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Atlanta Braves Home to the Oakland Athletics in MLB Betting Odds Action

Oakland Athletics

vs

Atlanta Braves
Friday, August 15, 2014 7:35 PM ET
Turner Field

The Atlanta Braves look to emerge victorious in MLB odds action as the Oakland Athletics arrive at Turner Field on Friday.

Alex Wood gets the call for the Atlanta Braves and he will try to build on a 8-9 mark. In the other dugout, Jason Hammel brings a 9-9 ledger to the game for the Oakland Athletics as he tries to quiet the Braves bats.

Oakland Athletics vs Atlanta Braves Opening Odds and Betting Line

Sportsbooks such as Bovada had installed the Atlanta Braves as -116 moneyline favorites in this particular MLB betting odds matchup. The total, meanwhile, was set early at 7 before betting at 5Dimes started to move the line.

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Computer Prediction: Oakland Athletics vs Atlanta Braves Pick

Odds Shark computer score prediction models pick a possible 5.3-3.9 win for the Athletics on Friday. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

Oakland Athletics vs Atlanta Braves Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Atlanta (61-60) will face the 73-48 Athletics in this tilt. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Atlanta vs Oakland injuries news.

The Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings have the Atlanta Braves at No. 24 and the Oakland Athletics at No. 3 heading into this contest.

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How Oakland Athletics vs Atlanta Braves Stats Matchup

The game also pits Atlanta Braves No. 29-rated offense, averaging 3.7 runs per game, against a Oakland Athletics defense that ranks No. 4 at 3.48 in runs allowed per game. The Atlanta Braves have averaged 8.32 hits per game so far, less than Oakland Athletics batters have averaged on the year (8.69 hits per game).

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping betting factors and Atlanta has the No. 8-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Athletics own the No. 4 mark in runs allowed.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

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. Oakland suffered a 7-3 loss against Kansas City on Thursday, as Jeff Samardzija wasn't able to lead his team to victory at Kauffman Stadium.

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. Atlanta didn't get the job done in their last match, falling 6-4 to Los Angeles on Thursday at Turner Field.

Oakland Athletics vs Atlanta Braves Betting Odds Trends

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
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 Betting Matchups

Oakland at Atlanta, Saturday, August 16th