Hogan Harris gets the start for the Athletics (30-78, 15-39 away) against Tony Gonsolin and the Dodgers (60-45, 32-20 home). Today will be game two of their series, with the Dodgers leading 1-0. Check out who see coming out on top in today’s Oakland Athletics vs. Los Angeles Dodgers matchup.
OAKLAND ATHLETICS VS LOS ANGELES DODGERS BETTING PICK
The Pick: Los Angeles Dodgers -1.5 Runs
This game will be played at Dodger Stadium at 10:10 ET on Wednesday, August 2nd.
WHY BET THE LOS ANGELES DODGERS:
- Against the runline, the Dodgers have gone 2-1 in their three games at home.
- The Athletics have failed to covered the runline in each of their two most recent games as the underdog.
- Opponents are hitting a healthy .330 against Hogan Harris in his last three starts.
OAKLAND ATHLETICS SEEK TO IMPROVE THEIR ROAD RECORD
On a record of 30-78, the Athletics come into today’s game 5th in the AL West. When playing at home, they are 15-39 and 15-39 on the road. Oakland has played in 34 series thus far, and have gone 8-25-1.
Hogan Harris has earned two wins in 12 appearances for the Athletics this season, with an ERA of 6.07 and a K/9 of 7.83. His FIP is 4.53 and opponents have an OBP of .321 against him.
After a Giants victory, Hogan Harris’ outing saw him yield two runs on two hits in 3 1/3 innings.
Having gone deep 10 times in their last ten games, the Athletics are 9th in that span. At 3.6 runs per game, Oakland is 29th in the league. This figure has come on a team batting average of .223 while hitting a total of 103 home runs (22nd).
Brent Rooker has been on a tear lately, leading the Athletics in hits over their last five games with a batting average of .459. This season, the outfielder is hitting .248 and has tallied 48 RBIs.
WILL THE LOS ANGELES DODGERS TAKE CARE OF BUSINESS AT HOME?
The Dodgers’ record of 60-45 has them sitting 1st in the NL West. Los Angeles’ overall series record is 20-13-1, which includes dropping each of their last two series at home. The team’s season-long over/under record is 60-40 while going 55-50 against the runline. At Dodger Stadium, they have a runline mark of 24-28.
The Dodgers will turn to Tony Gonsolin for their next game, the right-hander boasting an overall record of 5-4. Through 16 appearances this season, Gonsolin has posted an ERA of 4.25 and a K/9 rate of 7.4, as well as a FIP of 4.81 and an OBP of .286.
Tony Gonsolin’s latest start against the Blue Jays resulted in a loss for the Dodgers, as he allowed five runs on seven hits over five innings of work. The final score was 8-1.
Across their last ten games, the Dodgers’ offense is 5th in batting average, leading to an average of 5.8 runs per contest in that span. Overall, they are the 3rd ranked scoring offense and posted a season-long OPS of .786 on 169 (2nd).
Max Muncy has been the Dodgers’ top power hitter this season, leading the team with 27 home runs. He’s been especially productive recently, having hit two homers in the last five games. His batting average stands at .194 for the season.