MLB Sports Handicappers Preview Baltimore Orioles (81-62) at Oakland Athletics (82-61) 10:05 EST

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The best sports handicappers preview tonight’s game at the Coliseum where two top American League teams will face off, the Orioles looking to take over the top spot in the AL East, and the Athletics will look to better their playoff hopes atop the Wild Card standings. This will be a pivotal series for both teams as the Yankees are at home vs. the Rays, and the Orioles are on the heels of the Wild Card leading A’s.


The Orioles will send seasoned lefty and recent acquisition Joe Saunders to the mound to face off against the A’s left hander Tom Milone. The Orioles recently acquired Saunders to help an already solid, although widely unknown rotation. To be honest, there are not many who could list Orioles starters without the help of google.


Saunders has a small sample size with the Orioles, however, he is 2-1 with an ERA of 4.24 in 17 innings pitched, walking 6 and surrendering 18 hits for a WHIP of 1.41. His Ground ball to fly ball ratio currently sits at 1.36, and the O’s have won 2 of his 3 starts, averaging 3.33 runs of support, and allowing 4. The over is also 2-1 when Saunders is on the mound. His last start came against the Yankees where he pitched 5.1 innings, gave up 5 hits, 2 earned runs, struck out 2 and walked 2. Sauders had a start vs Oakland this year as a member of the Diamondbacks, a game in which the D-backs won 4-3. Saunders went 6 innings, allowing 7 hits and 1 earned run.


On the other side of the ball, the A’s will send lefty Tom Milone to the mound in search of his 13th win. Milone is currently 12-10 with an ERA of 3.90 over 168.1 IP. The team has won 16 of his 27 starts. In his last three starts, he is 2-1 with an ERA of 4.20 over 15 innings, allowing 25 hits and walking only 1 for a WHIP of 1.73. The A’s have won 2 of his last three starts, averaging 4.67 runs per game, and allowing only 3.33. The Under is 2-1 during that span.


The public money narrowly favors the Oakland Money Line, along with the over. However expert money is moving on the Baltimore money line, by a large majority. The experts also favor the over in tonight’s game.


This will be a series to watch with so much on the line for both teams. As the weather starts to cool down, these playoff races are just heating up!


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