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    The Atlanta Braves (25-12) visit the Toronto Blue Jays (21-16) at 7:07 PM ET on Friday in a matchup of two of MLB’s most consistent batters. Ronald Acuna Jr. has a batting average of .347 (second in MLB) for the favored Braves (-150), while Matt Chapman ranks third in MLB play hitting .338 this season for the underdog Blue Jays (+130). Atlanta’s Spencer Strider starts against Toronto’s Chris Bassitt.

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    Game Info, Betting Lines for Braves vs. Blue Jays

    • Game Day: Friday, May 12, 2023
    • Game Time: 7:07 PM ET
    • Location: Toronto, Ontario
    • Stadium: Rogers Centre
    Braves vs Blue Jays Betting Information
    Favorite Favorite Moneyline Total
    Braves -150 8.5

    How Do I Watch the Braves vs. the Blue Jays?

    • TV Channel: SN1

    Braves Stats & Trends

    Braves Batting

    • The Braves are third in MLB action with 60 home runs. They average 1.6 per game.
    • Atlanta has the seventh-best batting average in MLB (.262).
    • The Braves’ .342 on-base percentage ranks third-best in MLB.
    • Atlanta strikes out 9.1 times per game to rank 24th in MLB.
    • The Braves have hit 35 homers away from home this season (1.9 per game).
    • Atlanta is averaging 3.9 extra-base hits per game while slugging .502 on the road.
    • The team averages 9.4 hits per game and is batting .274 on the road this season.

    Braves Key Batters

    • Acuna leads Atlanta OPS (1.021) this season. He has a .347 batting average, an on-base percentage of .444, and a slugging percentage of .576.
    • Among all qualifying hitters, he is second in batting average, his on-base percentage ranks second, and he is seventh in slugging.
    • Acuna has picked up at least one hit in two games in a row. In his last five games he is hitting .300 with a double, a home run, three walks and two RBI.
    • Sean Murphy leads Atlanta in total hits (32) this season while batting .288 with 18 extra-base hits. He’s slugging .613 with an on-base percentage of .428.
    • He is 38th in batting average, eighth in on-base percentage and second in slugging among qualified hitters.
    • Matt Olson has 34 hits this season and has a slash line of .243/.376/.536.
    • Ozzie Albies has nine home runs, 27 RBI and a batting average of .272 this season.

    Blue Jays Stats & Trends

    Blue Jays Batting

    • The Blue Jays rank 14th in Major League Baseball with 42 home runs.
    • Toronto ranks 11th in MLB with a .256 team batting average.
    • The Blue Jays are among the best in the league at getting on base, ranking seventh with an OBP of .331.
    • Toronto has shown good bat-to-ball skills at the plate this season with the seventh-best strikeout rate (8.2 per game) among MLB offenses.
    • In 12 games at home this season, they’ve hit 12 homers, an average of 1.0 per contest.
    • Toronto is slugging .406 in 12 home games this season.
    • They are averaging 8.7 base hits per game and batting .262 as a team at home this season.

    Blue Jays Key Batters

    • Bo Bichette has accumulated a team-best .538 slugging percentage. He’s batting .329 with an on-base percentage of .369.
    • Including all qualifying hitters, he is sixth in batting average, while his on-base percentage is 46th and he is 19th in slugging.
    • Bichette enters this matchup on a six-game hitting streak. In his last 10 outings he is hitting .364 with four doubles, three home runs, three walks and nine RBI.
    • Vladimir Guerrero Jr. has eight doubles, seven home runs and 15 walks while hitting .312. He’s slugging .522 with an on-base percentage of .392.
    • Including all qualifying hitters, he is 13th in batting average, 18th in on-base percentage and 30th in slugging percentage.
    • Chapman has accumulated an on-base percentage of .429 and has 45 hits, both team-best figures for the Blue Jays.
    • Daulton Varsho is batting .233 with seven doubles, five home runs and 14 walks.

    Braves vs. Blue Jays Probable Pitchers

    Spencer Strider (ATL) Pitcher Chris Bassitt (TOR)
    4 – 0 W/L 4 – 2
    40 IP 40
    2.70 ERA 4.28
    0.925 WHIP 1.200
    15.1 K/9 7.4
    3.2 BB/9 4.5

    Braves vs. Blue Jays Injury Updates

    • Braves: Ehire Adrianza: 10 Day IL (Elbow), Max Fried: 15 Day IL (Forearm), Lucas Luetge: 15 Day IL (Biceps), Kyle Wright: 15 Day IL (Shoulder), Huascar Ynoa: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Kolby Allard: 60 Day IL (Oblique), Tyler Matzek: 60 Day IL (Elbow)
    • Blue Jays: Zach Pop: 15 Day IL (Hamstring), Adam Cimber: 15 Day IL (Rhomboid), Mitchell White: 15 Day IL (Elbow), Chad Green: 60 Day IL (Undisclosed), Hyun-Jin Ryu: 60 Day IL (Elbow), George Springer: day-to-day (Illness)

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


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