Scheduled for a sharp start at 03:37 pm on May 23, 2024, the Colorado Rockies are set to visit the Oakland Athletics at Oakland Coliseum under a clear sky. Ryan Feltner will be starting for the Rockies, carrying an ERA of 5.694, against the Athletics’ Joey Estes who has struggled this season with an ERA of 9.346.

In terms of standings, the Rockies are languishing at 14th position in the 2024 NL West Division with a record of 16-32, reflecting a modest 0.33 winning percentage. They have a slightly better in-division performance with 8 wins and 12 losses, which places them 5th in NL West, showcasing a minor resurgence with 6 victories in their last 10 games. On the road, their struggles continue with a 7-20 record. The team’s offense has posted 190 runs, however, their pitchers have allowed 263 runs, undermining their efforts.

Similarly, the Athletics hold the same 14th slot in the AL West Division with a nearly similar win-loss record of 20-31, a 0.39 winning percentage, and are placed last in the division with a 4-10 record vs divisional foes. They’ve won 11 of 25 home games, posing a slightly stronger challenger on their yard. Their total run production stands close to the Rockies at 188, with 248 runs allowed.

Turning to the betting odds, the Athletics are favored with a -124 moneyline compared to the Rockies at +105. This close betting line reflects an intriguing contest expected, with an over/under set at 8.0. The point spread bet is set at -1.5 towards the Athletics, suggesting that bettors are anticipating Oakland to win by at least 2 runs. These odds offer an interesting insight for bettors considering the recent fluctuating performances of both teams.