The MLB betting action continues Tuesday, June 7, with the interleague showdown at Truist Park in Atlanta, Georgia, so we have prepared the best Athletics vs. Braves betting pick and odds.
Oakland and Atlanta start a two-game set, and the Braves are listed as firm -215 moneyline favorites for Tuesday’s game. The Athletics are +185 road underdogs, while the totals sit at 8.5 runs on Bookmaker Sportsbook.
The A’s are on a free fall
The Oakland Athletics fell to 20-36 on the season following a 5-2 defeat to the Boston Red Sox this past Sunday. It was their sixth defeat in a row and ninth in their previous ten outings, as the A’s remained the worst team in the AL West.
Oakland is scoring only 3.27 runs per contest (29th in the MLB) on a .210/.276/.324 slash line (.240/.311/.388 league average). The Athletics own the eighth-highest ERA in the majors (4.20), and in the last couple of weeks, their pitching staff has amassed a 5.51 ERA, 1.46 WHIP, and .268 batting average against.
Cole Irvin will toe the rubber Tuesday at Truist Park. The 28-year-old lefty sports a 2-2 record, 2.96 ERA, 4.12 FIP, and 1.23 WHIP in eight starts (45.2 innings) this season. Irvin spent the first three weeks of May on the IL, and he’s 0-1 with a 3.00 ERA and 10/4 K/BB ratio over his previous three starts (18 innings).
The Braves aim for their sixth consecutive victory
The Atlanta Braves barely outlasted the Colorado Rockies 8-7 this past Sunday to sweep a four-game series at Coors Field in Denver and extend their winning streak to five games. The reigning champions improved to 28-27 on the season, sitting at the second spot in the NL East, eight and a half games behind the New York Mets.
The Braves are tallying 4.42 runs per game (12th in the majors) on a .241/.309/.415 batting line. They are tied with the Astros for the third-most home runs in 2022 with 69. On the pitching side of things, the Braves carry a 3.85 ERA and 1.28 WHIP into the Athletics series.
Kyle Wright will get the starting call Tuesday. The 26-year-old has had a few rough outings so far this season, but he’s 5-3 with a pristine 2.41 ERA, 2.94 FIP, 1.07 WHIP, and 66/23 K/BB ratio in ten starts and 59.2 innings of work. Last Wednesday, Wright tossed six shutout innings in a 6-0 blanking of the Arizona Diamondbacks, though he issued five free passes.
- 1-9 in the last ten games overall
- 1-4 in Cole Irvin’s last five starts
- 5-0 in the last five games overall
Oakland Athletics vs. Atlanta Braves Pick
The Braves are slowly building up their form, and over their last 14 games, the reigning champs have scored 76 runs on an excellent .289/.339/.478 slash line. On the other side, the A’s have been pretty much awful as of late, so give me the Braves to win.
You can take the hosts to beat the runline if you’re not satisfied with the moneyline odds. Seven of Atlanta’s last eight wins have come by two or more runs.
Pick: Take Atlanta Braves at -215
The Braves’ bullpen is loaded with top-notch arms. It has accounted for a 2.65 ERA and .255 BABIP in the last ten days, earning three wins, one loss, and four saves in that stretch. On the other side, the Athletics’ bullpen has recorded a terrible 7.29 ERA over the last ten days.
I lean toward the under because of Kyle Wright and Atlanta’s bullpen. Also, the A’s have scored only ten runs in their previous six games. However, Cole Irvin could be in trouble early in this clash, as the Braves own the fourth-highest OPS against the southpaws in the majors (.784).
Pick: Go under 8.5 runs at -110