- The Atlanta Braves defeated the Washington National 8-2 on Thursday to pick up their 4th consecutive series sweep.
- Atlanta has won 14 consecutive games and are now just 4 games off the division leading Mets.
- A $100 bet on the Braves ML with the payout rolled over during this winning streak is worth $24,099.
The Atlanta Braves have stormed back in the division standings. The defending World Series champions opened the season slow and were four games below the .500 mark right before they started their current winning streak. Now the Braves are back in business and are within striking distance of the division-leading Mets.
The dominance continues.
— MLB (@MLB) June 16, 2022
Atlanta’s dominance continued on Thursday as they defeated the Washington Nationals 8-2 to sweep their series, marking the Braves’ 4th consecutive series sweep. With the win, the Braves have now opened the month of June with a 14-0 record. They have not lost since an 8-7 setback against the Arizona Diamondbacks last May 31st and have outscored their last 14 opponents by an aggregate score of 101-41.
During this stretch, the Braves scored an average of 7.2 runs per game. With the division leaders Mets going7-6 this month while scoring just 4.3 runs per game, The Braves have cut the Mets’ division lead down to just 4.5 games after trailing by double-digit wins early during the season.
The Braves’ winningest month of June during the Modern Era or since 1901 was when they went 21-5 in 26 games played in June 2002. This year’s winning month of June is still just past halfway that record but given how dominant the Braves have been in the last two weeks, you can’t help but think about them putting that mark in jeopardy.
Braves’ 14-Game Winning Streak Worth $24,099
The Braves are 14-0 in June
If you started with a $100 bet on Braves ML on June 1st and rolled over the payout every game during their winning streak you’d be up to $24,099 pic.twitter.com/9ovT7L7zaO
— Bets Stats (@betsstats) June 16, 2022
The Braves have been so dominant since the start of the month that a $100 bettor wagering on Atlanta’s ML since June 1 and rolling over the payout every game during the 14-game winning streak would be up to $24,099 right now. That’s huge, considering the Braves were favored in all 14 games, including 9 games where they were betting favorites of at least -200.
Atlanta’s shortest odds during that stretch were at -300 on June 9th when they beat the Pirates 3-1. Two games ago, the Braves were also a sizable -280 against the Nationals. The defending World Series champions were also a -275 via BetOnline App during a 3-2 win against Oakland last June 7th. Atlanta is 30-15 as betting favorites this season but is just 5-9 as bottom dogs.
As far as division betting is concerned, the Braves have 21.4% of the total tickets and 22.3% of the total betting handle to win the NL East. Atlanta’s division odds have faded from +160 at the opening line to a current +250 with the Mets improving from +140 to -275 via BetMGM. New York, however, has seen its once- double-digit division lead cut to just 4 games after Thursday’s games.