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Lester on hill for Sunday Night Baseball

Jon Lester will get the ball for the Oakland Athletics on Sunday Night Baseball as they play at Turner Field against the Atlanta Braves in a marquee MLB betting odds matchup.

Lester has a 13-7 record with a 2.51 ERA on the season, and in his three career starts against the Braves he's 2-1 with a 3.32 ERA and 17 strikeouts in 19 innings of work. Mike Minor is the probable pitcher for Atlanta on Sunday night; Minor is 4-8 with a 5.33 ERA for the Braves this season.

Oakland Athletics vs Atlanta Braves Opening Odds and Betting Line

Sportsbooks such as Bovada had installed the Atlanta Braves as 119 moneyline underdogs 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 prediction formulas pick a 5.3-4 win for the Athletics on Sunday. Odds Shark score prediction models pick a 5.3-4 result in favor of the Athletics today. 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

63-60 Atlanta battles the Athletics, currently with a 73-50 mark. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Atlanta vs Oakland injuries news.

The Atlanta Braves sit at No. 24 in the current MLB power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Oakland Athletics sit at No. 3 on the same chart.

How Oakland Athletics vs Atlanta Braves Stats Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up Atlanta Braves No. 28 ranked offense (3.73 runs per game) against a Oakland Athletics defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 4 at 3.51 runs allowed per game. The Atlanta Braves have been averaging 8.33 hits per game, less than the Oakland Athletics have managed so far this season (8.63 hits on average).

Comparing defensive stats, Oakland owns the No. 8-rated road mark, allowing 3.76 runs per game on the highway. Atlanta, on the other hand, rates No. 21 in scoring at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Oakland lost its last outing, a 4-3 result against the Braves on August 16. Bettors who backed the Braves at -104 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (7) sent PUSH bettors to the payout window. The Athletics were saddled with a loss last time out in Sonny Gray's start, as they lost 4-3 against Atlanta on Saturday at Turner Field.

Oakland Athletics vs Atlanta Braves Betting Odds Trends

Oakland is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games
Oakland is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Oakland's last 10 games on the road
Oakland is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing Atlanta
Atlanta is 5-12 SU in its last 17 games
Atlanta is 8-4 SU in its last 12 games at home
Atlanta is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Oakland
Atlanta is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Oakland

Next Betting Matchups

Oakland home to New York, Tuesday, August 19th
Atlanta at Pittsburgh, Monday, August 18th