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MLB Betting Prediction: Miami Marlins vs. Oakland Athletics 5/3/2024

Miami Marlins (6-24) vs. Oakland Athletics (13-17)

As the Miami Marlins prepare to face off against the Oakland Athletics at Oakland Coliseum this Friday, the matchup presents intriguing opportunities for MLB betting picks. The Marlins, struggling with a 6-24 record, find themselves at the bottom of the league standings, while the Athletics have shown signs of life, holding a 13-17 record. The game, scheduled for 9:40 PM ET on May 3, 2024, will be a test of both teams’ current forms and strategies as they try to maneuver their standings.

The Marlins have had a challenging year, their game being compromised by problems world wide in both pitching and batting. Unfortunately, as a team, their batting average is only .221 and their on-base percentage is .276, therefore their offensive slug does not have a consistent run-making. In addition, the relievers of the other teams have also been (stretched) thin and their team ERA has been high (4.94) and their WHIP has been high as well (1.51). This hints to the Miami team’s inability to keep the opponent’s hitters in check, and this can be seen in the opponents’ batting average of. 264

On the other hand, the Oakland Athletics, though they have a better record than the Red Sox, yet look the same. The team’s batting average of .206 shows that fluency in the hitting department has been the major problem. They are not 100% sluggers as their .354 slugging marks with 33 home runs is enough power in their hits. The staff has definitely been better than the Marlins, granted a team ERA of 4.03 and a WHIP of 1.29, which shows that its pitching staff has comparatively more importance.


Miami Marlins vs. Oakland Athletics Game Info

When: Friday, May 3, 2024, at 9:40 PM ET
Where: Oakland Coliseum
Stream: MLB.TV


Ryan Weathers (2-2 W-L, 4.55 ERA) vs. JP Sears (1-2 W-L, 4.64 ERA)

Ryan Weathers, who’s the Marlins’ starter this game, has two wins and two blemishes in his record, and a 4.55 ERA. Overall, Weathers has struck out 26 batters through 29.2 innings, but his control is not so precise, and he has given up eight walks, and opponents have cooled hits against him at the rate of .264. His work is highly significant since he is aimed at shutting down his team’s pitching issues and lowering a WHIP which is 1.48, which might be very important in restraining the A’s lineup.

JP Sears, the starting pitcher for the Athletics, begins with a 1-2 record and an ERA of 4.64. Although Sears has a WHIP which is only 1.12 over 33 innings he still displays his vulnerability especially in regards to the 5 home runs he has surrendered. He has been successful by and far as he is walking less with fewer deficits, his huddle will be to keep up the consistency against any Marlins team that is aspiring to improve their record.


MLB Odds/Point Spread: TBD, Total Odds: TBD

With the betting odds yet to be determined, bettors will need to closely monitor the market as game day approaches. The Athletics, with their stronger recent form, are likely to be favored, but the volatility of both teams could offer value opportunities.


Miami Marlins Betting Trends

The way the Marlins are playing now verifies that it is not a good sign, since they only won 1 game from the last 5 and also that the way they play does not favor the spread bettors. In addition to it, OVER 4 the last of their 5 was total and they need to improve the defense, this could be a high-scoring game.


Oakland Athletics Betting Trends

The Athletics have been doing just great on the spreadsheet, winning 4 matches out of 5 latest games and 10 out of 16 road games against the spread. That indicates the inclination of the team to win when it is a long shot or while it is battling fiercely. Though, pinnacles have not exceeded in 1 of their last 5 games, which means closer games with fewer accumulated goals lately.


Miami Marlins vs. Oakland Athletics 5/3/24 Betting Picks

Considering both teams’ struggles and potentials, this game could either be a low-scoring affair or an unexpected shootout. The Athletics, with their slightly better pitching and power at the plate, might edge out a win at home. Based on recent performances and overall stats, a conservative approach would suggest a game closer than the records suggest.

In terms of online betting, while the Athletics look to be the safer pick, the value might be in prop bets focusing on individual performances like home runs or strikeouts. Keeping an eye on the over/under, especially given the volatile pitching, might also offer good value.


Free Pick and Prediction: Oakland Athletics 5, Miami Marlins 3

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