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Oakland Athletics vs. Baltimore Orioles - 6/19/19 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Baltimore Orioles at Oakland Athletics
Date & Time Wednesday June 19, 2019, 3:37 PM (EDT)
Location
Oakland Coliseum
Oakland, California
The Line
The Line: Baltimore Orioles +261 / Oakland Athletics -288 -- Over/Under: 9.5
TV Channel
NSCA, MAS2
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The Baltimore Orioles and Oakland Athletics meet Wednesday in MLB action at Oakland Coliseum.

The Baltimore Orioles could use a win to snap a seven-game losing streak. The Orioles have scored 10 runs in their last three games and three or less runs in six of their last nine games. The Baltimore Orioles have lost 20 straight games when scoring three or less runs. Trey Mancini leads the Orioles with 84 hits and 35 RBI while Jonathan Villar and Hanser Alberto have combined for 134 hits and 45 RBI. Josh Rogers gets the ball, and he is 0-0 with a 7.88 ERA and two strikeouts this season. This will be Rogers’ second career game against the Athletics.

The Oakland Athletics look for a win after winning six of their last nine games. The Athletics have scored 22 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in eight of their last 13 games. The Oakland Athletics have won five straight games when scoring four or more runs. Marcus Semien leads the Athletics with 82 hits and 36 RBI while Matt Chapman and Ramon Laureano have combined for 140 hits and 71 RBI. Chris Bassitt gets the ball, and he is 3-3 with a 3.68 ERA and 57 strikeouts this season. Bassitt is 1-0 with a 1.80 ERA and 13 strikeouts in his career against the Orioles.

The Orioles are 16-35 in their last 51 Wednesday games, 19-54 in their last 73 during game 3 of a series and 13-39 in their last 52 overall. The Athletics are 2-7 in their last 9 home games, 0-4 in Bassitts last 4 starts during game 3 of a series and 0-4 in Bassitts last 4 starts vs. American League East. The Orioles are 20-44 in the last 64 meetings in Oakland and 0-4 in the last 4 meetings. The under is 5-2 in Athletics last 7 overall. The over is 4-1-1 in Orioles last 6 overall.

The Baltimore Orioles continue to get beat up every time they take the field, and they throw out a pitcher in Rogers who has 19.2 innings under his belt for his career and has allowed 18 earned runs during that span. Bassitt can be wild at times and does give up his fair share of runs, but he keeps the A's in games and is allowing just a .213 batting average on the season. The Athletics have also caught fire offensively in this series and are head and shoulders the better team. Backing the O's in their current form doesn't make much sense. Give me Oakland and the RL. 

Pick:
Oakland Athletics -1.5

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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