Washington Nationals vs Oakland Athletics MLB Betting Prediction

MLB Nationals vs Oakland Athletics Prediction 4/14/2024

The Washington Nationals (6-8) travel to face off against the Oakland Athletics (6-9) on Sunday, April 14th. This game will be played at Oakland Coliseum in Oakland and televised on NSPCA. The Nationals are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Athletics are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Athletics. First pitch is set for 4:07 ET.

Nationals vs Athletics

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Washington picked up a 3-1 win over the Athletics in the most recent game of this series. The Nationals had a 1-0 lead after the first inning and didn’t score another run until putting up two in the top of the 9th. As for the A’s, they scored their only run in the 7th.

MacKenzie Gore got the win for the Nationals, going five innings and not giving up a run. He finished the game with 11 strikeouts but issued five walks. Joe Boyle only went five innings for the A’s but gave up just one run on five hits.

CJ Abrams, Jacob Young, and Luis Garcia Jr. each had two hits and an RBI for the Nationals’ offense. Riley Adams also had a two-hit game and scored a run. For the A’s, Abraham Toro went 3/4 with an RBI.

As the Nationals are on the road today vs. the Athletics, they are looking to get back to .500, as they are currently 6-8. In the NL East, they are in 4th place, which is also where they are in the division standings.

Washington heads into today’s game having gone just 1-3 in series matchups this season. When playing during the day, they are 3-7 compared to 3-1 in night games. So far, they have been just below average on the road, going 4-4.

Washington’s run line record of 8-6 is a profitable bet this season, with a 6-2 mark on the road. The Nationals have covered the run line in their last two road games and are 7-5 as the underdog. Their average run margin in wins is +2.5, while it drops to -3.5 in losses.

Washington’s over/under record is 6-8 this season, with an average line of 9 runs per game. Their games have averaged 8.1 runs per game, and their over/under record when the line is set at 8.5 runs is 2-5. The under has hit in four straight games for the Nationals, and the under has hit in 71.4% of their games this season when the line is set at 8.5 runs.

Trevor Williams Gets The Start For The Nationals

After picking up wins in each of his first two starts of the season, Trevor Williams and the Nationals are on the road to face the Athletics. Williams has been solid in his first two outings, as he has given up just 1 earned run in each start and has 7 strikeouts on the year.

Nationals Offense Breakdown

When looking at the Nationals’ player projections, we see that Lane Thomas has the highest home run projection on the team and the 9th highest in the league today. Joey Gallo has the 2nd highest home run projection on the team and the 11th highest in the league. In terms of total hits, CJ Abrams has the highest projection on the team and Joey Meneses has the 2nd highest. Meneses’ total hits projection is 21st best in the league today.

With a record of 6-9, the Athletics are two games out of the AL West division lead. So far, they have really struggled at home, going 2-7. On the road, they are 4-2. Coming into today’s game, they have a series record of 2-2.

Looking at their overall record, the Athletics have gone just 1-5 in night games. As the underdog, their record is 5-9 compared to 1-0 as the favorite. Oakland got a win in their most recent game vs. the Nationals and, in between the series with Washington, picked up a series win over the Rangers.

When the Oakland Athletics win, they win big, with an average run margin of 2.3 runs per game. But when they lose, they lose by an average of 4.1 runs per game. Their run line record is 8-7, including a 5-1 mark on the road. As an underdog, they are 8-6 against the run line. But as a favorite, they are 0-1.

The Oakland Athletics have had a combined run average of 6.9 runs per game this season, but their over/under record is just 6-8. Their average over/under line is 8 runs per game, but their over/under record when the line is set at 8.5 runs is just 2-3. They have had 5 straight games go under the total, and 53.3% of their games have had lower lines than today’s 8.5 runs.

Alex Wood Gets The Start For The Athletics

Alex Wood will be making his third start of the season for the Oakland Athletics, and it will be his first home start. He has gone 4 innings and 5 innings in his first two starts, and he has yet to get a decision. Wood has given up 2 earned runs in each of his first two starts and has 9 strikeouts in 9 innings of work.

Athletics Offense Breakdown

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When it comes to the Athletics’ hitting projections, Zack Gelof has the best chance to have a good game at the plate. His total hits projection is the best on the team and 24th best in the league today. Shea Langeliers has the top home run projection for the Athletics and the 6th best in the league. Seth Brown is 2nd on the team in terms of home run projections and 9th in the league. J.D. Davis has the 2nd best total hits projection on the team and 26th in the league. His home run projection is 11th in the league.


Nationals vs Athletics Prediction


Our prediction for this Nationals vs. Athletics matchup is to take the Athletics on the money line at -127. We have the Athletics winning this game by a score of 5-4. If you’re looking for a parlay, you could also take the over, as we have the total runs at 9, and the line is currently sitting at 8.5.

Looking at the starting pitchers, we have Alex Wood finishing with six strikeouts, and Trevor Williams with five. Williams is projected to give up four runs compared to Wood, who we have giving up three.

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