Run Line Blowout MLB 8*
(MLB) Atlanta vs. Oakland, 05/30/2023 9:40 PM, Score: 1 - 2
Point Spread: -1.50 | -136.00 Atlanta (Away)
Result: Loss
#929 ASA PLAY ON 8* Atlanta Braves -1.5 on the Run Line (-125) over Oakland Athletics, Tuesday at 9:40 PM ET - Entering this series, the Braves were 16-7 on the season when facing teams that did not have a winning record at the time of the match-up.  Oakland certainly falls into that category as they entered this series 10-45 and with 35 of their 45 losses by 2 or more runs.  Incredibly the A's entered this series just 6-32 against right-handed starters and here they are expected to face a good one as Elder is likely to draw this start.  Bryce Elder has a 2.01 ERA so far this season and it is no fluke as he has made 10 starts already on the season.  He is undefeated this season while the expected Athletics starter, JP Sears, is winless on the season.  He, like Elder, has also made 10 starts and he has a 4.70 ERA and is still seeking first win of the season.  Of course it is hard to win when you pitch for a team like Oakland that struggles at the plate plus has a league-worst bullpen.  Also, the Braves entered this series 10-4 against southpaw starters while Oakland entered this series 2-10 in inter-league matchups.  You have one of the worst teams in MLB against one of the best and this is just a complete mismatch.  We think we're getting some nice value laying -1.5 in this one at a price in the -125 money range with the Braves. Lay it!