Baltimore Orioles vs. Oakland Athletics MLB Pick, Odds, Prediction - 6/6/14
Oakland Athletics (37-22) at Baltimore Orioles (30-27)
MLB Baseball: Friday, June 6, 2014 at 7:05 pm (Camden Yards)
Tom Milone (L) (3-3) (3.599) vs. Wei-Yin Chen (L) (6-2) (4.263)
The Line: Baltimore Orioles -111 / Oakland Athletics +101 --- Over/Under: 9 See the Latest Odds
TV: CSN-CA, MASN
The Oakland Athletics and Baltimore Orioles will begin a three-game series on Friday.
The Athletics have won six of their last eight games and look like one of the more balanced teams in all of baseball. The A’s have scored more runs than any team in the league and have the best ERA at 2.93. The Athletics are 28-8 when scoring more than three runs this season. Josh Donaldson has 14 hits in his last 10 games and Brandon Moss has seven RBI in his last four games. Getting the nod is Tommy Milone, who is 3-3 with a 3.60 ERA and has 39 strikeouts in 60 innings. Milone is 1-1 with a 0.69 ERA in two career starts against the Orioles.
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The Orioles have won four of their last five games and now return home where they’re 11-12. The Orioles have scored at least six runs in four straight games and are 22-9 when scoring more than three runs. Nelson Cruz has scored eight runs in his last 10 games and Adam Jones has nine hits in his last four games. The Orioles pitching staff has an ERA of 4.21. Wei-Yin Chen gets the start, and he’s 6-2 with a 4.26 ERA and has 46 strikeouts in 63.1 innings. Chen is 3-0 with a 0.44 ERA in three career starts against the Athletics.
The Athletics are 4-1 in Milone's last 5 starts as a favorite and 2-6 in Milone's last 8 starts vs. American League East. The Orioles are 7-3 in Chen's last 10 starts and 11-5 in Chen's last 16 home starts. The Athletics are 76-36 in the last 112 meetings between these two teams.
This should be a good game between two solid teams, but the A's one of the top teams in the league and are getting plus money. I'll ride the hot wave for the added value.