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Oakland Athletics vs Colorado Rockies Prediction 5-21-24 Picks

Colorado Rockies (15-31) vs. Oakland Athletics (19-30)
May 21, 2024 9:40 pm EDT
The Line: Oakland Athletics -130 / Colorado Rockies +110; Over/Under: +7.5
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In this article we will formulate an Oakland Athletics vs Colorado Rockies prediction for this MLB game on Tuesday, May 21st at the Oakland Coliseum in Oakland, California. Let’s take a look at the prediction for game one in this series. 

Oakland Tries to Snap Losing Streak

The Oakland Athletics are 19-30 this season and they have lost eight games in a row. Oakland is coming off of a series loss against Kansas City, where they lost all three games by scores of 6-2, 5-3, and 8-4. Prior to that series, the Athletics were swept in four games against Houston, lost two out of three against Seattle, and lost three out of four against Texas. Oakland has lost 13 of their last 15 games and they have moved towards the bottom of the AL West. 

The Oakland pitching staff has a 4.53 ERA, a 1.34 WHIP, and a .256 opponent batting average. The Athletics offense has scored 180 runs with a .220 batting average and a .295 on base percentage. JJ Bleday is batting .247 with five home runs and 18 RBI’s for the Athletics this season. Oakland is 25th in team ERA this season and they have allowed at least five runs in 10 of their last 15 games. 

Rockies Try to Bounce Back 

The Colorado Rockies are 15-31 this year and they have won seven of their last ten games. Colorado is coming off of a series loss against San Francisco, where they lost all three games by scores of 10-5, 14-4, and 4-1. Prior to that series, the Rockies swept the Padres in three games, swept the Rangers in three games, and lost two out of three against the Giants. Colorado has played better over the last 10 games, but they are still last in the NL West behind the Dodgers, Padres, Giants, and Diamondbacks. 

The Colorado pitching staff has a 5.34 ERA, a 1.56 WHIP, and a .283 opponent batting average. The Rockies offense has scored 182 runs with a .246 batting average and a .306 on base percentage. Ryan McMahon is batting .306 with seven home runs and 25 RBI’s for the Rockies this season. Colorado is dead last in team ERA this year and while they did give up 28 runs in their last series, they have allowed three runs or fewer in six of their last ten games. 

Starting Pitchers

The projected starting pitcher for Oakland is Aaron Brooks, who is 0-1 with a 3.86 ERA and a 1.14 WHIP over 7.0 innings pitched this season. Brooks allowed three earned runs and seven hits over 7.0 innings against Houston in his lone start this year. The projected starting pitcher for Colorado is Cal Quantrill, who is 3-3 with a 3.66 ERA and a 1.32 WHIP over 51.2 innings pitched this year. Quantrill has allowed two total earned runs over his last three starts (19.2 IP) against San Diego, San Francisco, and Pittsburgh. 

Why the Colorado Rockies will win

The Athletics have lost each of their last eight games.
The Rockies have won each of their last three games as underdogs against American League opponents.
The Athletics have failed to cover the run line in seven of their last eight games.
The Rockies have covered the run line in four of their last five road games against American League opponents following a loss.
The Athletics have lost the first inning in each of their last three games.
The Athletics have trailed after 3 innings in each of their last five games against opponents that held a losing record.
The Athletics have trailed after 5 innings in each of their last eight games.

Total Runs Facts

Each of the Athletics’ last seven night games against NL West opponents have gone OVER the total runs line.
Sixteen of the Rockies’ last 18 night games against American League opponents have gone OVER the total runs line.
The ‘Inning 1 OVER 0.5 runs’ market has hit in each of the last four night games between the Rockies and Athletics.
The ‘Inning 1 UNDER 0.5 runs’ market has hit in each of the Rockies’ last three games as road underdogs against AL West opponents.

Oakland Athletics vs Colorado Rockies Prediction 

These two teams come into this series towards the bottom of the standings in the MLB, but the good news is that someone has to get a win here. Oakland started the season playing decently well, but their pitching staff has been bad over the last two weeks. Colorado was able to put seven straight wins together, but they were swept in San Francisco over the weekend. These two teams have pretty poor pitching staffs, but these two starters have decent numbers. Quantrill will look for his fourth straight solid start, while Brooks tries to carry over momentum from his first outing. I don’t love this matchup, but I have to lean on Quantrill and the Rockies here. My Oakland Athletics vs Colorado Rockies prediction is for the Rockies to get the win. 

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David Racey

David started writing about sports in 2015, but sports has been his passion for as long as he can remember. David spends most of his free time watching pretty much anything sports related from Baseball to Tennis and everything in between. David likes to analyze statistics and recent results to form an unbiased opinion on whatever game he is breaking down. Follow David on Twitter at @itsyerboi41

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