Orioles vs. Athletics - 5/8/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Oakland Athletics (14-17) at Baltimore Orioles (17-12)
MLB Baseball: Sunday, May 8, 2016 at 1:35 pm (Camden Yards)
K Graveman (1-3) (4.40) vs. C Tillman (3-1) (2.81)
The Line: Baltimore Orioles -150 / Oakland Athletics +140 --- Over/Under: 8 See the Latest Odds
The Oakland Athletics and Baltimore Orioles play a rubber game Sunday afternoon.
The Oakland Athletics could use a win after losing five of their last six games. The Athletics have allowed 18 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in eight of their last 10 games. The Oakland Athletics have an ERA of 3.89 and lost six of their last eight games when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Josh Reddick leads Oakland with 34 hits, Jed Lowrie has 17 RBI and Marcus Semien has eight home runs. Kendall Graveman gets the ball, and he’s 1-3 with a 4.40 ERA and 25 strikeouts this season. Graveman is 0-1 with a 7.59 ERA and eight strikeouts in his career against the Orioles.
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The Baltimore Orioles look for consistency after splitting their last 12 games. The Orioles have scored nine runs in this series and four or more runs in six of their last nine games. The Baltimore Orioles offense has been the key to this season, as they’re 13-3 when scoring more than three runs. Manny Machado leads Baltimore with 41 hits, Mark Trumbo has 22 RBI and Chris Davis has eight home runs. Chris Tillman takes the hill, and he’s 3-1 with a 2.81 ERA and 33 strikeouts this season. Tillman is 2-0 with a 2.25 ERA and 27 strikeouts in his career against the Athletics.
The Athletics are 0-4 in their last 4 during game 3 of a series and 2-11 in Gravemans last 13 starts. The Orioles are 19-7 in their last 26 home games and 6-1 in Tillmans last 7 starts. The over is 9-3 in the last 12 meetings.
The Orioles have the advantage on their home field after a rough doubleheader on Saturday. The A's are also in bad form and continue to allow runs by the boatload. With Tillman on the hill, I like the O's to get the victory and win this series.