Cincinnati Reds vs Oakland Athletics 4-30-23 MLB Prediction, Picks and Odds

Cincinnati Reds vs Oakland Athletics 4/30/23 – On Sunday afternoon at Oakland Coliseum, the Oakland Athletics will take on Cincinnati Reds in an interleague matchup. Cincinnati and Oakland conclude their three-game series, and Saturday’s middle contest has been excluded from the analysis. As per the experts MLB betting tips, the Cincinnati Reds will come out on top in this match.

Cincinnati Reds vs Oakland Athletics

Date & Time: Sunday, April 30, 2023 at 4:07 PM ET

Location: Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum

TV: NBC Sports California

Cincinnati Reds vs Oakland Athletics 4/30/23 Betting Odds


Moneyline: -143

Spread: -1.5 (+110)

Total: 8 over (+104)


Moneyline: +132

Spread: +1.5 (-130)

Total: 8 under (-124)

Cincinnati Reds vs Oakland Athletics Analysis

Cincinnati Reds dominated Athletics on Friday to extend their winning streak to four. Cincinnati began this week by sweeping Texas Rangers at home for three games to break out of their slump after dropping six consecutive contests against Tampa Bay Rays and Pittsburgh Pirates; during those contests they only scored six runs combined during those six matches. Cincinnati has posted an impressive .275/.351/.389 triple slash over their past seven days and 167 at-bats, scoring two home runs and nine doubles while scoring 4.54 runs per game 15th in Majors using their triple-slash of .243/.326/.359 while surrendering 5.08 runs back at 25th ranked. Nick Lodolo, a 25-year-old southpaw will take the mound on Sunday at Oakland Coliseum with an average 6.31 ERA, 1.87 WHIP and 37/9 K/BB ratio in five starts this year. Nick Lodolo has struck out 13.0 batters per nine innings but already allowed six home runs. Over his last two outings, he’s allowed 14 earned runs across 8.2 innings pitched. 

Oakland Athletics extended their losing streak to four games with their 11-7 defeat against Cincinnati Reds. They managed 11 hits against Luis Cessa and four relievers but yielded 16 in return. The Athletics have conceded 11 runs twice in three days. On Wednesday night against the Los Angeles Angels they lost 11-3. Oakland is giving up an average of 8.26 runs per game, enough for the most in the big leagues. On the flipside of things, the Athletics are scoring 3.93 runs per contest with an offensive slash line of .227/.308/.375. Since July 2nd, the Athletics have hit an outstanding .231/.309/.453 line with 12 home runs and seven doubles across 212 at-bats. Ken Waldichuk will get the call on Sunday as the starting pitcher. The 25-year-old lefty has gone winless through two starts this season with an atrocious 7.82 ERA, 1.74 WHIP and 18/11 K/BB ratio in five outings. Last Monday, Waldichuk delivered an impressive performance against the Angels on the road, giving up five earned runs off six hits and walking one while only striking out two batters.

Cincinnati Reds vs Oakland Athletics Against the Spread

The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Cincinnati’s last 10 games. Cincinnati are 5-0 SU in their last 5 games. Cincinnati are 7-3 SU in their last 10 games against Oakland. The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Cincinnati’s last 6 games on the road. The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Cincinnati’s last 13 games when playing on the road against Oakland.

The total has gone OVER in 7 of Oakland’s last 10 games. Oakland are 0-5 SU in their last 5 games. The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Oakland’s last 8 games against Cincinnati. Oakland are 0-9 SU in their last 9 games at home. The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Oakland’s last 13 games when playing at home against Cincinnati.

Cincinnati Reds vs Oakland Athletics Free Pick

The Athletics have an OPS+ of 108 against left-handed pitchers and an OPS+ of 81 against left-handed starters in 2023. On the flip side, the Reds have amassed an 88 OPS+ against lefties and an impressive 116 OPS+ against those starting left-handed bats. Recent form for both teams is encouraging and the MLB online analysts are rooting for the Reds pitching staff to step up and make an impactful statement.

Free Pick: Cincinnati Reds -1.5 (+110)