Athletics vs. Orioles - 8/9/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Baltimore Orioles (63-48) at Oakland Athletics (49-63)
MLB Baseball: Tuesday, August 9, 2016 at 10:05 pm (O.co Coliseum)
W Miley (7-9) (5.08) vs. Zachary Neal (1-1) (5.25)
The Line: Oakland Athletics +140 / Baltimore Orioles -150 --- Over/Under: 8.5 See the Latest Odds
The Baltimore Orioles and Oakland Athletics meet Tuesday night for game two of their series.
The Baltimore Orioles haven’t lost back-to-back games since July 29-30. The Orioles have scored 14 runs in their last three games and five or more runs in five of their last 10 games. The Baltimore Orioles offense continues to be hit or miss, and they’ve won four straight games when scoring more than three runs. Manny Machado leads Baltimore with 132 hits, Jonathan Schoop has 59 RBI and Adam Jones has 21 home runs. Wade Miley gets the ball, and he’s 7-9 with a 5.08 ERA and 87 strikeouts this season. Miley is 2-0 with a 1.29 ERA and seven strikeouts in his career against the Athletics.
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The Oakland Athletics haven’t won back-to-back games since July 26-27. The Athletics have allowed 10 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in 10 of their last 13 games. The Oakland Athletics have an ERA of 4.69 and have lost seven of their last eight games when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Khris Davis leads Oakland with 98 hits, Danny Valencia has 39 RBI and Marcus Semien has 23 home runs. Zach Neal takes the hill, and he’s 1-1 with a 5.25 ERA and 10 strikeouts this season. This will be Neal’s first career game against the Orioles.
The Orioles are 4-2 in their last 6 vs. American League West and 5-3 in their last 8 overall. The Athletics are 1-6 in their last 7 vs. a team with a winning record and 5-2 in their last 7 vs. American League East. The Orioles are 17-38 in the last 55 meetings in Oakland.
I don't trust either one of these pitchers, as they both have ERAs over five, and both offenses have been swinging the bats well in the second half of the season. I'll take a shot on the over before I side with either one of these pitchers.