Athletics vs Baltimore Orioles MLB Betting Prediction

MLB Athletics vs Baltimore Orioles Prediction 4/27/2024

The Oakland Athletics (11-16) travel to face off against the Baltimore Orioles (16-9) on Saturday, April 27th. This game will be played at Oriole Park at Camden Yards in Baltimore and televised on NSPCA. The Athletics are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Orioles are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Athletics. First pitch is set for 4:05 ET.

Athletics vs Orioles

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It was a low-scoring game in the most recent game of this A’s vs Orioles series. Oakland went into the matchup as +243 underdogs and squeaked out a 3-2 win. The A’s had a huge 1st inning, scoring all three of their runs, and the Orioles could only muster one run in the 3rd inning. As for the Orioles, they scored their final run in the 4th.

Cedric Mullins was the only player in the Orioles’ lineup to have more than one hit, as he went 2/4 with a home run. Ryan O’Hearn also had a two-hit game for Baltimore. As for the A’s, Shea Langeliers hit the game’s only other home run while going 1/5.

Ross Stripling got the start for the A’s, going just 5 2/3 innings while giving up two runs and striking out three. Mitch Spence came out of the bullpen for the win, and Mason Miller got the save. Jacob Webb took the loss for Baltimore out of the bullpen.

Oakland will be looking for a win today, as they are 11-16 overall and 3.5 games behind the Mariners for the AL West lead. The Athletics have won two straight games, taking the final game of their series vs. the Yankees and winning the series opener vs. the Orioles. So far, they are 2-1 in division games this year.

One area where the Athletics have struggled has been at home, where they are just 4-9 this year. On the road, they are an even 7-7. This season, the Athletics have really struggled in night games, going just 2-11. As the underdog, Oakland is 9-16 this year and 2-0 when favored. Their overall series record is 3-4-1, with the series vs. the Orioles currently being.

The A’s have been a solid bet against the run line this season, going 14-13 overall. They have been especially good on the road, where they are 9-5 against the run line. They have covered the run line in their last two games and have been a good bet as the underdog, going 14-11 against the run line in those games. Their average run margin in winning games is +2.1, while their average run margin in losing games is -3.8.

The Oakland Athletics have played 26 games this season with an average combined run total of 7.1. Their over/under record is 12-14, and when the line is set at 8 runs, they are 4-4-1. Their most recent games have gone under the total, and their over/under record when the line is set at 8 runs is 4-4-1.

JP Sears Gets The Start For The Athletics

JP Sears and the Athletics are on the road to take on the Orioles. Sears has started 3 games this season, and he has yet to take a loss. In his last outing, he went 6 innings and struck out 7 against the Yankees, giving up 3 hits and 1 walk.

Athletics Offense Breakdown

As a team, the Athletics are batting just .201 this season, and they are also near the bottom of the league in on-base percentage, slugging percentage, and OPS. They have also been striking out a lot, and their team BABIP of .25 is the worst mark in the league. Oakland’s offense is averaging just 2.9 runs per game, which is the worst mark in the league.

Shea Langeliers and Brent Rooker are the Athletics’ top two home run hitters this season, but they are batting just .173 and .200, respectively. Langeliers does have 12 RBIs, which is the best mark on the team and 14th in the league. Rooker has gone deep three times in his last eight games, but he is just 5/25 in that stretch. Tyler Nevin is on a four-game hitting streak and is batting .250 over his last eight games.

With an overall record of 16-9, the Orioles are tied for the AL East lead with the Yankees. Baltimore is a perfect 3-0 against other teams in the AL East. The Orioles dropped their most recent game vs. the Athletics but won the final game of their series vs. the Angels.

So far, the Orioles have been good both at home and on the road, as they are 8-5 in both scenarios. As the favorite, the Orioles have gone 13-8 this year, and they are 3-1 as the underdog. Baltimore’s overall series record is 6-2, and they have won three straight series, with all three of those coming on the road.

The Orioles are 14-11 against the run line this season, including a 7-6 mark at home. They have an average run margin of 1.1 runs per game, and their average run differential in winning games is 3.8 runs.

Today’s over/under line of 8 runs for the Orioles-Athletics game is right in line with the season average for Baltimore games, which is 9.9 runs. The O’s have gone over the line in 15 of their 23 games this season, including three of the five games with an over/under line of 8 runs. The Orioles have had a combined 5.0 runs per game in their last five games, but the over/under lines in those games have been 7.5, 9.5, 8.5, 9.0, and 8.5 runs.

Cole Irvin Gets The Start For The Orioles

Cole Irvin and the Orioles are hosting the Athletics today. Irvin has started 3 games this season and is coming off a win vs. the Royals where he went 6 2/3 innings and struck out 2. He has yet to allow a home run this season.

Orioles Offense Breakdown

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Adley Rutschman has been on a tear of late for the Orioles, going 9/22 in his last five games, including three RBIs. For the season, he is batting .327 with two homers. Rutschman is currently on a seven-game hitting streak. Gunnar Henderson and Cedric Mullins are tied for the team lead in homers, but Mullins is batting just .232. Henderson comes into the game with a batting average of .294.

As a team, the Orioles are the top home run-hitting team in the league and are also 3rd in scoring, averaging 5.5 runs per contest. They have been even better at home, also averaging 5.5 runs per game. Overall, they are batting .257, which is 5th in the league.


Athletics vs Orioles Prediction


Our prediction for today’s Athletics vs. Orioles matchup is to take the Orioles to pick up the win at home. However, with the money line sitting at -177, we would recommend taking the over, as we have this game ending with a score of 5-4 in favor of the Orioles.

Looking at some potential starting pitcher props, Cole Irvin is projected to finish with five strikeouts, which has him 17th among starters. As for JP Sears, he is projected to finish with five strikeouts as well, which has him 19th among starters.

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