Oakland Athletics at Baltimore Orioles Matchup

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Marcus Semien and the Oakland Athletics are preparing to take the field against the Baltimore Orioles at Oriole Park at Camden Yards in a Thursday showdown. MLB Network will showcase this AL showdown and the action gets going at 12:35 p.m. ET.

Oakland Athletics vs. Baltimore Orioles Odds

Sportsbooks have Oakland (-160) as the favorite over Baltimore (+150). The total currently stands at 10 runs and gamblers can play the over for -105 and the under for -115. This game currently has a runline of Athletics -1.5 (-110) and Orioles +1.5 (-110).

The Orioles are 5-7 straight up (SU) and 5-6 against the spread (ATS). The team’s gained 4.2 units for moneyline bettors while gaining 0.8 units ATS. Baltimore has covered the spread only twice in its last seven games and the total has gone over in five of those seven. The Athletics have gone 8-8 SU this year and are 8-7 against the spread. In total, the club has lost 1.3 units for gamblers taking the moneyline in the season’s early going, but have gained 0.1 units ATS. Oakland has covered the spread four times in its last seven games and the total has gone over in five of those seven.

Baltimore games have an over/under record of 8-3 so far in 2019. The Athletics have an over/under record of 7-8.

Right-hander Aaron Brooks will get the start for the visiting Athletics. Brooks is 1-1 with a 4.09 ERA and eight strikeouts. He has yet to face the Orioles this year and did not record a start against them in 2018, either.

The Orioles are turning to righty Dylan Bundy (0-0, 7.36 ERA), who has nine punchouts and seven walks as well as a 2.05 WHIP. Bundy only made one start against the Athletics in 2018 (1-0, 3.00 ERA and eight strikeouts across six innings).

Oakland’s pitchers have allowed 4.2 runs per game and its starters own a 4.12 ERA, 1.25 WHIP and 5.75 K/9. The bullpen has logged an ERA of 4.01, along with a WHIP of 1.25 and a K/9 of 8.46.

Athletics hitters have slashed .252/.321/.441 on their way to 4.9 runs scored per game this season, including 5.5 runs per game over the team’s last 10 games and 7.0 per game over the team’s last five contests (2-3 SU).

Oakland’s hitters have been paced by shortstop Marcus Semien and third baseman Matt Chapman. Semien is hitting .317/.382/.483 with 19 hits, seven RBIs and 11 runs scored, while Chapman is hitting .305 with 18 hits, four homers, nine RBIs and nine runs scored.

For the home team, Baltimore’s pitchers have allowed 6.8 runs per game overall in 2019. Its starters have a 4.86 ERA, 1.52 WHIP and 6.5 strikeouts per nine innings. The bullpen has a 7.88 ERA, 1.82 WHIP and 7.7 K/9.

The Baltimore hitters have put up 4.4 runs per contest, including 4.6 per game over its last 10 games and 4.8 per game over their last five. The team has hit .231/.293/.391 over its last five contests and is 1-4 SU during that stretch.

Outfielder Trey Mancini and second baseman Jonathan Villar have paced the Orioles’ hitters so far. Mancini is hitting .362/.404/.787 with six home runs, 12 RBIs and 12 runs scored, and Villar’s line is .308/.321/.558 with 16 hits, eight RBIs and nine runs.

The Athletics have lost 3.5 units and are 4-3 ATS when facing a right-handed starting pitcher this season. The over has cashed in three of those games, compared to four that’ve hit the under against righties. On the other hand, the Orioles have netted 1.7 units and are 3-3 ATS when facing a righty starter. The over’s cashed in four of those games, compared to two that went under the total.

Athletics vs. Orioles Prediction

Predictions: SU Winner – Athletics, ATS Winner – Athletics, O/U – UNDER

Betting Trends

  • The under has cashed in only two of Baltimore’s last seven games.
  • The Orioles have dropped six of their last seven games SU.
  • Baltimore has posted 20.4 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 games and 20.4 over its last five.
  • The Athletics have hit 19 home runs in their last 10 games, including 12 over their last five.
  • The Athletics have a team OPS of .762 this season and an OPS of .712 against right-handed pitchers. The Orioles’ OPS sits at .684 overall and .650 versus righties.