Baltimore Orioles vs. Oakland Athletics Pick – MLB April 19, 2022

The Baltimore Orioles and Oakland Athletics have three more games at RingCentral Coliseum. How much longer are the Athletics going to be playing at the Coliseum?

Las Vegas is calling with a brand new ballpark, but we’ll see how the situation plays out. It makes a lot of sense for Las Vegas to steal another professional sports team from Oakland. The Raiders are doing well at Allegiant Stadium.

This whole situation feels familiar to what happened with the Raiders after rumors for so long. Las Vegas might have a pretty decent team, but this doesn’t look like a World Series contender at the moment.

The Athletics are coming off a 86-76 campaign, which wasn’t enough to reach the postseason. Only one team from the AL West landed in the playoffs, while two wildcards came from the AL East.

Oakland is off to a fairly predictable start, with a record of 6-5. They’re coming off a 5-1 win over the Orioles in the first game of this series. Frankie Montas allowed just 2 hits and 1 earned run through 6 innings.

The Orioles slipped to 3-7 on the season with the loss. They were still able to win two of three games against the Yankees, so that’s certainly a positive.

I’m not certain the Orioles will consistently win many series this season. After a 52-110 campaign last season, don’t expect the best progress in Baltimore.

Head below for our free Orioles vs. Athletics prediction on April 19, 2022.

Baltimore Orioles vs. Oakland Athletics Live Betting Odds:

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Teams Spread Moneyline Total
Baltimore Orioles +1.5 (-170) +115 Over 8 (-105)
Oakland Athletics -1.5 (+145) -138 Under 8 (-115)
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Team Data Baltimore Orioles Oakland Athletics
Overall Record 3-7 6-5
Away/Home Record 0-4 1-0
Batting Average .205 .217
Batting Average Away/Home .214 .161
Runs Per 9 2.21 5.27
Team ERA 2.86 3.76
Team ERA Away/Home 4.50 1.00

Orioles vs. Athletics Prediction:

The Orioles aren’t going to do much more than 52 wins again this season if their offense doesn’t find something at the plate. They might have beaten the Yankees twice, but the bats have not been in good order.

The fact that the Yankees lost two of three games isn’t a good look for the Bronx Bombers. The Orioles have had little fireworks in their lineup, as they’ve scored 2.25 runs per game for 30th in the majors.

They’re not making contact at a .207 clip, and the power numbers aren’t there. The Orioles have hit an average of just 0.41 home runs per game for 30th in the major leagues.

This isn’t a case of early-season jitters for the Orioles. This is what they are and the issues should persist against Cole Irvin on Tuesday night.

Irvin is coming off his second start of the season against the Philadelphia Phillies and Tampa Bay Rays. He could have been in better form, but there wasn’t anything wrong with his outing versus a good Tampa squad.

After conceding 7 hits and 4 earned runs across 5.1 innings of work, Irvin came back with 5 hits and 3 earned runs allowed against the Rays in 6.1 frames. The lefty helped the A’s to a 6-3 win in that one.

Baltimore Orioles vs. Oakland Athletics Betting Trends:

Orioles

  • Record (Last 10): 3-7
  • 17-50 overall in their previous 67 games
  • 11-41 overall in their previous 52 games versus a team with a winning record
  • 16-51 overall in their previous 67 games in the second game of a series
  • 2-9 overall in their previous 11 games at Oakland
  • 3-10 overall in their previous 13 games versus the Athletics

Athletics

  • Record (Last 10): 6-4
  • 4-0 overall in their previous four games at home
  • 6-2 overall in their previous eight games after their opponents scores fewer than 2 runs
  • 10-2 overall in their previous 12 games after allowing 2 or fewer runs
  • 10-3 overall in their previous 13 games versus the Orioles at home
  • UNDER is 8-2-1 in their previous 11 games as a betting favorite

The Orioles haven’t hit a home run or even an RBI against Irvin. In 22 at-bats, Irvin has blanked the Orioles with 5 singles and one double. This should be a good matchup for Irvin against the O’s.

Baltimore has scored 2 or fewer runs in four of their last five attempts. They should continue to struggle to scratch runs across the plate tonight.

The Athletics have been in good form offensively despite a so-so start at 6-5 this season. They are the fifth-best offense in the majors, with an average of 5.46 runs per game. The long ball has been working, with 1.23 per game for ninth in the major leagues.

Look for the Athletics to get out ahead and hold at home tonight. A lack of offense should sink the Orioles’ chances despite Chris Ellis trying to keep them in the game.

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Kyle E / Author

Kyle is a veteran of TheSportsGeek and has spent nearly a decade providing accurate sports picks and writeups here. He has been a sports handicapper for 10+ years and started sharing his picks and thoughts in 2011 at TheSportsGeek. His expertise spans across multiple sports, including the NFL, NCAAF, MLB, NHL, and horse racing. Prior to writing for TheSportsGeek, Kyle was a fantasy football expert, who ultimately parlayed it into a successful sports betting career. You can find his picks daily only at TheSportsGeek.

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