Miami Marlins vs Oakland Athletics MLB Betting Prediction

MLB Miami Marlins vs Oakland Athletics Prediction 5/3/2024

The Miami Marlins (9-24) travel to face off against the Oakland Athletics (15-17) on Friday, May 3rd. This game will be played at Oakland Coliseum in Oakland and televised on BSFL. Both team’s come into this one having won their previous games. First pitch is set for 9:40 ET.

Marlins vs Athletics

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The Marlins’s offense was hot right out of the gates in their most recent game vs. the Rockies, closing out their series with a 5-4 win. After allowing three runs to the Rockies in the top of the first, the Marlins responded with two runs of their own. Miami went on to add another two runs in the 3rd inning.

Starting for the Marlins was Edward Cabrera, who picked up the win. He only lasted four innings, giving up four earned runs, but the Marlins’s offense bailed him out, going 5-4. Josh Bell had only one hit, but it was a home run, and the Marlins’s big 3rd inning was capped off by a Burch Smith RBI single.

Miami is on the road today, taking on the Athletics, and they have won three straight games. Overall, the Marlins are 9-24, and they trail the Braves by 13 games in the NL East. So far, they have really struggled against other NL East teams, going just 1-9.

The Marlins have an overall series record of 1-8-1 this year, and they are 4-9 as the road underdog. Miami has dropped three straight as the underdog, and they are 3-11 as the favorite this year. At home, the Marlins are just 5-15 compared to 4-9 on the road. Their overall record is 3-7 over their last 10 games.

The Marlins have been a poor bet on the run line this season, going just 10-23 overall. They have been especially bad at home, going 4-16, but have been slightly better on the road, going 6-7. They have been a better bet as the underdog, going 9-10, compared to just 1-13 as the favorite. Their average run differential is -1.8 runs per game, with a -1.2 run differential on the road and a -2.2 run differential at home. Their average run differential in wins is +2.9, while it drops to -3.5 in losses.

The Miami Marlins have played 33 games this season, and their average combined run total is 9.1. Their over/under record is 18-15, and the average over/under line for their games is 8. When the over/under line is set at 8, their record is 2-3. So far this season, 24 of their games have had over/under lines set higher than 8 runs, which accounts for 72.7% of their games. Only 4 of their games have had over/under lines set lower than 8 runs, which accounts for 12.1% of their games.

Ryan Weathers Gets The Start For The Marlins

Making the start for the Marlins today is left-hander Ryan Weathers. He has made six starts this season and has a record of 2-2 with an ERA of 4.55. Weathers’ WHIP for the season is currently 1.48. In his last outing, he finished with a no-decision, giving up six earned runs in four innings of work. Looking back over his last three starts, Weathers has allowed at least three earned runs in each outing. One positive note is that he has a quality start this year, where he gave up just two earned runs in six innings of work.

Marlins Offense Breakdown

So far this season, the Marlins offense is averaging just 3.6 runs per game, which is the worst mark in the league. They are also near the bottom of the league in most other offensive categories, including team OPS and slugging percentage. As a team, they are batting just .224 and have the worst isolated power mark in the league.

Jazz Chisholm Jr. and Josh Bell are both tied for 2nd on the team with four homers, but Bell is batting just .185, and Chisholm Jr. is hitting just .229 this season. Luis Arraez has been a bright spot for the Marlins, as he is batting .299 for the season and has gone 7/24 in his last five games. Bryan De La Cruz is also hitting the ball well right now, as he is on a three-game hitting streak and has gone deep five times this season.

The Athletics wrapped up their series vs. the Pirates with a 4-0 win. Oakland was the slight favorite at -110 on the money line going into the game. It was a big second inning for the Athletics, as they scored three runs in the inning. The Pirates could only muster three hits and didn’t score a run.

Ross Stripling put together a good start for the Athletics, going six innings and not giving up a run. He only had two strikeouts in the outing and got the win. Oakland’s offense was carried by Tyler Nevin, who went 2/4 with a homer and two RBIs.

The Athletics are hosting the Marlins today with an overall record of 15-17, which has them 3rd in the AL West, 2.5 games behind the Mariners for the division lead. Oakland heads into today’s game having won four straight games, and they closed out their series vs. the Pirates with three straight wins. So far, they are 2-1 in division games this year.

At home, the Athletics are 7-9 this year and an even 8-8 on the road. As the underdog, Oakland is 13-17 compared to 2-0 when favored. The Athletics’ overall series record is 5-4-1, and they have won two straight series.

The Oakland Athletics have a run line record of 18-14 this season. They are 8-8 against the run line at home and 10-6 on the road. They have covered the run line in five straight games at home, but as the underdog, they are 18-12 against the run line. Their average run differential in wins is +2.3, but it drops to -3.9 in losses.

The Oakland Athletics have had a combined run average of 7.1 runs per game this season, and their over/under record is 13-18. Their games have had an average over/under line of 8 runs, and their over/under record when the line is set at 8 runs is 4-5-1. The Athletics have had 10 games with over/under lines set higher than 8 runs, which accounts for 31.2% of their games. Their games have gone under the total in their last three games.

JP Sears Gets The Start For The Athletics

Left-hander JP Sears gets the start for the Athletics today as he faces the Marlins at home. Sears has made six starts this year and has a record of 1-2 with an ERA of 4.64. So far, he has turned in two quality starts and is averaging 6.55 strikeouts per nine innings. In his most recent outing, Sears took the loss, giving up seven earned runs in 6 1/3 innings of work. Before that, he had not given up more than one earned run in three straight outings. Sears’ ERA at home is 7.04 compared to 4.07 on the road.

Athletics Offense Breakdown

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For the season, the Athletics are batting just .207, which is the worst mark in the league. However, Tyler Nevin has been a bright spot, as he is batting .325 for the season and has gone 14/38 in his last 10 games, with four home runs and seven RBIs. Nevin is also currently on a nine-game hitting streak. Shea Langeliers and Brent Rooker are the team’s top home run hitters, but Langeliers is batting just .170 for the season, and Rooker isn’t much better at .206.

Overall, the Athletics are averaging just 3.1 runs per game, which is 29th in the league. They have been slightly better at home, averaging 3.0 runs per game. As a team, they have the league’s 5th most home runs but are near the bottom of the league in terms of on-base percentage, slugging percentage, and OPS.

Marlins vs Athletics Prediction

Our prediction for today’s Marlins vs. Athletics matchup is to take the Athletics on the money line at -138. We actually have the Athletics winning this one at home by a score of 6-5, so there is some value in taking them to win straight up.

Looking at some potential player props, we have Ryan Weathers finishing with five strikeouts, and for JP Sears, he is projected to finish with four strikeouts.

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