While last night’s A’s vs. Baltimore Orioles matchup was marked as the second lowest attended game since 1980, with only 3,748 fans on hand at the Oakland Coliseum, the A’s still managed to secure their 7th win over the last 10 games, a magnificent record especially considering their 0-2 start to the season with a 2-1 win. For today’s third game of the series, the A’s will be relying on RHP Daulton Jefferies, who with a 1-1 record and a 1.93 ERA will be making the fourth start of his career and first against Baltimore, who on their hand are sending RHP Jordan Lyles with an 0-1 and 5.23 ERA hoping to score his first win of the season as well as a much need road win for the Orioles.
Both the A’s and the Orioles hold one thing in common. The fact that their rosters are two of the cheapest, not only in the American League but in MLB in general. Still, for the A’s at least, that doesn’t mean any harm at all, given how they have managed to play some very strong and promising baseball over the past few days. While the A’s have not necessarily shown the flashy baseball that fans are used to seeing from this team, they have managed to concoct a very promising synergy between what’s wanted and what’s needed from all of their positional players as well as starting pitchers and relievers.
Defensively, CF Christian Pache is becoming the star this team needs and if he continues showing off his skills tonight just like he did last night against Baltimore, then the A’s shouldn’t have much to worry about moving forward. One thing is definite though, if they want to win, the offense needs to start coming up bigger and bigger. It’s a long season, that we know, but every win counts no matter what, including in today’s game.
The Orioles on the other side of the field should really start looking at the positives amongst a sea of negatives here. Yes, they have a losing record and have lost the first two games of the series, but the improvement between the first and second game was clear and out there.
Both on the pitching side of the ball as well as on defense Baltimore looked very good yesterday, even in a losing effort. While beating a team as chippy as the A’s might seem like a stretch, if they can match their promising strides both on defense as well as on offense, with guys like Cedric Mullins and Anthony Santander stepping up more, this team might have a chance to help starter Jordan Lyles get his first win of the season today.
Oakland Athletics vs Baltimore Orioles Game Information
- Date: 04/20/2022
- Time: 6:07 PM ET
- Location: RingCentral Coliseum, Oakland, CA.
- How to Watch Athletics vs Orioles: Star +
- Live Stream: MLB.TV
Athletics vs Orioles Betting Lines
Oakland Athletics are -123 according to our MLB Lines. This means that if you wager $100 you have the chance to win $81.30. On the other side, Baltimore Orioles are +113 according to the Vegas MLB Lines. This means that if you wager $100 you have the chance to win $113.
The implied probability for these two teams attached to the betting lines have Oakland Athletics at a 55.16% chance of winning the game, meanwhile Baltimore Orioles have 46.95% probability of finishing the game with the W.
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