Oakland Athletics at Baltimore Orioles - 9/2/22 MLB Picks and Prediction

Baltimore Orioles (69-61) vs Oakland Athletics (49-83)

Game Info: Friday, September 2, 2022 at 7:05 pm (Oriole Park at Camden Yards)

Dean Kremer (6-4) (3.24) vs JP Sears (5-1) (2.28)

Betting Odds: Baltimore Orioles -165 / Oakland Athletics +140 --- Over/Under: 8 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Oakland Athletics will play the Baltimore Orioles in Game 1 of their series at Camden Yards on Friday night.

The Oakland Athletics are 49-83 this season and have lost two games in a row. Oakland is coming off of a series loss against Washington, where they lost two out of three games played in the series. The Oakland pitching staff has a 4.29 ERA, a 1.31 WHIP, and a .247 opponent batting average this season. The Athletics offense has scored 449 runs with a .216 batting average and a .281 on base percentage. Sean Murphy is batting .258 with 17 home runs and 58 RBI’s for the Athletics this season. The projected starter for Oakland is JP Sears, who is 5-1 with a 2.28 ERA and a 1.11 WHIP over 43.1 innings pitched this season.

The Baltimore Orioles are 69-61 this season and have won five of their last seven games. Baltimore is coming off of a series win against Cleveland, where they won two out of three games played. The Baltimore pitching staff has a 3.79 ERA, a 1.27 WHIP, and a .254 opponent batting average. The Orioles offense has scored 546 runs with a .236 batting average and a .303 on base percentage this year. Anthony Santander is batting .257 with 24 home runs and 74 RBI’s for the Orioles this season. The projected starter for Baltimore is Dean Kremer, who is 6-4 with a 3.24 ERA and a 1.22 WHIP over 83.1 innings pitched this season.

Oakland is 8-17 in their last 25 games and 5-15 in their last 20 Friday games. The over is 4-1 in Oakland’s last 5 Friday games. Baltimore is 20-7 in their last 27 home games and 6-2 in their last 8 games. The under is 28-13-4 in Baltimore’s last 45 Friday games. The over is 5-1-1 in these two teams last 7 head to head meetings in Baltimore.

Baltimore is currently the last team out of the playoffs in the AL, which makes this series that much more important for them. Baltimore will turn to Dean Kremer, who has allowed four runs over his last 20 innings pitched. For the Athletics, JP Sears has been very good this season and has allowed four runs over his last 16 innings. I like the under here with two good pitchers and a bad Athletics offense.

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a PickDawgz site consensus.

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