Miami Marlins at Oakland Athletics - 8/22/22 MLB Picks and Prediction
Oakland Athletics (45-77) vs Miami Marlins (52-69)
Game Info: Monday, August 22, 2022 at 9:40 pm (Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum)
Adam Oller (2-5) (6.63) vs Pablo Lopez (7-8) (3.83)
Betting Odds: Oakland Athletics +125 / Miami Marlins -145 --- Over/Under: 7 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Miami Marlins will play the Oakland Athletics in Game 1 of their series at Oakland Coliseum on Monday night.
The Miami Marlins are 52-69 this season and have lost four games in a row. Miami is coming off of a series loss against the Dodgers, where they lost all three games played. The Miami pitching staff has a 3.88 ERA, a 1.27 WHIP, and a .241 opponent batting average this season. The Marlins offense has scored 444 runs with a .232 batting average and a .297 on base percentage. Jesus Aguilar is batting .236 with 15 home runs and 48 RBI’s for the Marlins this season. The projected starter for Miami is Pablo Lopez, who is 7-8 with a 3.83 ERA and a 1.17 WHIP over 134 innings pitched this season.
The Oakland Athletics are 45-77 this season and have won four of their last six games. Oakland is coming off of a series win against Seattle, where they won two out of the three games played in the series. The Oakland pitching staff has a 4.30 ERA, a 1.31 WHIP, and a .248 opponent batting average. The Athletics offense has scored 414 runs with a .216 batting average and a .280 on base percentage this year. Sean Murphy is batting .253 with 16 home runs and 53 RBI’s for the Athletics this season. The projected starter for Oakland is Adam Oller, who is 2-5 with a 6.63 ERA and a 1.69 WHIP over 54.1 innings pitched this season.
Miami is 16-35 in their last 51 interleague games and 7-20 in their last 27 games. The under is 4-1 in Miami’s last 5 Monday games. Oakland is 4-11 in their last 15 games and 0-4 in their last 4 interleague games. The over is 7-3 in Oakland’s last 10 game one’s of a series. The over is 5-2-1 in Oakland’s last 8 head to head meetings.
Both of these teams have had their issues this season and neither team is in contention for a playoff spot. Miami has pitched pretty strong this year, but their hitting has let them down. The Marlins will start Pablo Lopez, who has allowed 18 runs over his last 18 innings pitched. For the Athletics, Adam Oller has allowed 11 runs over his last 22 innings pitched. Pablo Lopez has struggled mightily in his last few starts and Adam Oller has an ERA over 6.00. Give me the over here.
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