Pittsburgh Pirates vs Oakland Athletics Prediction MLB Picks 5/1/24

Oakland Athletics (13-17) vs Pittsburgh Pirates (14-16)

Game Info: Wednesday, May 1, 2024 at 3:37 pm (Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum)

Ross Stripling (0-5) (4.98) vs Quinn Priester (0-1) (3.48)

Betting Odds: Oakland Athletics -109 / Pittsburgh Pirates -109 --- Over/Under: 7.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Pittsburgh Pirates and the Oakland A’s meet Wednesday in MLB action from the Oakland Coliseum. We will look at this from a betting perspective and determine the best bets for this game. Here’s a Pittsburgh Pirates vs Oakland Athletics Prediction.

Starting Pitching Matchup

The Pittsburgh Pirates will start Quinn Priester here and Preister is 0-1 with a 3.48 ERA and 9 strikeouts this season. This will be Priester’s first career start against Oakland. Ross Stripling will get the nod for the A’s here and is 0-5 with a 4.98 ERA and 25 strikeouts this season. In his career, Stripling is 2-1 with a 3.97 ERA and 25 strikeouts against Pittsburgh.

Pittsburgh Pirates Recap

The Pittsburgh Pirates come into this one looking to get on the board in the series after back-to-back losses to the A’s thanks to a 5-2 loss to Oakland in Tuesday’s matchup. Pittsburgh opened the scoring in the top of the first and had a tie game in the 4th before letting it get away with just five hits as a team in the loss. The Pirates will be losing back-to-back series after ending the weekend with a series loss to San Francisco.

Reynolds Leading Sluggish Pirate Offense

Bryan Reynolds has a team-high 30 hits with 4 home runs and 17 RBIs while Ke’Bryan Hayes has 29 hits with 6 doubles. Oneil Cruz has a team-high 45 strikeouts and 3 stolen bases while Connor Joe has a team-high 8 doubles with 14 RBIs and a .292 batting average. Michael A. Taylor has 3 stolen bases of his own as well this season.

Oakland A’s Recap

The Oakland A’s come into this one looking to pick up a rare sweep after looking rock solid in the first two games of the series. Oakland plated a pair of runs in the 2nd and 7th innings as well as another run in the 5th as they outhit Pittsburgh 8-5. The series win gives Oakland back-to-back series wins after their win over the Orioles this past weekend.

A’s Offense Beginning To Cook

Shea Langeliers leads the A’s with 6 home runs and 13 RBIs while Zack Gelof has a team-high 33 strikeouts as well as 4 stolen bases this season. JJ Bleday has a team-high 25 hits with 7 doubles and Abraham Toro also has 5 doubles as well on the year. Brent Rooker also has a team-high 13 RBIs as well this season.

Oakland Athletics Player Prop Facts

  • Tyler Nevin has recorded at least one hit in each of the Athletics' last eight games as underdogs.
  • Ross Stripling has recorded four or more strikeouts in three of his last four appearances.
  • Tyler Nevin has recorded at least one RBI in each of the Athletics' last three games against NL Central opponents.
  • Shea Langeliers has recorded a Double in each of the Athletics' last three games against NL Central opponents at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum.
  • Tyler Nevin has recorded at least one Single in eight of his last nine appearances with his team as an underdog against NL opponents.
  • Tyler Nevin has recorded at least one total base in each of the Athletics' last eight games as underdogs.
  • Brent Rooker has scored at least one run in four of the Athletics' last five games against the Pirates.
  • Tyler Nevin has hit a home run in two of the Athletics' last three games as underdogs.

Pittsburgh Pirates Player Prop Facts

  • Ke'Bryan Hayes has recorded at least one RBI in four of his last five appearances against AL opponents that held a losing record.
  • Connor Joe has recorded a Single in each of his four previous appearances with his team as a road favorite against AL West opponents.
  • Andrew McCutchen has recorded at least one total base in each of his last 11 Wednesday day appearances with the Pirates as favorites.
  • Connor Joe has hit a home run in two of his last three appearances with the Pirates against AL opponents.
  • Connor Joe has scored a run in five of his last six appearances against AL opponents.
  • Andrew McCutchen has recorded at least one hit in each of his last 11 Wednesday day appearances with the Pirates as favorites.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The Oakland Athletics rank 30th in the league for batting average this season (.207).
  • The Oakland Athletics rank 29th in the league for runs scored this season (94).
  • The Pittsburgh Pirates rank 3rd in the league for walks this season (126).
  • The Pittsburgh Pirates rank 27th in the league for slugging percentage this season (.341).

Pittsburgh Pirates vs Oakland Athletics Prediction

I’m rocking with the A’s here. The Pirates are just flat out struggling and I’m still trying to figure out what to make of Quinn Priester with just two starts under his belt. The A’s aren’t a team I’ve backed often this season, especially with Stripling on the mound as they just haven’t won many games with him on the hill this season, but Stripling has pitched well in fairness as of late, and with the A’s offense heating up behind him, I think the A’s can keep it rolling for the sweep. Give me Oakland here.

Chris’s Pick Oakland -109

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