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Oakland Athletics vs Colorado Rockies Odds
Colorado's pitching staff and batting order hope to create an unwelcoming environment in interleague play on Wednesday when the Oakland Athletics pay a visit to Coors Field.
Oakland puts its faith in starter Tom Milone to earn a win and boost his personal mark of 6-5. Getting the ball for the Rockies is Josh Outman, who owns a 0-1 record on the season with a 7.11 ERA.
Baseball odds makers opened the Rockies as -115 moneyline favorites in this matchup. Over under bettors saw the number open at 10.5.
This game matches up the No. 5 (Rockies) and the No. 12 (Athletics) teams in their respective leagues, according to our current MLB Power Rankings.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Colorado's No. 1 ranked National League offense (5.1 runs per game) against a Athletics defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 2 in the American League at 3.9 runs allowed per game. The Rockies have been averaging 9 hits per game, more than the Athletics have managed so far this season (7.4 hits on average).
Colorado owns the National League's No. 16 defense, allowing 5.7 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Oakland's American League No. 2-rated defense.
The Athletics were an 8-5 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Rockies. That made winners of bettors who got Oakland at +100 on the moneyline, while the total score (13) was good news for OVER bettors. The Athletics enjoyed an 8-5 victory at the expense of the Rockies on Tuesday, with Bartolo Colon throwing 5 innings of 9-hit ball at Coors Field.
Oakland Athletics Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 3-7
Before playing Colorado are 3-7
After playing Colorado are 6-4
After a win are 3-7
Colorado Rockies Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
Before playing Oakland are 5-5
After playing Oakland are 3-7
After a loss are 3-7
A few Athletics at Rockies trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Oakland's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Oakland's last 10 games when playing Colorado
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Oakland's last 6 games on the road
Oakland is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games when playing Colorado
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Colorado's last 10 games when playing Oakland
The total has gone OVER in 17 of Colorado's last 22 games
The total has gone OVER in 10 of Colorado's last 13 games at home
Colorado is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing Oakland
Oakland at Colorado, Thursday, June 14