Oakland Athletics Sports Betting Promos & Bonuses
Baseball season has arrived, and bettors are able to get in on the action during Oakland Athletics games throughout this season. Here, we have put together a list of the best sportsbook promos for baseball betting, as the A’s get set to play ball in the AL West.
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- Oakland Athletics Betting Preview
- 2022 Over/Under Season Win Total Odds
- Oakland Athletics Futures Betting Odds
- Oakland A’s Betting Picks, Predictions & News
- Standings Data
- Offseason Transactions
- Offensive Stats
- Pitching Stats
- Positives & Negatives
- Oakland Athletics Pick & Prediction: Over 68.5
Oakland Athletics Betting Preview
The Oakland Athletics are a team that were just outside of the playoffs a season ago, falling behind the Yankees and Red Sox in the Wild Card race down the stretch. This year, things are not expected to go nearly as well for the A’s, as they have once again purged some of their existing players in the name of preparing for the future. That strategy has torn apart some of the key pieces from what was a very good team a season ago.
Things are not all bad for the Athletics this year, as they have plenty of remaining talent. But it feels like the A’s did what they could to save money at the expense of their chance to become a truly viable title contender. The steep drop in the team’s season win total reflects just how costly these moves were for the A’s this offseason.
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Oakland A’s Betting Picks, Predictions & News
|BaseRuns Run Differential||+38 (4.60/4.36)||+22 (4.41/4.05)|
|Record in One-Run Games||23-27||7-6|
Key Additions: Cristian Pache
Key Departures: Matt Olson, Matt Chapman, Chris Bassitt, Starling Marte, Mark Canha, Andrew Chafin
It must be so difficult to be a fan of the Oakland Athletics, as they have made a habit of building up their roster before purging players in favor of new prospects. They have done a good job of turning those prospects into competitive teams on a regular basis, but they seem to pull the plug on each new batch of players once they are due to get paid. That was the case with this group as well, as the A’s have purged several key players prior to this season.
Multiple big bats were sacrificed by the A’s this offseason, including Matt Chapman and Starling Marte. The pitching staff was also impacted, as Chris Bassitt has moved on. Now the question is whether the rest of the roster is safe coming into this season and as the trade deadline beckons this summer.
|2021 (Rank)||2020 (Rank)|
|Batting Average (BA)||.238 (T-21st)||.225 (25th)|
|On-Base Percentage (OBP)||.317 (T-14th)||.322 (15th)|
|Slugging Percentage (SLG)||.406 (19th)||.396 (21st)|
|Weighted On-Base Avg (wOBA)||.313 (T-14th)||.314 (16th)|
|Weighted Runs Created Plus (wRC+)||102 (8th)||102 (15th)|
|Batting Avg on Balls In Play (BABIP)||.278 (29th)||.271 (26th)|
|Strikeout Percentage (K%)||22.1% (6th)||23.8% (16th)|
|Walk Percentage (BB%)||8.9% (T-13th)||10.8% (3rd)|
Offensively, the Athletics were a top-10 team in Major League Baseball in runs scored and a top-half team in the league in home runs. They did not hit for a particularly impressive average, ranking in the bottom-third in that regard. But they did a good job of avoiding strikeouts relative to the rest of the league, and they will look to continue to put the ball in play despite the huge changes to their roster.
It has to be expected that the A’s will see a dropoff offensively in terms of runs scored and home runs after the moves they made this offseason. Multiple power bats being sent away has the potential to be devastating for Oakland. They will need to find young players to step up and fill that power void in a hurry.
|2021 (Rank)||2020 (Rank)|
|Earned Run Average (ERA)||4.02 (13th)||3.77 (5th)|
|Fielding Independent Pitching (FIP)||4.10 (11th)||4.02 (8th)|
|Adj. Fielding Independent Pitching (xFIP)||4.35 (18th)||4.38 (13th)|
|Strikeout Percentage (K%)||22.0% (19th)||23.4% (15th)|
|Walk Percentage (BB%)||7.2% (2nd)||7.6% (4th)|
|Left On Base Percentage (LOB%)||73.7% (T-9th)||75.6% (5th)|
The A’s were near the middle of the pack in terms of allowing runs last season, but they did a great job of forcing teams to beat them with batted balls. Oakland had the second best walk rate in the league, But the loss of Bassitt is a big deal for their rotation, and one has to wonder if Sean Manaea is going to be gone in the near future for this team as well.
It is challenging to project how a team like the Athletics will perform each season, because they make it so difficult to know who is going to remain with the team on a year to year basis. As currently constructed, a small step back in the pitching department should be expected, with the potential for the drop-off to grow if further deals are made.
Positives & Negatives
On the positive side for the Athletics, they still have some talent at the top end of their rotation in the form of Manaea and Frankie Montas. They have also had a history of taking unproven players and turning them into hot commodities in Major League Baseball. But it is hard to feel positive about this A’s team when they have shown such contempt for keeping their roster intact.
When it comes to negatives for the A’s, the biggest one is that their power hitting is set to take a huge hit this season. Olsen and Chapman were not exactly McGwire and Canseco, but they could have been the muscle behind a playoff team had the franchise just kept things the way they were and spent the money to do so.
Oakland Athletics Pick & Prediction: Over 68.5
The Athletics are due for a step backward this season, as their refusal to keep their roster together is going to hurt them this year. The big question for this team is just how far they drop in the win column. But it is unlikely that they approach 100 losses, and the over should hit here, even though a sub-.500 campaign is likely.