Free MLB Picks Today: Oakland Athletics vs Arizona Diamondbacks 5/17/23

Free MLB Picks Today: Oakland Athletics vs Arizona Diamondbacks 5/17/23
Wed 17th May 2023

The Oakland Athletics (10-34) host the Arizona Diamondbacks (24-19) at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum on Wednesday with the three-game Interleague series tied at 1-1. The Athletics leveled the series 1-1 after winning 9-8 in 12 innings on Tuesday.

Reliever Austin Pruitt threw three scoreless innings to get the win. Nick Allen went 3 for 5 with a solo home run in the win. Ryan Noda added a home run and four RBIs. Corbin Carroll was 1 for 3 with a double and one run for the Diamondbacks. Lourdes Gurriel Jr. added a home run and two RBIs.


Ryne Nelson (1-2, 6.20 ERA) is slated to get the start for Arizona. The right-hander allowed four runs over 4.2 innings in his last start, a 7-5 home win over the Giants on Friday. He gave up seven hits while striking out four and walking one in the no-decision.

Righty Luis Medina (0-2, 8.18 ERA) gets the start for Oakland. It’s his first appearance of the season against the Diamondbacks. In his last start on Thursday, Medina took the loss at home against the Rangers. He threw six innings and gave up three runs on five hits, striking out three, in the 4-0 defeat.


Over the last five games, Arizona has averaged 5.8 runs a game, a small gain compared to their season average of 5.2. Against righties like Medina this season, the D-backs have a .790 OPS, fourth highest in MLB.

Carroll is the team’s most productive hitter against right-handers with a .867 OPS in 91 at-bats. Oakland is averaging 4.6 runs per game in the last five, up slightly from 3.9 for the season.

The A’s have a .665 OPS against right-handers in 2023. With a .875 OPS over 88 at-bats, Shea Langeliers has been their best hitter against right-handers.


Arizona is 10-9 away from home in 2023, scoring 5.2 runs per game while allowing 5.5 runs. Oakland has gone 5-19 at their home ballpark this season, averaging 3.3 runs per game while surrendering 6.8.

In the last 10 games between the teams at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum, Oakland is 8-2 with an average scoreline of 4.2-2.7.


The Diamondbacks are second in the NL West, two games behind the division-leading Dodgers. The Athletics are fifth in the AL West, 17 games behind the Rangers.

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Arizona DBacks (-160)

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