Diamondbacks vs. Athletics Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets - Tuesday, May 16, 2023

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Diamondbacks vs. Athletics Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Tuesday, May 16, 2023

MLB Predictions

Entering Tuesday’s matchup with the Arizona Diamondbacks (24-18), the Oakland Athletics (9-34) are on a three-game losing streak. The contest starts at 9:40 PM ET on NBCS-CA with the Diamondbacks listed as -160 favorites, while the are +136 underdogs who may be heading for a fourth straight defeat.

Arizona’s Tommy Henry and Oakland’s Kyle Muller have been named the starters for this contest.

Diamondbacks vs. Athletics Odds

  • Diamondbacks odds to win: -160
  • Athletics odds to win: +136
  • Spread: Diamondbacks -1.5
  • Total: 9.5 runs

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Game Time and Information

  • Date: Tuesday, May 16, 2023
  • Time: 9:40 PM ET

Who Will Win Diamondbacks vs. Athletics?

Diamondbacks and Athletics Betting Trends

The Diamondbacks have a 10-6 record in games they were favored on the moneyline (winning 62.5% of those games).

Arizona has played in five games as moneyline favorites with odds of -160 or shorter and won every time.

The Athletics have entered the game as underdogs 42 times this season and won nine, or 21.4%, of those games.

This season, Oakland has won seven of its 31 games, or 22.6%, when it’s the underdog by at least +136 on the moneyline.

The Diamondbacks have combined with opponents to go over the total 21 times this season for a 21-19-2 record against the over/under.

Games involving the Athletics have gone over the total set by oddsmakers in 26 of 43 chances this season.

Diamondbacks Stats & Insights

The Diamondbacks score the seventh-most runs in baseball (214 total, 5.1 per game).

Arizona averages one home run per game to rank 16th in MLB play with 44 total home runs .

The Diamondbacks have the second-best batting average in the league (.271).

Arizona strikes out 7.4 times per game, the third-fewest mark in MLB.

The 8.2 strikeouts per nine innings put together by the Diamondbacks pitching staff ranks 24th in the majors.

Arizona’s 4.65 team ERA ranks 23rd among all MLB pitching staffs.

Athletics Stats & Insights

The Athletics have scored the 27th-most runs in the league this season with just 161 (3.7 per game).

Oakland’s 49 home runs rank 11th in Major League Baseball.

The Athletics have a team batting average of just .228 this season, which ranks 26th among MLB teams.

Oakland ranks 29th in strikeouts per game (9.3) among MLB offenses.

The Athletics average just 8.2 strikeouts per nine innings as a pitching staff, which ranks 28th in the league.

Oakland has pitched to a 7.21 ERA this season, which ranks 30th in baseball.

Diamondbacks Key Players to Watch

The Diamondbacks are sending Henry (1-1) to the mound for his fifth start of the season. He is 1-1 with a 4.43 ERA and nine strikeouts through 22 1/3 innings pitched.

Christian Walker is batting .264 this season with a team-high nine home runs and 28 RBI.

Lourdes Gurriel Jr. is batting .309 to lead Arizona, while adding six homers and 23 runs batted in this season.

Ketel Marte has collected 39 base hits, an OBP of .327 and a slugging percentage of .456 this season.

Corbin Carroll is batting .286 with an OBP of .360 and a slugging percentage of .489 this season.

Athletics Key Players to Watch

Muller (1-3) will take to the mound for the Athletics and make his ninth start of the season.

Brent Rooker leads the Athletics with 11 home runs and 29 runs batted in, while racking up a team-high batting average of .298.

Esteury Ruiz is batting .269 with 10 doubles, a triple, a home run and six walks.

Shea Langeliers has two doubles, a triple, seven home runs and 11 walks while hitting .227.

Ryan Noda is hitting .218 with eight doubles, a triple, three home runs and 28 walks.

Diamondbacks and Athletics Injuries

Diamondbacks: Kyle Lewis: 10 Day IL (Illness), Carson Kelly: 10 Day IL (Forearm), Joe Mantiply: 15 Day IL (Hamstring), Zach Davies: 15 Day IL (Oblique), Cole Sulser: 60 Day IL (Shoulder), Mark Melancon: 60 Day IL (Shoulder), Corbin Martin: 60 Day IL (Lat)

Athletics: Seth Brown: 10 Day IL (Oblique), Trevor May: 15 Day IL (Personal), Mason Miller: 15 Day IL (Elbow), Paul Blackburn: 15 Day IL (Finger), Dany Jimenez: 60 Day IL (Shoulder), Freddy Tarnok: 60 Day IL (Undisclosed), Kirby Snead: 60 Day IL (Shoulder), Manny Piña: 60 Day IL (Wrist)

Diamondbacks vs. Athletics Prediction

  • Score Prediction: Diamondbacks 7, Athletics 5
  • Total Prediction: Over 9.5 runs
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