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Oakland Athletics Starter Scott Kazmir Out to Silence Washington Nationals Bats in MLB Contest

Washington Nationals


Oakland Athletics
Sunday, May 11, 2014 4:05 PM ET
O.co Coliseum

The Oakland Athletics will try to be nasty hosts on Sunday when the Washington Nationals pay a visit to O.co Coliseum.

Gio Gonzalez, with a record of 3-2 on the season, gets the ball for the Washington Nationals, while the Oakland Athletics trot Scott Kazmir to the mound in this one. He is 4-1 so far in 2014.

Washington Nationals vs Oakland Athletics Opening Odds and Betting Line

Oakland was a -131 moneyline favorites earlier in the day at BetOnline, based on the starting pitcher matchup. That pairing made odds makers at 5Dimes pick an opening over under number of 7.

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Computer Prediction: Washington Nationals vs Oakland Athletics Pick

Odds Shark computer prediction formulas pick a 5.5-4.2 win for the Athletics on Sunday. Odds Shark score prediction models pick a 5.5-4.2 result in favor of the Athletics today. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

Washington Nationals vs Oakland Athletics Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Oakland Athletics sport a record of 22-15 heading into this matchup, while the Washington Nationals sit at 19-17 on the season Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Oakland vs Washington injuries news.

The Oakland Athletics sit at No. 1 in the current MLB power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Washington Nationals sit at No. 17 on the same chart.

How Washington Nationals vs Oakland Athletics Stats Matchup

Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features the Oakland Athletics No. 6-ranked scoring average of 4.81 runs per game, against a Washington Nationals offense rated No. 16 and scoring 4.06 runs per game. The Athletics have averaged 8.78 hits per game to date this season, more than the Nationals hitters have managed (8.67 per nine innings).

Defensively, Washington features the No. 20-rated defense on the road, allowing 4.69 runs per game. Oakland, meanwhile, comes in at No. 18 at home, scoring 3.83 runs per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Nationals were a 4-3 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Athletics. That made winners of bettors who got Oakland at -160 on the moneyline, while the total score (7) was good news for UNDER bettors. Washington lost a tight one on Saturday, seeing the game get away from them in extra innings and falling by a 4-3 score against Oakland at O.co Coliseum.

Washington Nationals vs Oakland Athletics Betting Odds Trends

Washington is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games
Washington is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 10 of Washington's last 14 games on the road
Washington is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Oakland
Oakland is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games at home
Oakland is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Washington

Next Betting Matchups

Washington at Arizona, Monday, May 12th
Oakland home to Chicago, Monday, May 12th