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    Oddsmakers give the Atlanta Braves (10-4) the edge (-141 on the moneyline) to prolong their four-game win streak when they square off against the Kansas City Royals (4-10), at +120, on Saturday at 4:10 PM ET. Atlanta has Bryce Elder starting, and Kansas City will counter with Kris Bubic.

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    Game Info, Betting Lines for Braves vs. Royals

    • Game Day: Saturday, April 15, 2023
    • Game Time: 4:10 PM ET
    • Location: Kansas City, Missouri
    • Stadium: Kauffman Stadium
    Braves vs Royals Betting Information
    Favorite Favorite Moneyline Total
    Braves -141 8.5

    How Do I Watch the Braves vs. the Royals?

    • TV Channel: BSKC

    Braves Stats & Trends

    Braves Batting

    • The Braves rank fifth-best in MLB action with 21 total home runs.
    • Atlanta has the sixth-best batting average in the majors (.272).
    • The Braves are second in baseball with an on-base percentage of .352.
    • Atlanta’s 9.7 strikeouts per game are the third-most in baseball.
    • The Braves average 2.1 homers per game when playing on the road this season (15 total in road outings).
    • Atlanta has a .514 slugging percentage and is averaging 4.0 extra-base hits per game away from home.
    • The team is batting .281 with 70 hits (10.0 per game) on the road this season.

    Braves Key Batters

    • Ronald Acuna Jr. has an OPS of 1.056, fueled by an OBP of .463 to go with a slugging percentage of .593. All three of those stats are best among Atlanta hitters this season.
    • Among qualified hitters in MLB, Acuna’s batting average ranks fifth, his on-base percentage ranks ninth, and he is 27th in slugging.
    • Acuna has recorded a base hit in five straight games. During his last five outings he is hitting .600 with a double, a home run, three walks and seven RBI.
    • Matt Olson leads Atlanta with 17 hits. He is batting .304 this season and has 10 extra-base hits.
    • Among all qualifying batters, Olson is 52nd in batting average, 39th in on-base percentage and ninth in slugging percentage.
    • Austin Riley has collected 17 base hits, an OBP of .429 and a slugging percentage of .538 this season.
    • Riley takes a five-game hitting streak into this matchup. During his last five outings he is hitting .350 with a double, a home run, two walks and an RBI.
    • Sean Murphy is batting .250 with a .426 OBP and nine RBI for Atlanta this season.
    • Murphy heads into this game on a two-game hitting streak. During his last five outings he is batting .316 with four doubles, two home runs, four walks and seven RBI.

    Royals Stats & Trends

    Royals Batting

    • The Royals have hit 12 homers this season, which ranks 25th in the league.
    • Kansas City has a team batting average of just .205 this season, which ranks 29th among MLB teams.
    • The Royals have an OBP of just .269 this season, which ranks last in MLB.
    • Kansas City is a team with a lot of swing and miss this season, ranking 26th with an average of 9.5 strikeouts per game.
    • In eight games at home this season, they’ve hit five homers, an average of 0.6 per contest.
    • Kansas City is slugging .285 in eight home games this season.
    • In eight home games this season, they have a batting average of .173 while averaging 5.4 base hits per contest.

    Royals Key Batters

    • Vinnie Pasquantino has racked up a team-high OBP (.407), while leading the Royals in hits (12).
    • Including all the qualified hitters in MLB, Pasquantino’s batting average ranks 80th, his on-base percentage is 43rd, and he is 50th in slugging.
    • Bobby Witt Jr. is slugging .423 to pace his team.
    • Including all qualifying hitters, Witt Jr. is 85th in batting average, 112th in on-base percentage and 95th in slugging percentage.
    • Salvador Perez is batting .216 with two doubles, two home runs and a walk.
    • Edward Olivares has a double, a triple, a home run and three walks while batting .265.

    Braves vs. Royals Probable Pitchers

    Bryce Elder (ATL) Pitcher Kris Bubic (KC)
    1 – 0 W/L 0 – 1
    12.1 IP 11
    0.00 ERA 1.64
    0.973 WHIP 0.909
    9.5 K/9 10.6
    2.9 BB/9 0.8

    Braves vs. Royals Injury Updates

    • Braves: Orlando Arcia: 10 Day IL (Wrist), 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)
    • 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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