs on the season while having a team ERA of 4.30 (568 earned runs relinquished).
Oakland has had relief pitchers enter the contest in 50 save chances and they have come away with 29 saves. They sit at 22nd in baseball with a save percentage of 58.0%, and they have dispatched 446 relief pitchers onto the field this year. Their relievers have stepped onto the mound 146 times in high leverage situations in addition to 154 occasions with runners on. Oakland relievers hold an inherited score percentage of 28.8% of 222 inherited runners. With 147 save situations, the Athletics have amassed 95 holds and 21 blown saves.
Out of their 10,704 innings played, the Athletics have a defensive efficiency of 70.3% (9th in professional baseball). The Oakland Athletics have turned 108 double plays and own a fielding percentage of .984 (19th in pro baseball). The Athletics have accrued 1,213 assists, 76 errors and have notched a total of 3,568 putouts over the course of the season.
In his pro baseball career, Irvin has surrendered 381 base knocks while accumulating 264 punch outs in 371 innings pitched. He has given up a total of 173 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.250 and a FIP of 4.3. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 3.18 and he has faced 1,562 opposing hitters so far in his pro baseball career. Irvin (19-28 career win-loss record) has earned a 4.19 ERA and has allowed 9.2 hits per nine innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Oakland (+215)
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