Oakland Athletics at Miami Marlins 6/2/23 - MLB Betting Picks & Odds
Oakland Athletics vs. Miami Marlins
MLB: 6:40 PM EST
Jun. 02, 2023
Latest Odds : MIA -205 ; O/U 8.5
The Oakland Athletics will return to the road Friday night for game one of three in Miami against the Miami Marlins. Oakland comes into Friday as the worst team in baseball 34 games under .500 following a two run loss to the Atlanta Braves on Wednesday to end a 2 game win streak. James Kaprielian got the start for Oakland giving up three runs on five hits across 4.2 innings of work leading to the loss. The Oakland bullpen was much better however giving up one run on two hits over the final 4.1 innings of the game.
Offensively Oakland had issues with only three hits in 29 at bats including just one hit with runners in scoring position to leave four men on base. Ramon Laureano and Carlos Perez led the way for the Oakland offense driving in one run each. Esteury Ruiz has been the offensive leader for Oakland this season carrying a .269 batting average to go along with a team high 60 hits. Brent Rooker supplies the power to the Oakland lineup leading the team with eleven home runs and 32 RBIs.
The Miami Marlins stay at home Friday two games above .500 in the year after winning four the last five following a one run win over San Diego in their last game. Braxton Garrett got the start for Miami giving up just one run on two hits across 5.1 innings of work resulting in a no decision. The Miami bullpen came on to give up no runs on no hits over the next 8 outs and Steven Okert got the win after giving up no runs on no hits in the final inning of the game.
The Miami offense struggled against San Diego with just six hits in 27 at bats but two hits with runners in scoring position led to two runs in the game. Nick Fortes and Juan Segura carried the Miami offense driving in one run in each. Luis Arraez is the top bat in the Miami lineup this season carrying a .381 batting average to go along with a team high 72 hits. Jorge Soler swings one of the biggest bats in all of baseball leading Miami with 17 homers and 35 RBI 's.
Recent Betting Trends:
Athletics are 6-2 in their last 8 games with the total set at 11.0 or higher.
Athletics are 6-2 in their last 8 road games with the total set at 11.0 or higher.
Athletics are 23-47 in their last 70 interleague road games vs. a team with a winning record.
Marlins are 7-1 in their last 8 interleague games.
Marlins are 5-1 in their last 6 home games.
Free Betting Pick: Miami Marlins -1.5
Both teams have had some issues this year but Oakland is the worst team in baseball. The Marlins will have every advantage possible in this game and will exploit their strengths. Take Miami Friday to get the win and cover. Final Score Prediction, Miami Marlins win and cover 9-3.