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2021 MLB Handicapping
(16-11) Oakland Athletics vs. Baltimore Orioles (12-14)
Date: Saturday May 1, 2021
Time: 4:07 PM ET
Venue: Oakland Coliseum Oakland Coliseum, Oakland, USA
Projected Pitchers: Matt Harvey vs Jesus Luzardo
MLB Moneyline Odds: Athletics -175| Orioles +155
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Athletics -1.5 , Orioles +1.5
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: 8
The Baltimore Orioles look to take their second game in a row Saturday when they play the second game of a three-game series against the Oakland A’s.
Oakland has taken a strange path so far this season to get to first place in the AL West. They’ve gone on a 13-game winning streak which has been the longest in the MLB so far this season.
The Oakland Athletics have been the hottest team in baseball lately and are carving up their opponents left and right. Oakland has won 15 of its last 19 games after starting the year 1-7. They struggled last night hitting wise against John Means, however, falling 3-2 to the Orioles in the opening game of the series.
The Athletics are hitting .215 this season, which ranks 25th in the majors. Matt Olsen has done a great job of leading the Athletics offense to this point. He is hitting .296 and and has 6 home runs to his credit. Veteran Mark Canha leads the time in Wins Above Replacement and leads the team in on-base percentage.
Jesus Luzardo looks for redemption after losing his last start to Baltimore. That game was also the end of a 13-game winning streak for the Athletics. Luzardo is a 23-year-old who is 1-2 with a 5.40 ERA and 1.52 WHIP this season.
The Baltimore Orioles are not a team that you would expect to perform well on the road, especially given all the young and unproven players they have. Despite that, Baltimore finds themselves 8-4 away from home this season following their 3-2 win Friday.
The Orioles are 27th in the league in both runs and hits per game, as well as 22nd in batting average and 24th in home runs. Cedric Mullens leads the team with a .340 average while Trey Mancini has made a great return this year with 5 home runs. Mullins and Austin Hays both homered on Friday.
The Orioles will turn to Matt Harvey on Saturday to get them another victory. Harvey was impressive his last time out, allowing just one run against the Yankees. Harvey has exceeded expectations this year, as the veteran right-hander is 2-1 with a 4.26 ERA and 1.30 WHIP.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Athletics are 6-0 in their last 6 home games vs. a right-handed starter.
- Athletics are 5-0 in their last 5 home games with the total set at 7.0-8.5.
- Athletics are 14-2 in their last 16 games on grass.
- Athletics are 5-1 in their last 6 during game 2 of a series.
- Athletics are 9-2 in their last 11 games vs. a right-handed starter.
Free Oakland Athletics vs. Baltimore Orioles MLB Prediction:
This is a matchup where neither starting pitcher can be trusted. Neither team has been great from a hitting standpoint, but Luzardo and Harvey are about as inconsistent as it gets when it comes to a pitching matchup. Take the over here in a game that should feature a good amount of runs.
4* Free MLB Betting Pick: Over
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