Miami Marlins vs. Oakland Athletics: Preview, Predictions and Picks for May 4, 2024 4:07 PM

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May 4, 2024 6:16 AM
The Miami Marlins, struggling on the road with a 4-10 record, travel to Oakland Coliseum to take on the Athletics, who are looking to build on their 8-9 home record. The Marlins will aim to bounce back from their current 9-25 overall record, while the A's will seek to extend their series lead after taking the first game. The matchup is set for May 4, 2024, at 4:07 PM, with temperatures expected to be a mild 54 degrees and a chance of precipitation at 100%.
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Miami Marlins vs Oakland Athletics Probable Pitchers

For the upcoming Miami Marlins vs Oakland Athletics game, the probable starting pitcher for the Marlins is Trevor Rogers, who boasts an ERA of 4.31 and a WHIP of 1.50. Despite struggling with wins, Rogers has shown promise with 27 strikeouts, but will need to improve his control to contain the Athletics' potent offense.

The Oakland Athletics are likely to start Paul Blackburn on the mound against the Miami Marlins, who boasts a respectable 3.34 ERA and 1.09 WHIP this season. Blackburn's ability to limit walks and home runs, having surrendered only 9 free passes and 4 long balls, will be key in shutting down the Marlins' offense.

Miami Marlins Analysis

As the Miami Marlins gear up to face the Oakland Athletics, their batting stats suggest they'll need to make adjustments to overcome their struggles at the plate. With a team batting average of .224, which ranks 25th in the league, the Marlins will rely heavily on their leaders, such as Luis Arraez, who boasts a .299 average, and Bryan De La Cruz, who has smashed 5 home runs. However, with a team total of 245 strikeouts, good for 24th in the league, the Marlins will need to be more disciplined at the plate to capitalize on scoring opportunities. On the mound, Trevor Rogers will look to shut down the Athletics' lineup, but the Marlins' offense will need to provide him with some run support to secure a win.

Oakland Athletics Analysis

As the Oakland Athletics prep to face the Miami Marlins, their struggles at the plate are a major concern. Ranking 29th in runs scored and 30th in batting average, the Athletics' offense has been anemic, with a team average of just .207. Their 309 strikeouts, which ranks 4th in the league, only exacerbates the issue. However, there are some bright spots, such as Abraham Toro's respectable .274 batting average and Brent Rooker's team-leading 6 home runs and 15 RBIs. If the Athletics can get production from these leaders and capitalize on their 97 walks, they may be able to scrape together some runs against the Marlins. But with Paul Blackburn taking the mound, the Athletics' pitching will need to be sharp to compensate for their anemic offense.

Miami Marlins vs Oakland Athletics Injuries

Oakland Athletics

  • Norge Ruiz (SP): Out
  • Jack Perkins (SP): Day-To-Day
  • Scott Alexander (RP): 15-Day-IL
  • Zack Gelof (2B): 10-Day-IL
  • Miguel Andujar (LF): 10-Day-IL

Miami Marlins

  • Kemp Alderman (RF): Day-To-Day
  • Braxton Garrett (SP): 15-Day-IL
  • A.J. Puk (SP): 15-Day-IL
  • Jake Burger (1B): 10-Day-IL
  • Huascar Brazoban (RP): Out

Miami Marlins vs Oakland Athletics Betting Odds

The Oakland Athletics are currently favored to win, with odds sitting at -125, an increase from their opening line of -110. The over/under for the matchup is set at 7.5, suggesting a relatively low-scoring contest.

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Miami Marlins vs Oakland Athletics Prediction

I'm banking on the Athletics to bring the heat with a scorching 6-3 win over the Marlins, mainly because I have a hunch the Oakland bats will be singing California Dreamin' all the way to victory!

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MLB Player Prop Picks for Marlins vs Athletics

Paul Blackburn (OAK) Over 5.5 Strikeouts Thrown +142
  • Grade: A-
  • Expected Value: +1.1%
  • Odds to Hit: 45.4%
  • Bet Units: 1.7
  • Fair Odds: +120
  • Market Width: 36
Tyler Nevin (3B/OF) - OAK
Over 0.5 Singles -117
  • They're projected for 0.9 1B.
  • In games they had at least 2 at bats:
  • • Season 60.0% (15-10) (impl -150)
  • • Last 25 60.0% (15-10) (impl -150)
  • • Last 20 65.0% (13-7) (impl -186)
  • • Last 15 66.7% (10-5) (impl -200)
  • • Last 10 70.0% (7-3) (impl -233)
  • • Last 5 80.0% (4-1) (impl -400)
  • • Last 3 66.7% (2-1) (impl -200)

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