Oakland Athletics VS Baltimore Orioles

MLB Baseball 04:05 PM ET

Saturday

05/02/2021

NBCSCA

Spread: Oakland Athletics -185

Over/Under: 8.5

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Oakland Coliseum sees action on Sunday between the Baltimore Orioles and Oakland Athletics.  Baltimore looks to build on an 8-4 over Oakland in their last game and after winning the first game of the series.  Baltimore improved to 12-14 on the year.  Despite losing three of their last four games, Oakland is still at the top of the American League East standings at 16-12 this season.

The Orioles are struggling at the plate ranking 22nd in the MLB with a batting average of .224 for the season.  Baltimore is scoring just 3.62 runs per game and ranks 27th in the MLB scoring offense.  They have won three of their last 5 games, but they’re just averaging 3 runs in their last 5 games.

Hoping to finish the sweep of the Athletics, Baltimore sends left-hander Bruce Zimmermann to the mound.  He is 1-2 with a 5.33 ERA and has 18 strikeouts this season.  This is going to be Zimmermann’s first career start versus Oakland.  Cedric Mullins leads the Orioles with a batting average of .337, .397 OPS, and 25 hits with 9 doubles.  Trey Mancini continues to be a key producer with a batting average of .237, 5 home runs, and a team-high 18 RBIs.  Ryan Mountcastle leads Baltimore with 30 strikeouts this season.

  • Baltimore is 3-8 SU in its last 11 games against Oakland.

  • Baltimore is 2-7 SU in its last 9 games when playing on the road against Oakland.

  • The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Baltimore’s last 8 games on the road.

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Baltimore Orioles vs Oakland Athletics Predictions 5/2/2021

The Oakland Athletics struggled to start this series but looks to bounce back and hopes to close the series with a win.  Like Baltimore, the Athletics are struggling at the plate with a batting average of .214 which is 24th in the MLB team ranking.  They’ve only scored 4.11 runs per game, ranking 18th in the MLB scoring offense.

Sean Manea is expected to take the stands for Oakland on Sunday.  He is  3-1 with an ERA of 2.38 and 28 strikeouts this season.  This is going to be Manea’s second career start versus Baltimore.  Matt Olson leads the Athletic’s team with 6 home runs and a batting average of .296.  Olson shares the lead with Jed Lowrie with 17 RBIs.  Mark Canha leads the team with .388 OBP and 25 hits.  Ramon Laureano and Matt Chapman each have a pair of tiples while Lowrie has a team-high 6 doubles this year.

  • Oakland is 8-2 SU in its last 10 games at home.

  • Oakland is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games when playing at home against Baltimore.

  • The total has gone OVER in 8 of Oakland’s last 12 games against Baltimore.

Baltimore Orioles vs Oakland Athletics. The MLB pick for this game goes to Oakland Athletics. Oakland stumbled on Saturday but Manea’s good pitching gives them a chance to get back in the series and avoid a sweep by winning this game at home. Taking the game is Oakland Athletics. Final Score Prediction is 4-3.

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MLB Starting Time: 4:07 PM ET

Location: Oakland Coliseum, Oakland

Date: Sunday, May 02, 2021

TV: NBCSCA

MLB Odds: Oakland Athletics -185

MLB Totals: 8.5

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