Oakland Athletics vs. Baltimore Orioles - 8/12/17 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Baltimore Orioles (57-59) at Oakland Athletics (51-65)
MLB Baseball: Saturday, August 12, 2017 at 9:05 pm (Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum)
D Bundy (11-8) (4.15) vs. Sean Manaea (8-6) (4.15)
The Line: Oakland Athletics -113 / Baltimore Orioles +103 --- Over/Under: 8.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: MAS2, NSCA
The Baltimore Orioles and Oakland Athletics meet Saturday in MLB action at Oakland Alameda Coliseum.
The Baltimore Orioles look for a win here after splitting their last 10 games. The Orioles have scored 12 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in eight of their last 11 games. The Baltimore Orioles have won six of their last eight games when scoring more than three runs. Jonathan Schoop leads the Orioles with 130 hits and 84 RBI while Adam Jones and Manny Machado have combined for 233 hits and 124 RBI. Dylan Bundy gets the ball, and he is 11-8 with a 4.15 ERA and 107 strikeouts this season. This will be Bundy’s second career game against the Athletics.
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The Oakland Athletics look to play spoiler after splitting their last 12 games. The Athletics scored five runs in Friday’s win and five or more runs in five of their last seven games. The Oakland Athletics have won seven of their last 10 games when scoring more than three runs. Jed Lowrie leads Oakland with 114 hits and 40 RBI while Ryon Healy and Khris Davis have combined for 207 hits and 144 RBI. Sean Manaea gets the ball, and he is 8-6 with a 4.15 ERA and 112 strikeouts this season. This will be Manaea’s first career game against the Orioles.
The Orioles are 5-2 in their last 7 during game 3 of a series, 13-28 in their last 41 road games and 4-0 in Bundys last 4 starts. The Athletics are 8-1 in their last 9 during game 3 of a series, 4-1 in Manaeas last 5 starts with 5 days of rest and 2-5 in Manaeas last 7 starts. The Orioles are 11-23 in the last 34 meetings in Oakland and the under is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings.
The Baltimore Orioles continue to find ways to lose on the road and Oakland is a really solid club at home for whatever reason. However, Manaea has been hit hard much of the season and is coming off possibly his worst start yet. Bundy has allowed a combined two earned runs and eight hits in his last 15 innings. There's value with the O's and the plus money here even if Baltimore can't win outside of Baltimore.