MLB Preview: Oakland Athletics (73-48) vs. Atlanta Braves (61-60)

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The Oakland Athletics and the Atlanta Braves will both be trying to pick up a win on Friday when they battle at Turner Field.

The Athletics will give the ball to starter Jason Hammel in this one. Right hander Hammel is 9-9 this season with a 3.60 ERA.

Starting this game for the Braves will be Alex Wood. The left hander has a 3.08 ERA to go along with a 8-9 record this season.

Oddsmakers currently have the Braves listed as 123-moneyline favorites versus the Athletics, while the game’s total is sitting at 7.


In their last action, Atlanta was a 6-4 loser at home against the Dodgers. Bettors on Los Angeles at +116 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (10) sent OVER bettors home happy as well.


Last time out for Oakland, they were a 7-3 loser as they battled the Royals on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Royals at -111 were rewarded, while the 10 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors.

Team record: 73-48
Oakland is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
Oakland is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Oakland’s last 8 games on the road

Team record: 61-60
Atlanta is 3-12 SU in its last 15 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Atlanta’s last 6 games
Atlanta is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Atlanta’s last 6 games at home


Next up:
Oakland at Atlanta Saturday, August 16

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