Athletics vs Orioles Prediction MLB Picks Today 7/6

Athletics vs Orioles Prediction MLB Picks Today 7/6

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MLB Preview and Prediction: Baltimore Orioles vs. Oakland Athletics

Prepare for an exciting matchup as the Baltimore Orioles visit the Oakland Athletics at Oakland Coliseum. With the Orioles aiming to maintain their strong season and the Athletics looking to improve their standings, expect a competitive game with plenty of action.

 

Game Overview:

  • Date: July 6, 2024
  • Time: 1:07 PM
  • Location: Oakland Coliseum, Oakland, California
  • Line: BAL -175
  • Over/Under: 8.5

Team Breakdown:

Baltimore Orioles:

The Baltimore Orioles come into this game with a strong 55-32 record, demonstrating their dominance in the American League. Their consistent performance, both at home and away, makes them a formidable opponent.

Last 5 Games:

  • 7/4/24: @ SEA, L 7-3
  • 7/3/24: @ SEA, W 4-1
  • 7/2/24: @ SEA, W 2-0
  • 6/30/24: vs TEX, L 11-2
  • 6/29/24: vs TEX, W 6-5

Injury Report:

  • Danny Coulombe (RP): 15-Day IL, expected return September 1
  • Nate Webb (RP): 60-Day IL, expected return February 1
  • Felix Bautista (RP): 60-Day IL, expected return February 1
  • Tyler Wells (SP): 60-Day IL, expected return May 1
  • Kyle Bradish (SP): 15-Day IL, expected return September 1

Pitching Analysis:

Cade Povich will start for the Orioles, with a 1-2 record and a 4.05 ERA. Povich has shown potential but will need to bring his best against the Athletics' lineup. His control and ability to limit walks will be key.

Batting Leaders:

  • Home Runs: Gunnar Henderson (27 HR)
  • Batting Average: Gunnar Henderson (.289 AVG)
  • Runs Batted In: Gunnar Henderson (60 RBI)

With Gunnar Henderson leading the charge, the Orioles' offense has the firepower to provide significant run support for their pitchers.

Oakland Athletics:

The Oakland Athletics, with a 33-56 record, are looking to improve their standings and find some consistency. Despite their struggles, the Athletics have shown flashes of potential, particularly at home.

Last 5 Games:

  • 7/4/24: vs LAA, W 5-0
  • 7/3/24: vs LAA, W 5-0
  • 7/2/24: vs LAA, W 7-5
  • 6/30/24: @ ARI, L 5-1
  • 6/29/24: @ ARI, L 3-0

Injury Report:

  • Max Muncy (SS): 7-Day IL, expected return July 5
  • Kyle Muller (RP): 15-Day IL, expected return July 6
  • Ross Stripling (SP): 15-Day IL, expected return July 19
  • Esteury Ruiz (LF): 10-Day IL, expected return July 19
  • Abraham Toro (3B): 10-Day IL, expected return July 19

Pitching Analysis:

Luis Medina will take the mound for the Athletics, holding a 1-3 record with a 4.80 ERA. Medina has struggled with control and consistency, which could be exploited by the Orioles' powerful lineup.

Batting Leaders:

  • Home Runs: Brent Rooker (17 HR)
  • Batting Average: Brent Rooker (.273 AVG)
  • Runs Batted In: Brent Rooker (50 RBI)

Brent Rooker has been a bright spot for the Athletics' offense, but he'll need more support from his teammates to challenge the Orioles effectively.

Head to Head Record:

The Athletics currently lead the season series 2-1 against the Orioles. The previous games were as follows:

  • 4/26: Athletics 3, Orioles 2 (F/10)
  • 4/27: Athletics 7, Orioles 6
  • 4/28: Orioles 7, Athletics 0

Game Odds:

Team ML Total Spread
BAL (55-32) -175 o8.5 (-115) -1.5 (-110)
OAK (33-56) +150 u8.5 (-105) +1.5 (-110)

Prediction:

For this matchup, we're predicting that the total runs will go over 8.5. Here's why:

Both teams feature lineups capable of producing runs, with Gunnar Henderson and Brent Rooker leading their respective offenses. Additionally, Cade Povich and Luis Medina have shown inconsistencies on the mound, which could lead to higher run totals.

The Athletics have been involved in several high-scoring games recently, and the Orioles have shown they can capitalize on pitching weaknesses. Given the offensive capabilities of both teams and the pitching matchups, we expect a game with plenty of runs.

Considering these factors, we predict that the total runs will exceed 8.5 in this matchup.

Pick: Over 8.5 Runs

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