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The Orioles are Struggling Against the AL West

With just 49 games left on their MLB schedule, the Athletics sit 16.5 games back of the Rangers in the AL West and will go into their series with the Orioles looking to play spoilers. The O's will begin their West Coast road trip in Oakland tonight and will send Kevin Gausman (3-8, 4.08 ERA) to the mound in hopes of retaining their one-game lead in the AL East as they go up against Kendall Graveman (7-7, 4.46 ERA).

SHARK BITES
  • The Orioles are 16-6 in their last 22 games after a win.
  • The Athletics are 8-2 in their last 10 games with Graveman as the starting pitcher.
  • The Orioles are 2-10 ATS in their last 12 games against the AL West.

Like many pitchers, Graveman performs much better at home than he does on the road. In eight starts at the Coliseum, he owns a 2.92 ERA compared to a 5.64 ERA away from home. Graveman has seen the O’s lineup once this season and he did not fare well. The A’s hurler gave up six runs in just 2.2 innings of action.

Gausman is coming off a great start against the Rangers in which he allowed just two runs over seven innings. He has, however, been just terrible on the road this year and has a 0-7 record in 11 starts away from home.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Those betting on the visitors in this one found the Baltimore Orioles listed as favorites of -147 at most sportsbooks, including Bovada. Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 8.5, check for odds updates at MyBookie.

Odds Shark prediction models pick the Orioles to win this game 6.1-2.4. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

Baltimore Orioles vs Oakland Athletics Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Oakland Athletics sport a record of 48-63 heading into this matchup, while the Baltimore Orioles sit at 63-47 on the season Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Oakland vs Baltimore injuries news.

This game puts the Oakland Athletics, most recently No. 28 in Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings, up against the Baltimore Orioles, who rate a No. 16 in the latest survey.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up Oakland Athletics No. 24 ranked offense (4.05 runs per game) against a Baltimore Orioles defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 16 at 4.4 runs allowed per game. The Oakland Athletics have been averaging 8.5 hits per game, less than the Baltimore Orioles have managed so far this season (9.07 hits on average).

Defensively, Baltimore features the No. 24-rated defense on the road, allowing 4.83 runs per game. Oakland, meanwhile, comes in at No. 27 at home, scoring 3.71 runs per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Orioles enjoyed a 10-2 victory at the expense of the White Sox on Sunday, with D Bundy throwing 6 innings of 4-hit ball at U.S. Cellular Field.

The Athletics were saddled with a loss last time out in Sean Manaea's start, as they lost 3-1 against Chicago on Sunday at O.co Coliseum.

Betting Trends
  • Baltimore is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 21 of Baltimore's last 25 games
  • Baltimore is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
  • Baltimore is 4-8 SU in its last 12 games on the road
  • Oakland is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Oakland is 1-8 SU in its last 9 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Oakland's last 6 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Oakland's last 6 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Baltimore at Oakland, Tuesday, August 9th

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