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Baltimore Orioles vs Oakland Athletics Prediction 4-27-24 Picks

Oakland Athletics (11-16) vs. Baltimore Orioles (16-9)
April 27, 2024 4:05 pm EDT
The Line: Baltimore Orioles -175 / Oakland Athletics +148; Over/Under: +8
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The Oakland A’s and the Baltimore Orioles meet Saturday in MLB action from Camden Yards. We will look at this from a betting perspective and determine the best bets for this game. Here’s an Oakland Athletics vs Baltimore Orioles prediction.

Starting Pitching Matchup

JP Sears will get the start for the A’s here and is 1-1 with a 3.38 ERA and 16 strikeouts this season. In his career, Sears is 1-2 with a 5.40 ERA and 18 strikeouts against the Orioles. Cole Irvin will get the start for the Orioles in this game and is 1-1 with a 4.64 ERA and 13 strikeouts this season. In his career, Irvin is 0-0 with a 7.00 ERA and 7 strikeouts against the A’s.

Oakland A’s Recap

The Oakland A’s will be looking to build some momentum after their series-opening upset win over Baltimore by a final score of 3-2. It was another confidence boosting win for the A’s who were coming off of their series split with the mighty New York Yankees to start the week, and much needed as it’s still been a fairly rough road trip for Oakland, getting swept by Cleveland to start it off.

A’s Offense Starting To Put It Together

Going into Friday’s opener, Shea Langeliers leads the A’s with 5 home runs and 11 RBIs while Zack Gelof has a team-high 33 strikeouts as well as 4 stolen bases this season. JJ Bleday has a team-high 21 hits with 5 doubles and J.D. Davis, Ryan Noda, Seth Brown and Lawrence Butler also have 3 doubles as well this season.

Oakland Athletics Team Facts

  • The Athletics have lost eight of their last nine day games after going to extra innings.
  • The Athletics have covered the run line seven of their last eight day games against teams that held a winning record.
  • The Athletics have won the first inning in each of their last three games as underdogs against the Orioles at Oriole Park at Camden Yards.
  • The Athletics have trailed after 5 innings in each of their last five Saturday games against AL East opponents that held a winning record.
  • The ‘Inning 1 UNDER 0.5 runs’ market has hit in each of the Athletics’ last six day games.

Baltimore Orioles Recap

The Baltimore Orioles didn’t get the start to the series they were hoping for as Oakland was pesky and wouldn’t go away and ultimately sprung the upset which Baltimore surely wasn’t expecting after series wins over the Angels, Royals and Twins over the last week and a half.

Orioles Still Clicking At The Dish

Entering Friday’s Series Opener, Adley Rutschman leads the Orioles with 32 hits while Gunnar Henderson has 30 hits. Ryan Mountcastle has a team-high 7 doubles while Henderson has a team-high 8 home runs, 20 RBIs, 3 triples and 26 strikeouts. Jordan Westburg also has 18 RBIs and Henderson and Cedric Mullins each have a team-high 5 stolen bases as well this season.

Baltimore Orioles Team Facts

  • The Orioles have won each of their last six games against American League opponents following a loss.
  • The road team has covered the run line in each of the last six games between the Athletics and Orioles.
  • The Orioles have led after 3 innings in each of their last five day games.
  • The Orioles have led after 5 innings in each of their last four games against the Athletics.
  • The ‘Inning 1 OVER 0.5 runs’ market has hit in each of the Orioles’ last seven day games at Oriole Park at Camden Yards.

Oakland Athletics vs Baltimore Orioles prediction

I’m on the over in this game. I’ve said time and time again for anyone who will listen, Sears and Paul Blackburn are normally the A’s two best shots at getting a win from their starting pitching in any turn through the rotation. However, Baltimore still hits lefties really well and I think they could get a few runs off of Sears here. On the other side of the coin, Irvin has probably been the weak link of this Orioles rotation if there was one, and I’m not in a position where I want to have him as my option laying a heavy price or chasing a run line. I think both starters can be had here and both bullpens can give some up as well. Give me the over here.

Chris Ruffolo's Free Pick: Over 8

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Chris joined the Sports Chat Place team in August 2016 and has a proven system that combines multiple analytical and situational statistics and trends to give out thousands of winning picks over the last three years with winning records across all of the top leagues, Follow Chris Ruffolo on Twitter @ruffthepickdawg

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