Oakland Athletics vs. San Francisco Giants Free Pick 08/13/19

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Last Updated: 2019-08-13

Marcus Semien and the Oakland Athletics will head west to Oracle Park to play the San Francisco Giants. NBC Sports – California will be televising this interleague showdown and the game gets going at 9:45 p.m. ET.

Oakland Athletics vs. San Francisco Giants Odds

Oakland (+110) is entering this game as the underdog against San Francisco (-120) and oddsmakers have put the Over/Under for this one at 7.5 runs. The odds for playing the game’s total sit at -125 for the over and +105 for the under. This game currently has a runline of Athletics +1.5 (-190) and Giants -1.5 (+165).

The Athletics have gone 67-51 SU this year and are 62-56 against the spread (ATS). They’ve accumulated 12.0 units for moneyline bettors and 4.3 units ATS. Oakland has covered the spread five times in its last seven games and the total has gone under in four of those seven. The Giants, on the other hand, are 59-60 SU and 62-57 ATS. The team’s gained 11.5 units for bettors taking the moneyline while earning 10.3 units ATS. San Francisco has a 3-4 ATS record over its last seven outings and the under has hit in five of those seven.

San Francisco games have a 58-54-7 over/under record in 2019. Athletics games have gone under 60 times, gone over 54 times and pushed on four instances.

Brett Anderson will get the start for the visiting Athletics. The left-handed Anderson is 10-7 with a 3.99 ERA and 67 strikeouts. He has yet to face the Giants this year and only made one start against them in 2018 (0-0, 8.10 ERA over 3.1 innings).

The Giants are sending lefty Madison Bumgarner (7-7, 3.74 ERA) to the mound. Bumgarner has 145 strikeouts and 31 walks as well as a WHIP of 1.13. Bumgarner made two starts against the team in 2018, compiling a 1-0 record in 2018, posting a 1-0 record with a 3.60 ERA and 10 strikeouts.

As a unit, San Francisco’s pitching staff has allowed 4.8 runs per game overall this season. Its starters have a 4.87 ERA, 1.37 WHIP and 8.2 strikeouts per nine innings. The bullpen has a 3.70 ERA, 1.23 WHIP and 9.0 K/9.

The San Francisco offense has produced 4.3 runs per outing, including 3.9 per game over its last 10 games and 4.8 per game over its last five. The team has slashed .268/.341/.500 over its last five matchups and is 3-2 SU during that stretch.

The Giants’ batters have been led by Kevin Pillar and Brandon Belt. Pillar is hitting .258/.285/.440 with 15 home runs, 61 RBIs, 59 runs and 10 stolen bases, and Belt’s line sits at .229/.345/.381 with 12 homers, 40 RBIs and 59 runs.

For the visitors, Oakland’s pitchers have allowed 4.3 runs per game and its starters own a 4.06 ERA, 1.24 WHIP and 6.92 K/9. The bullpen has managed an ERA of 4.04, along with a K-per-9 of 8.94.

The Athletics offense has slashed .245/.323/.439 on its way to 5.0 runs scored per game in 2019, including 4.7 runs per game over the team’s last 10 games and 4.6 per game over the team’s last five outings (3-2 SU).

Oakland’s offense has been sparked by shortstop Marcus Semien and third baseman Matt Chapman, who have combined to drive in 120 runs. Semien is hitting .273/.360/.471 with 19 home runs, 55 RBIs and 87 runs scored, while Chapman (.253/.338/.506) has produced 25 homers, 65 RBIs and 73 runs scored.

The Athletics have gained 12.1 units and are 18-12 ATS when facing a left-handed starting pitcher this season. The over has cashed in 15 of those games, as opposed to 13 that’ve hit the under against lefty starters. On the other hand, the Giants have lost 1.6 units and are 15-19 ATS when facing a left-handed starting pitcher. The over’s hit in 17 of those games, compared to 16 that’ve gone under.

Oakland Athletics vs. San Francisco Giants MLB Prediction

Predictions: SU Winner – Giants, ATS Winner – Athletics, O/U – UNDER


Betting Trends

The over has cashed in just two of Oakland’s last seven outings.

The Athletics have an OPS of .763 this season, including an OPS of .821 when facing left-handed pitchers. The Giants’ OPS stands at .706 overall and .688 against lefties.

Oakland has posted 20.5 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 contests and 21.4 over its last five.

The Athletics have hit 13 home runs in their last 10 games. The Giants have hit 12 over their last 10.

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