Pittsburgh Pirates vs Oakland Athletics MLB Betting prediction

MLB Pirates vs Oakland Athletics Prediction 5/1/2024

The Pittsburgh Pirates (14-17) travel to face off against the Oakland Athletics (14-17) on Wednesday, May 1st. This game will be played at Oakland Coliseum in Oakland and televised on SN PT. The Athletics are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Pirates are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Athletics. First pitch is set for 3:37 ET.

Pirates vs Athletics

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It was a low-scoring game in the most recent game of this Pirates vs. Athletics series. Oakland went into the matchup as +115 underdogs and squeaked out a 5-2 win. The A’s offense only had two more hits than the Pirates and struck out nine times, but still picked up a win.

Pittsburgh wasted a good outing from Mitch Keller, as he gave up just three earned runs in five innings of work. Keller finished the game with seven strikeouts but took the loss. As for the A’s, they got to Alex Wood for two homers and four earned runs in just four innings of work.

Oakland’s two homers came from JJ Bleday and Connor Joe. Bleday, Abraham Toro, and Tyler Nevin each had two RBIs for the A’s offense.

The Pirates are on the road today vs. the Athletics, and they dropped the first two games of this series vs. the Athletics. Currently, the Pirates are 5th in the NL Central, five games behind the Brewers for the division lead. Overall, the Pirates are 14-17 and have gone 2-2 in divisional matchups.

At home, the Pirates are just 5-7 this year compared to 9-10 on the road. So far, Pittsburgh has dropped three straight as the road favorite, and they are 1-3 as the road favorite this year. As for their overall record as the underdog, the Pirates are 11-10. Pittsburgh’s overall series record is 3-3-3 this season.

The Pirates have been a solid bet on the run line this season, going 17-14 overall. They have been especially good on the road, going 11-8. They have been a good bet as an underdog, going 14-7. Their average run differential in winning games is +2.9, while it is -3.1 in losing games.

While the Pittsburgh Pirates have gone under in five straight games, the over/under line for their game against the Oakland Athletics is set at 8 runs. The Pirates’ games have averaged exactly 8 runs this season, and their over/under record is 13-18 overall. In games with an over/under line of 8 runs, they are 3-4, and 48.4% of their games this season have had higher over/under lines than 8 runs.

Quinn Priester Gets The Start For The Pirates

Quinn Priester is on the mound for the Pirates today, as they are taking on the Athletics on the road. Priester is coming off a 6-inning outing in which he struck out 6 and only gave up 3 hits. In his first start of the season, he took the loss against the Red Sox, going 4 1/3 innings and allowing 4 runs.

Pirates Offense Breakdown

So far this season, the Pirates are averaging just 3.8 runs per game, which is 24th in the league. At home, they have been even worse, averaging just 3.1 runs per game. As a team, they are batting just .230, and their team on-base percentage of .314 is just 11th in the league.

Bryan Reynolds has been a bright spot for the Pirates so far, as he is hitting .248 with a team-high 17 RBIs and four home runs. However, he has struggled of late, going 3/21 in his last five games. Connor Joe has also hit three homers this season and is batting .292 overall.

Oakland will host the Pirates today with an overall record of 14-17, and they trail the Mariners by 3.5 games in the AL West. The Athletics have picked up three straight wins, taking the final game of their series vs. the Orioles and have taken the first two games of this series vs. the Pirates. So far, they are 2-1 in the division.

At home, the Athletics are 6-9 this year compared to an 8-8 mark on the road. As the underdog, the Athletics are 12-17 this year and 2-0 when favored. Oakland’s overall series record is 4-4-1 this year.

When it comes to the run line, the Athletics have been a profitable team to bet on this season, as they have gone 17-14 overall. They have been especially good on the road, going 10-6 against the run line. They have also been a good bet as an underdog, going 17-12 against the run line. Their average run margin in winning games is +2.2, while their average run margin in losing games is -3.9.

The Oakland Athletics have an over/under record of 13-17 this season, and the over/under line for today’s game against the Pittsburgh Pirates is set at 8 runs. The combined run average in Athletics games this season is 7.2, and their games have had an average over/under line of 8 runs. When the line has been set at 8 runs, their over/under record is 4-5-1. In their last two games, the over/under outcome has been under the line.

Ross Stripling Gets The Start For The Athletics

Ross Stripling is looking to pick up his first win of the season today for the Athletics. So far, he has made six starts and has a record of 0-5. Stripling’s ERA is 4.98, and he has a WHIP of 1.49. Opposing batters are hitting .301 this season off Stripling. In his last outing, he finished with a no-decision, giving up two earned runs in 5 2/3 innings of work. Before that, he had lost three straight starts. Stripling has allowed at least one home run in four of his six starts.

Athletics Offense Breakdown

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Heading into today’s game, the Athletics are 29th in the league in scoring, averaging just 3 runs per game. As a team, they are batting just .207, which is the worst mark in the league. However, they do have the 5th most home runs in the league and have the 8th best isolated power figure in the league.

Shea Langeliers and Brent Rooker are tied for the team lead with 13 RBIs, but both are batting under .210 for the season. Rooker is hitting just .206, and Langeliers is even worse at .176. However, Rooker is 2nd on the team with five homers, and Langeliers is 3rd with six.


Pirates vs Athletics Prediction


Our prediction for today’s Pirates vs. Athletics matchup is to take the Athletics on the money line at -101. We have the Athletics winning this one by a final score of 6-5. With the over/under sitting at 8 runs, there isn’t a lot of wiggle room, but we do see this one going over.

Looking at the starting pitchers, Ross Stripling has the lowest projections for hits allowed among all starters today. As for Quinn Priester, he is projected to finish with just four strikeouts, and we have him picking up the loss.

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