Miami Marlins vs Oakland Athletics Prediction MLB Picks 5/3/24

Oakland Athletics (15-17) vs Miami Marlins (9-24)

Game Info: Friday, May 3, 2024 at 9:40 pm (Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum)

JP Sears (1-2) (4.64) vs Ryan Weathers (2-2) (4.55)

Betting Odds: Oakland Athletics -130 / Miami Marlins +120 --- Over/Under: 7.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Miami Marlins and the Oakland A’s meet Friday 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 Miami Marlins vs. Oakland A’s prediction.

Starting Pitching Matchup

The Miami Marlins will send out Ryan Weathers for the start here and is 2-2 with a 4.55 ERA and 26 strikeouts this season. This will be Weathers’ first career start against Oakland. JP Sears will start for the A’s here and is 1-2 with a 4.64 ERA and 24 strikeouts this season. This will be Sears’ first career start against Miami.

Miami Marlins Recap

The Miami Marlins come into this one fresh off of their series sweep of the Colorado Rockies after a 5-4 win in Thursday’s series finale, the first series win for the Marlins this season. The Marlins jumped ahead early and while the teams traded blows throughout, it was Miami that got the last laugh in the bottom of the 10th inning with the walk-off RBI.

Marlins Still Struggling Offensively Despite Sweep

Luis Arraez has a team-high 41 hits with 8 doubles while Bryan De La Cruz has 35 hits with 8 doubles of his own as well as a team-high 5 home runs and 16 RBIs, while also owning the dubious distinction of leading Miami with 37 strikeouts this season. Jazz Chisholm Jr. also leads the Fish with 18 RBIs as well so far this season.

Miami Marlins Team Facts

  • The Marlins have lost each of their last eight games as road underdogs following a win.
  • The Marlins have failed to cover the run line in each of their last eight games as road underdogs following a win.
  • The Marlins have led after 5 innings in each of their last five night games against the Athletics.
  • The 'Inning 1 UNDER 0.5 runs' market has hit in each of the Marlins' last five road games against American League opponents.

Oakland A’s Recap

The Oakland A’s come into this one looking to build on their own sweep, taking down the Pittsburgh Pirates 4-0 in Wednesday’s series finale. It’s been quite the run for the A’s after knocking off the Orioles in the series prior as well as splitting with the Yankees the series before that. The Athletics will meet the Rangers after this series.

A’s Heating Up At The Plate

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. Tyler Nevin has a team-high 26 hits while JJ Bleday has 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 Team Facts

  • The Athletics have lost each of their last three games as home favorites against NL East opponents following a home win.
  • The Athletics have failed to cover the run line in each of their last six games as home favorites against NL East opponents.
  • The Athletics have led after 5 innings in each of their last five games against National League opponents.
  • The 'Inning 1 UNDER 0.5 runs' market has hit in each of the Athletics' last six games as home favorites against NL East opponents.
  • The Athletics have trailed after 3 innings in four of their last five games as home favorites against NL East opponents.

Marlins vs. A’s Prediction

I’m on the A’s in this one. I’ve said often that I feel that Oakland’s best chances at a win from their starting pitching come with either Paul Blackburn or JP Sears on the mound and that’s been true the last few times through the rotation. The loss that Sears took in his last start was against a Baltimore team that’s been one of the best teams in baseball this season against left-handed pitching. You know who isn’t the best in baseball against lefties? Actually one of the worst? The Miami Marlins. I don’t think we’re getting enough plus money to consider the Marlins with Ryan Weathers here and I think Oakland starts the set with a win here. Give me Oakland.

Chris’s Pick Oakland -130

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