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Oakland A's historic over streak improves to 25-7

After going under two games in a row for the first time this season, the over in Oakland Athletics games scored again on Sunday, improving to 25-7 this season, after beating the New York Yankees 5-4. 

This is an amazing success rate of 78 percent and the highest "over" total of any MLB club over the past 14 years. 
 
Any $100 bettor would be up $1,711.53 if they picked the over in each of A's 32 games.

The Athletics' over/under record through that stretch has produced the most "overs" of any MLB team since at least 1999. The 1999 San Francisco Giants went 21-7-2 over/under through their first 30 games and the 2000 Kansas City Royals, 2002 Florida Marlins, 2006 Cleveland Indians, 2008 Pittsburgh Pirates and the 2012 Houston Astros all played over the number in 21 of their first 30 contests.

Oakland's previous high for overs was a 17-12-1 over/under count through the first 30 games of the 2004 schedule. It boasts a combined 187-214-19 over/under record in the first 30 games in each of the last 13 MLB seasons (1999-2012) heading into this year.

The A's are tops in the majors in runs scored (166, 5.4 per game), fifth in hits (274, 8.8 per game) and seventh in OPS (.755). Combine this with a pitching staff that has the 23rd-ranked ERA (4.20) and the 22nd-ranked opponent batting average (.259) and you have a lot of high scoring games.

So how are oddsmakers reacting?

“We try to be as consistent as we can and not overact,” Peter Korner, founder of the Nevada-based odds service The Sports Club, told Covers. “It’s not a matter of what the record is but how (people) bet them.”

Korner added, “we take it on a game-by-game basis, even if the total goes over 100 times. If the number is where it’s supposed to be, we’re going to keep it right there.”

The A's travel to Cleveland to start a four-game series with the Indians on Monday. Two pitchers with high ERAs are scheduled to take the mound. Oakland's Jarrod Parker has a 7.36 ERA and will go against Cleveland's Ubaldo Jimenez, who has a 7.13 ERA. 

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Posted by Thinkb4ubet
1 year ago

ive been on many of these overs , but be aware of all that foul territory on oakland
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Posted by Quintero0112
1 year ago

Friend who plays??
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Posted by LIanafranks5
1 year ago

I think taking Unders is a wise idea because their games are due to even out and go under in the long run. It's called the law of averages. Look it up! Most people don't seem to know about this...(I thought it was common sense...lol)
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Posted by manbo54
1 year ago

stay with the over this week end at yankee statium
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Posted by GOOMBA
1 year ago

the totals on baseball have been to low. linesmakers haven't adjusted because bettors have not caught on to this. in fact there has been a lot of movement to the unders. wait till the weather warms up............lots of $ to be made on overs then. lots of queens in the deck rain man !
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Posted by winnerwinner99
1 year ago

they have been reporting on this ten games into this season....obviously u guys cant read too good
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Posted by diamonds52
1 year ago

im taking oak unders going forward.
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Posted by braves5795
1 year ago

buy on bad news, sell on good. Day games on the west coast seem to go over, especially Oak and LA dodgers.
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Posted by bej0101
1 year ago

ive been on it and staying on it!!!
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Posted by diamonds52
1 year ago

"im taking oak unders going forward."