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Orioles vs Athletics Free Pick

American League action heads to northern California on Saturday when the Baltimore Orioles visit the Oakland Athletics. The current line on top sportsbooks has Oakland slightly favored at -108, Baltimore at -102 and the over/under run total on 9.

Entering this game, Baltimore on the season is 57-59 overall and 22-36 on the road. The Orioles are 5-5 in their last 10 games played. Oakland on the season is 51-65 overall and 32-28 at home. The A’s are 4-6 in their last 10 games played.

Baltimore looks to bounce back from a lost opportunity on Friday. The Orioles failed to level their record at .500 on Friday by squandering a lead late in the game and losing 5-4.

Baltimore’s Adam Jones hit a home run for a second consecutive game while Jonathan Schoop knocked in a pair of runs raising his RBI total to 84, which leads the team. › Continue reading

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Saturday, August 12th, 2017 2017, Baseball Comments Off on Orioles vs Athletics Free Pick

A’s vs Giants Free Pick

The Battle by the Bay concludes on Sunday when the Oakland Athletics visit the San Francisco Giants in the third and final game of their weekend interleague series. The current line has San Francisco favored at -135, with Oakland at +125 and the run total sitting on 7.5.

Oakland entering this game has a record on the season of 44-55 overall and 23-26 on the road. The A’s are 5-5 over their past 10 games played. San Francisco entering this game has a record of 53-44 overall and 27-22 at home. The Giants are 9-1 over their past 10 games played and are one of the hottest teams in the majors.

San Francisco will look to sweep the series on Sunday after winning the first two games over its Bay Area rivals the A’s. The Giants have won 10 of their past 11 games overall, while Oakland has lost three straight and four of its past five. The Giants have moved past the Cubs for the second and last wildcard in the National League.

San Francisco will send Tim Hudson to the mound in Sunday’s game. The Giants right-hander is 5-8 with an ERA of 4.76. Oakland will counter with Kendall Graveman. The A’s right-hander is 6-6 with an ERA of 3.78. Hudson has fared better in day games. Opponents are hitting just .237 against the veteran, but .321 in night games.    › Continue reading

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Sunday, July 26th, 2015 2015, Baseball Comments Off on A’s vs Giants Free Pick

Athletics vs Astros Free Pick

Major League Baseball heads to the Lone Star State when the Oakland Athletics visit the Houston Astros in an American League West showdown. The current line has Houston favored at -118, with the run total for the over/under sitting on 8.5. Houston has the best record in the American League and second best in baseball behind just St. Louis.

Oakland entering this game has an overall record of 13-26 and is 8-12 on the road. Over their last 10 games played, the A’s are 1-9. Houston on the season is 25-13 while 13-9 at home. The Astros are 7-3 over their past 10 games played. Lance McCullers a big prospect for Houston will make his major league debut on Monday for Houston. The 21-year old was called up from Triple-A Fresno Thursday after dominating in Double-A. Houston enters this series with Oakland riding a winning streak of 5 games. Oakland is losers of 10 of its past 11 overall and has the worst record in baseball.

Oakland will send Drew Pomeranz to the mound to face the Astros. The Athletics left-hander is 2-3 with an ERA of 4.42 on the season. Pomeranz stopped a winless run of five starts with a solid start on Tuesday against Boston. He gave up just one earned run, while allowing three hits across seven innings. Pomeranz has a career record of 0-2 with an ERA of 6.05 in his five appearances, including 4 starts, versus Houston.    › Continue reading

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Monday, May 18th, 2015 2015, Baseball Comments Off on Athletics vs Astros Free Pick

Oakland A’s vs Kansas City Royals Free Pick

Win and move on or lose and go home. After 162 regular games, the season comes down to just one game for the host Kansas City Royals and the Oakland Athletics.

The two meet on Tuesday for the American League wildcard play-in showdown, with the winner moving on to the AL divisional series against the Los Angeles Angels and the loser going home for a long winter.

The current line has the game as nearly a tossup with Oakland on -105 and Kansas City on -103. The run total is sitting on 6.5.

This is the first time Kansas City has reached the postseason in 29 years. The Royals have one of the best bullpens in baseball.

Oakland was 10-20 over their final 30 games of the season, but has reached the postseason for the third consecutive season.    › Continue reading

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Tuesday, September 30th, 2014 2014, Baseball Comments Off on Oakland A’s vs Kansas City Royals Free Pick

Athletics vs Braves Free Pick

The National League East Atlanta Braves host the American League West Oakland Athletics in an interleague showdown Saturday evening.

Atlanta is 62-60 overall and 35-28 at home. Oakland is 73-49 overall and 33-28 on the road.    › Continue reading

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Saturday, August 16th, 2014 2014, Baseball No Comments

Athletics vs Royals Free Pick

Two teams battling for the postseason in the American League meet on Monday night when the Oakland Athletics visit the Kansas City Royals at Kauffman Stadium.

The A’s lead the AL West with an overall record of 72-45 and 32-24 on the road. The Royals are 63-53 overall and 30-27 at home.  › Continue reading

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Monday, August 11th, 2014 2014, Baseball No Comments

Athletics vs Rangers Free Pick

An American League Sunday showdown takes place in the Lone Star State between the Oakland Athletics and the host Texas Rangers.

The A’s lead the AL West with an overall record of 64-39 and are 30-22 on the road. The Rangers are 41-63 overall and 19-31 at home.   › Continue reading

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Sunday, July 27th, 2014 2014, Baseball No Comments

Blue Jays vs A’s Free Pick

Battle of East versus West takes place tonight when the American League East leading Toronto Blue Jays visit the AL West leading Oakland Athletics.

Toronto on the season is 47-39 overall and 22-18 on the road. Oakland is 51-33 on the season and 24-15 at home.    › Continue reading

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Thursday, July 3rd, 2014 2014, Baseball No Comments

A’s vs Tigers Free Pick

Two of the top teams in the American League meet on Monday when the AL Central leading Detroit Tigers host the AL West leading Oakland Athletics.

The Tigers are 44-34 overall, 19-19 at home and 8-2 over their past 10 games overall. The A’s are 51-30 overall, 27-15 on the road and 8-2 over their past 10 games to own the best record in the majors.   › Continue reading

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Monday, June 30th, 2014 2014, Baseball No Comments

Yankees vs A’s Free Pick

East meets west when the New York Yankees visit the Oakland Athletics on Saturday. The Yankees are in second place in the AL East, while the Athletics are the leaders in the AL West.

Odds makers have the A’s as the favorite at -162, with the Yankees on +149 and the run total at 7.   › Continue reading

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