Athletics vs Pirates Prediction MLB Picks Today 5/1

Athletics vs Pirates Prediction MLB Picks Today 5/1

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MLB Preview and Prediction: Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Oakland Athletics

Game Overview:

  • Date: May 1, 2024
  • Time: 12:37 PM
  • Location: Oakland Coliseum, Oakland, California
  • Line: PIT -120
  • Over/Under: 7.5

 

Team Breakdown:

Pittsburgh Pirates:

The Pittsburgh Pirates enter this game with a record of 14-16, looking to bounce back after a recent loss against the Oakland Athletics. Despite the setback, the Pirates have shown resilience throughout the season and aim to secure a victory in this matchup.

Pitching Analysis:

Quinn Priester takes the mound for the Pirates with a 0-1 record and a promising 3.48 ERA. Priester has displayed potential in his outings and looks to capitalize on this opportunity to earn his first win of the season. Against a struggling Athletics lineup, Priester aims to deliver a strong performance and give his team the edge.

Batting Leaders:

  • Home Runs: Bryan Reynolds (4 HR)
  • Batting Average: Connor Joe (.282 AVG)
  • Runs Batted In: Bryan Reynolds (17 RBI)

 

Oakland Athletics:

The Oakland Athletics come into this game with a record of 13-17, aiming to build upon their recent victory over the Pirates. With home-field advantage, the Athletics pose a tough challenge for the Pirates in this matchup.

Pitching Analysis:

Ross Stripling gets the start for the Athletics with a struggling 0-5 record and a 4.98 ERA. Stripling has faced difficulties on the mound, struggling to contain opposing offenses and keep runs off the board. Against a determined Pirates lineup, Stripling faces a tough task and looks to turn his fortunes around with a strong outing.

Batting Leaders:

  • Home Runs: Shea Langeliers (6 HR)
  • Batting Average: JJ Bleday (.232 AVG)
  • Runs Batted In: Brent Rooker (13 RBI)

 

Game Odds:

Team ML Total Spread
PIT (14-16) -120 o7.5 (-125) -1.5 (+145)
OAK (13-17) EVEN u7.5 (+105) +1.5 (-175)

 

Prediction:

In this matchup, we predict the Pittsburgh Pirates to win. Here's why:

  • The Pirates have a slightly better record than the Athletics and will be motivated to bounce back after a recent loss.
  • Ross Stripling, the starting pitcher for the Athletics, has struggled this season with a 0-5 record and a high 4.98 ERA. Facing a determined Pirates lineup led by Bryan Reynolds, Stripling may continue to struggle, providing an opportunity for the Pirates to capitalize and secure a victory.
  • Quinn Priester, the starting pitcher for the Pirates, has shown promise despite his 0-1 record. Priester's potential on the mound gives the Pirates a significant advantage, especially against a struggling Athletics offense.

Pick: Pittsburgh Pirates

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