A’s Betting Preview: Oakland Getting Beaten by the Schedule
When a shortened schedule with no room for error was created, it was known that a scenario like what is happening to the A’s could play out. Wednesday’s game in Colorado will be the 12th game for Oakland in nine days, and in the fourth different city.
This stretch began with four games in three days in Oakland, four games in three days in Texas, two games in one day in Seattle, and now the conclusion of a two-game series in Colorado. Amazingly the A’s are assured of making it to Thursday still comfortably in first place.
Rockies Betting Preview: Still Hunting for a Wildcard Berth
One very easy way to handle a shaky bullpen is to just close out the game yourself. That is exactly what Antonio Senzatela did on Tuesday night for his first career complete game, and a Rockies 3-1 win over Oakland.
Wednesday’s series conclusion is extra important considering that right after Oakland leaves town, the dreaded Dodgers arrive for the first four games of a stretch of 12 games in 11 days that will close out the regular season.
A’s/Rockies Betting Lines
As good as the A’s have played all season, and as hot and cold as the Rockies have been, MyBookie has the moneyline on this game at -120 for both teams.
Oakland sends Mike Fiers to the mound, who has a rough run of it in September. He’s given up seven earned runs in 11 innings of work and he’s seen his season ERA climb back up to 5.06.
Colorado has German Marquez getting the start, and he’s been quite good in the month of September. He’s gotten a pair of no decisions in the month, but both were quality starts, and both games ended with a Rockies victory.
Free Betting Pick
It’s a tough moneyline, with neither team paying in positive dollars. A bet on either team to win outright doesn’t feel like it has enough value to warrant a bet.
The run line, however, does have some attraction. With Marquez on the mound and the A’s out of gas, the Rockies are the better play to win. And with a +145 on -1.5 money line, that is where the most value sits.
Spooky Express Free Pick: Rockies -1.5 (+145)