Diamondbacks vs Athletics Prediction - MLB Picks 5/17/23

Oakland Athletics (9-34) vs Arizona Diamondbacks (24-18)

Game Info: Wednesday, May 17, 2023 at 3:37 pm (Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum)

Luis Medina (0-2) (8.18) vs Ryne Nelson (1-2) (6.20)

Betting Odds: Oakland Athletics +145 / Arizona Diamondbacks -185 --- Over/Under: 9 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Arizona Diamondbacks and Oakland Athletics face off on Wednesday in an MLB showdown at Oakland Coliseum. 

Dbacks Betting Preview

The Diamondbacks are averaging 5.09 runs while their pitching is giving up 4.74 runs per game. The offense is ranked 7th while the pitching is ranked 19th. Going forward the pitching is going to need to step up. On the mound for the Diamondbacks is Ryne Nelson who sits with a 1-2 record and an ERA of 6.20. In his last start against the Giants he went 4.2 innings giving up seven hits and four runs. 

A’s Betting Preview

The A’s are averaging 3.74 runs while their pitching is giving up 7.5 runs per game. The offense is ranked 27th while the pitching is ranked 30th. The pitching especially has been awful all season. On the mound for the Athletics will be Luis Medina who sits with an 0-2 record and an ERA of 8.18. 

Diamondbacks vs Athletics Trends

Athletics are 0-4 in their last 4 during game 3 of a series. Athletics are 0-4 in their last 4 Wednesday games. Athletics are 1-6 in their last 7 vs. National League West. Under is 5-0 in Diamondbacks last 5 interleague games vs. a team with a losing record. Under is 4-0 in Athletics last 4 home games vs. a right-handed starter. Over is 4-0 in Diamondbacks last 4 during game 3 of a series.

Shane’s Free Pick

Both of these teams have had issues with the pitching and it’s going to be a problem in this game. Nelson sits with an ERA of 6.20 while Medina sits with an ERA of 8.18. Especially the Diamondbacks are going to run up the score, and this game is going to be an easy over. Back the over.  

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

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