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  • Writer's pictureMason Dalley

Best Bet 8/18/2023

Baltimore Orioles(-1.5) @ Oakland Athletics

DK -108

FD -1-4

Best Bet Season Record: 18-18

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You all know what this Best Bet is at this point. The best team at covering vs the worst. There's not much to say besides Baltimore is a group of professionals looking to continue their winning ways after stumbling in San Diego. It is the end of a west coast trip and innings eater extraordinaire Kyle Gibson is taking he bump, but I'm not too concerned for the birds because Oakland is terrible at pitching.

Oakland has a team ERA of 5.75 and team FIP of 5.10. What's somehow worse is that they only strand runners 67% of the time. Allowing every 3rd baserunner to score is bad. Especially when facing lineups full of above average hitters. Baltimore has 9 guys with an OPS+ of at least 100, which explains their consistency.

All in all, this is a simple, straightforward, almost even odds Best Bet.

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