Colorado Rockies vs Oakland Athletics MLB Betting Prediction

MLB Rockies vs Oakland Athletics Prediction 5/23/2024

The Colorado Rockies (16-32) travel to face off against the Oakland Athletics (20-31) on Thursday, May 23rd. This game will be played at Oakland Coliseum in Oakland and televised on NSPCA. The Rockies are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Athletics are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Rockies. First pitch is set for 3:37 ET.

Rockies vs Athletics

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It was a low-scoring game in the most recent game of this Rockies vs. Athletics series. Colorado went into the matchup as +124 underdogs and squeaked out a 4-3 win. The Rockies had a two-run lead heading into the 4th inning, and the A’s could only muster one run in the 5th inning. As for the Rockies, they scored the game’s go-ahead run in the 12th, and the A’s could only muster one run in the bottom half of the inning.

Austin Gomber pitched well for the Rockies in this one, going eight innings and giving up just one run. He finished the game with six strikeouts but didn’t factor into the decision. Nick Mears got the win out of the bullpen, and Matt Koch got the save. Kyle Muller had a rough outing for the A’s, taking the loss.

At the plate, Elias Diaz, Ryan McMahon, Brendan Rodgers, and Hunter Goodman each had two hits for the Rockies. Diaz and McMahon each homered in the game. For the A’s, JJ Bleday hit the game’s only other home run and went 1/5 at the plate.

Colorado is 16-32 overall this season, and they are 15 games behind the Dodgers for the NL West lead. So far, they have gone just 8-12 in divisional games. The Rockies are on the road today, and they are just 7-20 on the road this year.

So far, the Rockies have really struggled as the underdog, going 16-32 overall. They have yet to win a series, coming in with a record of 2-12-1. Colorado is 6-4 across their last ten games and are trying to bounce back after dropping their most recent game.

When the Rockies are the underdog, they have been a good bet to cover the run line, going 25-23. They have covered the run line in two straight games and have a run line record of 14-13 on the road this season.

The Rockies are on the road against the Athletics today. The O/U line for the game is set at 8 runs. Colorado’s games have averaged 9.4 runs per game this season, and their O/U record is 25-23. The average O/U line for Rockies games is 9 runs, and when the line is set at 8 runs, their O/U record is 5-2. So far this season, 64.6% of their games have had O/U lines set higher than 8 runs.

Ryan Feltner Gets The Start For The Rockies

Ryan Feltner gets the start for the Rockies today as he faces the Athletics on the road. So far this season, he has made nine starts and has a record of 1-4 with an ERA of 5.69. Feltner’s WHIP for the season is currently 1.49. Looking back at his last outing, Feltner took the loss vs. the Giants, giving up five earned runs in four innings of work. He has given up at least two homers in three of his last four outings. Per nine innings, Feltner is averaging 7.71 strikeouts and 2.57 walks.

Rockies Offense Breakdown

So far this season, the Rockies offense is averaging 4 runs per game, which is 22nd in the league. They have been a little better at home, averaging 4.3 runs per game. As a team, they are batting .246, which is 10th in the league, and have the best BABIP in the league. However, their team on-base percentage of .306 is just 14th in the league.

Ryan McMahon has been a bright spot for the Rockies this season, as he is batting .306 with a team-high 9 home runs and 29 RBIs. He is also on a 10-game hitting streak and has gone 8/27 with three homers in his last six games. Ezequiel Tovar is also having a good season at the plate, hitting .270 with seven homers.

With a record of 20-31, the Athletics are 5th in the AL West and trail the Mariners by 7.5 games. So far, they have really struggled against other AL West teams, going 4-10 this year. Oakland will take on the Rockies today at home, and they are 11-14 at home and 9-17 on the road.

The Athletics really need to turn things around, as they have dropped four straight series. This season, they are 5-2 as the favorite, compared to 15-29 as the underdog. So far, they have really struggled in night games, going 8-19.

When betting the run line, the Athletics have been a better play as the underdog, going 22-22 compared to 2-5 when favored. Their overall run line record is 24-27, with an average run differential of -1.2 runs per game. They have been slightly better at home, going 12-13 on the run line, compared to 12-14 on the road. Their average run differential in wins is +3.3, while it’s -4.1 in losses.

When the Oakland Athletics play at home, the over/under line is typically set at 8 runs. This season, the A’s have played 18 games with higher over/under lines and 19 games with lower lines. Overall, their games have averaged 8.5 runs per game, and their over/under record is 24-25.

Joey Estes Gets The Start For The Athletics

Joey Estes will be making his first home start of the season for the Athletics, as he takes on the Rockies. Estes started the year with a win over the Mariners but took a loss in his last outing, giving up 4 earned runs in 3 2/3 innings against the Astros.

Athletics Offense Breakdown

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So far this season, the Athletics are averaging just 3.7 runs per game, which is 29th in the league. However, they have been a much better offensive team at home, averaging 4.5 runs per contest. As a team, they are batting just .219, but their team isolated power of .162 is 6th in the league. The Athletics have been one of the league’s worst teams in terms of striking out, averaging 9 per game.

Abraham Toro and Brent Rooker have been two of the Athletics’ most consistent hitters this season, with Toro batting .286 and Rooker at .294. Rooker’s 11 homers are 7th in the league, and he is also 10th in the MLB with 32 RBIs. Over his last 10 games, Rooker has gone 13/41 with two homers and seven RBIs. Toro has also homered twice in this stretch, going 11/42.

Rockies vs Athletics Prediction

Our prediction for today’s Rockies vs. Athletics matchup is to take the Athletics on the money line at -125. We actually have the Athletics winning this one by a score of 6-5, so there is some value on the over as well, as the line is sitting at 8 runs.

Looking at the starting pitchers, Joey Estes is projected to finish with five strikeouts, which is actually the third-worst among all starters today. As for Ryan Feltner, he is projected to finish with five K’s, and he is also one of the worst starters in terms of picking up a win.

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