|MLB Orioles vs. A’s Picks & Predictions for Thursday, April 25, 2013|
|Written by ATSSportsline.com|
|Thursday, 25 April 2013 14:43|
Orioles vs. A's Free Pick
OAKLAND, CA (ATS Consultants) – Will the Orioles hand the struggling A’s yet another loss tonight when the two teams square off in Oakland at 10:05PM ET?
ODDS: According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the A’s are -125 money line favorites over the Orioles, who are +115 on the ML. The total, meanwhile, is currently sitting at 8 runs at the majority of online and Vegas sports books.
LINE MOVEMENT: The A’s are -125 money line favorites after opening with -120 odds, while the Orioles are now +115 after opening at +111. Baltimore enters play with a 12-9 overall and 5-4 on the road, while Oakland is 13-9 and 6-4 at home.
PUBLIC BETTING: Of the current wagers placed on tonight’s game, 51% of the betting public currently favors Oakland. This information is subject to change, however, so make sure you click on the link provided for the most updated numbers.
MLB FREE PICK: Take Baltimore. According to latest MLB trends, Baltimore is 5-0 in their last 5 vs. American League West, 7-0 in their last 7 Thursday games, 24-5 in their last 29 games following a loss, 15-6 in their last 21 during game 1 of a series and 20-9 in their last 29 games vs. a right-handed starter. Oakland is 1-5 in their last 6 vs. American League East and 1-5 in Parker's last 6 starts.
Baltimore (12-9, 5-4 road, 10-9 O/U) is coming off winning two of three over Toronto at home and went 6-3 on their last homestand. Oakland (13-9, 6-4 home, 18-4 O/U0 is coming off losing five of four including two of three at Boston. The Orioles are 5-4 on the road for a reason. They have one of the best bullpens in the game and they average 4.8 runs per game. Their starting pitching is average, but they go 5-6 innings every game and allow the bullpen to do the rest. Chris Davis is having a monster start with seven home runs and his hitting .356 to lead Baltimore. Oakland is missing OF Yoenis Cespedes, who is on the DL with a thumb injury and won't be back until the weekend. Oakland misses his power (three home runs in 11 games) and his bat overall. The Orioles visit O.co Coliseum to take on the Athletics at 10:05pmET on Thursday.
THURSDAY NHL FREE PICK: BALTIMORE ORIOLES +115