Braves Vs Athletics: MLB Betting Odds, Trends & Stats – June 8, 2022

Written By Staff on June 8, 2022

The Atlanta Braves (29-27) will attempt to sweep the Oakland Athletics (19-37) on Wednesday at Truist Field, starting at 7:20 PM ET. Atlanta (-243 to win) has Ian Anderson set to start, and Oakland (+201) will counter with Jared Koenig.

The betting facts in this article are based off odds valid as of June 8, 2022 at 5:25 PM ET.

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Braves vs Athletics Betting Odds

Pitching Matchup

Anderson (ATL) Pitcher Koenig (OAK)
4 – 3 W/L 0 – 0
53.2 IP 0
4.70 ERA 0.00
1.398 WHIP 0.000
7.5 K/9 0
4 BB/9 0

Braves Probable Starter Ian Anderson

  • Anderson makes the start for the Braves, his 11th of the season. He is 4-3 with a 4.70 ERA and 45 strikeouts in 53 2/3 innings pitched.
  • The righty’s most recent time out came on Friday against the Colorado Rockies, when he tossed 6 2/3 innings, surrendering five earned runs while giving up 10 hits.
  • The 24-year-old has put up a 4.70 ERA and 7.5 strikeouts per nine innings across 10 games this season, while giving up a batting average of .246 to opposing hitters.
  • Anderson has recorded two quality starts this year.
  • He will face an Athletics offense that is hitting .209 as a unit (30th in MLB). It is also slugging a collective .321 (29th in MLB) with 34 total home runs (29th in MLB).

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of June 8, 2022 at 5:25 PM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Athletics Probable Starter Jared Koenig

  • Koenig will make his first start of the season for the Athletics.
  • This will be the first MLB start for the 28-year-old left-hander.
  • The Braves have scored 246 runs this season, which ranks 14th in MLB. They are batting .242 for the campaign with 72 home runs, third in the league.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of June 8, 2022 at 5:25 PM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Braves Betting Trends

  • The Braves have won 57.9% of the games this season when they were favored on the moneyline (22-16).
  • Atlanta has played as a moneyline favorite of -243 or shorter in only two games this season, which they split 1-1.
  • The implied moneyline probablility in this matchup gives the Braves a 70.8% chance to win.
  • In the 56 games bookmakers have set an over/under for Atlanta, it has combined with opponents to go over the total 30 times (30-24-2).
  • The Braves have covered 44.6% of their games this season, going 25-31-0 against the spread.
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Athletics Betting Trends

  • The Athletics have been underdogs in 46 games this season and won 16 (34.8%) of those contests.
  • This season, Oakland has been at least a +201 underdog on the moneyline three times, losing each of those contests.
  • The sportsbooks’ moneyline implies a 33.2% chance of a victory for the Athletics.
  • Oakland and its opponents have hit the over in 25 of their 57 games with a total this season.
  • The Athletics are 26-31-0 ATS in their 57 games with a spread this season.

Braves Players to Watch

  • Austin Riley has racked up 57 hits with a .521 slugging percentage, both team-best numbers for the Braves. He’s batting .260 with 13 doubles, a triple, 14 home runs and 19 walks.
  • Among the qualifying hitters in MLB, Riley’s batting average ranks 69th, his on-base percentage ranks 68th, and he is 17th in the league in slugging.
  • Matt Olson has a .361 on-base percentage to pace his team. He has 23 doubles, seven home runs and 35 walks while hitting .255.
  • Among qualifying hitters, Olson ranks 77th in batting average, 34th in on-base percentage, and 36th in slugging.
  • Olson has safely hit in five games in a row. During his last five outings he is batting .227 with a home run, two walks and six RBI.
  • Ozzie Albies is hitting .247 with 14 doubles, six home runs and 13 walks.
  • Dansby Swanson has 10 doubles, a triple, six home runs and 20 walks while hitting .279.

Braves Batting Stats (2022)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Ozzie Albies 223 .247 31 6 24 .290 .680
Austin Riley 219 .260 30 14 31 .331 .852
Marcell Ozuna 215 .228 23 10 23 .270 .670
Matt Olson 212 .255 22 7 28 .361 .823
Dansby Swanson 201 .279 32 6 26 .348 .776
Adam Duvall 186 .199 22 3 18 .260 .566
Travis d’Arnaud 148 .250 19 6 23 .288 .720
Ronald Acuña Jr. 103 .320 20 5 15 .415 .949
William Contreras 75 .307 14 7 15 .388 1.055
Guillermo Heredia 50 .140 8 3 6 .218 .618

Athletics Players to Watch

  • Elvis Andrus leads Oakland with a slugging percentage of .378, fueled by 17 extra-base hits.
  • Andrus ranks 99th in batting average, 105th in on-base percentage and 122nd in slugging percentage among all qualifying batters in the big leagues.
  • Tony Kemp is slashing .239/.318/.284 this season and leads the Athletics with an OPS of .602.
  • Among all qualified hitters, Kemp’s batting average puts him 106th, his on-base percentage is 88th, and he is 161st in slugging.
  • Sean Murphy has 36 hits this season and has a slash line of .196/.272/.364.
  • Seth Brown leads Oakland with 32 hits, batting .200 this season with 17 extra-base hits.

Athletics Batting Stats (2022)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Sean Murphy 184 .196 21 5 22 .272 .636
Tony Kemp 176 .239 18 1 9 .318 .602
Elvis Andrus 172 .244 21 3 11 .309 .687
Cristian Pache 165 .164 13 2 12 .211 .441
Seth Brown 160 .200 15 5 23 .271 .652
Chad Pinder 145 .248 14 5 15 .281 .688
Kevin Smith 132 .189 9 2 13 .216 .534
Jed Lowrie 130 .215 14 3 16 .288 .603
Christian Bethancourt 101 .228 15 1 10 .278 .605
Ramón Laureano 93 .247 13 1 7 .340 .684

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