Orioles vs Athletics Prediction - MLB Picks 8/20/23

Oakland Athletics (34-88) vs Baltimore Orioles (75-47)

Game Info: Sunday, August 20, 2023 at 4:07 pm (Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum)

JP Sears (2-9) (4.20) vs Kyle Bradish (7-6) (3.18)

Betting Odds: Oakland Athletics +178 / Baltimore Orioles -195 --- Over/Under: 8.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Baltimore Orioles and Oakland Athletics face off on Sunday in an MLB showdown at the Oakland Coliseum. 

Can the Orioles win the World Series? 

The Baltimore Orioles have really turned around their franchise quickly and now they look like a team that could win the World Series, especially if the pitching is good. In the first game of this series the Orioles offense was strong scoring nine runs and they need the offense to run up the score again here. The Orioles are averaigng 4.86 runs while their pitching is giving up 4.34 runs per game. The offense is ranked 8th in the league while the pitching is ranked 13th. Anthony Santander has hit 21 home runs and driven in 65 RBIs. On the mound for the Orioles will be Kyle Bradish who sits with a 7-6 record and an ERA of 3.18. 

A’s Need to give J.P Sears Run Support

Is this the game the Oakland Athletics will give J.P. Sears some run support. Sears ERA isn’t horrible sitting at 4.27 but his record is awful sitting at 2-7. The A’s are averaging 3..59 runs while their pitching is giving up 5.95 runs per game. The offense and pitching are both ranked 30th, and both are going to be better here. Sears will need to be good, but they also need to give him some run support. 

Shane’s Free Pick

This is going to be an easy victory for the Orioles. Sears hasn’t gotten much run support this season and it’s not going ot be any different in this game. Bradish has been pretty strong this season sitting with an ERA of 3.18 and he’s going to lockdown again in this game. The A’s won’t score more than three runs, and that will be the difference as the Orioles get the job done. Back the Orioles on the run line. 

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

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