Orioles vs. Athletics Prediction

Baltimore Orioles vs. Oakland Athletics, 5/4/2018 Prediction & Odds

Can the Oakland Athletics make a run toward getting over the .500 mark when they open a weekend series at home against the Baltimore Orioles tonight at 10:05PM ET?

Game Snapshot & Odds

925 Baltimore Orioles at 926 Oakland Athletics

Friday, May 4, 2018

10:05PM ET – Oakland Coliseum


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Public Betting Trends

According to oddsmakers, the Athletics are favored at home tonight, as they are getting odds of -155 to win. Baltimore is listed with a money line of +145 to win. The over/under total for the contest has been set at 9.5 runs. The public betting currently has 65% going on Oakland at home. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our MLB Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.

Orioles struggling out West

The Orioles are coming off being swept by the Angels in Los Angeles to being a West Coast road trip. Baltimore is now 8-23 overall and 3-13 on the road. Baltimore is putting up just 3.55 runs per game this season while allowing 5.71 per contest.

Andrew Cashner gets the start for the Orioles tonight. He is 1-4 through six starts this year. He has a 4.76 ERA and a 1.47 WHIP. Over 34 innings of work, Cashner has 32 strikeouts with 16 walks.

Athletics dip below .500 again

Oakland has lost four of its last five games coming into tonight to fall to 15-16 on the season and 8-6 at home. The Athletics are putting up 4.74 runs per contest this season while allowing 4.81 per game.

Daniel Mengden will start for Oakland tonight. He is 2-3 through six starts and is carrying a 4.68 ERA with a 1.26 WHIP. Mengden has pitched 32.2 innings and has 24 strikeouts with four walks.

MLB Betting Trends


The Orioles have lost Cashner’s last four starts and they are 6-20 following a loss. They also have dropped 58 of their last 81 road games.


Oakland is 5-2 in Mengden’s last seven starts against a team with a losing record. They also have won five of their last six at home and 25 of their last 35 at home against a right-handed starter.


Neither starting pitcher is great tonight, but the difference between these two teams is hitting. Oakland has hitting it can turn to while Baltimore doesn’t. The Orioles gave up 25 runs in three games so far on this West Coast trip and Oakland returns home after over a week on the road. I think the Athletics will be ready to pounce on Baltimore tonight.


The Pick: Oakland Athletics -155


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