Athletics vs. Pirates Prediction

Oakland Athletics vs. Pittsburgh Pirates 5/3/19, Prediction & Odds

The Pittsburgh Pirates are slight favorites at home tonight as they open a series with the Oakland Athletics. Can Pittsburgh take care of business for its third win in a row?

Game Snapshot

927 Oakland Athletics at 928 Pittsburgh Pirates

Friday, May 3, 2019

PNC Park at 7:05PM ET

TV: ATT SportsNet-PIT

Compare odds from multiple different online sportsbooks and shop for the best lines at our MLB Odds & Betting Page.


Public Betting Information

According to oddsmakers, the Pirates are a -110 favorite on the moneyline. The Athletics are a +100 underdog, while the over-under sits at 7.5 runs. As of Friday morning, 63 percent of public bets are coming in on host Pittsburgh. Check out our MLB Public Betting Page for the latest updates.

A's drop sixth straight

Oakland fell 7-3 Wednesday at Boston for its sixth consecutive defeat to drop to 14-19 on the season and 4-11 on the road. The Athletics led 1-0 in the second inning before giving up seven runs in a row prior to scoring a pair in the ninth inning. Khris Davis paced the Oakland offense by going 2-for-4 with a double, two runs and an RBI. Matt Chapman finished 2-for-4 with a double and a run. Chad Pinder ended the contest 2-for-4 with a double and an RBI. Mike Fiers suffered the loss as he surrendered three earned runs on five hits with three strikeouts and one walk over five innings. Brett Anderson draws the start tonight as he enters with a 3-2 record, 4.35 ERA and 1.48 WHIP with 18 strikeouts over 31 innings of work.

Pirates outlast Rangers

Pittsburgh earned a 7-5 victory Wednesday at Texas for its second consecutive win in the series. A four-run fourth inning kept the Pirates (14-14, 8-7 road) ahead for good. Starling Marte helped lead Pittsburgh as he finished 2-for-5 with a double, two runs and an RBI. Melky Cabrera finished 2-for-3 with a walk, a run and a walk. Bryan Reynolds was 1-for-3 with a double, a walk and three RBIs. Jameson Taillon picked up the victory on the mound as he allowed four runs (three earned) on five hits over 6 1/3 innings, striking out five and walking two. Joe Musgrove will start tonight for the Pirates as he comes in with a 1-2 record, 1.54 ERA and 0.89 WHIP plus 31 strikeouts over 35 innings.

MLB Betting Trends


The Athletics are 1-4 in their last five interleague games. Oakland is 0-4 in its last four games following an off day.


The Pirates are 4-1 in their last five Friday games. Pittsburgh is 0-5 in its last five home games.


The Pirates have the pitching edge here as Musgrove is off to a fantastic start this season, plus he gets to face an Oakland team on a big slide. Anderson is very hittable and Pittsburgh should be able to manufacture enough offense to support Musgrove.



MLB Headlines

MLB Predictions & Picks

Thumbnail Yankees vs. Dodgers Prediction Two of the most historic organizations in baseball will clash at Dodger Stadium on Friday night where the Dodgers host the Yankees at 10:10 p.m. ET. With Luis Severino set...
Thumbnail Mariners vs. Rangers Prediction American League West rivals square off in Arlington, TX on Friday night when the Rangers host the Mariners at 8:05 p.m. ET. Will Seattle cash for bettors when Luis...
Thumbnail Blue Jays vs. Mets Prediction Will the under hit when the Blue Jays and Mets meet for Game 1 of their series at 7:10 p.m. ET? Chris Bassitt will oppose Justin Verlander in...
Thumbnail Rays vs. Red Sox Prediction The over has been profitable in previous meetings between the Rays and Red Sox but will the two teams get over the 9-run total on Friday night? First pitch is set for...
Thumbnail Cardinals vs. Pirates Prediction National League Central rivals clash at PNC Park where the Pirates will open a new series versus the Cardinals at 7:05 p.m. ET. Will the Cards open the series with a...