Miami Marlins vs Oakland Athletics Prediction MLB Picks 5/4/24

Oakland Athletics (16-17) vs Miami Marlins (9-25)

Game Info: Saturday, May 4, 2024 at 4:07 pm (Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum)

Paul Blackburn (2-1) (3.34) vs Trevor Rogers (0-4) (4.31)

Betting Odds: Oakland Athletics -125 / Miami Marlins +105 --- Over/Under: 7.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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In this article we will formulate a Miami Marlins vs Oakland Athletics prediction for this MLB game on Saturday, May 4th at the Oakland Coliseum in Oakland, California. To formulate this prediction for game two in the series, we will examine:

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

Marlins Winning Streak Snapped

The Miami Marlins are 9-25 this year and they have won three of their last four games. Prior to losing the first game in this series on Friday, the Marlins swept Colorado in three games, but were swept by the Nationals and Braves prior to that. Miami has been one of the bottom teams in the MLB this year and they are last in the NL East, trailing the Braves, Phillies, Mets, and Nationals

The Miami pitching staff has a 4.73 ERA, a 1.44 WHIP, and a .255 opponent batting average. The Marlins offense has scored 120 runs with a .223 batting average and a .281 on base percentage. Bryan De La Cruz is batting .255 with five home runs and 16 RBI’s for the Marlins this year. Miami is 25th in team ERA this season and 23rd in runs scored. The Marlins have scored three runs or fewer in six of their last 11 games. 

Oakland’s Pitching has been Great

The Oakland Athletics are 16-17 this season and they have won seven of their last eight games. Oakland won game one in this series by a score of 3-1 on Friday night. Prior to this series, the Athletics swept the Pirates in three games, won two out of three against Baltimore, and split a four game series with New York. Oakland is currently third in the AL West and is right behind Seattle and Texas. 

The Oakland pitching staff has a 3.75 ERA, a 1.26 WHIP, and a .242 opponent batting average. The Athletics offense has scored 101 runs with a .206 batting average and a .278 on base percentage. JJ Bleday is batting .236 with three home runs and nine RBI’s for the Athletics this season. Oakland’s pitching staff has been very good recently and they have allowed two runs or fewer in four straight games. 

Starting Pitchers 

The projected starting pitcher for Miami is Trevor Rogers, who is 0-4 with a 4.31 ERA and a 1.50 WHIP over 31.1 innings pitched this year. Rogers has allowed three earned runs or fewer in five straight starts, but the Marlins have lost all five games. The projected starting pitcher for Oakland is Paul Blackburn, who is 2-1 with a 3.34 ERA and a 1.09 WHIP over 35.0 innings pitched this season. Blackburn has allowed 10 earned runs and 12 hits in his last two starts (10.0 IP). 

Oakland Athletics Player Prop Facts

  • Brent Rooker has hit a home run in each of his two previous appearances with the Athletics as home favorites.
  • Tyler Nevin has recorded at least one RBI in four of the Athletics' last five games against NL opponents.
  • Brent Rooker has scored a run in each of his three previous appearances against NL East opponents that held a losing record.
  • Paul Blackburn has recorded six or more strikeouts in three of his last four home appearances against NL opponents.
  • Esteury Ruiz has recorded a Double in three of his last four home appearances against NL East opponents.
  • Aledmys Diaz has recorded at least one hit in each of his 10 previous Saturday appearances at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum.
  • Aledmys Diaz has recorded a Single in each of his four previous appearances in day games against NL teams that held a losing record.
  • Aledmys Diaz has recorded at least one total base in each of his 10 previous Saturday appearances at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum.

Miami Marlins Player Prop Facts

  • Bryan De La Cruz has hit a home run in four of the Marlins' last eight day games.
  • Trevor Rogers has recorded five or more strikeouts in six of his last seven appearances against AL opponents.
  • Luis Arraez has recorded at least one total base in each of his last 12 road appearances against opponents that held a losing record.
  • Luis Arraez has scored at least one run in seven of his last eight appearances in day games against teams that held a losing record.
  • Avisail Garcia has recorded at least one RBI in four of his last five appearances against the Athletics.
  • Tim Anderson has recorded a Double in four of his last five appearances against the Athletics after playing the previous day.
  • Luis Arraez has recorded at least one hit in each of his last 12 road appearances against opponents that held a losing record.
  • Luis Arraez has recorded at least one Single in each of his last 12 road appearances against opponents that held a losing record.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The Oakland Athletics rank 30th in the league for batting average this season (.206).
  • The Oakland Athletics rank 29th in the league for runs scored this season (101).
  • The Miami Marlins rank 29th in the league for doubles this season (39).
  • The Miami Marlins rank 29th in the league for slugging percentage this season (.330).

Miami Marlins vs Oakland Athletics Prediction

Oakland comes into this game playing very well and they are right in the middle of the AL West race, which is crazy to think about. Oakland was not expected to be very competitive this season, but their pitching staff has been very reliable. Miami had some momentum after sweeping Colorado, but they could only manage one run on Friday. Rogers does not have very good numbers on the season, but he has been decent in his last five outings. On the other side, Blackburn has been roughed up in his last two starts, but I think he bounces back here. My Miami Marlins vs Oakland Athletics prediction is for the A’s to get the win. 

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