A's vs. Orioles Tuesday Prediction
Two teams that combined to score 16 runs last night will meet again in Baltimore when the Orioles host the A’s at 7:05 p.m. ET. Will over bettors cash in again given the pitching matchup?
Game Snapshot & Odds
Tuesday, April 9, 2019
7:05 p.m. ET, Oriole Park at Camden Yards, Baltimore, MD
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers from online sports book BetNow.eu, the A’s are -174 moneyline favorites. As of this writing, 69% of the betting tickets wagered at online sportsbooks are on the A’s to beat the Orioles on the moneyline.
This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our MLB Public Betting Page for updated figures on this game.
Oakland A’s Fantasy Spin
Josh Phegley homered in a second straight game Monday against the Orioles. The oft-injured Phegley is 5-for-10 with three extra-base hits in his last three games. There's a good chance the A's would have cut him prior to Opening Day had Chris Herrmann remained healthy. Still, he is their best defensive catcher and he has shown glimpses of offense when healthy. He'll probably play quite a bit more than Nick Hundley while he's hot.
Baltimore Orioles Fantasy Spin
Trey Mancini went 3-for-3 with a homer, two RBI and two walks as the Orioles crushed the A's 12-4 on Monday. Mancini was lucky to be assured a starting job after hitting a modest .242/.299/.416 with 58 RBI in 156 games last year, but since he was an Oriole, he really had nothing to worry about there. He's off to a fantastic start this season, having already hit five homers in 10 games. He's batting .385/.432/.832 in 39 at-bats.
MLB Betting Trends
The A’s are 0-6 in Brett Anderson’s last six road starts.
The Orioles are now 10-4 in their last 14 meetings with the A’s at Camden Yards.
I’m banking on another high-scoring game between these two teams. The A’s “only” scored four runs last night, but they also left a slew of runners on base. John Means will start for the Orioles with Nate Karns struggling and this is a bad matchup for him, as Oakland’s projected lineup owns an ISO of .209 against lefties. On the other side, the Orioles have one of the weaker offenses in baseball, but they proved last night that a bad lineup can produce against bad pitching and Anderson is a low-strikeout pitcher, which means the ball should be put in play a lot. If both starters keep the scoring somewhat in check, the bullpens on these clubs should help us cash the over in the latter innings.
The Pick: A’s/Orioles over 9.5 (+100)