Colorado Rockies vs Oakland Athletics Prediction MLB Picks 5/22/24

Oakland Athletics (19-30) vs Colorado Rockies (15-31)

Game Info: Wednesday, May 22, 2024 at 9:40 pm (Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum)

Mitch Spence (3-2) (3.90) vs Austin Gomber (1-2) (3.02)

Betting Odds: Oakland Athletics -133 / Colorado Rockies +113 --- Over/Under: 8.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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

Starting Pitching Matchup

The Rockies will be sending out Austin Gomber for the start here and Gomber is 1-2 with a 3.02 ERA and 35 strikeouts this season. This will be Gomber’s first career start against Oakland. The Oakland A’s will start Mitch Spence here and Spence is 3-2 with a 3.90 ERA and 26 strikeouts this season. This will be Spence’s first career start against Colorado.

Colorado Rockies Recap

The Colorado Rockies will look to rebound after their loss in Tuesday’s series opener by a final score of 5-4. The loss put the Rockies behind the 8-ball in this series, potentially setting Colorado up to lose back-to-back series after falling to the Giants over the weekend.

Rockies Have Solid Lineup But Issues Producing

Ryan McMahon leads the charge for the Rockies with 54 hits including team-highs of 8 home runs, 27 RBIs and 10 doubles with a .305 batting average while Elias Diaz has a .312 batting average with 44 hits and 8 doubles as well as 21 RBIs. Ezequiel Tovar has a team-high 13 doubles as well as 60 strikeouts with 4 stolen bases while Brenton Doyle has 9 doubles, a pair of triples and a team-high 8 stolen bases.

Why the Colorado Rockies will win

  • The Athletics have lost each of their last eight games after playing the previous day.
  • The Rockies have won seven of their last nine games as underdogs after playing the previous day.
  • The Athletics have failed to cover the run line in each of their last six games.
  • The Rockies have covered the run line in each of their last four games as underdogs against AL West opponents.
  • The Rockies have won the first inning in three of their last four games as underdogs.
  • The Athletics have trailed after 3 innings in each of their last six games against opponents that held a losing record.
  • The Athletics have trailed after 5 innings in each of their last nine games.

Oakland A’s Recap

The A’s will look to win the series after picking up the W in Tuesday’s series opener, snapping Oakland’s losing streak with series sweeps at the hands of the Royals and Astros over the last week.

A’s Have Been Inconsistent At The Plate

Brent Rooker leads the A’s with 11 home runs and 32 RBIs this season while Abraham Toro has a team-high 50 hits and 18 RBIs. JJ Bleday has a team-high 14 doubles, 42 hits and 18 RBIs and Toro has a .294 batting average. Rooker also has the unfortunate title of leading strikeout bat with 50 K’s at the dish this season. Shea Langeliers has also chipped in 10 home runs and 26 RBIs.

Why the Oakland Athletics will win

  • The home team has won each of the Athletics' last nine games.
  • The Rockies have lost each of their last nine road games against AL West opponents.
  • The Rockies have failed to cover the run line in seven of their last eight night games against AL West opponents that held a losing record.
  • The Athletics have covered the run line in each of their last five night games following a win.
  • The Rockies have trailed after 3 innings in each of their last five Wednesday games against American League opponents that held a losing record.
  • The Rockies have trailed after 5 innings in each of their last 10 Wednesday night games.

Colorado Rockies vs Oakland Athletics Prediction

I’m on the Rockies here. We Almost caught the plus money with Colorado on Tuesday before the Rockies’ bullpen imploded, but I think Oakland is still the weaker lineup between the two here and I think the Rockies get it done here. Colorado’s been playing solid baseball home and away over the last couple of weeks, and I think this is a good bounce back spot for Colorado here. Give me Colorado.

Chris’s Pick Colorado +113

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