Orioles vs. Athletics Prediction

Baltimore Orioles vs. Oakland Athletics, 5/6/2018 Prediction & Odds

After winning a pitching battle on Saturday night, will the Oakland Athletics find a way to close out a sweep of the Baltimore Orioles when the two meet up at 4:05PM ET?

Game Snapshot & Odds

975 Baltimore Orioles at 976 Oakland Athletics

Sunday, May 6, 2018

4:05PM ET – Oakland Coliseum

TV: MAS2; NSCA

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Public Betting Trends

According to oddsmakers, the Athletics are favored at home today, as they are getting odds of -160 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 runs. The public betting currently has 53% 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 keep losing on the road

A 2-0 loss on Saturday was the latest defeat on the road for the Orioles, who have now fallen to 3-15 on the road this season. Baltimore has lost five straight and nine of their last 11 games. Baltimore is now 8-25 on the season, as it is putting up just 3.45 runs per game this year while allowing 5.61 per contest.

Alex Cobb gets the start for the Orioles today. He is 0-3 through four starts and all four have been losses for Baltimore. He has pitched 17.2 innings this year and has six strikeouts with five walks to go with a 9.68 ERA and a 2.38 WHIP.

Athletics get over the hump

With Sunday’s win, the Athletics have won three of their last four to move over the .500 mark on the season. The Athletics are 17-16 on the season and 10-6 at home. The Athletics are putting up 4.70 runs per contest this season while also allowing 4.64 per game.

Andrew Triggs starts for the Athletics today. He is 2-1 through three starts with a 5.20 ERA and a 1.45 WHIP. Triggs has pitched in 27.2 innings this year and has 27 strikeouts with 12 walks.

MLB Betting Trends

Baltimore

Baltimore has lost 14 of its last 17 Game 3’s in a series and they have lost eight straight against AL West opponents. They are also 12-40 in their last 52 games on grass.

Oakland

The Athletics have won 13 of their last 17 Sunday games and four straight over AL East opponents. They have also won five straight starts by Triggs against a losing team.

Prediction:

The Athletics should have no problem putting some runs on Cobb today. He has been a mess on the mound. Triggs hasn’t had a great year, but I think he can bring his numbers down against one of the worst hitting lineups in the league in Baltimore. I will stick with Oakland to get another win.

 

The Pick: Oakland Athletics -160

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