Philadelphia Phillies vs. Oakland Athletics MLB Betting Tips and Best Bets

by | Apr 7, 2022

The Philadelphia Phillies start their season as home favorites (-170) in a matchup with the Oakland Athletics on Friday at 3:05 PM ET, live on from Citizens Bank Park. Philadelphia’s Aaron Nola and Oakland’s Frankie Montas have been named the starters for this contest.

Philadelphia Phillies vs. Oakland Athletics: Predictions, Betting Odds, Spread, Line

Phillies vs Athletics Betting Information
Favorite Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds
Phillies -170 +150

Computer Predictions for Phillies vs. Athletics

Our computer pick: Oakland Athletics (+150)

Phillies vs. Athletics Game Info

  • Philadelphia Phillies probable starting pitcher: Aaron Nola
  • Oakland Athletics probable starting pitcher: Frankie Montas
  • Game Day: Friday, April 8, 2022
  • Game Time: 3:05 PM ET
  • Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Stadium: Citizens Bank Park

Philadelphia Phillies vs Oakland Athletics Pitching Matchup

Nola Montas
32 GS 32
9-9 W-L 13-9
4.63 ERA 3.37
180.2 IP 187.0
39 BB 57
223 SO 207

Phillies Starter Aaron Nola

  • Nola will make his first start of the season for the Phillies.
  • When he last appeared on Wednesday, Sept. 29, the 28-year-old righty started the game and went 6 2/3 innings against the Atlanta Braves.
  • Last season he put together a 9-9 record, a 4.63 ERA and a 1.129 WHIP over his 32 games.
  • Among qualified pitchers in MLB last year he ranked 35th in ERA (4.63), 19th in WHIP (1.129), and sixth in K/9 (11.1).

Athletics Starter Frankie Montas

  • The Athletics will send Montas to the mound for his first start this season.
  • The last time the 29-year-old pitched was on Thursday, Sept. 30 against the Seattle Mariners. The righty threw 6 2/3 innings as the starter in that matchup.
  • He pitched to a 3.37 ERA while striking out 10 batters per nine innings with a record of 13-9 last season.
  • Among qualified pitchers in the majors last year, he ranked 18th in ERA (3.37), 22nd in WHIP (1.182), and 16th in K/9 (10).

Phillies Betting Picks & Insights

  • The Phillies were favorites in 91 games last season and won 49 (53.8%) of those contests.
  • Philadelphia had a record of 18-9 in games where oddsmakers favored them by at least -170 on the moneyline.
  • The Phillies have a 63% chance to win this game based on the implied probability of the moneyline.
  • Games involving Philadelphia went over the total set by sportsbooks in 79 of 162 chances last season.
  • In 118 games with a spread last season, the Phillies were 59-59-0 ATS.

Athletics Betting Picks & Insights

  • The Athletics came away with 23 wins in the 53 contests they were listed as the underdogs in last season.
  • Last season, Oakland was victorious one time in six chances when named as an underdog of +150 or worse on the moneyline.
  • The Athletics have an implied victory probability of 40% according to the moneyline set for this matchup.
  • Oakland and its opponents went over the total last season in 72 of their 158 opportunities.
  • In 114 games with a line last season, the Athletics had a mark of 63-51-0 against the spread.

Phillies Leaders & Batting Stats

  • Bryce Harper accumulated a batting average of .309, while hitting 35 home runs last season.
  • Nicholas Castellanos had 100 RBI while hitting .309.
  • Jean Segura hit .290 last season with 27 doubles, three triples, 14 home runs and 39 walks.
  • Kyle Schwarber hit .266 with 19 doubles, 32 home runs and 64 walks.
Name GP BA OBP SLG HR RBI H
Bryce Harper 141 .309 .429 .615 35 84 151
Nicholas Castellanos 138 .309 .362 .576 34 100 164
Jean Segura 131 .290 .348 .436 14 58 149
Kyle Schwarber 113 .266 .374 .554 32 71 106
Rhys Hoskins 107 .247 .334 .530 27 71 96

Athletics Leaders & Batting Stats

  • Jed Lowrie had a batting average of .245 with 69 runs batted in last season.
  • Tony Kemp hit .279 with 16 doubles, three triples, eight home runs and 52 walks.
  • Elvis Andrus hit .243 a season ago with 25 doubles, two triples, three home runs and 31 walks.
  • Sean Murphy had 23 doubles, 17 home runs and 40 walks while batting .216.
Name GP BA OBP SLG HR RBI H
Seth Brown 111 .214 .274 .480 20 48 60
Sean Murphy 119 .216 .306 .405 17 59 85
Jed Lowrie 139 .245 .318 .398 14 69 112
Tony Kemp 131 .279 .382 .418 8 37 92
Stephen Vogt 78 .195 .283 .333 7 25 41

Betting Tips for Phillies vs. Athletics

We have the Athletics on the moneyline at +150 on the moneyline as our best bet in this contest after analyzing all of the key statistics and trends for this matchup.

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