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Oakland Athletics vs. Baltimore Orioles - 5/6/18 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Baltimore Orioles (8-25) at Oakland Athletics (17-16)
Date & Time Sunday May 6, 2018, 4:05 PM (EDT)
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The Line: Oakland Athletics -178 / Baltimore Orioles +168 --- Over/Under: 9.5
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MLB | Baltimore Orioles (8-25) at Oakland Athletics (17-16)
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The Baltimore Orioles and Oakland Athletics meet Sunday in MLB action at Oakland Coliseum. 

The Baltimore Orioles could use a win here to snap a rough five-game losing streak. The Orioles have allowed 20 runs in their last three games and six or more runs in six of their last 10 games. The Baltimore Orioles have lost 17 of their last 18 games when allowing at least two runs. Offensively, Manny Machado leads the Orioles with 45 hits and 27 RBI while Adam Jones and Trey Mancini have combined for 65 hits and 27 RBI. Alex Cobb gets the ball, and he is 0-3 with a 9.68 ERA and six strikeouts this season. Cobb is 4-2 with a 2.33 ERA and 43 strikeouts in his career against the Athletics.

The Oakland Athletics look for a sark of consistency after splitting their last 12 games. The Athletics have scored nine runs in their last three games and three or less runs in five of their last seven games. The Oakland Athletics have lost five of their last seven games when scoring at least four runs. Jed Lowrie leads the Athletics with 48 hits and 31 RBI while Marcus Semien and Khris Davis have combined for 66 hits and 42 RBI. Andrew Triggs gets the ball, and he is 2-1 with a 5.20 ERA and 27 strikeouts this season. Triggs is 0-1 with a 5.40 ERA and seven strikeouts in his career against the Orioles.

The Orioles are 23-59 in their last 82 road games, 3-14 in their last 17 during game 3 of a series and 0-4 in Cobbs last 4 starts. The Athletics are 6-1 in their last 7 home games, 13-4 in their last 17 Sunday games and 0-5 in Triggs' last 5 starts vs. American League East. The Orioles are 20-41 in the last 61 meetings in Oakland.

The Baltimore Orioles continue to be fade material, as they're making a case as the worst team in baseball, and they found a way to lose last night as well despite getting a gem from their starting pitcher. Cobb has allowed 22 runs in 17.2 innings this season and is allowing a .425 batting average. No, thanks. Again, I don't care what's on the other side, I'm fading the Baltimore Orioles until further notice.

Oakland Athletics -178

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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