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    The Atlanta Braves (11-4) carry a five-game win streak into a road matchup against the Kansas City Royals (4-11) on Sunday at 2:10 PM ET. The Braves are favored (-160) over the Royals (+137). Kyle Wright starts for Atlanta while Kansas City will counter with Zack Greinke.

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    Game Info, Betting Lines for Braves vs. Royals

    • Game Day: Sunday, April 16, 2023
    • Game Time: 2:10 PM ET
    • Location: Kansas City, Missouri
    • Stadium: Kauffman Stadium
    Braves vs Royals Betting Information
    Favorite Favorite Moneyline Total
    Braves -160 8.5

    How Do I Watch the Braves vs. the Royals?

    • TV Channel: BSKC

    Braves Stats & Trends

    Braves Batting

    • The Braves rank fifth in MLB action with 22 home runs. They average 1.5 per game.
    • Atlanta’s .278 batting average is fourth-best in the majors.
    • The Braves are the top team in baseball this season with a .359 on-base percentage.
    • Atlanta strikes out 9.4 times per game, the No. 25 mark in baseball.
    • The Braves have hit 16 home runs away from home this season (2.0 per game).
    • Atlanta is averaging 3.9 extra-base hits per game while slugging .509 away from home.
    • The team is batting .291 with 84 hits (10.5 per game) on the road this season.

    Braves Key Batters

    • Ronald Acuna Jr. leads Atlanta in slugging percentage (.556) thanks to six extra-base hits.
    • Among qualifying hitters in MLB, Acuna’s batting average ranks eighth, his on-base percentage ranks 13th, and he is 36th in slugging.
    • Matt Olson is hitting .317 with five doubles, five home runs and 11 walks.
    • Among all qualified hitters, Olson is 41st in batting average, 30th in on-base percentage and 13th in slugging percentage.
    • Olson has picked up at least one hit in two straight games. During his last five outings he is hitting .250 with two home runs, four walks and four RBI.
    • Sean Murphy leads his team in OBP (.481) and total hits (12) this season.
    • Murphy takes a three-game hitting streak into this game. In his last five games he is hitting .474 with six doubles, three home runs, four walks and 11 RBI.
    • Austin Riley is batting .316 with a .412 OBP and eight RBI for Atlanta this season.
    • Riley takes a six-game hitting streak into this game. During his last 10 games he is batting .359 with two doubles, a home run, five walks and four RBI.

    Royals Stats & Trends

    Royals Batting

    • The Royals rank 26th in Major League Baseball with just 12 home runs as a team.
    • Kansas City ranks 29th in MLB with a team batting average of just .211.
    • The Royals have an OBP of just .273 this season, which ranks 29th 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.
    • They’ve hit five homers, an average of 0.6 per game, in nine home contests this season.
    • In nine home games this season, it is slugging .307 with 22 hits going for extra bases.
    • In nine home games this season, they have a batting average of .188 while averaging 6.0 base hits per contest.

    Royals Key Batters

    • Bobby Witt Jr. has a .474 slugging percentage, which paces the Royals.
    • Including all qualifying hitters in the majors, Witt Jr. is 57th in batting average, 95th in on-base percentage and 66th in slugging percentage.
    • Witt Jr. hopes to build on a five-game hitting streak in this matchup. In his last five games he is hitting .545 with two doubles, a triple, a walk and two RBI.
    • Vinnie Pasquantino’s 13 hits and .390 on-base percentage are both team-highs.
    • Pasquantino ranks 90th in batting average, 53rd in on-base percentage and 60th in slugging percentage in MLB.
    • Salvador Perez has three doubles, two home runs and a walk while hitting .232.
    • Edward Olivares is hitting .257 with a double, a triple, a home run and three walks.

    Braves vs. Royals Probable Pitchers

    Kyle Wright (ATL) Pitcher Zack Greinke (KC)
    0 – 0 W/L 0 – 3
    3 IP 16.1
    12.00 ERA 3.31
    2.667 WHIP 1.347
    9.0 K/9 6.1
    12.0 BB/9 1.7

    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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