Atlanta Braves at Oakland Athletics - 9/7/22 MLB Picks and Prediction

Oakland Athletics (50-85) vs Atlanta Braves (84-51)

Game Info: Wednesday, September 7, 2022 at 3:37 pm (Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum)

Ken Waldichuk (0-0) (1.93) vs Spencer Strider (9-3) (2.83)

Betting Odds: Oakland Athletics +265 / Atlanta Braves -400 --- Over/Under: 6.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Atlanta Braves and Oakland Athletics face off on Wednesday in an MLB showdown at the Oakland Coliseum. The Braves were able to secure the 10-9 victory on Tuesday. 

The Braves sit with an 84-51 record overall and they scored 10 runs on Tuesday on the way to the one-run victory. The Braves offense and pitching have both found a whole lot of success this season. The Braves are averaging 4.93 runs per game which is second best in the league. Austin Riley is having a strong season hitting 35 home runs and driving in 88 RBIs. 

Oakland comes into this game with a 50-86 record overall and they were competitive, on Tuesday but they couldn’t score late and that led to them losing by one run. The A’s have had a tough season and the lack of scoring has been a big reason why. Oakland is averaging 3.39 runs per game which is 29th in the league. Sean Murphy has hit 17 home runs and driven in 59 RBIs. 

On the mound for the Braves is Spencer Strider who sits with a 9-4 record and an ERA of 2.47. In his last start against the Colorado Rockies, he went eight innings giving up two hits and zero runs.

On the mound for the A’s is Ken Waldichuk who sits with a 0-0 record and an ERA of 1.93. In his only start against the Washington Nationals, he went 4.2 innings giving up five hits and one run. 

The Braves are 4-0 in Strider’s last four starts. The A’s are 0-4 in their last four games during Game 2 of a series. The under is 7-1-1 in the A’s last nine games on Wednesday. The over is 6-1-1 in Strider’s last eight starts on grass. 

The Braves have won the last four starts by Strider and it’s not going to be any different here. The Braves bats have been ice cold all season, and it’s not going to get any easier here going against Strider who sits with an ERA of 2.47. Look for the Braves to give him some run support and this will be an easy victory. Back the Braves -1.5.

Shane’s Pick Braves -1.5

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