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Oakland A’s vs Atlanta Braves Baseball Free Pick

31 May, 2023

At Oakland Coliseum on Wednesday, the Oakland Athletics (11-45) will play against the Atlanta Braves (32-22). Atlanta is listed at -200 on the moneyline for this game, while Oakland is listed at +170. 8 has been chosen as the over/under. James Kaprielian and Jared Shuster will serve as the starting pitchers.

The Braves have hit 90 home runs and collected 97 doubles collectively. Atlanta has a slugging percentage of.463, has been hit by pitches 473 times, and has drawn walks 180 times. The Atlanta Braves are scoring 5.1 runs per game as a team, which places them fifth in MLB. They have collected 474 hits and 268 RBIs thus far this season, and their collective batting average is currently.259. They’ve scored 277 runs overall, and their OBP is.331.

The Braves’ staff has struck out 517 hitters this season, ranking them seventh in MLB with a team ERA of 3.74. The Braves’ pitching staff has allowed 220 runs and 51 long balls, which ranks eighth in the league. Their pitching staff has struck out 170 batters this season, and their collective FIP stands at 3.73. Atlanta has given up 199 earned runs and 444 hits (8.4 per 9 innings). The pitching staff has a team WHIP of 1.28 and a strikeout to walk ratio of 3.04.

Pitchers in the Braves bullpen have entered the game with runners on base 47 times and in high leverage situations 57 times. The relief pitchers’ 34 holds rank sixth in baseball for the season. The Braves’ relievers have entered the game in 59 save situations and had a 52.0% save percentage. They have managed to make 13 saves so far this year, but they have missed 12 of their 25 chances. Over the course of the season, the relievers have received 71 runners, and 36.6% of them have resulted in runs. This year, the Braves have sent 183 relievers to the hill.

The Atlanta Braves have made 1,436 putouts overall this season, along with 440 assists and 35 mistakes. Their fielding percentage is.982, which places them 28th in the majors, and they have turned 46 double plays in total. The Braves are rated 28th in MLB because, out of 4,308 innings played, they have turned 67.2% of balls hit into play into outs.

Shuster (1-2 career win-loss record) has faced 108 hitters in the major leagues and has a 4.63 FIP. 19 hits (6.8 hits per nine innings) and 15 walks have been allowed by him. His career WHIP is 1.342, and his ERA is 5.33 (15 earned runs allowed). During his MLB career, Shuster has pitched 25 innings and struck out 20 batters.

Oakland has 57 home runs and 190 RBIs through the first half of the season. They have accrued 196 runs, walked 180 times, hit 73 doubles, and scored 196 runs. The Oakland Athletics currently have a batting average of.221 and a team on-base percentage of.300 for the current season. With a slugging percentage of.359 and a 3.50 run average per game, the Athletics rank 29th in the league. They have received 411 base hits and have been hit by pitches 525 times, ranking third in MLB.

The Athletics’ combined WHIP and FIP for the season are 1.637 and 5.95, respectively. With 543 total hits allowed, their pitching staff is ranked 30th in baseball. With a club ERA of 6.78 (370 earned runs surrendered), the Oakland pitching staff has allowed 390 runs so far this season. Their ratio of walks to strikeouts is 7.80 (426 walks vs. 261 bases on balls). They have allowed 97 home runs and 7.15 runs per nine innings, which ranks them 30th in the league.

In 14 opportunities to save the game, Oakland’s relievers entered in, and they were successful in 4 of those saves. They have used 191 bullpen pitchers this season, and they now have the 30th-best save percentage in baseball (28.6%). 61 times in high leverage situations and 66 times with runners on have seen their bullpen pitchers take the mound. Of the 103 inherited base runners, Oakland relievers have scored 41.7% of them. The Athletics have had 28 save opportunities, leading to 13 holds and 10 missed saves.

The Oakland Athletics have generated 43 double plays and have the 27th-best fielding percentage in Major League Baseball (.982). The Athletics have 1,473 putouts on the season, 429 assists, 35 mistakes, and 35 outs. The Athletics’ defensive efficiency throughout their 4,419 innings played is 67.7%, ranking them 25th in MLB.

In 290 innings pitched during his MLB career, Kaprielian has earned 259 Ks while giving up 271 base hits. He has a WHIP of 1.359, a FIP of 4.7, and has allowed a total of 151 earned runs. In his MLB career, he has faced 1,257 batters, and his K/BB ratio is 2.11. Kaprielian (13-19 career record) allows 8.4 hits per 9 innings while sporting an earned run average of 4.69.

Which team will prevail on the moneyline or spread in tonight’s MLB game?

Pick: Go with Atlanta (-200)


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