At the onset of the season, the Atlanta Braves were ignored in favor of the New York Mets with the future market baseball betting odds. New York was the media darling for spending its way to the highest-ranked payroll in baseball. At the All-Star break, the Mets were nowhere to be found. To illuminate, New York was under .500 and miles behind the Braves. Atlanta has the best record in baseball. And it’s not close. Now the question is if the Braves can maintain their blistering pace. On Saturday, Atlanta hosts the woeful Chicago White Sox.
Chicago White Sox vs. Atlanta Braves MLB Betting Information
|Date and Time:
|Saturday, July 15, 2023, 7:15 p.m. ET
|Truist Park, Cumberland, GA
|Betting Online Odds at SBG:
White Sox at Braves SBG Betting Odds Analysis
Atlanta is one of the most profitable moneyline teams on the sportsbook board. But they show only a modest runline profit in 2023. Atlanta is trending over the total this season.
The White Sox are one of the biggest moneyline losers on the board this season. Also, Chicago is deep in the red on the runline. The White Sox are trending slightly under the total in 2023.
Chicago White Sox Team Overview
Overall, the Chicago White Sox are 38-53 straight up and 41-44-6 over/under the total. Chicago is 4th in the American League Central Division standings. In the American League Central Division race, Chicago is nine games behind the Cleveland Guardians. Late on, the White Sox have covered two out of their last eight games. The White Sox have gone over the total in six of their previous ten matchups.
Right-hander Dylan Cease is the probable Chicago starter. So far, Cease is 3-3 with a 4.30 earned run average and 1.34 WHIP. Chicago lost three of his previous five starts. Of great concern is that Chicago ranks 26th for bullpen ERA. Centerfielder Luis Robert leads Chicago with 61 runs, 22 doubles, 26 home runs, 50 runs batted in, and a .899 OPS.
Atlanta Braves Team Overview
In sum, the Atlanta Braves are 60-28 straight up and 46-42 over/under the total. Atlanta is 1st in the National League East Division standings. In the NL East Division race, Atlanta is nine games ahead of the Miami Marlins. Late on, the Braves have covered nine out of their last ten games. The Braves have gone under the total in seven of their previous ten matchups.
Namely, Bryce Elder is the probable starter for Atlanta. The right-hander is 7-1 with a 2.45 earned run average and 1.14 WHIP. Atlanta won four of his previous five starts. Closer Raisel Iglesias is 3-3 with a 3.76 ERA and 16 saves in 18 opportunities. Overall, Atlanta ranks 3rd for bullpen ERA. First baseman Matt Olson brings 70 runs, 16 doubles, 29 home runs, 54 runs batted in, and a .928 OPS. Also, right fielder Ronald Acuna has 79 runs, 25 doubles, 21 home runs, 55 runs batted in, and a 1.001 OPS.
White Sox at Braves SBG Free Pick
Late on, the Braves beat the MLB odds in five of their last six meetings with the White Sox. Six of the last nine meetings in this series went under the total. Although the price is high on the home chalk, Atlanta is the better play.
White Sox at Braves SBG Best Bet: Atlanta Braves.