Colorado Rockies vs Oakland Athletics MLB Betting Prediction

MLB Rockies vs Oakland Athletics Prediction 5/21/2024

The Colorado Rockies (15-31) travel to face off against the Oakland Athletics (19-30) on Tuesday, May 21st. This game will be played at Oakland Coliseum in Oakland and televised on NSPCA. Both the Rockies and Athletics are looking to bounce back from losses in their previous games. First pitch is set for 9:40 ET.

Rockies vs Athletics

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The Rockies will be looking to get back on track after closing out their series vs. the Giants with a 4-1 loss. This was especially tough, as they held a lead going into the 9th inning before the Giants scored three runs in the bottom of the 9th. Colorado was the +183 underdog going into this road game.

Dakota Hudson had a rough outing, giving up two earned runs on five hits and issuing two walks. He also only lasted json4 4 2/3 innings, taking the loss. The Rockies’s offense scored their only run in the ‘t 1st inning but wasted several good performances. Ryan McMahon went 1/4 with a homer, and Raimel Tapia went 2/4 with a run scored.

Colorado is on the road to take on the Athletics with an overall record of 15-31, which is 5th in the NL West. Currently, they trail the Diamondbacks by six games for 4th place in the division and are 16 games behind the Dodgers for the division lead.

So far, the Rockies have really struggled on the road, going just 6-19 compared to 9-12 at home. Colorado has dropped three straight games, and this has come as the underdog. As the underdog overall, the Rockies are 15-31 this year, and they are 2-12-1 in series this year. Their most recent series loss came against the Giants.

When the Rockies are the underdog, they are 23-23 on the run line, and their average run differential in those games is -1.6. They are 12-13 on the run line on the road, where their average run differential is -2.1. In their last three games, they have failed to cover the run line.

Colorado has seen their games go over the total in 24 of 46 games this season, but the over has hit in just 3 of 4 games when the line has been set at 7.5 runs. The Rockies have seen their games average 9.5 runs per game this season, but the average over/under line for their games has been set at 9 runs.

Cal Quantrill Gets The Start For The Rockies

Right-hander Cal Quantrill gets the start for the Rockies today as he faces the Athletics on the road. He has made six straight quality starts and has a record of 3-3 with a 3.66 ERA. Quantrill’s WHIP for the season is 1.32. So far, he has made six quality starts and is coming off an outing in which he gave up just one earned run in six innings of work. In that outing, he gave up six hits and three walks. Quantrill has won three straight starts.

Rockies Offense Breakdown

Over his last 10 games, Ryan McMahon has gone 14/40 with two homers and six RBIs. This has helped him take over the team lead in RBIs (25) and put him at the top of the Rockies batting average leaderboard, as he is hitting .306 for the season. Ezequiel Tovar and Brenton Doyle are also near the top of the Rockies’ home run list, as both players have gone deep five times this season.

As a team, the Rockies are batting .246, which is 8th in the league, and they are also near the top of the league in terms of batting average on balls in play. Overall, they are 23rd in scoring (4 runs per game) and have been even worse on the road, averaging just 3.7 runs per contest.

The Athletics wrapped up their series vs. the Royals with an 8-4 loss on the road. Oakland was the +152 underdog going into this matchup. Things started off well for the Athletics, as they got on the board with a run in the 1st inning but gave up the lead right away as the Royals scored twice in the bottom of the first.

Oakland started JP Sears, and he took the loss, going 4 1/3 innings and giving up four earned runs on five hits. The Athletics also issued three walks and hit a batter. Brent Rooker had a big game at the plate, going 2/5 with a homer and three RBIs.

Oakland is hosting the Rockies today with an overall record of 19-30, which has them 5th in the AL West. Currently, they trail the Mariners by 7.5 games in the division. The Athletics head into today’s game having lost eight straight games, and they are just 1-9 over their last 10 games.

This season, the Athletics have really struggled against other AL West teams, going 4-10, and they have lost four straight series. So far, they are 4-1 as the favorite and 15-29 as the underdog. At home, they are 10-13 compared to 9-17 on the road. Oakland’s record is 8-19 in night games this year.

When the Athletics win, they win big, with an average run margin of +3.4 runs. However, when they lose, they lose by an average of -4.2 runs. Their overall run line record is 24-25, but they are 12-11 at home and 12-14 on the road. They are 2-3 vs. the run line as the favorite and 22-22 as the underdog. They have covered the run line in their last two home games.

Today’s over/under line of 7.5 runs is below the Athletics’ season average of 8.6 runs per game. The A’s have gone over the total in 23 of their 47 games this season, and their games have averaged 8 runs per game. In their last 10 games, the A’s have gone over the total five times, under the total four times, and pushed once.

Aaron Brooks Gets The Start For The Athletics

After taking a loss in his first start of the season, Aaron Brooks will be making his first home start of the year for the Athletics. In his first outing, he went 7 innings, giving up 3 earned runs on 7 hits and striking out 5.

Athletics Offense Breakdown

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Abraham Toro has been swinging a hot bat for the Athletics, going 12/38 in his last nine games with a home run and two RBIs. Toro is currently on a four-game hitting streak. For the season, he is batting .295 with four homers. Brent Rooker is also swinging a good bat for the Athletics, as he is 11th in the league with 32 RBIs and has gone deep 11 times this season.

Overall, the Athletics are just 29th in the league in runs per game at 3.7. However, they have been better at home, averaging 4.5 runs per contest. As a team, they are batting just .220 and have the 24th most strikeouts in the league. Collectively, the Athletics have the league’s 5th best isolated power figure.

Rockies vs Athletics Prediction

Our predicted final score for this one is 6-5 in favor of the Athletics, which would have them winning by one run. With the Athletics at -134 on the money line, we see this as a great value pick.

Looking at the starting pitchers, Aaron Brooks is projected to finish with five strikeouts compared to Cal Quantrill with just three. However, we have Brooks finishing with a better ERA and giving up fewer hits than Quantrill.

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