Oakland Athletics vs. Baltimore Orioles Matchup

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The Oakland Athletics will be squaring off against the Baltimore Orioles at Camden Yards. This AL matchup will get underway at 7:05 p.m. ET and Mid-Atlantic Sports Network will televise the game.

Oakland Athletics at Baltimore Orioles Odds

The Orioles are 41-103 straight up (SU) and 58-85 against the spread (ATS). They’ve lost 51.7 units for bettors taking the moneyline and 39.0 units (ATS). Baltimore has covered the spread just twice in its last seven games and the total has gone over in five of those seven. The Athletics are 88-57 SU and have gone 78-66 ATS. In total, the team’s accumulated 35.7 units for moneyline bettors and 11.5 units ATS. Oakland’s covered the spread six times in its last seven games and the total has gone over in six of those seven.

Orioles games have a 64-74-5 over/under record in 2018. Oakland has an over/under record of 67-68-9.

The right-handed Liam Hendriks will get the nod for Oakland. Hendriks is 0-1 with a 6.32 ERA and 16 strikeouts. He has yet to face the Orioles this year and did not record a start against them in 2017, either.

The Orioles are turning to righty Andrew Cashner (4-14, 4.89 ERA), who’s got 98 strikeouts and 64 walks as well as a 1.54 WHIP. Cashner is 0-0 with five strikeouts and a 5.79 ERA in one start against Oakland this year.

As a unit, Baltimore’s pitching staff has given up 5.5 runs per game overall this year. Its starters have an ERA of 5.46, a WHIP of 1.49 and a strikeouts-per-nine of 7.1. The bullpen has a 4.89 ERA, 1.55 WHIP and 8.2 K/9.

Baltimore’s hitters are putting up 3.9 runs per outing, including 2.7 per game over its last 10 games and 2.8 per game over their last five. The team has hit .237/.275/.331 over its last five games and is 0-5 SU during that span.

Outfielders Adam Jones and Trey Mancini have led the Orioles’ offense this year. Jones is slashing .287/.319/.430 with 14 home runs, 55 RBIs and 51 runs scored, and Mancini’s line is .238/.297/.405 with 21 homers, 51 RBIs and 60 runs.

For the visiting squad, Oakland’s pitchers have allowed 4.1 runs per game and its starters own a 4.15 ERA, 1.23 WHIP and 6.60 K/9. The bullpen has managed an ERA of 3.26, along with a WHIP of 1.23 and a K-per-9 of 9.10.

The Athletics offense has slashed .251/.325/.437 on its way to 4.8 runs scored per game this season, including 6.3 runs per game over the team’s last 10 games and 6.8 per game over the team’s last five contests (5-0 SU).

Shortstop Marcus Semien and second baseman Jed Lowrie continue to lead Oakland’s hitters. Semien is hitting .259/.323/.385 with 12 home runs, 56 RBIs, 81 runs and 14 stolen bases, while Lowrie (.274/.362/.464) is up to 21 homers, 89 RBIs and 68 runs scored.

The Athletics have gained 29.0 units and are 48-42 ATS when facing a righty starter this season. The over has hit in 44 of those games, compared to 42 that’ve gone under against right-handed starting pitchers. On the other hand, the Orioles have lost 44.7 units and are 36-60 ATS when facing a righty starter. The over’s hit in 43 of those games, compared to 49 that went under the total.

Oakland Athletics vs. Baltimore Orioles Prediction

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

Betting Trends

  • Oakland has recorded 22 extra-base hits over its last five outings. Baltimore has nine XBH over its last five.
  • The Athletics have won seven of their last eight games SU while the Orioles have dropped nine of their last 10.
  • Oakland fielders have committed zero errors over their last five games, compared to three errors for Baltimore over its last five.
  • The Athletics have hit 15 home runs in their last 10 games. The Orioles have hit nine over their last 10.