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(13-16) Oakland Athletics vs. Baltimore Orioles (16-11)
Date: Sunday, May 8, 2016
Time: 1:35 PM ET
Venue: Oriole Park, Baltimore, Maryland
Projected Pitchers: Kendall Graveman vs. Chris Tillman
MLB Moneyline Odds: Off
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Off
MLB Betting Total: Off
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The Oakland Athletics look to right the ship against the Baltimore Orioles as the teams close out a long, rain-soaked series. After playing a double-header on Saturday, both teams will look for a win on Sunday.
After a surprisingly good start to the season, the Oakland A’s have fallen back down to Earth where they find themselves under .500 again.
Oakland is just 3-7 over its last 10 games but is hoping that its road record will propel the team to victory on Sunday.
The A’s have gone ice-cold at the plate despite having guys like Stephen Vogt, Marcus Semien and Billy Burns having productive seasons. Oakland is just 29th in OBP, 23rd in slugging percentage and 26th in OPS.
Their pitching has been middle-of-the-road at best, and the A’s are hopeful that Kendall Graveman can shake off his recent struggles.
Graveman, who is just 1-3 with a 4.40 ERA, has looked abysmal over his last two starts. Graveman has allowed 10 hits in each of his last two starts and has combined to give up 10 earned runs in those starts as well.
He’ll need to be much more efficient if the A’s want to take down the Orioles.
Led by Manny Machado, Mark Trumbo and Adam Jones, the Orioles find themselves with one of the most powerful offenses in the majors. The O’s are currently 7th in average, 8th in OBP and 5th in slugging.
Baltimore’s pitching has been nearly as efficient as its offense, led in part by Chris Tillman who will get the start on Sunday.
Despite struggling with his control, Tillman has pitched extremely well over his last three starts. In six starts thus far, only once has Tillman allowed more than two runs.
In his last home start against the New York Yankees, Tillman struck out nine while only allowing one run in seven innings.
The O’s have won the last three times Tillman has taken the mound, and they have to like their chances again on Sunday.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Orioles are 5-1 in Tillman’s starts.
- Orioles are 11-4 at home.
- Orioles are 5-5 in their last 10 games.
- A’s are 3-7 in their last 10 games.
- A’s are 1-4 in Graveman’s starts.
Free Oakland Athletics vs. Baltimore Orioles MLB Prediction:
The Orioles are one of the best home teams in the majors, and they’ll send the much better pitcher to the hill on Sunday. Baltimore has a much better offense to boot, so I don’t see the A’s stealing this one from them.
4* Free MLB Betting Pick: Baltimore ML
The Orioles will continue their winning ways at home against a struggling Athletics team.
MLB Free Score Prediction: Baltimore 7-1
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