Orioles vs. Athletics Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets - Wednesday, April 12, 2023

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Orioles vs. Athletics Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Wednesday, April 12, 2023

MLB Predictions

The Baltimore Orioles (6-5) will look to Ryan Mountcastle, who is coming off a two-homer game, to lead them in a matchup with the Oakland Athletics (2-9) Wednesday at 6:35 PM ET on MASN. The Orioles are -193 favorites for the contest, according to sportsbooks.

Dean Kremer starts for Baltimore while Ken Waldichuk is Oakland’s starter for the contest.

Orioles vs. Athletics Odds

  • Orioles odds to win: -193
  • Athletics odds to win: +162
  • Spread: Orioles -1.5
  • Total: 9 runs

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Game Time and Information

  • Date: Wednesday, April 12, 2023
  • Time: 6:35 PM ET
  • TV: MASN

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Orioles and Athletics Betting Trends

The Orioles have been the moneyline favorite only two other times so far this season, and they won both of the games.

Baltimore has played as moneyline favorites of -193 or shorter in just one game this season, which it won.

The Athletics have been underdogs in 11 games this season and won two (18.2%) of those contests.

Oakland has a record of 1-4 in games where oddsmakers have it as underdogs of at least +162 on the moneyline.

In the 11 games in which oddsmakers have set an over/under for the Orioles, they have combined with opponents to go over the total seven times (7-4-0).

The Athletics and their opponents have gone over the total this season in seven of their 11 opportunities.

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Orioles Stats & Insights

The Orioles are the sixth-highest scoring team in baseball, averaging 5.6 runs per game (62 total).

Baltimore is fourth-best in baseball with 18 total home runs.

The Orioles have the 16th-ranked batting average in the league (.247).

Baltimore strikes out 9.8 times per game to rank 20th in MLB.

The 9.2 strikeouts per nine innings put together by the Orioles pitching staff ranks eighth in the majors.

Baltimore has a 5.15 team ERA that ranks 24th across all MLB pitching staffs.

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Athletics Stats & Insights

The Athletics have scored the 28th-most runs in the league this season with just 36 (3.3 per game).

Oakland has hit just nine homers this season, which ranks 26th in the majors.

The Athletics rank 28th in MLB with a team batting average of just .210.

Oakland ranks 16th in MLB in strikeouts per game with an average of 9.5 Ks per contest.

The Athletics average just 9.2 strikeouts per nine innings as a pitching staff, which ranks 28th in the league.

Oakland has pitched to a 7.88 ERA this season, which ranks 30th in baseball.

Orioles Key Players to Watch

Kremer (0-0) starts for the Orioles, his third this season.

Mountcastle leads Baltimore in home runs with five and runs batted in with 18.

Adley Rutschman is batting .395 to lead Baltimore, while adding three homers and seven runs batted in this season.

Austin Hays has 13 hits this season and a slash line of .333/.366/.692.

Cedric Mullins has collected seven hits this season and has an OBP of .250. He’s slugging .326 on the year.

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Athletics Key Players to Watch

The Athletics will send Waldichuk to the mound for his third start of the season.

Ramon Laureano paces the Athletics with two home runs and has a team-best batting average of .250.

Jace Peterson has capitalized on opportunities as he leads his team with seven runs batted in.

Tony Kemp is batting .205 with a double and six walks.

Shea Langeliers has put his power on display as he paces his team with two home runs.

Orioles and Athletics Injuries

Orioles: Kyle Bradish: 15 Day IL (Foot), Mychal Givens: 15 Day IL (Knee), Dillon Tate: 15 Day IL (Elbow), John Means: 60 Day IL (Elbow)

Athletics: Seth Brown: 10 Day IL (Oblique), Manny Piña: 10 Day IL (Wrist), Domingo Acevedo: 15 Day IL (Back), Drew Rucinski: 15 Day IL (Undisclosed), Freddy Tarnok: 15 Day IL (Undisclosed), Paul Blackburn: 15 Day IL (Finger), Kirby Snead: 60 Day IL (Shoulder)

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Orioles vs. Athletics Prediction

  • Score Prediction: Orioles 8, Athletics 5
  • Total Prediction: Over 9 runs
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