Oakland Athletics vs. Baltimore Orioles - 8/3/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Baltimore Orioles (53-51) at Oakland Athletics (46-59)
MLB Baseball: Monday, August 3, 2015 at 10:05 pm (O.co Coliseum)
C Tillman (8-7) (4.04) vs. J Chavez (5-10) (3.53)
The Line: Oakland Athletics -111 / Baltimore Orioles +101 --- Over/Under: 7.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: CSN-California, MASN2
The Baltimore Orioles look to get back in the win column at the Oakland Athletics on Monday.
The Baltimore Orioles drive for another American League East crown might be in jeopardy but a Wild Card berth is well within reach. The Orioles entered Sunday’s tilt with the Tigers as winners in seven of eight before neither their arms or bats came through in a 6-1 defeat. Starter Ubaldo Jimenez suffered a rare home loss with all six runs plated on six hits over 4.2 frames to fall to 8-7. The Birds were held to just four hits with Chris Davis cracking his 26th bomb in the 4th inning. A suddenly hot Chris Tillman toes the rubber against the Athletics on Monday night. On the season Tillman has gone 8-7 with a 4.35 ERA covering 20 starts and 113.2 innings of work.
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The Oakland Athletics are not the fearsome team they were in the past few years and their record says as much. The Athletics picked up a 2-1, ten inning victory against visiting Cleveland on Sunday. Starter Sonny Gray allowed the lone run on four hits through seven innings with four relievers putting up zeros. The offense mustered seven hits and walked four times with Mark Canha and Billy Burns driving in runs while Sam Fuld and Eric Sogard scored. The Athletics are slated to send Jesse Chavez to the bump to oppose the Orioles for the first time ever. Chavez has struggled the past time out with a combined seven runs on 13 hits and four BB over eight frames.
The under is 7-0-1 in Baltimore’s last 8 Monday games while the Orioles are 7-2 in their last 9 overall and 6-2 in their last 8 games as a favorite. The over is 8-2-1 in Oakland’s last 11 Monday games while the Athletics are 2-7 in their last 9 overall and 2-7 in their last 9 games on grass. Baltimore are 15-37 in the last 52 meetings in Oakland and are 38-80 in the last 118 meetings. The way Tillman has been throwing has me looking his way if his sprained ankle is good…