Orioles vs. Athletics Prediction

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

Will the Oakland Athletics hand the Baltimore Orioles yet another road loss when these two teams continue their weekend series at 9:05PM ET?

Game Snapshot & Odds

975 Baltimore Orioles at 976 Oakland Athletics

Saturday, May 5, 2018

9:05PM ET – Oakland Coliseum

TV: MAS2; NSCA

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Public Betting Trends

According to oddsmakers, the Athletics are favored at home tonight, as they are getting odds of -150 to win. Baltimore is listed with a money line of +130 to win. The over/under total for the contest has been set at 8.5 runs. The public betting currently has 55% going on Baltimore on the road. 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 awful on the road

After suffering another loss on Friday, the Orioles fell to 3-14 on the road. The 6-4 loss on Friday was Baltimore’s four straight overall and eighth in its last 10 games. Baltimore is now 8-24 on the season, as it is putting up just 3.56 runs per game this year while allowing 5.72 per contest.

Kevin Gausman gets the start for the Orioles tonight. He is 2-2 through six starts with a 4.15 ERA and a 1.33 WHIP. Gausman has 30 strikeouts with 10 walks through 34.2 innings of work.

Athletics back to even

Oakland’s won on Friday got it back to the .500 mark as they now seek to become a winning team with their third win in four games. The Athletics are 16-16 on the season and 9-6 at home. The Athletics are putting up 4.78 runs per contest this season while also allowing 4.78 per game.

Trevor Cahill will start for the Athletics on Saturday night. He has made just three starts this season and has a 1-1 record with a 3.00 ERA and a 1.00 WHIP. Over 18 innings pitched, Cahill has 19 strikeouts with five walks.

MLB Betting Trends

Baltimore

The Orioles have lost seven straight to AL West opponents and 11 of their last 12 Saturday games. They have also lost 33 of Gausman’s last 49 road starts.

Oakland

Oakland has won 26 of its last 36 home games against a right-handed starter and four of Cahill’s last five starts. They also have won his last four starts against a losing team.

Prediction:

I am surprised to see the public backing the Orioles today. Baltimore has just been putrid on the road and they send another average pitcher to the mound. Cahill actually has been pretty good for Oakland and he walks few batters. I think he will have a fine outing against Baltimore and lead the Athletics to a winning record.

 

The Pick: Oakland Athletics -150

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