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    Ronald Acuna Jr. leads the Atlanta Braves (56-27) into a matchup against Josh Naylor and the Cleveland Guardians (41-42) on Monday at 7:10 PM ET at Progressive Field. Acuna is hitting .336, the second-best batting average in the majors, for the favored Braves (-153), while Naylor ranks 10th in MLB play with a .301 batting average this season for the underdog Guardians (+132). Bryce Elder gets the starting nod for Atlanta, and Gavin Williams is Cleveland’s pick to start.

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    Game Info, Betting Lines for Braves vs. Guardians

    • Game Day: Monday, July 3, 2023
    • Game Time: 7:10 PM ET
    • Location: Cleveland, Ohio
    • Stadium: Progressive Field
    Braves vs Guardians Betting Information
    Favorite Favorite Moneyline Total
    Braves -153 9

    How Do I Watch the Braves vs. the Guardians?

    • TV Channel: BSGL

    Braves Stats & Trends

    Braves Batting

    • The Atlanta Braves average 1.9 home runs per game and have hit a league-leading 158 home runs in total.
    • Atlanta is second in the majors with a .272 batting average.
    • The Braves rank second in baseball with a .342 on-base percentage.
    • Atlanta strikes out 8.2 times per game, the sixth-best average in baseball.
    • The Braves have hit 76 homers on the road this season (2.0 per game).
    • Atlanta is slugging .492 with 3.8 extra-base hits per game on the road.
    • The club averages 9.2 hits per game and is batting .265 on the road this season.

    Braves Key Batters

    • Acuna leads Atlanta with 112 hits and an OBP of .415, plus a team-best slugging percentage of .604. He’s batting .336.
    • He is second in batting average, fourth in on-base percentage, and second in slugging among qualified batters in MLB.
    • Matt Olson is batting .252 with 16 doubles, two triples, 28 home runs and 50 walks, while slugging .576 with an on-base percentage of .356.
    • Among qualifying hitters, his batting average ranks him 85th, his on-base percentage 34th, and his slugging percentage third.
    • Ozzie Albies has 83 hits this season and has a slash line of .259/.311/.506.
    • Austin Riley has 15 home runs, 45 RBI and a batting average of .273 this season.

    Guardians Stats & Trends

    Guardians Batting

    • The Guardians rank last in Major League Baseball with just 55 home runs as a team.
    • Cleveland’s .247 batting average ranks 17th in the majors this season.
    • The Guardians have an OBP of .311 this season, which ranks 22nd in MLB.
    • Cleveland is one of the best teams in baseball at making contact this season, ranking second with an average of 7.2 strikeouts per game.
    • They’ve hit 23 homers, an average of 0.6 per game, in 39 home contests this season.
    • Cleveland is slugging .378 in 39 home games this season.
    • In home games this season, they’re batting .245 with 8.1 base hits per contest.

    Guardians Key Batters

    • Jose Ramirez has racked up a team-high OBP (.359) and slugging percentage (.508), and leads the Guardians in hits (90, while batting .289).
    • Including all the qualified hitters in MLB, his batting average is 16th, his on-base percentage ranks 31st, and he is 14th in slugging.
    • Steven Kwan has 19 doubles, two triples, two home runs and 38 walks while hitting .261. He’s slugging .350 with an on-base percentage of .339.
    • He ranks 69th in batting average, 56th in on-base percentage and 140th in slugging percentage in the majors.
    • Naylor is batting .301 with 18 doubles, 10 home runs and 18 walks.
    • Andres Gimenez has 12 doubles, four triples, six home runs and 16 walks while batting .243.

    Braves vs. Guardians Probable Pitchers

    Bryce Elder (ATL) Pitcher Gavin Williams (CLE)
    6 – 1 W/L 0 – 0
    96 IP 12.2
    2.44 ERA 2.84
    1.125 WHIP 0.711
    7.4 K/9 7.1
    2.6 BB/9 2.8

    Braves vs. Guardians Injury Updates

    • Braves: Jesse Chávez: 15 Day IL (Shin), Max Fried: 60 Day IL (Forearm), Dylan Lee: 60 Day IL (Shoulder), Ehire Adrianza: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Kyle Wright: 60 Day IL (Shoulder), Huascar Ynoa: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Tyler Matzek: 60 Day IL (Elbow)
    • Guardians: Triston McKenzie: 15 Day IL (Elbow), Peyton Battenfield: 60 Day IL (Shoulder)

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


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