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Monday, June 17, 2019 at 10:07pm EDT
Written by Bosun Akinpelu

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The Oakland Athletics will be going for their third consecutive series win when they take on the Baltimore Orioles in the first game of their three-game series on Monday night. The game will be played at Oakland Coliseum, and it is scheduled to begin at 10:07 PM. ET.

Andrew Cashner, 6-3 with a 4.73 ERA, will get the start for the Orioles. The Athletics will give the ball to Mike Fiers, who is 6-3 with a 4.63 ERA.

Orioles Trying To Snap Five-Game Losing Streak

The Orioles have struggled this season and come into this series on a five-game losing streak. They will try to snap their streak with a win over the Athletics, which will give them their second win in their last seven games.

Baltimore has struggled offensively this season. The team’s .239 batting average is 23rd in the league. Their .299 on-base percentage is 26th, while their .400 slugging percentage is 25th in the league. The 278 runs they have scored this season is 26th in the league.

Trey Mancini leads the team with a .307 batting average. Renato Nunez leads with 16 homers, while Dwight Smith Jr. leads with 41 RBI.

The Orioles have also struggled on the mound. Opponents have a .269 batting average against the Orioles, which is 29th in the league. Their 5.71 ERA is 30th, while their 17 quality starts are 27th in the league.

In his last start, Cashner gave up four hits and one earned run in six innings, helping the Orioles get a 4-1 win over the Houston Astros. They will need a similar effort from him to get past the Athletics on Monday night.

Athletics Going For 4th Win In Six Games

The Athletics did a great job this week and have won three of their last five contests. They will try to keep things going with a win over the Orioles, which will give them their third consecutive win and fifth win in their last six games.

The Athletics have been solid offensively. Their .246 batting average is 19th in the league, their .319 on-base percentage is also 19th, while their .430 slugging percentage is 15th in the league. The 355 runs they have scored is 14th in the league.

Marcus Semien leads the Athletics with a .276 batting average. Matt Chapman leads the team with 16 homers, while Jurickson Profar leads the team with 39 RBI.

Oakland’s pitching has been better than the team’s offense. Opponents have a .243 batting average against the Athletics, which is ninth in the league. Their 4.31 ERA is 11th, while their 34 quality starts are fifth in the league.

In his last start, Fiers gave up three hits and two earned runs in six innings, helping the Athletics get a 4-3 win over the Tampa Bay Rays. The team will need another solid start from him to get the win over the Orioles on Monday.

Best Bets for this Game

Full-Game Side Bet

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The Athletics have played well at home, especially with Fiers on the mound, winning five of his last six home starts against teams with losing records and 10 of his last 13 home starts. The Orioles haven’t played well on the road and have lost 48 of their last 65 games as well as six of Cashner’s last eight starts against AL West opponents.

Prediction: Oakland Athletics -1.5

Full-Game Total Pick

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The Athletics and Orioles are averaging 8.66 combined runs per game in their last three games. The Orioles have played under the total in their last five road games and in their last five games against AL West opponents. The Athletics have played under the total in four of their last five games against AL East teams and in five of their last six games against right-handed starters.

Prediction: Under 9

First Five Innings Side Pick

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The Athletics will win the first five innings of this game because they have outplayed the Orioles in the first five innings of their last three games, averaging four runs per game while the Orioles average one run per game.

Prediction: Oakland Athletics

First Five Innings Total Bet

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The Orioles and Athletics are averaging five combined runs in the first five innings of their last three games and they will fall short of the first half total in this game if they maintain their current scoring pace.

Prediction: Under

Written By Bosun Akinpelu

I am very passionate about sports, so I kind of feel bad that I get paid to do this. As someone who minored in Mathematics, I have a lot of faith in numbers, and make my picks based on stats and not emotions. I've been successfully picking winners for quite some time, so stick with me if you want to get paid.