MLB Game Preview - Orioles underdogs vs Athletics at Oakland
Baltimore Orioles vs Oakland Athletics Odds
The Athletics get a visit from the Baltimore Orioles in baseball action on Saturday, with the home side looking to send the visitors to the showers with a loss.
Chris Tillman gets the ball in front of a hostile crowd for the Orioles on this day; he's 0-1 on the season. The Athletics, meanwhile, will counter with AJ Griffin, who will be looking to improve on his 2-1 mark.
Oakland was a -139 moneyline favorites earlier in the day at BetOnline, based on the starting pitcher matchup. That pairing made odds makers at Sportsbook.ag settle on an opening over under number of 8.
The MLB Power Rankings at Odds Shark show the American League's No. 6-rated Orioles taking on the American League's No. 10-rated Athletics in this contest.
How They Match Up:
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Oakland's American League No. 1-ranked scoring average of 5.2 runs per game, against a Orioles offense rated No. 2 and scoring 5 runs per game in the league. The Athletics have averaged 8.4 hits per game to date this season, less than the Orioles hitters have managed (8.9 per nine innings).
Oakland owns the American League's No. 9 defense, allowing 4.5 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Baltimore's American League No. 6-rated defense.
Baltimore was a 3-0 winner in its last match on the road against the Athletics. They won as +119 underdogs, while the total score of 3 made winners of UNDER bettors. Baltimore threw a shutout at Oakland in their last outing, using a shutdown performance by Wei-Yin Chen to defeat Oakland 3-0 on Friday.
Baltimore Orioles Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 3-7
Before playing Oakland are 4-6
After playing Oakland are 7-3
After a win are 5-5
Oakland Athletics Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Baltimore are 5-5
After playing Baltimore are 3-7
After a loss are 3-7
A few Orioles at Athletics trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Baltimore's last 6 games on the road
Baltimore is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
Baltimore is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games on the road
Baltimore is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing Oakland
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Oakland's last 6 games
Oakland is 16-5 SU in its last 21 games when playing at home against Baltimore
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Oakland's last 11 games at home
Oakland is 14-7 SU in its last 21 games at home
Baltimore at Oakland, Sunday, April 28