MLB Wednesday Weather: Oddsmakers Expect Plenty of Scoring in Oakland
Stan Szeto-USA TODAY Sports. Pictured: Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum.
- With temps in the upper-70s and wind blowing out to right-center, Rangers-Athletics is sporting a historically high over/under for Oakland.
- Cleveland offers the worst hitting weather of the day with a Weather Rating of just 21.
- St. Louis and Cincinnati both feature risks of rain, though neither looks like a complete washout.
It’s getaway Wednesday, as we have 15 baseball games spread throughout the day. When I saw the schedule a couple of days ago, I was expecting there to be some great offensive conditions in the afternoon, but alas, it is still April. We’re not quite at that point, but we’re getting there.
Luckily, rain isn’t a big concern today, nor is wind. I’d actually prefer it to be incredibly windy at every ballpark, though I hate wind in real life. Even an inconsequential amount of wind makes fishing on my kayak a real bee-atch …
Highest Weather Rating
- Nats at Rockies: 88
- Twins at Astros: 70 (If roof stays open)
- Rangers at A’s: 51
- Braves at Reds: 51
Weather Ratings are a proprietary number created by FantasyLabs, which are on a 0-100 scale, with 100 being the best hitting atmosphere and 0 being the best pitching atmosphere. Weather Rating takes into account temperature, wind speed, wind direction, stadium elevation, humidity and atmospheric pressure.
Oh baby, things are cooking at Coors, but still not quite perfect. Once again, there will be a wind blowing in that could limit runs, but overs have still hit at more than a 50% rate historically when winds are blowing in at Coors.
Generally speaking, the hitters will find a way to score runs there regardless of the weather. This over/under has actually dropped from 11 to 10.5 since opening with German Marquez hosting Anibal Sanchez.
Houston is looking solid for bats, but I’m honestly leaning toward a roof closing. There will be scattered thunderstorms in the area all night and Houston generally isn’t shy when it comes to putting the lid on The Juice Box. You can check this website for any roof updates.
To my surprise, Oakland has a Weather Rating higher than 50, which is a rarity. Approximately one-eighth of games played at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum have a Weather Rating above 50 per FantasyLabs’ Trends tool, with 75 being the park record.
The main reasons for the lofty rating are temperatures in the upper-70s and a breeze blowing out to right-center. At 9.5, this total is even rarer than the nice weather, as fewer than 80 of the 1,100+ Oakland home games tracked in Bet Labs‘ database since 2005 have closed with a total of 9.5 or higher.