Athletics vs. Orioles Prediction, Betting Tips & Picks 4/21/2022

by | Apr 21, 2022

Seeking their seventh win of the year, the Oakland Athletics (6-6) are favorites (-128) on the moneyline when they take on the Baltimore Orioles (4-8) Thursday at 3:37 PM ET. Oakland’s Paul Blackburn gets the start, and he’ll go against Baltimore’s Tyler Wells.

Athletics vs. Orioles Spread and Betting Line

Athletics vs Orioles Betting Information
Favorite Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds
Athletics -128 +108 7.5 -104 -115 -1.5 +146 -147

Computer Predictions for Athletics vs. Orioles

Our computer pick: Baltimore Orioles (+108) and Over (7.5)

Athletics vs. Orioles Game Info

  • Oakland Athletics probable starting pitcher: Paul Blackburn
  • Baltimore Orioles probable starting pitcher: Tyler Wells
  • Game Day: Thursday, April 21, 2022
  • Game Time: 3:37 PM ET
  • Location: Oakland, California
  • Stadium: Oakland Coliseum

Oakland Athletics vs Baltimore Orioles Pitching Matchup

Blackburn Wells
1 GS 2
0-0 W-L 0-1
3.60 ERA 6.35
5.0 IP 5.2
0 BB 4
3 SO 5

Athletics Starter Paul Blackburn

  • Blackburn (0-0) takes the mound for the Athletics to make his second start of the season.
  • In his last appearance on Saturday, the right-hander tossed five innings against the Toronto Blue Jays, giving up two earned runs while surrendering five hits.
  • In one games this season, he has a 3.60 ERA and 5.4 strikeouts per nine innings, while opponents are batting .263 against him.
  • He meets an Orioles offense that ranks last in the league with 24 runs while batting .206 as a squad. It has a collective .284 slugging percentage (28th in MLB play) and has hit a total of four home runs (30th in MLB).

Orioles Starter Tyler Wells

  • Wells will get the start for the Orioles, his third of the season.
  • The right-hander last pitched on Saturday, when he threw four innings against the New York Yankees without allowing a run.
  • He has pitched in two games this season with an ERA of 6.35, a 1.25 strikeout to walk ratio and a WHIP of 1.765.
  • The Athletics rank 13th in MLB with 47 runs scored this season. They have a .209 batting average this campaign with eight home runs (23rd in the league).

Athletics Betting Picks & Insights

  • The Athletics have entered the game as favorites three times this season and won twice.
  • Oakland has played as a favorite of -128 or more twice this season and split those games.
  • Oddsmakers have implied with the moneyline set for this matchup that the Athletics have a 56.1% chance to win.
  • Games involving Oakland have gone over the total set by oddsmakers in four of 12 chances this season.
  • The Athletics are 7-5-0 ATS in their 12 games with a spread this season.

Orioles Betting Picks & Insights

  • The Orioles have won in four, or 33.3%, of the 12 contests they have been named as odds-on underdogs in this year.
  • Baltimore has a win-loss record of 3-7 when favored by +108 or worse by oddsmakers this year.
  • The Orioles have an implied victory probability of 48.1% according to the moneyline set by oddsmakers for this matchup.
  • In 12 contests with a total set by bookmakers, Baltimore and its opponents have failed to hit the over in every one of them.
  • The Orioles are 7-5-0 against the spread in their 12 games with a line set by sportsbooks this season.

Athletics Leaders & Batting Stats

  • Tony Kemp’s .278 average leads the Athletics this year. His resume also includes zero homers and driven in two RBI.
  • Among all batters in MLB, Kemp ranks 190th in homers and 206th in RBI.
  • Kemp carries a two-game hitting streak into this matchup. During his last five outings he is batting .333 with five walks.
  • Sean Murphy’s two home runs pace his team.
  • Among all MLB hitters, Murphy ranks 29th in home runs and 36th in RBI.
  • Elvis Andrus is batting .184 with three doubles and seven walks.
  • Seth Brown’s eight runs batted in are a team-high mark.
Tony Kemp 11 .278 .409 .278 0 2 10
Sean Murphy 12 .217 .260 .457 2 7 10
Elvis Andrus 12 .184 .311 .263 0 0 7
Seth Brown 12 .194 .268 .333 1 8 7
Cristian Pache 12 .205 .205 .308 1 5 8

Orioles Leaders & Batting Stats

  • Anthony Santander leads the team in batting average with a mark of .297.
  • Among all hitters in the big leagues, Santander is 78th in homers and 275th in RBI.
  • Cedric Mullins has hit two home runs with eight runs batted in, leading the team in both categories.
  • Mullins is 29th among all hitters in the majors in homers, and 24th in RBI.
  • Austin Hays has three doubles and six walks while hitting .220.
  • Jorge Mateo is batting .270 with two doubles and four walks.
Anthony Santander 12 .297 .469 .432 1 1 11
Cedric Mullins 12 .191 .269 .383 2 8 9
Austin Hays 11 .220 .319 .293 0 1 9
Jorge Mateo 11 .270 .341 .324 0 3 10
Ryan Mountcastle 12 .229 .260 .312 1 3 11

Betting Tips for Athletics vs. Orioles

Our best bet is the Orioles on the moneyline at +108 after looking at all of the key trends and stats for this matchup. Our computer predicts the total score will over the total of 7.5 runs.

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