Oakland Looking to Score a Win in Baseball Betting vs. Cincinnati

March 21st, 2024 Betting on MLB Baseball

Baseball betting odds will be close as Oakland tries to get a win in Cactus League action as they host the Cincinnati Reds The A’s will need to score some runs to win in MLB betting as their pitching staff has been hit with injuries.

Baseball betting in the spring can be impacted by injuries. The A’s have really been hurting with their pitchers.  Their bullpen is a mess and it didn’t get any better last week when Andrew Bailey and Craig Breslow developed elbow soreness.  Baseball betting info has Bailey expected to miss about a week. “It’s just a little discomfort,” said Bailey, “I felt something after my last outing [Sunday], so I figured I should have it checked out. I’ll just be doing some therapy and give it some rest.”  The A’s simply can’t afford to have Bailey miss time as he is their closer and best pitcher. “Last year was probably the heaviest workload on my arm, so this is probably just from kicking it back up and my arm trying to get used to it again.” Bailey added.

Breslow will also be out for a few days.  His injury is not serious though and he is expected to be ready for baseball betting Opening Day.  Manager Bob Geren said that both Bailey and Breslow should be fine. The problem right now in MLB betting in the Spring is that the A’s have a lot of young pitchers.  Also on the injury list are Joey Devine and Michael Wuertz. Bailey, Breslow and Wuertz were key players for Oakland last year as the A’s had the best bullpen in the league with an ERA of 3.46.

There is some good news for the A’s in baseball betting. Justin Duchscherer is expected to get going. He missed all of last season and the A’s badly missed him. “I’m on my way back to what I want to do,” Duchscherer said. “My command is not terrible. I thought it was pretty good, almost in midseason form.” He could get a start on Monday. “I felt sharp enough to where I could be ready for a game,” he said, “That’s our goal. It’s hard to say, but this is the best I’ve felt in spring in a long time. There are no setbacks right now. Ever since the procedure, my back feels good, and my elbow feels great — the best it’s felt in years.”


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