Heading into game two of this interleague matchup, the Giants (55-47, 27-22 home) will send Alex Wood to the mound against the Athletics (28-75, 13-36 away) and Hogan Harris. Check out my pick for today’s Oakland Athletics vs. San Francisco Giants game in San Francisco.
OAKLAND ATHLETICS VS SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS BETTING PICK
The Pick: Oakland Athletics +1.5 Runs
This game will be played at Oracle Park at 9:45 ET on Wednesday, July 26th.
WHY BET THE OAKLAND ATHLETICS:
- Against the runline, the Giants have gone just 3-7 in their last ten home games.
- The Giants have dropped two straight games vs. the runline at home.
- The Athletics have gone 1-2 in Alex Wood’s last five starts.
OAKLAND ATHLETICS SEEK TO IMPROVE THEIR ROAD RECORD
The Athletics take on the Giants with the hopes of snapping their two game losing streak. This recent skid has their record sitting at 28-75, putting them 5th in the AL West. When looking at their overall series numbers, they have gone 7-24-1. At home, they are 15-39 and 13-36.
Hogan Harris is currently 2-4 in his 12th appearance of the 2023 season. His ERA stands at 6.11, with a batting average allowed of .254. On the road, he has a record of 1-1 with an ERA of 7.55, while at home he is 1-3 on an ERA of 26.76. Opposing teams have a slugging percentage of .413 against him for the year.
Hogan Harris’ most recent outing was a quality start against the Astros. He allowed four hits and two earned runs over six innings of work.
In their five most recent games, the Athletics have put together a batting average of only .204, placing them 24th compared to the rest of the league. At 3.5 runs per game, Oakland is 28th in the MLB. This figure has come on a team batting average of .221 and OPS of .656 which has them 30th in baseball.
The Athletics will be without Ryan Noda for today’s game due to injury. This season, the outfielder has been batting .229 and slugging .418.
WILL THE SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS TAKE CARE OF BUSINESS AT HOME?
On an overall record of 55-47, the Giants are 3rd in the NL West. In their 33 series, San Francisco has gone 15-16-2 which includes losing each of their last three sets. On the road, the Giants are 28-25 and are 27-22 at home.
Giants starter Alex Wood has a 4-4 record in 15 appearances this season. His ERA stands at 4.99, while his K/9 rate is 7.96. Additionally, his FIP is 5.24 and opponents have a .360 OBP against him.
He has had a rough start to the season, with an ERA of 6.75 and a WHIP of 1.88.
Alex Wood’s 2023 campaign has gotten off to a bumpy start, as evidenced by his 6.75 ERA and 1.
The Giants have been one of the top power lineups in the league of late, having hit 10 home runs over their last ten games. Compared to other clubs, this is 10th best in that span. For the season, they are ranked 15th in home runs and 18th in slugging percentage. Overall, San Francisco is averaging 4.5 runs per game (15th).
Joc Pederson has been a major contributor to the Giants’ offensive attack over their last five games, leading the team with two home runs. For the season, he has hit 10 long balls and is batting .245.