The Baltimore Orioles (75-47) are favorites (-194) on the moneyline when they take on the Oakland Athletics (34-88) Saturday at 9:07 PM ET, live on NBCS-CA.
Baltimore’s Cole Irvin gets the start, and he’ll go against Oakland’s Ken Waldichuk.
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The Orioles have compiled a 39-16 record in games they were listed as the moneyline favorite (winning 70.9% of those games).
When playing as moneyline favorites with odds of -194 or shorter, Baltimore has gone 5-1 (83.3%).
The Athletics have been underdogs in 121 games this season and won 34 (28.1%) of those contests.
Oakland has a record of 18-52, a 25.7% win rate, when it’s set as an underdog of +164 or more by sportsbooks this season.
The Orioles have combined with opponents to hit the over on the total 60 times this season for a 60-52-10 record against the over/under.
Games involving the Athletics have gone over the total set by sportsbooks in 62 of 122 chances this season.
Orioles Stats & Insights
The Orioles have the No. 8 offense in MLB action scoring 4.9 runs per game (593 total runs).
Baltimore is 17th in baseball with 140 total home runs.
The Orioles have the 12th-ranked batting average in the majors (.252).
Baltimore strikes out 8.3 times per game to rank 12th in baseball.
The Orioles pitching staff is seventh in the majors with a collective 9.1 strikeouts per nine innings.
Baltimore has the 14th-ranked team ERA among all MLB pitching staffs (4.13).
Athletics Stats & Insights
The Athletics have scored the fewest runs in the league this season with just 439 (3.6 per game).
Oakland has hit just 119 homers this season, which ranks 28th in the majors.
The Athletics have a team batting average of just .224 this season, which ranks last among MLB teams.
Oakland ranks 23rd in MLB in strikeouts per game with an average of 9.1 Ks per contest.
The Athletics average the 24th-most strikeouts per nine innings (8.3) in the league this season.
Oakland pitchers have a combined ERA of 5.76 ERA this year, which ranks 30th in MLB.
Orioles Key Players to Watch
Irvin gets the start for the Orioles, his 10th of the season. He is 1-3 with a 4.92 ERA and 50 strikeouts in 53 2/3 innings pitched.
Adley Rutschman has been key for Baltimore with 16 home runs, 58 RBI and a batting average of .272 this season.
Anthony Santander leads Baltimore in home runs with 21 and runs batted in with 65.
Gunnar Henderson is slashing .242/.325/.464 this season for the Orioles.
Adam Frazier is batting .239 with an OBP of .300 and a slugging percentage of .412 this season.
Athletics Key Players to Watch
The Athletics’ Waldichuk (2-7) will make his 17th start of the season.
Esteury Ruiz has accumulated a team-high batting average of .251.
Brent Rooker has shown his power as he paces his team with 19 home runs and 50 RBI.
Tony Kemp has 12 doubles, three triples, three home runs and 32 walks while batting .213.
Seth Brown has 12 doubles, a triple, 11 home runs and 23 walks while hitting .223.
Orioles and Athletics Injuries
Orioles: Aaron Hicks: 10 Day IL (Back), Danny Coulombe: 15 Day IL (Biceps), Keegan Akin: 15 Day IL (Back), Austin Voth: 60 Day IL (Elbow), John Means: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Dillon Tate: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Anthony Santander: day-to-day (General soreness)
Athletics: JJ Bleday: 10 Day IL (Knee), Ryan Noda: 10 Day IL (Jaw), James Kaprielian: 15 Day IL (Shoulder), Angel Felipe: 15 Day IL (Elbow), Freddy Tarnok: 15 Day IL (Calf), Richard Lovelady: 15 Day IL (Arm), Zach Jackson: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Mason Miller: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Drew Rucinski: 60 Day IL (Illness), Yacksel Ríos: 60 Day IL (Finger)