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    Oddsmakers give the Atlanta Braves (9-4) the edge (-125 on the moneyline) to add on to their three-game winning streak when they play the Kansas City Royals (4-9), at +105, on Friday at 8:10 PM ET. Atlanta’s Charlie Morton and Kansas City’s Brady Singer will take the mound first.

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    Game Info, Betting Lines for Braves vs. Royals

    • Game Day: Friday, April 14, 2023
    • Game Time: 8:10 PM ET
    • Location: Kansas City, Missouri
    • Stadium: Kauffman Stadium
    Braves vs Royals Betting Information
    Favorite Favorite Moneyline Total
    Braves -125 9

    How Do I Watch the Braves vs. the Royals?

    • TV Channel: MLB Network

    Braves Stats & Trends

    Braves Batting

    • The Braves rank eighth-best in baseball with 16 total home runs.
    • Atlanta’s .271 batting average is sixth-best in MLB.
    • The Braves are third in MLB with an on-base percentage of .353.
    • Atlanta’s 9.5 strikeouts per game are the third-most in baseball.
    • The Braves average 1.7 homers per road game this season (10 total away from home).
    • Atlanta is averaging 3.3 extra-base hits per game while slugging .469 away from home.
    • The club averages 9.8 hits per game and is batting .280 away from home this season.

    Braves Key Batters

    • Ronald Acuna Jr. has an OPS of .989, fueled by an OBP of .452 to go with a slugging percentage of .537. All three of those stats lead Atlanta hitters this season.
    • Among the qualifying hitters in baseball, Acuna’s batting average ranks eighth, his on-base percentage ranks 13th, and he is 48th in slugging.
    • Acuna hopes to build on a four-game hitting streak in this matchup. In his last five games he is hitting .474 with a double, three walks and five RBI.
    • Matt Olson leads Atlanta with 15 hits. He is batting .294 this season and has nine extra-base hits.
    • Olson is 59th in batting average, 39th in on-base percentage and 18th in slugging in the majors.
    • Austin Riley has 16 hits this season and has a slash line of .340/.448/.511.
    • Riley takes a four-game hitting streak into this matchup. During his last five outings he is batting .316 with a double and two walks.
    • Orlando Arcia has two home runs, seven RBI and a batting average of .333 this season.

    Royals Stats & Trends

    Royals Batting

    • The Royals’ 12 home runs rank 20th in Major League Baseball.
    • Kansas City ranks 29th in MLB with a team batting average of just .204.
    • The Royals have an OBP of just .269 this season, which ranks 29th in MLB.
    • Kansas City ranks 29th in strikeouts per game (9.5) among MLB offenses.
    • They’ve hit five homers, an average of 0.7 per game, in seven home contests this season.
    • Kansas City has a team slugging percentage of .278 in home games this season with 13 extra-base hits.
    • In seven home games this season, they have a batting average of .167 while averaging 5.1 base hits per contest.

    Royals Key Batters

    • Vinnie Pasquantino has a team-best OBP (.420) and slugging percentage (.561), and leads the Royals in hits (12).
    • Including all the qualified hitters in the majors, Pasquantino’s batting average ranks 62nd, his on-base percentage is 27th, and he is 37th in slugging.
    • Bobby Witt Jr. is batting .229 with a triple, two home runs and four walks.
    • Witt Jr. is 129th in batting average, 143rd in on-base percentage and 112th in slugging percentage in the big leagues.
    • Salvador Perez is batting .213 with two doubles, two home runs and a walk.
    • Nicky Lopez is batting .208 with two doubles, a triple and four walks.

    Braves vs. Royals Probable Pitchers

    Charlie Morton (ATL) Pitcher Brady Singer (KC)
    1 – 1 W/L 1 – 0
    10.1 IP 11
    4.35 ERA 4.91
    1.935 WHIP 1.182
    6.1 K/9 5.7
    4.4 BB/9 2.5

    Braves vs. Royals Injury Updates

    • Braves: Michael Harris II: 10 Day IL (Back), Collin McHugh: 15 Day IL (Shoulder), Max Fried: 15 Day IL (Left hamstring), Raisel Iglesias: 15 Day IL (Shoulder), Huascar Ynoa: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Kolby Allard: 60 Day IL (Oblique), Tyler Matzek: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Travis d’Arnaud: 7 Day IL (Concussion), Orlando Arcia: day-to-day (Wrist)
    • Royals: Drew Waters: 10 Day IL (Oblique), Daniel Lynch: 15 Day IL (Shoulder), Jake Brentz: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Angel Zerpa: 60 Day IL (Shoulder), Diego Hernandez: 60 Day IL (Shoulder)

    Recent Scores and Betting Lines for the Braves and Royals (Last 10 Games)


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