Oakland Athletics vs. Baltimore Orioles Prediction, Betting Tips & Picks 4/20/2022

by | Apr 20, 2022

The Oakland Athletics will look to pick up their seventh win of the season when they take on the Baltimore Orioles (3-8) Wednesday. The game begins at 6:07 PM ET on MLB Network, with the Athletics listed as -127 favorites on the moneyline. Daulton Jefferies will get the ball for Oakland while Baltimore counter with Jordan Lyles.

Oakland Athletics vs. Baltimore Orioles: Predictions, Betting Odds, Spread, 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 -127 +106 8 -108 -111 -1.5 +155 -187

Computer Predictions for Athletics vs. Orioles

Our computer pick: Baltimore Orioles (+106) and Over (8)

Athletics vs. Orioles Game Info

  • Oakland Athletics probable starting pitcher: Daulton Jefferies
  • Baltimore Orioles probable starting pitcher: Jordan Lyles
  • Game Day: Wednesday, April 20, 2022
  • Game Time: 6:07 PM ET
  • TV Channel: MLB Network
  • Location: Oakland, California
  • Stadium: Oakland Coliseum

Oakland Athletics vs Baltimore Orioles Pitching Matchup

Jefferies Lyles
2 GS 2
1-1 W-L 0-1
1.93 ERA 5.23
9.1 IP 10.1
3 BB 5
4 SO 6

Athletics Starter Daulton Jefferies

  • The Athletics will look to Jefferies (1-1) in his third start of the season.
  • In his most recent appearance on Friday, the righty tossed 4 1/3 innings against the Toronto Blue Jays, allowing two earned runs while surrendering seven hits.
  • Over his two appearances this season, opposing hitters have compiled a batting average of .257 against him. He has a 1.93 ERA and averages 3.9 strikeouts per nine innings.
  • He will take the mound against an Orioles squad that is batting .209 as a unit (24th in MLB). It is also slugging a collective .289 (28th in MLB) with four total home runs (30th in MLB).

Orioles Starter Jordan Lyles

  • Lyles heads to the mound for the Orioles to make his third start of the season, seeking his first win.
  • The right-hander last pitched on Friday, when he threw 5 1/3 innings against the New York Yankees, giving up one earned run.
  • He has an ERA of 5.23, a batting average against of .325 and 5.2 strikeouts per nine innings in two games this season.
  • In two starts this season, Lyles has lasted five or more innings two times, with an average of 5.1 innings per appearance.
  • The Athletics rank 25th in MLB with a .208 batting average this season. They have a team slugging percentage that ranks 26th in the league (.314) and eight home runs.

Athletics Betting Picks & Insights

  • The Athletics have won both games they’ve played as favorites this season.
  • Oakland has played as a favorite of -127 or more twice this season and won both games.
  • The implied probability of a win from the Athletics, based on the moneyline, is 55.9%.
  • Oakland and its opponents have gone over the total this season in four of their 11 opportunities.
  • In 11 games with a spread this season, the Athletics are 7-4-0 ATS.

Orioles Betting Picks & Insights

  • The Orioles have been chosen as underdogs in 11 games this year and have walked away with the win three times (27.3%) in those games.
  • This season, Baltimore has come away with a win three times in 10 chances when named as an underdog of at least +106 or worse on the moneyline.
  • The Orioles have an implied victory probability of 48.5% according to the moneyline set by oddsmakers for this matchup.
  • In 11 contests with a total set by sportsbooks, Baltimore and its opponents have failed to hit the over in every contest.
  • The Orioles have posted a record of 6-5-0 against the spread this season.

Athletics Leaders & Batting Stats

  • Sean Murphy’s two homers in 2022 are the most on the Athletics. He’s also knocked in seven runs while hitting .233.
  • Murphy’s home runs put him 26th in MLB, and he is 30th in RBI.
  • Elvis Andrus is batting .206 with three doubles and seven walks.
  • Andrus ranks 184th in homers and 330th in RBI among all hitters in the majors.
  • Tony Kemp paces the Athletics with a .242 batting average.
  • Kemp is on a two-game hitting streak entering this contest. In his last five games he is hitting .231 with four walks.
  • Seth Brown has collected eight runs batted in to pace his team.
Sean Murphy 11 .233 .261 .488 2 7 10
Elvis Andrus 11 .206 .341 .294 0 0 7
Tony Kemp 10 .242 .375 .242 0 2 8
Seth Brown 11 .188 .270 .312 1 8 6
Cristian Pache 11 .222 .222 .333 1 5 8

Orioles Leaders & Batting Stats

  • Anthony Santander leads the Orioles with a .273 batting average.
  • In all of MLB, Santander is 76th in home runs and 261st in RBI.
  • Cedric Mullins has been a reliable source of runs this year, leading the lineup with two home runs and eight RBI.
  • Mullins is 26th in homers and 18th in RBI among all hitters in the big leagues.
  • Austin Hays has three doubles and six walks while hitting .220.
  • Jorge Mateo has two doubles and four walks while batting .270.
Anthony Santander 11 .273 .467 .394 1 1 9
Cedric Mullins 11 .182 .250 .386 2 8 8
Austin Hays 11 .220 .319 .293 0 1 9
Jorge Mateo 11 .270 .341 .324 0 3 10
Ryan Mountcastle 11 .250 .283 .341 1 3 11

Betting Tips for Athletics vs. Orioles

Our best bet is the Orioles on the moneyline at +106 after looking at all of the key stats and trends for this matchup. Our computer projects the total score will over the total of 8 runs.

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