Atlanta Braves vs Oakland Athletics Prediction, 5/31/2023 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Atlanta Braves vs Oakland Athletics
Date: Wednesday, May 31, 2023
Location: Oakland Coliseum in Oakland, CA
TV: NBC Sports California
Odds/Point Spread: Atlanta (-200) Oakland (+170)
The Oakland Athletics (11-45) will compete against the Atlanta Braves (32-22) at Oakland Coliseum on Wednesday. The moneyline on this contest has Atlanta at -200 and Oakland is at +170. The over/under has been set at 8. The starting pitchers will be Jared Shuster and James Kaprielian.
The Braves have earned 97 doubles as a team and have hit 90 balls out of the park. Atlanta has a slugging percentage of .463 and have been rung up 473 times, while drawing a walk on 180 occasions. As a squad, the Atlanta Braves are notching 5.1 runs per game, which ranks them 5th in MLB. They have compiled 268 RBI's as well as 474 hits so far this year, and their team batting average is sitting at .259. They have earned a total of 277 runs and have an OBP of .331.
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The Braves have a team ERA of 3.74 this season (7th in MLB), and the staff has struck out 517 hitters. Braves pitchers have conceded 51 long balls in addition to 220 runs (8th in the league). Their pitching staff has walked 170 batters and their FIP sits at 3.73 as a unit so far this season. Atlanta has surrendered 444 hits (8.4 per 9 innings) as well as 199 earned runs. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 3.04 and the pitching staff holds a collective WHIP of 1.28.
Braves bullpen pitchers have stepped onto the hill with opponents on base 47 times as well as having 57 appearances in high leverage situations. The relief pitchers have tallied 34 holds for the year (6th in baseball). The Braves relievers have a save rate of 52.0% and has come into the game in 59 save situations. They have earned 13 saves for the season and have missed out on 12 out of their 25 save opportunities. The relievers have inherited 71 runners over the course of the season and 36.6% of them ended up scoring. The Braves have sent 183 relievers to the hill so far this year.
The Atlanta Braves have a total of 1,436 putouts on the year, as well as 440 assists and 35 errors. Their fielding rate sits at .982 which ranks 28th in the majors, and have a total of 46 double plays. The Braves have turned 67.2% of balls hit into play into outs out of 4,308 innings on the field, which has them ranked 28th in MLB.
Shuster (1-2 career win-loss mark) is the owner of a FIP of 4.63 and he has faced 108 batters in the major leagues. He has given up 19 hits (6.8 hits per nine innings) with 15 walks. His ERA is 5.33 (15 earned runs allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.342. Shuster has pitched in 25 frames and has racked up 20 strikeouts during his MLB career.
Oakland is sitting with 57 home runs over the course of the season as well as 190 RBIs. They have notched 73 doubles, while taking a walk 180 times as well as earning 196 runs. The Oakland Athletics are sitting with a team on-base percentage of .300 in addition to a batting average of .221 on the campaign. The Athletics hold a slugging % of .359 and they average 3.50 runs per contest (29th in the league). They have been rung up on 525 instances (3rd in MLB) and have earned 411 base hits.
The Athletics have a team WHIP of 1.637 in addition to having a FIP of 5.95 as a team for the year. They have a ranking of 30th in baseball as a pitching staff in total hits surrendered with 543. The Oakland pitching staff have given up 390 runs for the year while holding a team ERA of 6.78 (370 earned runs relinquished). Their strikeout to walk ratio is 7.80 (426 strikeouts vs 261 bases on balls). They have surrendered 97 homers and they relinquish 7.15 runs per 9 innings (30th in the league).
Oakland has had relievers enter the game in 14 save opportunities and they have walked away with 4 saves. They rank 30th in baseball with a save percentage of 28.6%, and they have sent 191 relief pitchers onto the field so far this year. Their bullpen pitchers have stepped onto the mound 61 times in high leverage situations in addition to 66 occasions with runners on. Oakland relievers have an inherited score percentage of 41.7% of 103 inherited base runners. With 28 save situations, the Athletics have earned 13 holds and also 10 blown saves.
The Oakland Athletics have gotten 43 double plays and have accounted for a fielding rate of .982 (27th in MLB). The Athletics have racked up 429 assists, 35 errors and are sitting with 1,473 putouts on the campaign. Out of their 4,419 innings played, the Athletics have earned a defensive efficiency of 67.7% (25th in MLB).
In his MLB career, Kaprielian has conceded 271 base hits while he has earned 259 K's in 290 innings pitched. He has given up a total of 151 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.359 and having a FIP of 4.7. His K/BB ratio is 2.11 and he has faced 1,257 hitters in his MLB career. Kaprielian (13-19 career mark) has a 4.69 earned run average while surrendering 8.4 hits per 9 innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Atlanta (-200)
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