Oakland Athletics vs. Baltimore Orioles - 8/5/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Baltimore Orioles (54-52) at Oakland Athletics (48-60)
MLB Baseball: Wednesday, August 5, 2015 at 3:35 pm (O.co Coliseum)
W Chen (5-6) (3.24) vs. K Graveman (6-7) (3.84)
The Line: Oakland Athletics +120 / Baltimore Orioles -130 --- Over/Under: 7.5 See the Latest Odds
The Oakland A’s and the Baltimore Orioles face off on Wednesday in Oakland as the continue their MLB series.
The Oakland A’s put their hits together on Tuesday as they beat the visiting Orioles. Marcus Semien hit a home run and Billy Butler and Coco Crisp had hits as the A’s scored five runs on seven hits. Starting pitcher Chris Bassitt allowed five hits and struck out seven over 7.0 scoreless innings to get the win and raise his record to 1-4 this season. For Wednesday’s game the A’s start Kendall Graveman who has allowed 104 hits and 41 earned runs while striking out 63 over 96 innings for a 6-7 record and a 3.84 ERA.
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The Baltimore Orioles just couldn’t score runs on Tuesday as they lost in Oakland. Jonathan Schoop had two hits and Matt Weiters and Chris Davis had hits as the Orioles had seven hits but didn’t score a run. Starting pitcher Miguel Gonzalez allowed five hits and three runs while striking out five over 5.1 innings to take the loss and fall to 9-8 for the season. For Wednesday’s game the Orioles start Wei-Yin Chen who has allowed 121 hits and 45 earned runs while striking out 102 over 125 innings for a 5-6 record and a 3.24 ERA.
Oakland is 10-4 in game three of a series, 4-8 against the AL East, and 0-4 in Graveman’s last four starts. Baltimore is 8-4 in their last 12 games, 3-8 against the AL West, and 7-3 in Chen’s last 10 starts. Baltimore is 16-39 in their last 55 games in Oakland.
Both of these pitchers have been hot hard of late so I expect this one to go over the total and that is my free pick. My stronger play is on the winning team and I will post that in the Premium Area as well as on the App.