Colorado Rockies vs Oakland Athletics MLB Betting Prediction

MLB Rockies vs Oakland Athletics Prediction 5/22/2024

The Colorado Rockies (15-32) travel to face off against the Oakland Athletics (20-30) on Wednesday, May 22nd. 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 Rockies are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Athletics. First pitch is set for 9:40 ET.

Rockies vs Athletics

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It was a low-scoring game in the most recent game of this A’s vs Rockies series. Oakland went into the matchup as -127 favorites and squeaked out a 5-4 win. The A’s had a huge 7th inning, scoring three runs to take the lead, and the Rockies could only muster one run in the 5th and added their final run in the 7th.

Colorado actually outhit the A’s in the game 8 to 6. Both teams scored one run in the 1st inning, and the A’s didn’t score another run until putting up one in the 6th. As for the Rockies, they scored their final run in the 7th. Heading into the game, the A’s had the better offense, averaging 4.8 runs per game compared to the Rockies’ 4.3.

Aaron Brooks got the win for the A’s, going six innings and giving up three earned runs. He finished the game with just three strikeouts and allowed two home runs. Lucas Erceg got the win out of the bullpen, and Mason Miller got the save. Tyler Kinley took the loss for Colorado out of the bullpen.

With a record of 15-32, the Rockies are 5th in the NL West, trailing the Dodgers by 16 games. Currently, they trail the Giants by seven games for 4th place in the division. The Rockies are on a four-game losing streak, dropping the series opener vs. the Athletics.

So far, the Rockies have really struggled on the road, going 6-20 compared to 9-12 at home. As the underdog, the Rockies are 15-32 this season, and they have yet to win a game as the favorite. Colorado’s overall series record is 2-12-1 this year, and they are 6-4 over their last 10 games.

When it comes to the run line, the Rockies have been a solid bet this season, going 24-23 overall. They are 13-13 on the run line on the road, where their average run margin is -2.1. They have been an underdog in every game so far, and their average run margin in those games is -1.6.

The Colorado Rockies are on the road today against the Oakland Athletics. The over/under line for the game is set at 8 runs. The Rockies have had a combined run average of 9.5 runs per game this season, and their over/under record is 25-22. Their games have had an average over/under line of 9 runs, and when the line has been set at 8 runs, their over/under record is 5-1. So far this season, 66.0% of their games have had over/under lines set higher than 8 runs.

Austin Gomber Gets The Start For The Rockies

Left-hander Austin Gomber is getting the start for the Rockies today as he faces the Athletics on the road. He has made nine starts this season and has a record of 1-2 with an ERA of 3.02. Gomber’s WHIP for the season is currently 1.18. In his last outing, Gomber picked up the win, going six innings and not giving up a run to the Padres. He has made four quality starts this year and is averaging 6.22 strikeouts per nine innings. Overall, Gomber has allowed eight homers and is averaging 3.02 walks per nine innings.

Rockies Offense Breakdown

Colorado’s offense has been led by Ryan McMahon and Ezequiel Tovar of late, as both have three homers in their last seven games while hitting over .320. For the season, McMahon is batting .305 with a team-high 27 RBIs, while Tovar comes into the game with a batting average of .279 and 21 RBIs. McMahon’s eight homers is the best mark on the team and 9th best in the league.

As a team, the Rockies have been one of the league’s worst offenses, averaging just 4 runs per game (23rd) and are also near the bottom of the league in home runs and strikeouts. They are batting a collective .245, which is 10th in the league, and have the best BABIP in the league.

With a record of 20-30, the Athletics are 4th in the AL West, trailing the Mariners by 7.5 games. So far, they have really struggled against other AL West teams, going 4-10. Oakland is coming off a loss in the final game of their series vs. the Angels, and they are just 2-8 over their last 10 games.

At home, the Athletics are 11-13 this year compared to a road record of 9-17. So far, they have been really bad in night games, going 8-19. As the underdog, the Athletics are 15-29 this year, and they have gone 5-1 as the favorite. Oakland has lost four straight series and have an overall series record of 6-8-1 this year.

When the A’s win, they win big, with an average run margin of 3.3 runs per game. But when they lose, they lose big, with an average run margin of -4.2 runs per game. That’s why they are only 24-26 on the run line this season. They are 12-12 at home and 12-14 on the road. They are 2-4 on the run line as the favorite, and 22-22 as the underdog.

Today’s game between the Oakland Athletics and Colorado Rockies has an over/under line of 8 runs. The combined run average in Athletics games this season is 8.6, and their over/under record is 24-24. When the over/under line is set at 8 runs, their record is 7-5-1. Overall, 36% of their games have had higher over/under lines than today’s, while 38% have had lower lines. The over has hit in each of their last two games.

Mitch Spence Gets The Start For The Athletics

Mitch Spence is getting the start for the Athletics today and comes in with a record of 3-2 and ERA of 3.90. So far, he has made 12 appearances and one start. In his lone start, he went 4 2/3 innings and took the loss, giving up one earned run. Looking back at his last three outings, Spence has finished with a no-decision in each appearance. The right-hander has given up at least one homer in three of his last four outings. Opponents are batting .226 off Spence this year. Per nine innings, he has 7.8 strikeouts and 2.4 walks.

Athletics Offense Breakdown

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For the season, the Athletics are batting just .220, which is 22nd in the league. However, they do have the 4th most home runs in the league and are 6th in the league in isolated power. As a team, they are averaging 3.7 runs per game and have been even worse on the road, averaging just 2.9 runs per contest. Oakland is also near the bottom of the league in strikeouts and team on-base percentage.

Abraham Toro and Brent Rooker have been two of the Athletics’ best hitters this season, with Toro batting .294 and Rooker right behind him at .288. Rooker’s 32 RBIs are 10th in the league, and his 11 homers are the best mark on the team and 6th in the MLB. Over his last 10 games, Toro has gone 13/42 with two homers, and Rooker also has two homers in this stretch while driving in eight runs.

Rockies vs Athletics Prediction

Our prediction for this Rockies vs. Athletics matchup is to take the Athletics on the money line at -131. We have the final score at 6-5 in favor of the Athletics, and with the payout for an Athletics win at -131, we see this as a good value.

Looking at the starting pitchers, we have Mitch Spence of the Athletics finishing with more strikeouts than Austin Gomber. Spence is projected to finish with five K’s, compared to Gomber, who is projected to finish with four.

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