Date & Time: April 10, 2019, 7:05 PM  (EDT)

Location: Oriole Park at Camden Yards Baltimore, Maryland

Betting Odds: Athletics-180/Orioles+162

Total O/U: 10

The third game of a four-game series between the Oakland Athletics (7-8) and the Baltimore Orioles (5-6) takes place today. The two teams split the first two high scoring games of the series with the Orioles winning the first game 12-4 and the A’s returning the favor yesterday by a score of 13-2.

On the mound today will be Frankie Montas (1-1 2.45 ERA) for the A’s and Dan Straily (0-0 33.75 ERA) of the Orioles.

Montas had done pretty well in both starts so far this season, in his first start he went six innings against the Angels only allowing one earned run and striking out six. His second start wasn’t as great, but still wasn’t all that bad, only last five innings while allowing two earned runs and striking out five, but walking three.

The Orioles signed Straily less than a week ago after he was cut by the Miami Marlins at the end of Spring Training. In his only appearance this season, Straily pitched 1 ⅓ innings against the New York Yankees and got torched for five hits, five earned runs, including two walks and two home runs.

The two teams are similar in offensive production so far this year, with both teams averaging 4.5 runs and 8.4 hits per game. The teams also have the same batting average (.246), but the Athletics have a significant advantage in the home run department, 22-10.

The pitching is what really separates the two teams.

  • ERA: A’s 4.14 – Orioles 6.12
  • WHIP: A’s 1.29 – Orioles 1.68
  • HR: A’s 15 – Orioles 27 (last in the league)
  • BAA: A’s .246 – Orioles . 295 (second-to-last in the league)

It is hard to trust a pitcher that the Marlins cut after spring training. After getting rocked in his first appearance of the season, Straily may be in for another rough day that doesn’t last too long on the mound. The A’s should continue their hot hitting today and hit a few long balls. The game should have no issue going over.

OAKLAND ATHLETICS vs BALTIMORE ORIOLES PREDICTION

Baseball Pick: ML Winner – Athletics, RL Winner – Athletics, O/U – Over

Confidence Level: 4/5

NOTES

Oakland is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games.

The total has gone OVER in 5 of Oakland’s last 7 games.

The total has gone OVER in 10 of Oakland’s last 14 games on the road.

Baltimore is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games.

Baltimore is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games.

Baltimore is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 home games.

The total has gone OVER in all 5 of  Baltimore’s last 5 games.

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