Miami Marlins vs Oakland Athletics MLB Betting Prediction

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

The Miami Marlins (9-26) travel to face off against the Oakland Athletics (17-17) on Sunday, May 5th. This game will be played at Oakland Coliseum in Oakland and televised on NSPCA. The Athletics are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Marlins are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Athletics. First pitch is set for 4:07 ET.

Marlins vs Athletics

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Thanks to a 10-run 3rd inning for the A’s offense, they cruised to a 20-4 win over the Marlins in the most recent game of this series. Heading into the game, the A’s were favored at -135 on the money line.

Miami actually got on the board first in the game, scoring one run in the 6th inning. However, the A’s responded with four runs in the bottom half of the 6th and added two more in the 8th. As for the Marlins, they scored their final three runs in the 9th.

Paul Blackburn pitched well for the A’s in this one, going seven innings and giving up just one run on four hits. He finished the game with three strikeouts but issued one walk. Trevor Rogers had a rough outing for the Marlins, giving up eight runs in just 2 1/3 innings of work.

Miami is on the road today vs. the Athletics, and the Marlins are 9-26 overall, putting them 14.5 games behind the Phillies for the NL East lead. So far, they have really struggled vs. other NL East teams, going just 1-9. The Marlins lost the first game of this series vs. the Athletics and have dropped two straight overall.

As the road underdog, the Marlins are 4-11 this season, and they are 3-11 as the favorite. Miami has really struggled to win close games, as their record in one-run games is just 1-7. They are also 5-13 in day games this year.

When the Marlins are on the road, they are a good bet to cover the run line, as they are 6-9 this season. They have covered the run line in two straight road games, and their average run margin in their losses is -4.0 runs per game. They are 9-12 against the run line as an underdog.

So far this season, the Marlins have played 35 games, and 29 of them have had an over/under line higher than 7.5 runs. The Marlins’ games have averaged 9.3 runs per game, and their over/under record is 19-16. In the five games with a 7.5 run over/under line, the over has hit three times.

Sixto Sánchez Gets The Start For The Marlins

Miami is sending Sixto Sánchez to the mound today vs. the Athletics, and he comes into the game with a record of 0-1 and ERA of 8.36. So far, he has made two starts and nine appearances. Sánchez most recently pitched vs. the Rockies, where he went four innings, giving up five earned runs, and three home runs. He finished with a no-decision in that outing. The right-hander has finished with a no-decision in each of his last four outings. Sánchez has a WHIP of 1.71 and batting average allowed of .323.

Marlins Offense Breakdown

Heading into today’s game, the Marlins are 25th in the league in runs per game at 3.6. This is a slight improvement from their season average of 3.1 runs per game on the road. As a team, they are batting just .223, which is 17th in the league, and are also near the bottom of the league in terms of on-base percentage and slugging. Miami does have two hitters in the top 5 in home runs, with Bryan De La Cruz leading the team with six homers.

De La Cruz has also been swinging a hot bat of late, going 6/22 in his last six games with a home run and four RBIs. Vidal Brujan has also been swinging a hot bat, going 7/17 in his last six games. Jazz Chisholm Jr. and Josh Bell are both tied for the team lead with 18 RBIs, but Chisholm Jr. is batting just .226 this season, and Bell is hitting only .186.

With a record of 17-17, the Athletics are looking to move above .500 today as they host the Marlins. Oakland has won six straight games, and they are 3rd in the AL West, 1.5 games behind the Mariners. So far, they are 2-1 in divisional games.

The Athletics have been the favorite in four straight games, and they are 4-0 as the favorite this season. As for their overall record, Oakland is 13-17 as the underdog. At home, they have won six straight as the favorite. Oakland is 9-9 at home compared to an 8-8 mark on the road. The team’s overall series record is 5-4-1, and they have won two straight series.

Despite their run line record of 20-14, the Athletics have been a profitable team to back on the run line this season. They are 10-8 at home and 10-6 on the road. Their average run margin is -0.4 runs per game, but they have been on a run line win streak of seven games at home. They are 2-2 on the run line as the favorite and 18-12 as the underdog.

The Oakland Athletics have played 33 games this season, and 20 of them have had over/under lines set higher than 7.5 runs. Their over/under record for the season is 14-19, and their games have averaged exactly 7.5 runs per game. In their last game, they combined for 4 runs against the Miami Marlins, falling under the 7.5 run line. Their games have averaged 8 runs per game this season, and their over/under record when the line is set at 7.5 runs is 3-8.

Joe Boyle Gets The Start For The Athletics

Right-hander Joe Boyle gets the start for the Athletics today as he faces off against the Marlins at home. He has made six starts this year and has a record of 2-4 with an ERA of 6.08. Boyle’s WHIP for the season is 1.65, and opponents are batting .224 this year. In his most recent outing, he picked up the win, going five innings and giving up just one earned run. Before that, he had given up at least two earned runs in three straight starts. Boyle’s ERA at home is 9.08 compared to 5.5 on the road.

Athletics Offense Breakdown

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As a team, the Athletics are batting just .217 this season, which is 19th in the league. However, they do have the 2nd most home runs in the league and have the 3rd best isolated power mark in the league. Oakland’s team on-base percentage is just .290, which is 24th in the league. Heading into the game, Abraham Toro is on an eight-game hitting streak and is batting .280 for the season. Over his last nine games, Toro has gone 12/27 with one home run and five RBIs.

Brent Rooker is the Athletics’ top power threat, as his eight home runs are the best mark on the team and 3rd in the league. He also has 20 RBIs, which is 10th in the league. Rooker is batting .240 for the season and has gone 9/28 over his last eight games. Shea Langeliers is 2nd on the team with seven homers but is batting just .186 for the season.

Marlins vs Athletics Prediction

Our prediction for today’s Marlins vs. Athletics matchup is to take the Athletics on the money line at -130. We have the Athletics winning this one by a score of 5-4. Looking at the starting pitchers, Joe Boyle is projected to finish with six strikeouts, which is good for 10th among starters.

As for Sixto Sánchez, he is projected to finish with six strikeouts, which is good for ninth among starters. However, we have him finishing with a higher ERA than Boyle and see him going six innings compared to Boyle, who is projected to go eight.

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