Kendall Graveman (3-3, 4.22 ERA) and Ian Kennedy (3-5, 5.84 ERA) start in the second of a two-game series between the Oakland Athletics (29-39) and the San Diego Padres (32-36) at O.C. Coliseum. The Athletics won the last game 16-2 and Oakland leads the series 1-0. Action begins at 3:35 p.m. ET on Thursday, Jun. 18 and can be seen on FSN-SD and CSN-CA.

Graveman pitched 8.0 innings in his most recent start, surrendering one run and striking out seven in a 1-0 defeat to the Angels. Stephen Vogt (.279, 31 Rs, 12 HRs, 47 RBIs) went 1 for 4 yesterday with two RBIs. Against the Athletics, Kennedy is 0-1 with an 11.12 ERA, 2.12 WHIP, and six strikeouts. Wil Myers (.277, 30 Rs, 5 HRs, 19 RBIs, 3 SBs) went 1 for 4 yesterday.

Oakland is a -132 favorite against San Diego and the Over/Under (O/U) for this game is sitting at eight runs. The Athletics have an overall money line of -1,740 and a record as the favorite of 17-22. Oakland is an impressive 3-1 as the favorite over its last 10 games. The Athletics have seen an uptick in scoring against teams in the NL, averaging 7.5 runs per game. They average 4.3 runs per game on the season. The Athletics are one of the best in the AL in terms of hits at home with a phenomenal 9.2 per game. Oakland is one of the best in the AL in terms of walks, earning an average of 3.2 per game. Oakland's pitchers put it all together when National League teams are on the field. Its average runs allowed per game drops to 3.0 against NL teams, compared to its 3.9 season average.

In the other locker room, San Diego is coming in with an overall money line of -331 and a disappointing record of 13-21 as the underdog. San Diego has put in a mixed performance against interleague opponents, coming in with a nice record as the underdog ({}) but quite a few losses SU (3-7). Offensively, the Padres have really sputtered in the last 10 games. They have decreased their season average of 4.2 runs per game by averaging 3.0 during that stretch. The Padres allow 4.5 runs per game, but does worse whenever an AL opponent is on the schedule. They bring that runs allowed average up to 6.6 against teams from the AL.

The Athletics have the edge in the season series, 3-0. The Athletics have a 25-26 record against right-handed starting pitchers on the year, which is what they'll be facing when Kennedy takes the mound. Graveman (RHP) will be on the hill against the Padres, who have a 24-28 record against right-handed starting pitchers.

Predictions: SU Winner - OAK, O/U - Over


The Athletics won their last game by a 14-run margin. In games decided by a margin of 10 runs or more, the Padres are 2-4. The Athletics are 3-2 in blowouts this season.

The Padres are 4-3 in games that go into extra innings. Meanwhile, the Athletics are 0-6 in such matchups.

The Padres are coming off of a weak pitching game where they recorded four strikeouts. The Athletics have a record of 8-3 when opponents' pitchers have that many strikeouts or fewer.

When they are outhit, the Athletics are 5-25. The Padres have a 7-28 record when opponents outhit them.

Both falling in the bottom half of the league based on total home runs this season, Oakland ranks 17th with 58 homers and San Diego is 19th with 56.

Ranking 10th, San Diego is in the top 10 of the league in hits, notching 8.45 per game. Oakland ranks in the top five at fourth with 8.85.

Ranking 27th, San Diego is near the bottom of the league for its on-base plus slugging percentage (.670). Oakland ranks in the top half at 14th with an OPS of .719.

The Padres are 18-27 in games where they allow one or more home runs. The Athletics are 7-26 when they allow at least one homer.