Pittsburgh Pirates vs Oakland Athletics: Predictions, Odds, and Analysis Apr 29 2024 9:40 PM

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Apr 29, 2024 2:52 PM
The Oakland Athletics, sitting at 12-17 overall and 4-9 at home, welcome the Pittsburgh Pirates to the Oakland Coliseum on April 29th. The Pirates, boasting a 14-15 record and 9-8 on the road, look to capitalize on the A's struggling home form. Under partly cloudy skies with a cool 62-degree temperature and a slight chance of precipitation, this matchup promises to be an exciting one.
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Pittsburgh Pirates vs Oakland Athletics Probable Pitchers

For the upcoming matchup against the Oakland Athletics, the Pittsburgh Pirates are likely to send Bailey Falter to the mound, who boasts a respectable 3.33 ERA and 0.89 WHIP this season. With 18 strikeouts and only 7 walks in 27 full innings pitched, Falter's control and ability to rack up K's could give the Athletics' lineup fits.

In the upcoming matchup between the Pittsburgh Pirates and Oakland Athletics, probable starting pitcher Joe Boyle will take the mound for the A's, bringing his 24-strikeout arsenal to the game. Despite struggling with a 7.06 ERA and 1.80 WHIP, Boyle will look to bounce back from his 4 losses and secure his second win of the season.

Pittsburgh Pirates Analysis

As the Pittsburgh Pirates gear up to face the Oakland Athletics, their offense will likely be the key to their success. With a team batting average of .236, the Pirates' bats will need to come alive against the Athletics' pitching staff. Ke'Bryan Hayes' impressive .283 batting average will be crucial in sparking the Pirates' offense, while Bryan Reynolds' four home runs and 17 RBIs provide a much-needed power boost. However, the Pirates' tendency to strike out frequently (276 times, 6th in the league) and their inability to capitalize on scoring opportunities (21st in runs scored with 115) could prove costly against the Athletics' solid pitching corps. If the Pirates can minimize their strikeouts and capitalize on scoring chances, they may be able to pull out a win, but it won't be an easy task.

Oakland Athletics Analysis

The Oakland Athletics are struggling to find their groove at the plate, ranking near the bottom of the league in several key categories, including runs scored (29th), hits (29th), and batting average (.203, 30th). Their inability to get on base consistently has hindered their ability to produce runs, with only 84 runs scored so far this season. However, they do boast some bright spots, such as Shea Langeliers' 6 home runs and Brent Rooker's 13 RBIs. Against the Pittsburgh Pirates, the A's will need to capitalize on their limited scoring opportunities, which could be challenging given their anemic offense. If Joe Boyle can turn in a quality start, Oakland's best chance may be to play small ball and try to manufacture runs, but it's clear that their bats need to awaken if they hope to take down the Pirates.

Pittsburgh Pirates vs Oakland Athletics Injuries

Oakland Athletics

  • Norge Ruiz (SP): Out
  • J.D. Davis (3B): 10-Day-IL
  • Luis Morales (SP): Day-To-Day
  • Zack Gelof (2B): 10-Day-IL
  • Jack Perkins (SP): Day-To-Day

Pittsburgh Pirates

  • Yasmani Grandal (C): 10-Day-IL
  • Ryan Borucki (RP): 15-Day-IL
  • Thomas Harrington (SP): Day-To-Day
  • Cristofer Melendez (SP): Out
  • Marco Gonzales (SP): 15-Day-IL

Pittsburgh Pirates vs Oakland Athletics Betting Odds

The Pittsburgh Pirates are currently favored to win, with odds of -125, while the Oakland Athletics are the underdogs at +110, and the Over/Under is set at 7.5 runs. The Pirates' odds have shifted from even money to favored since the opening odds, indicating a slight momentum shift in their direction.

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Pittsburgh Pirates vs Oakland Athletics Prediction

"Pirates are sailing towards a narrow 5-4 win over the A's, but don't bet the farm on it (unless you're getting -125 odds, of course)!"

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OAK -2.5 +400 | PIT @ OAK

  • Grade: B+
  • Expected Value: +1.1%
  • Odds to Hit: 22.5%
  • Bet Units: 0.8
  • Fair Odds: +345
  • Market Width: 156

PIT @ OAK Under 5.5 +260

  • Grade: B
  • Expected Value: +1.0%
  • Odds to Hit: 27.9%
  • Bet Units: 0.0
  • Fair Odds: +259
  • Market Width: 97

Joe Boyle (OAK) Under 5.5 Strikeouts Thrown -119

  • Grade: B
  • Expected Value: +1.0%
  • Odds to Hit: 54.7%
  • Bet Units: 0.2
  • Fair Odds: -121
  • Market Width: 30

Joe Boyle (OAK) Over 4.5 Hits Allowed +146

  • Grade: B
  • Expected Value: +1.0%
  • Odds to Hit: 41.0%
  • Bet Units: 0.1
  • Fair Odds: +144
  • Market Width: 54

Joe Boyle (SP) - OAK Over 2.5 Walks -110

  • They're projected for 3.2 BB.
  • In games they pitched at least 2 innings:
  • • Season 80.0% (4-1) (impl -400)
  • • Last 5 80.0% (4-1) (impl -400)
  • • Last 3 66.7% (2-1) (impl -200)

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