Orioles vs. Athletics - 8/17/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Oakland Athletics (51-67) at Baltimore Orioles (59-56)
MLB Baseball: Monday, August 17, 2015 at 7:05 pm (Camden Yards)
Gray vs. C Tillman (8-7) (4.34)
The Line: Baltimore Orioles -120 / Oakland Athletics +110 --- Over/Under: 8 See the Latest Odds
The Oakland Athletics and Baltimore Orioles end their four-game series Monday night.
The Oakland Athletics need a win to snap a six-game losing streak. The Athletics have scored 11 runs in their last three games and three or less runs in six of their last eight games. The Athletics have lost five straight games when scoring three or less runs. Billy Burns leads Oakland with 110 hits and 26 RBI while Marcus Semien and Brett Lawrie have combined for 74 RBI. The Oakland Athletics have lost seven straight road games. Sonny Gray gets the ball, and he’s 12-4 with a 2.06 ERA and 136 strikeouts this season. Gray is 1-2 with a 7.04 ERA and 18 strikeouts in his career against the Orioles.
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The Baltimore Orioles look for a win after winning five of their last eight games. The Orioles have scored 30 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last eight games. The Orioles have won four of their last six games when scoring more than three runs. Manny Machado leads Baltimore with 136 hits and 62 RBI while Adam Jones and Jimmy Paredes have combined for 104 RBI. The Baltimore Orioles have won five of their last six home games. Chris Tillman takes the hill, and he’s 8-7 with a 4.66 ERA and 82 strikeouts this season. Tillman is 1-0 with a 2.16 ERA and 24 strikeouts in his career against the Athletics.
The Athletics are 4-1 in their last 5 Monday games and 3-14 in their last 17 vs. American League East. The Orioles are 1-7 in their last 8 during game 4 of a series and 8-3 in Tillmans last 11 starts. The over is 8-2 in the last 10 meetings.
The A's can't win on the road at all in the second half of the season. The Orioles are starting to find their stride and should be able to complete the sweep Monday night.