Orioles vs A’s MLB Expert Prediction
Orioles vs Oakland MLB Expert Prediction provided by Sports Investor Central
The Oakland A’s host the AL East leading Baltimore Orioles for game 2 of their four game series. Oakland took game 1 by a score of 3-2. Oakland is 14 games below .500 and have zero hope of making the playoffs. Baltimore is not only looking to make the playoffs but they want to win the AL Pennant.
Baltimore entered the Oakland series on Monday after a 10-2 romp of the Chicago White Sox on Sunday. Baltimore’s romp over the White Sox Sunday, coupled with Toronto’s loss to the Royals, gave the Orioles a one game edge in the AL East. Manny Machado did the heavy lifting, homering in each of the first three innings and driving in seven runs.
Machado is having a monster year batting .307, 132 hits, 26 HR’s and 69 RBI’s. Machado will certainly be in the MVP running and a deep playoff push by the Orioles will only help his chances.
Wade Miley gets the nod for his 21st start of the year overall and his second with the Orioles. He was picked up from the Mariners right before the trade deadline. Miley is 7-9 overall with a 5.08 ERA and a 1.359 WHIP over 117 innings of action. He faces the A’s for the third time in his career. Miley is 2-0 with a 1.29 ERA and a 1.143 WHIP over 14 innings of work.
While the A’s took Game 1 of this series, Oakland is just (2-8) their last 10 games. Rookie Zach Neal takes the mound for his 12th appearance and second start of the year for the A’s. He’s 1-1 with a 5.25 ERA and a 1.25 WHIP over 24 innings of work this season.
Oakland has a team BA of .249 ranking them 19th in the Majors and have hit 122 home runs. Baltimore has hit 47 more home runs on the season.
Orioles Betting Trends:
Orioles are 5-2 in their last 7 overall
Orioles are 7-2 in the last 9 meetings
Orioles are 4-0 in their last 4 when their opponent allows 2 runs or less in their previous game
Under is 12-2 in Orioles last 14 vs. a team with a losing record
Under is 22-4 in Orioles last 26 overall.
A’s Betting Trends:
Athletics are 4-0 in their last 4 vs. American League East
Athletics are 29-59 in their last 88 games vs. a left-handed starter
Athletics are 2-8 in their last 10 overall
Under is 16-5 in Athletics last 21 home games vs. a team with a losing road record
Orioles vs Oakland MLB Expert Prediction: Baltimore -135
All-Star third baseman Manny Machado has four homers and nine RBIs over the past two games and hopes to continue his power surge tonight vs the A’s. Baltimore has way too much power and offense for A’s rookie Zach Neal. Oakland isn’t generating much from their offense and we look for Wade Miley to pick up his first win with the Orioles.