Diamondbacks vs Athletics Prediction - MLB Picks 5/16/23

Oakland Athletics (9-33) vs Arizona Diamondbacks (23-18)

Game Info: Tuesday, May 16, 2023 at 9:40 pm (Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum)

Kyle Muller (1-3) (7.34) vs Tommy Henry (1-1) (4.43)

Betting Odds: Oakland Athletics +125 / Arizona Diamondbacks -156 --- Over/Under: 8.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Oakland Athletics will host the Arizona Diamondbacks for game two of their interleague set this Tuesday from Oakland-Alameda Coliseum. Arizona controlled game one and won by three, 5-2.

Diamondbacks Betting Preview

Arizona moved to 24-18 after defeating Oakland. The Diamondbacks picked up their fourth straight win last night, and they’ll look to win five straight for the first time this season. The Arizona offense is scoring 4.78 runs per game, while batting .273, with a .332 on-base percentage. The pitching staff carries a 4.84 ERA, with a 1.36 WHIP. Geraldo Perdomo hit his second homer of the season in the game one win, and he leads the team in batting (.329). Lourdes Gurriel Jr. has recorded a hit in nine of the last ten games, and he's second on the team in both BA (.309) and RBI (23). Christian Walker leads the DBacks in hits (37) and RBI (28).  

Tommy Henry (1-1, 4.43 ERA, 9 Ks) will get the call for Arizona. The sophomore pitcher put together another solid performance last week versus San Francisco, giving two runs in 6.2 innings pitched. It marked Henry’s second straight quality start, and he’ll aim for a third here in the Bay Tuesday.  

Athletics Betting Preview 

Oakland dropped to 9-34 after losing to Arizona. The Athletics have now  lost eight of their last nine games, and it’s unlikely the tide turns for them here. The Oakland offense is scoring 2.81 runs per game, while batting .232, with a .313 on-base percentage. The pitching staff carries a 7.29 ERA, with a 1.74 WHIP. Brent Rooker has a hit in seven of the last nine games, and he leads the team in batting (.298), HR (11), and RBI (29). Esteury Ruiz produced a run in last night’s loss, and he’s now second on the team at 21 RBI. 

Kyle Muller (1-3, 7.34 ERA, 27 Ks) will take the mound for Oakland. The third-year righty has been very vulnerable this season, and despite tossing a season-high six Ks last week versus the Yanks, he allowed six runs en route to his third loss. Muller has allowed four runs or more in five of his last six outings, and he’s yet to pitch a quality start through eight appearances. 

Arizona vs Oakland Trends

Arizona is 23-18 against the spread this season, with a 21-18-2 O/U record. Oakland is 16-26 ATS this year, with a 26-14-2 over/under record.

Corey’s Free Pick

Arizona was in Oakland’s position now too long ago, but they’ve since progressed into a capable, youthful ball club, while their opponents are descending and struggling at a high rate. A’s pitcher Kyle Muller has shown little resistance through eight starts, and it’s unlikely he contains this Diamondbacks lineup. Back Arizona in game two, and give the Over a look with two young pitchers set to go Tuesday.

Corey’s Pick DBacks -1.5

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