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Oakland Athletics vs Baltimore Orioles Prediction 7-7-24 Picks

Baltimore Orioles (56-33) vs. Oakland Athletics (34-57)
July 7, 2024 4:07 pm EDT
The Line: Oakland Athletics +163 / Baltimore Orioles -196; Over/Under: +8
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The Baltimore Orioles and the Oakland A’s meet Sunday in MLB action from the Oakland Coliseum. We will look at this from a betting perspective and determine the best bets for this game. Here’s a Oakland Athletics vs Baltimore Orioles Prediction.

Starting Pitching Matchup

The Baltimore Orioles will send out Grayson Rodriguez here and Rodriguez is 10-3 with a 3.45 ERA and 97 strikeouts this season. This will be Rodriguez’s second career start against Oakland. The Oakland A’s will send out Mitch Spence here and Spence is 5-4 with a 4.15 ERA and 61 strikeouts this season. This will be Spence’s first career start against Baltimore.

Baltimore Orioles Recap

The Baltimore Orioles come into this one looking to rebound from a 19-8 loss at the hands of Oakland in Saturday’s matchup, evening the set up at one win apiece. The loss put the Orioles’ series win streak in jeopardy after knocking off the Mariners and Rangers over the last week and a half.

Orioles Surging For AL East Title

Going into Saturday, Gunnar Henderson leads the Orioles with 99 hits, 27 home runs, along with 60 RBIs and 4 triples but also has a team-high 93 strikeouts in addition to 14 stolen bases. Adley Rutschman has 96 hits with 15 home runs and 56 RBIs in addition to 12 doubles while Anthony Santander has 15 doubles with 22 home runs and 56 RBIs and Colton Cowser has 13 doubles and Ryan Mountcastle has a team-high 21 doubles. Cedric Mullins has also contributed a team-high 16 stolen bases as well this season.

Why the Baltimore Orioles will win

  • The Athletics have lost each of their last 10 Sunday games.
  • The Orioles have won each of their last 10 games as favorites against the Athletics following a loss.
  • The Athletics have failed to cover the run line in each of their last nine Sunday day games.
  • The Orioles have covered the run line in six of their last seven day games against the Athletics at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum following a loss.

Oakland A’s Recap

The Oakland A’s will try to build some momentum after their offensive outburst on Saturday to tie up the series 1-1. The win gave the A’s a chance to keep the momentum alive after a series sweep of the Los Angeles Angels to start the week.

A’s Trying To Ride Wave Of Momentum

Entering Saturday’s matchup, Brent Rooker leads the A’s with 50 RBIs along with 17 home runs this season while Abraham Toro has 72 hits and 24 RBIs. JJ Bleday has a team-high 22 doubles, 3 triples, 76 hits and 30 RBIs and Toro has a .260 batting average. Rooker also has the unfortunate title of leading strikeout bat with 102 K’s at the dish this season. Shea Langeliers has also chipped in 16 home runs and 42 RBIs.

Why the Oakland Athletics will win

  • The underdogs have won five of the Orioles’ last six games.
  • The Orioles have lost four of their last five games as road favorites.
  • The underdogs have covered the run line in each of the Orioles’ last eight games.
  • The Orioles have failed to cover the run line in each of their last seven games as road favorites against AL West opponents.

Oakland Athletics vs Baltimore Orioles Prediction

I’m on the Orioles here. I just think Grayson Rodriguez is the better starter by a fair margin here and can take the Orioles a lot farther than Mitch Spence can. Don’t get me wrong, Spence is a solid option for the A’s, and the A’s have had a nice run of form, but I’m worried that the A’s overdid it on Saturday and didn’t leave any bullets in the chamber for Sunday’s finale. I think the O’s get their revenge and win the series. Give me Baltimore.

Chris Ruffolo's Free Pick: Baltimore -196

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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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