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    Spencer Strider will attempt to earn his 10th victory of the campaign when his Atlanta Braves (85-51) visit the Oakland Athletics (50-86) on Wednesday at 3:37 PM ET. The Braves are favored in the matchup (-240) against the Athletics (+197). Atlanta has Strider starting things off, and Oakland will send out Ken Waldichuk.

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    Game Info, Betting Lines for Braves vs. Athletics

    • Game Day: Wednesday, September 7, 2022
    • Game Time: 3:37 PM ET
    • Location: Oakland, California
    • Stadium: Oakland Coliseum
    Braves vs Athletics Betting Information
    Favorite Favorite Moneyline Total
    Braves -240 8

    Braves Stats & Trends

    Braves Batting

    • The Braves average 1.5 home runs per game to rank second in MLB action with 204 total home runs.
    • The Braves have the eighth-best batting average in the league (.254).
    • The Braves are sixth in baseball with an on-base percentage of .319.
    • The Braves’ 9.3 strikeouts per game are the second-most in baseball.
    • The Braves average 1.5 home runs per road game this season (95 total away from home).
    • The Braves are averaging 3.6 extra-base hits per game while slugging .443 on the road.
    • Away from home this season the club averages 9.0 hits per game and is batting .253.

    Braves Key Batters

    • Austin Riley leads Atlanta in total hits (150) this season while batting .287 with 73 extra-base hits.
    • Among qualified batters in the majors, Riley ranks 25th in batting average, 26th in on-base percentage, and fifth in slugging.
    • Matt Olson is batting .247 with 41 doubles, 28 home runs and 66 walks.
    • Among all qualified batters, Olson is 85th in batting average, 64th in on-base percentage and 18th in slugging percentage.
    • Dansby Swanson leads Atlanta in slugging percentage (.439) powered by 48 extra-base hits.
    • Michael Harris II is batting .307 with a .350 OBP and 51 RBI for Atlanta this season.
    • Harris II enters this game on a 13-game hitting streak. During his last 10 outings he is hitting .462 with five doubles, two home runs, a walk and eight RBI.

    Athletics Stats & Trends

    Athletics Batting

    • The Athletics’ 116 home runs rank 26th in MLB this season.
    • The Athletics have a team batting average of just .217 this season, which ranks last among MLB teams.
    • The Athletics have an OBP of just .281 this season, which ranks last in MLB.
    • The Athletics rank 16th in MLB in strikeouts per game with an average of 8.4 whiffs per contest.
    • They have averaged 0.6 home runs per game in their 67 home contests this season.
    • In 67 home games this season, they’re slugging .318 with 152 hits going for extra bases.
    • In 67 home games this season, they have a batting average of .205 while averaging 6.5 base hits per contest.

    Athletics Key Batters

    • Sean Murphy has 114 hits with a .333 on-base percentage and a .445 slugging percentage, all club-highs for the Athletics.
    • Including all qualified hitters, Murphy is 75th in batting average, while his on-base percentage ranks 64th and he is 51st in slugging.
    • Murphy hopes to build on a two-game hitting streak in this matchup. During his last five outings he is hitting .158 with a home run, a walk and four RBI.
    • Seth Brown has 22 doubles, two triples, 20 home runs and 35 walks while hitting .227.
    • Including all qualifying hitters, Brown’s batting average places him 125th, his on-base percentage ranks 126th, and he is 61st in slugging.
    • Tony Kemp is hitting .227 with 22 doubles, four home runs and 39 walks.
    • Ramon Laureano is hitting .224 with 17 doubles, 12 home runs and 25 walks.

    Braves vs. Athletics Probable Pitchers

    Strider Waldichuk
    17 GS 1
    9-4 W-L 0-0
    2.67 ERA 1.93
    114.2 IP 4.2
    38 BB 4
    174 SO 6

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