Athletics vs Baltimore Orioles MLB Betting Prediction

MLB Athletics vs Baltimore Orioles Prediction 4/28/2024

The Oakland Athletics (11-17) travel to face off against the Baltimore Orioles (17-9) on Sunday, April 28th. This game will be played at Oriole Park at Camden Yards in Baltimore and televised on MASN. The Orioles are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Athletics are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Orioles. First pitch is set for 1:35 ET.

Athletics vs Orioles

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The most recent game o of this Orioles vs. Athletics series took place on the Orioles’ home field. Baltimore went into the matchup as -196 favorites and easily took care of business with a 7-0 win. Heading into the game, the Orioles had won two games in the series.

Cole Irvin got the start for the Orioles and went seven innings while giving up just four hits and striking out five. He didn’t give up a run in the game and picked up a win. JP Sears only went 6 1/3 innings for the Athletics and gave up seven runs on eight hits.

At the plate, the Orioles were led by Gunnar Henderson, who went 2/4 with a home run and two RBIs. Ryan Mountcastle also homered for Baltimore and drove in three runs. Adley Rutschman scored twice and drove in two runs while going 1/4.

Oakland is on the road today, taking on the Orioles, and they are 11-17 overall this season, which has them 3rd in the AL West. The Athletics trail the Mariners by 4.5 games in the division and are 2-1 against other AL West teams. The Athletics dropped the first game of this series vs. the Orioles but won the final game of their series vs. the Yankees.

At home, the Athletics have gone just 4-9 this year compared to a 7-8 mark on the road. So far, they have been good as the underdog, putting together a record of 9-17. Oakland has struggled in night games, going 4-11, and their overall series record is 3-4-1 this year.

When it comes to betting the run line with the Oakland Athletics, it’s been a bit of a mixed bag. They are 14-14 overall, but have been much better on the road at 9-6 compared to just 5-8 at home. They have been a better bet as the underdog, going 14-12, compared to 0-2 as the favorite. Their average run differential is -1.6 runs per game, but that number is much better in wins at +2.1, and much worse in losses at -3.9.

The Oakland Athletics have had a combined run average of 7.1 runs per game this season, and their over/under record is 12-15. The average over/under line in their games is 8 runs, and when the line is set at 8.5 runs, they have a record of 3-4. Over the course of the season, only 7.1% of their games have had over/under lines set at 8.5 runs or higher, and their current under streak is at 3 games.

Paul Blackburn Gets The Start For The Athletics

Paul Blackburn and the Athletics are on the road to take on the Orioles. Blackburn has started 3 games this season, and he’s 1-1. His last time out, he took a loss against the Yankees, going 6 innings and giving up 4 earned runs. He has 16 strikeouts in 17 2/3 innings of work this season.

Athletics Offense Breakdown

So far, the Athletics offense has been one of the worst in the league, as they are averaging just 2.8 runs per game. As a team, they are batting just .200, which is the worst mark in the league. As a team, they have the league’s 5th most home runs, but their on-base percentage, slugging percentage, and OPS are all near the bottom of the league.

Shea Langeliers and Brent Rooker are the team’s top power threats, with Langeliers leading the team with six homers and Rooker right behind him with five. However, Langeliers is batting just .165, and Rooker isn’t much better at .207. Rooker has gone deep in one of his last six games, but he is just 4/19 in that stretch.

Baltimore will host the Athletics today with an overall record of 17-9, which has them tied with the Yankees for the AL East lead. The Orioles and Yankees are both 3-0 in divisional games this year. Baltimore took the final game of their series vs. the Athletics, and they are 6-2 in series this year, having won three straight series.

At home, the Orioles are 9-4 this year and have gone 8-4 on the road. So far, they have been really good in day games, going 10-4. As the favorite, the Orioles are 14-8 this year, and they are 3-1 as the underdog.

When the Orioles win, they win big, with an average run margin of 4.0. When they lose, they lose big, with an average run margin of -3.7. Overall, their average run margin is +1.3, and their run line record is 15-11. They are 8-6 against the run line at home and 7-5 on the road.

The Baltimore Orioles have an over/under record of 15-9 this season, and their games have averaged 9.8 runs per game. When the over/under line has been set at 8.5 runs, the Orioles have gone 7-5 on the over/under. Overall, 19.2% of their games have had over/under lines set at 8.5 runs, and their games have gone under the total in their last two contests.

Albert Suárez Gets The Start For The Orioles

Albert Suárez will be making his second start of the season for the Orioles. He picked up a win in his first outing, going 5 2/3 innings and striking out five batters while giving up four hits and two walks. He has yet to allow a run this season.

Orioles Offense Breakdown

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Adley Rutschman has been on a tear for the Orioles, as he is batting .324 for the season and has gone 9/21 in his last five games. During this stretch, he has one home run and four RBIs. Rutschman is also on an eight-game hitting streak. Gunnar Henderson has also been swinging a hot bat of late, going 8/20 in his last five games with three homers and seven RBIs. Henderson’s nine home runs this season is 2nd in the league.

Baltimore has the league’s top home run-hitting offense and is averaging 5.6 runs per game. They have been even better on the road, averaging 5.5 runs per contest. Overall, they are the league’s top slugging team and have the best isolated power mark in the league.


Athletics vs Orioles Prediction


Our prediction for the Orioles vs. Athletics matchup is to take the over, with the line sitting at 8.5 runs. We have the Orioles winning this one by a final of 6-5, meaning there is some value in taking the Orioles on the money line.

Looking at the starting pitchers, Albert Suarez is projected to finish with six strikeouts, which is the fourth-best among today’s starters. As for Paul Blackburn, he is projected to finish with just four strikeouts, which is the eighth worst.

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