Baltimore Orioles at Oakland Athletics Betting Preview

Victor TrejosBaseball, MLB

The Oakland Athletics are set to play the Baltimore Orioles at Camden Yards. The game gets underway 7:05 p.m. ET and NBC Sports – California will broadcast this AL matchup.

Oakland Athletics vs. Baltimore Orioles Odds

Oakland (-165) is the favorite over Baltimore (+155) and Vegas has the Over/Under for this one at 9.5 runs (+105 for the over and -125 for the under). Bettors can also wager on the game’s runline with the odds sitting at Athletics -1.5 runs (-115) and Orioles +1.5 runs (-105).

The Athletics are 89-57 SU and are 78-67 against the spread (ATS). They’ve gained 36.7 units for gamblers taking the moneyline and 10.2 units ATS. The Orioles, on the other hand, are 41-104 SU and 59-85 ATS. The team’s lost 52.7 units for bettors taking the moneyline and 37.9 units ATS.

Orioles games have an over/under record of 64-75-5 in 2018. The Athletics have an over/under record of 67-69-9.

Brett Anderson will get the start for the visiting Athletics. The left-handed Anderson is 3-4 with a 4.02 ERA and 34 strikeouts. He has yet to face the Orioles this year and only made one start against them in 2017 (0-0, 4.50 ERA and three strikeouts over six innings).

The Orioles are sending righty Dylan Bundy (7-14, 5.58 ERA) to the mound. Bundy has 158 strikeouts and 49 walks to his name, as well as a WHIP of 1.42. Bundy made two starts against the team in 2017, compiling a 1-0 record in 2017, putting together a 1-0 record with a 4.50 ERA and 18 strikeouts.

As a unit, Baltimore’s pitchers have allowed 5.6 runs per game overall this year. The team’s starting pitching staff has an ERA of 5.54, a WHIP of 1.50 and a strikeouts-per-nine of 7.0. The bullpen has a 4.86 ERA, 1.55 WHIP and 8.2 K/9.

The Baltimore offense is putting up 3.8 runs per contest, including 2.5 per game over its last 10 games and 2.4 per game over its last five. The team has hit .208/.250/.296 over its last five contests and is 0-5 SU during that stretch.

The Orioles’ batters have been led by outfielders Adam Jones and Trey Mancini. Jones is slashing .286/.318/.428 with 14 home runs, 55 RBIs and 51 runs scored, and Mancini’s line is .239/.297/.406 with 21 homers, 51 RBIs and 60 runs.

In the other dugout, Oakland’s pitchers have allowed 4.1 runs per game and its starting pitchers own a 4.15 ERA, 1.23 WHIP and 6.59 K/9. The bullpen has managed an ERA of 3.21, along with a WHIP of 1.23.

The Athletics offense has slashed .251/.326/.438 on its way to 4.9 runs scored per game in 2018, including 6.6 runs per game over the team’s last 10 games and 7.2 per game over the team’s last five outings (5-0 SU).

Shortstop Marcus Semien and second baseman Jed Lowrie continue to lead Oakland’s offense. Semien is slashing .259/.324/.384 with 12 home runs, 56 RBIs, 82 runs and 14 stolen bases, while Lowrie is hitting .274/.361/.463 with 21 homers, 90 RBIs and 69 runs scored.

The Athletics have gained 30.0 units and are 48-43 ATS when facing a right-handed starting pitcher this season. The over has hit in 44 of those games, compared to 43 that’ve gone under against righty starters. On the other hand, the Orioles have lost 7.0 units and are 22-25 ATS when facing a lefty starter. The over’s hit in 21 of those games, compared to 25 that went under the total.

Oakland Athletics at Baltimore Orioles MLB Tip

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

Betting Trends

  • The under has cashed in only two of Oakland’s last seven games.
  • The Athletics have won eight of their last nine games SU while the Orioles have lost 10 of their last 11.
  • Oakland has posted 24.2 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 outings and 27.2 over its last five.
  • The Athletics have hit 14 home runs in their last 10 games, including eight over their last five.