Orioles vs. Athletics - 8/15/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Oakland Athletics (51-65) at Baltimore Orioles (57-56)
MLB Baseball: Saturday, August 15, 2015 at 7:05 pm (Camden Yards)
C Bassitt (1-4) (2.48) vs. M Gonzalez (9-8) (4.45)
The Line: Baltimore Orioles -153 / Oakland Athletics +143 --- Over/Under: 8.5 See the Latest Odds
The Oakland Athletics and Baltimore Orioles play game two Saturday night.
The Oakland Athletics need a win after losing five of their last eight games. The Athletics have scored 11 runs in their last three games and three or less runs in six of their last nine games. The Athletics have lost five of their last seven games when scoring three or less runs. Billy Burns leads Oakland with 109 hits and 26 RBI while Josh Reddick and Marcus Semien have combined for 88 RBI. The Oakland Athletics have lost five straight road games. Chris Bassitt gets the nod, and he’s 1-4 with a 2.48 ERA and 44 strikeouts this season. This will be Bassitt’s second career game against the Orioles.
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The Baltimore Orioles look for a win after splitting their last eight games. The Orioles have scored 13 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last eight games. The Orioles have split their last six games when scoring more than three runs. Manny Machado leads Baltimore with 133 hits and 59 RBI while Adam Jones and Chris Davis have combined for 145 RBI. The Baltimore Orioles have won five of their last seven home games. Miguel Gonzalez takes the hill, and he’s 9-8 with a 4.45 ERA and 92 strikeouts this season. Gonzalez is 0-1 with a 5.40 ERA and nine strikeouts in his career against the Athletics.
The Athletics are 5-1 in their last 6 Saturday games and 0-4 in their last 4 vs. American League East. The Orioles are 4-0 in their last 4 Saturday games and 1-4 in Gonzalezs last 5 starts as a favorite. The over is 7-1 in the last 8 meetings.
The A's are brutal on the road. Meanwhile, the Orioles are getting the job done on their home field. With Gonzalez on the hill, give me the home team.