Oakland Athletics vs Atlanta Braves Prediction MLB Picks 6/1/24

Atlanta Braves (31-23) vs Oakland Athletics (23-35)

Game Info: Saturday, June 1, 2024 at 4:10 pm (Truist Park)

Chris Sale (8-1) (2.12) vs Aaron Brooks (0-2) (3.63)

Betting Odds: Atlanta Braves -275 / Oakland Athletics +242 --- Over/Under: 8 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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In this article, we will formulate an Oakland Athletics vs Atlanta Braves prediction for this MLB game on Saturday, June 1st at Truist Park. To formulate this prediction, we will examine:

-The Athletics recent form and recent player performance 

-The Braves recent form and recent play performance

-Recent Betting trends and streaks involving Oakland

-Recent Betting trends and streaks involving Atlanta

-Recent betting trends in games played between Oakland vs Atlanta

-A summary that ties it all together and produces a favorable betting outcome for today’s game between the Athletics and Braves. 

A’s Need to Get Offense Going

The A’s need to get the offense going after they really struggled on Friday. They only managed two runs total and that led to two run defeat. JP Sears got the start on the mound and he went seven innings giving up six hits and four earned runs. He had two walks and he’s going to need to be better on that side. The Athletics are averaging 3.74 runs while their pitching is giving up 4.81 runs per game. The offense is ranked 27th in the league while the pitching is ranked 26th. They do have a negative run differential of -1.7 which is 27th. Brent Rooker has hit 11 homer uns and driven in 25 RBIs. Getting the start for the A’s will be Aaron Brooks who sits with an 0-2 record and an ERA of 3.63. In his last appearance against the Houston Astros, he went 4.1 innings giving up nine hits and five runs. 

Why A's Will Win

  • The Braves have lost each of their last three games as home favorites following a win.
  • The underdogs have won seven of the Braves' last 10 games at Truist Park.
  • The Braves have failed to cover the run line in five of their last six games following a win.
  • The road team has covered the run line in eight of the Athletics' last 10 games.

Braves Need Success in This Series

The Braves need to take advantage against lesser teams, and winning on Friday was a good sign. Reynaldo Lopez got the start and he went six innings giving up four hits and one run. The Braves are averaging 4.6 runs while their pitching is giving up 3.76 runs per game. The offense is ranked 9th in the league while the pitching is ranked 6th. They are batting .249 as a team which is 8th in baseball. Marcell Ozuna has hit 16 home runs and driven in 49 RBIs so far this season. Getting the start for the Braves will be Chris Sale who sits with an 9-1 record and an ERA of 2.12. In his last start against the Pittsburgh Pirates, he went seven innings giving up four hits and one run. 

Why Braves Will Win

  • The Athletics have lost each of their last nine road games against NL East opponents.
  • The Braves have won each of their last five games against AL West opponents that held a losing record.
  • The Athletics have failed to cover the run line each of their last five road games against teams that held a winning record.
  • The Braves have covered the run line in each of their last four games as favorites against American League opponents.
  • The Braves have won the first inning in each of their last five games at Truist Park against AL West opponents that held a losing record.

Oakland Athletics vs Atlanta Braves Prediction

The Braves are the better team on paper and they have an advantage on the mound in this game. Sale is on the mound and he’s been dominant to start the season. For as good as he has been, there is no reason he shouldn’t be getting more attention. The Athletics offense is going to really struggle here, and the Braves will get the job done. Back the Braves on the run line to cash here.

Shane’s Pick Braves -1.5

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