Athletics vs Baltimore Orioles MLB Betting Prediction

MLB Athletics vs Baltimore Orioles Prediction 4/26/2024

The Oakland Athletics (10-16) travel to face off against the Baltimore Orioles (16-8) on Friday, April 26th. This game will be played at Oriole Park at Camden Yards in Baltimore and televised on MASN. Both team’s come into this one having won their previous games. First pitch is set for 7:05 ET.

Athletics vs Orioles

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The Athletics wrapped up their series vs. the Yankees with a 3-1 win on the road. Oakland was the +229 underdog going into this matchup. It was a three-run 3rd inning that really turned things in their favor, and the Yankees could only score one run, which came in the 2nd.

Alex Wood put together a good start for the Athletics, going 5 2/3 innings and giving up just one earned run, and picking up the win. Oakland’s offense was carried by Tyler Nevin, who went 1/4 with a homer and two RBIs.

Oakland will be on the road today vs. the Orioles with an overall record of 10-16, which has them 4th in the AL West, 3.5 games behind the Mariners for the division lead. The Athletics closed out their series with the Yankees with a win but dropped the first two games of the series. So far, they are 2-0 in the division.

So far, Oakland has really struggled in night games, going just 2-10. They are also only 4-9 at home compared to 6-7 on the road. As the underdog, the Athletics are 8-16 this year and 2-0 when favored. Their overall series record is 3-4-1 this year.

The Oakland Athletics have a run line record of 13-13 this season, with an average run margin of -1.5 runs per game. They have been a better bet on the run line on the road, where they are 8-5 against the run line. They have been an underdog in most games this season, and they are 13-11 against the run line in those games.

The Athletics have played 18 games with over/under lines higher than 7.5, and the over/under line for today’s game is 7.5. Their over/under record for the season is 12-13, and their combined run average is 7.2. The over/under line for their last game was 8.0, and the total combined runs scored was 9.

Ross Stripling Gets The Start For The Athletics

Ross Stripling will be making his 5th start of the season for the Athletics, and so far, he has taken the loss in each of his first 4 outings. He has gone 5 innings in each of his last 2 starts, giving up 3 earned runs in each outing. Stripling’s last start was on the road against the Guardians, where he struck out 4 and gave up 1 home run.

Athletics Offense Breakdown

So far this season, the Athletics offense has been one of the worst in the league, averaging just 2.8 runs per game. They have been even worse at home, putting up only 2.6 runs per contest. As a team, they are batting just .201 and have an on-base percentage of only .273 (both 21st in the league). Oakland does have the 5th most home runs in the league but have really struggled in terms of putting the ball in play, as their team BABIP is just 23rd in the league.

Shea Langeliers and Brent Rooker are tied for the team lead in home runs, but Langeliers is batting only .171, and Rooker isn’t much better at .176. Rooker has gone just 2/16 in his last five games, but did hit two homers in that stretch. Zack Gelof has also struggled this season, batting just .196, but he does have three homers. However, he has gone 3/12 in his last three games.

Baltimore closed out their series vs. the Angels with a 6-5 win on the road. The Orioles were the slight favorite at -133 on the money line going into the game. Things started off well for the Orioles, as they got on the board with a run in the 3rd inning and added another run in the 5th.

However, the Orioles couldn’t hold onto their lead, and the Angels scored three times in the 4th to take the lead. Baltimore’s offense scored another four runs in the 6th to retake the lead, and Craig Kimbrel closed things out in the 9th. Dean Kremer got the start for the Orioles, going 5 1/3 innings, and took the no decision. Gunnar Henderson was hot at the plate, going 3/3 with a homer and three RBIs.

Baltimore is hosting the Athletics today with an overall record of 16-8, which has them tied with the Yankees for the AL East lead. The Orioles are a perfect 3-0 against other teams in the AL East. The team has been on a roll, as they won the final game of their series vs. the Angels and took the first two games of their series vs. the Angels.

At home, the Orioles have gone 8-4 this season, and they are also 8-4 on the road. So far, they have been really good as the favorite, putting together a mark of 13-7. As for their record as the underdog, the Orioles are 3-1 this year. Baltimore has won three straight series, and their overall series record is 6-2.

When the Orioles win, they do so by an average of 3.8 runs per game, while their losses come by an average of 4.0 runs per game. They have covered the run line in 14 of their 24 games this season, including 7 of 12 at home. As the favorite, they are 11-9 ATS, while they are 3-1 ATS as the underdog.

The Orioles have had a high-scoring season so far, with a combined run average of 10.1 runs per game. Their over/under record is 15-7, and the average over/under line for their games is 8 runs. In their last ten games, the over has hit six times. Today’s over/under line is set at 7.5 runs, and the over/under record when the line is set at 7.5 runs is 0-0. In 91.7% of their games this season, the over/under line has been set higher than 7.5 runs.

Corbin Burnes Gets The Start For The Orioles

Corbin Burnes will be making his 4th start of the season for the Orioles, and he has been solid through his first 3 outings. Burnes has a 1-0 record and has gone 5 innings in each of his starts. He is coming off a win over the Royals, where he went 5 2/3 innings and struck out 4.

Orioles Offense Breakdown

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Adley Rutschman and Gunnar Henderson have been two of the Orioles’ hottest hitters of late, with Rutschman hitting .394 over his last seven games and Henderson also batting .393 in that stretch. Henderson is currently on a five-game hitting streak and has gone deep three times in his last seven games, which has helped him move into the top spot on the team’s home run leaderboard.

As a team, the Orioles are the best home run hitting team in the league and are also the top team in terms of isolated power. Overall, they are 3rd in the league in scoring, averaging 5.7 runs per game. Not only do they hit for power, but the Orioles are batting .260 as a team, which is the 4th best mark in the league.


Athletics vs Orioles Prediction


Our prediction for this Orioles vs. Athletics matchup is to take the over, as we see the final score being 6-5 in favor of the Orioles. With the over/under sitting at 7.5 runs, there is some room for this line to move, but we would look to get in on the over while the line is still below 8 runs.

Looking at some potential player props, Corbin Burnes is projected to finish with six strikeouts, which is the fourth-best among today’s starters. As for Ross Stripling, he is projected to finish with four K’s, which is the fifth lowest.

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