Oakland Athletics (13-7) at Baltimore Orioles (8-11)
MLB Baseball: Sunday, April 25, 2021 at 1:05 pm (Oriole Park at Camden Yards)
Jesus Luzardo (1-1) (5.89) vs. John Means (1-0) (1.52)
The Line: Baltimore Orioles +110 / Oakland Athletics -120 --- Over/Under: 8 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
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The Oakland A’s and the Baltimore Orioles meet in MLB action from Camden Yards on Sunday afternoon.
The Oakland A’s will look to build on a 7-2 win over the O’s on Saturday. Matt Olson leads the A’s with a .338 batting average, 6 home runs and 22 hits with 4 doubles while Jed Lowrie has 17 RBIs of his own with a team-high 6 doubles. Matt Chapman has 2 triples with 3 home runs and 11 RBIs. The issue for Chapman is that he also leads Oakland with 28 strikeouts while Mark Canha has a .424 OBP to lead Oakland this season. Jesus Luzardo will start here and is 1-1with a 5.89 ERA and 21 strikeouts this season. This will be Luzardo’s first career start against Baltimore.
The Baltimore Orioles will try to bounce back from Saturday’s loss to the A’s on Saturday. Cedric Mullins leads Baltimore with a .329 batting average, a .393 OBP and 25 hits with a team-high 8 doubles as well. Trey Mancini has a team-high 4 home runs with 13 RBIs while Maikel Franco has a team-high 15 RBIs. Ryan Mountcastle also has a team-high24 strikeouts this season. John Means will start here and is 1-0 with a 1.52 ERA and 23 strikeouts this season. This will be Means’ second career start against Oakland.
Oakland is 5-0 in their last 5 road games and 13-3 in their last 16 games overall while the under is 9-1-1 in their last 11 games against the AL East. Baltimore is 57-121 in their last 178 home games and 21-54 in their last 75 games against the AL West while the under is 7-1 in their last 8 games overall. Oakland is 13-3 in the last 16 meetings between these two teams and 4-0 in the last 4 meetings between these two teams in Baltimore.
I get the case that could be made for either side here, as Oakland’s the better team in better from while Means is Baltimore’s staff ace. However, I think Luzardo comes to play and we all know what we’re going to get from John Means on the mound so give me the under in this spot.