On the 22nd of May, 2024, the Colorado Rockies are set to battle the Oakland Athletics at the Oakland Coliseum, with the first pitch scheduled for 9:40 pm under a clear sky. Austin Gomber will take the mound for the Rockies with an impressive 3.020 ERA, while Mitch Spence, with an ERA of 3.900, will pitch for the Athletics.

The Rockies currently sit 14th in the 2024 NL West Division standings with a record of 15-32 and a 0.32 win percentage. They are 5th in divisional play with an 8-12 record. Despite their struggles, they have managed 6 wins in their last 10 games but are on a four-game losing streak. Road games have been challenging, with only 6 wins out of 26. At night, they’ve been slightly stronger, earning 9 of their total wins under the lights. The Rockies have struggled defensively, conceding 260 runs while scoring 186.

The Athletics, situated 13th in the AL West with a 20-30 record, are faring slightly better with a 0.40 win rate. They have a division record of 4-10 and are on a rare winning streak, having won their last game. Their home performances have been sub-par (11-13) but substantially better than their road results (9-17). They have scored 185 runs and allowed 244.

Focusing on the betting odds for this matchup, with a point spread of -1.5 and an over/under of 8.0, the game presents some intriguing choices for bettors. The home team, the Athletics, are favored with a money line of -130, suggesting higher confidence from the odds makers compared to the Rockies who sit at +110. These odds indicate that while the Athletics might have the home field advantage and a slight edge overall, the game could be closer than anticipated, which could attract interest in the underdog bet for the Rockies.