Oakland Athletics vs Baltimore Orioles Prediction MLB Picks 4/28/24

Baltimore Orioles (17-9) vs Oakland Athletics (11-17)

Game Info: Sunday, April 28, 2024 at 1:35 pm (Oriole Park at Camden Yards)

Albert Suarez (1-0) (0.00) vs Paul Blackburn (2-1) (2.03)

Betting Odds: Baltimore Orioles -175 / Oakland Athletics +150 --- Over/Under: 8.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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In this article we will formulate an Oakland Athletics vs Baltimore Orioles prediction for this MLB game on Sunday, April 28th at Camden Yards in Baltimore, Maryland. To formulate this prediction for game three in the series, we will examine:

  • The Athletics recent form and recent player performance 
  • The Orioles recent form and recent play performance
  • Recent Betting trends and streaks involving Oakland 
  • Recent Betting trends and streaks involving Baltimore
  • Recent betting trends in games played between Oakland and Baltimore
  • A summary that ties it all together and produces a favorable betting outcome for Today’s Game between Oakland and Baltimore

Oakland Searches for Rare Series Win

The Oakland Athletics are 11-17 this year and they have won two of their last three games. Oakland won game one in this series on Friday by a score of 3-2, but got blown out on Saturday. Prior to this series, the Athletics lost two out of three to the Yankees and were swept by the Guardians. Oakland has been slightly improved this season, but their offensive output is not good at all. 

The Oakland pitching staff has a 4.06 ERA, a 1.31 WHIP, and a .254 opponent batting average. The Athletics offense has scored 77 runs with a .200 batting average and a .274 on base percentage. JJ Bleday is batting .223 with one home run and five RBI’s for the A’s. Oakland has scored three runs or fewer in nine straight games. 

Baltimore Tries for Another Series Win

The Baltimore Orioles are 17-9 this season and they have won five of their last seven games. Baltimore lost game one in extra innings, but they did win game two by a score of 7-0 on Saturday. Prior to this series, the Orioles won two out of three against the Angels and Royals. Baltimore has won three series in a row. 

The Baltimore pitching staff has a 3.75 ERA, a 1.17 WHIP, and a .234 opponent batting average. The Orioles offense has scored 145 runs with a .257 batting average and a .315 on base percentage. Gunnar Henderson is batting .302 with nine home runs and 22 RBI’s for the Orioles this year. Baltimore has scored five runs or more in four of their last seven games and they are currently tied for third in runs scored with the Braves. 

Starting Pitchers

The projected starting pitcher for Oakland is Paul Blackburn, who is 2-1 with a 2.03 ERA and a 0.97 WHIP over 31.0 innings pitched this year. Blackburn started the season with three straight scoreless outings, but he has allowed seven earned runs and 11 hits over 11.2 innings in his last two starts. The projected starting pitcher for Baltimore is Albert Suarez, who is 1-0 with a 0.00 ERA and a 0.79 WHIP over 11.1 innings pitched this season. Suarez has allowed 0 earned runs and seven hits over 11.1 innings in two starts against the Angels and Twins this year. This looks like it should be a quality pitching matchup, but we will see if Blackburn can get back on track. 

Baltimore Orioles Player Prop Facts

  • Adley Rutschman has recorded at least one total base in each of the Orioles' last eight home games against the Athletics.
  • Gunnar Henderson has hit a home run in four of the Orioles' last five games as home favorites.
  • Cedric Mullins has recorded at least one hit in each of the Orioles' last eight home games.
  • Adley Rutschman has recorded at least one Single in seven of the Orioles' last eight games.
  • Anthony Santander has recorded a Double in three of the Orioles' last four games against AL West opponents at Oriole Park at Camden Yards.
  • Gunnar Henderson has recorded at least one RBI in seven of the Orioles' last eight games as home favorites.
  • Gunnar Henderson has scored at least one run in each of the Orioles' last eight games against the Athletics.

Oakland Athletics Player Prop Facts

  • Paul Blackburn has recorded a win in three of his last four appearances in day games.
  • Brent Rooker has recorded at least one RBI in four of the Athletics' last five road games against the Orioles.
  • Brent Rooker has scored at least one run in four of the Athletics' last five games at Oriole Park at Camden Yards.
  • Seth Brown has recorded at least one total base in seven of his last eight appearances in day games.
  • Shea Langeliers has hit a home run in two of his last three road appearances against the Orioles after playing the previous day.
  • Seth Brown has recorded at least one hit in seven of his last eight appearances in day games.
  • Esteury Ruiz has recorded at least one Single in five of the Athletics' last six games at Oriole Park at Camden Yards.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The Baltimore Orioles rank 1st in the league for home runs this season (41).
  • The Baltimore Orioles rank T2nd in the league for RBI's this season (141).
  • The Oakland Athletics rank 30th in the league for batting average this season (.200).
  • The Oakland Athletics rank 29th in the league for runs scored this season (77).

Oakland Athletics vs Baltimore Orioles Prediction

Baltimore comes into this matchup looking for yet another series victory, and they are 9-5 at home so far this year. Oakland is 7-8 on the road, but they have played pretty well over their last few games. The Athletics pitching staff has actually been strong to start the 2024 season, but their offense is second to last in runs scored. I know Blackburn has struggled in his last two starts, but he is still a solid pitcher and I expect him to have a strong start here. My Oakland Athletics vs Baltimore Orioles prediction is for this game to go under the total. 

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

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