The San Diego Padres will look to avoid losing their fourth straight game as they play host to the Oakland Athletics at PETCO Park. This interleague showdown will begin at 3:40 p.m. ET and fans can tune in to MLB Network to catch the game.
Oakland Athletics vs. San Diego Padres Odds
Oakland (+105) is the underdog against San Diego (-115) and Vegas has put the Over/Under for this game at 8 runs (-110 for the over and -110 for the under). Runline odds stand at -200 for taking the Athletics +1.5 runs and +170 for the Padres -1.5.
The Padres are 38-36 against the spread (ATS), but only 34-41 straight up (SU). The teams gained 2.4 units for moneyline bettors while earning 7.7 units (ATS). San Diego has a – ATS mark over its last seven games and the . On the other hand, the Athletics are 37-36 SU and have gone 33-39 ATS. In total, the teams accumulated 0.1 units for moneyline gamblers, but have lost 7.0 units ATS. Oakland is – ATS over its last seven games and the .
San Diego games have had an over/under record of 34-38-2 thus far in 2018. Oakland has an over/under record of 35-33-4.
Frankie Montas will get the nod for the Athletics. The right-handed Montas is 3-1 with a 2.67 ERA and 15 strikeouts. He has yet to face the Padres this year and did not record a start against them in 2017, either.
The Padres are sending lefty Joey Lucchesi (3-2, 3.23 ERA) to the mound. Lucchesi has 48 strikeouts and 15 walks to his credit, as well as a 1.23 WHIP. Lucchesi did not record any MLB pitching stats last season.
San Diego’s pitchers have given up 4.4 runs per game overall this season as a unit. The clubs starting pitching staff has an ERA of 4.69, a WHIP of 1.45 and a strikeouts-per-nine of 8.1. The bullpen has a 3.23 ERA, 1.16 WHIP and 9.4 K/9.
The San Diego hitters are putting up 3.8 runs per outing, including 3.2 per game over its last 10 games and 2.8 per game over their last five. The team has hit .226/.286/.321 over its last five contests and is 1-4 SU during that stretch.
The Padres offense has been led by first baseman Eric Hosmer and left fielder Jose Pirela. Hosmer is hitting .282/.359/.462 with nine home runs, 33 RBIs and 35 runs scored, while Pirela is batting .270 with 76 hits, 23 RBIs and 40 runs scored.
For the visitors, Oakland’s pitchers have allowed 4.4 runs per game and its starters own a 4.42 ERA, 1.22 WHIP and 6.57 K/9. The bullpen has logged an ERA of 3.39, along with a WHIP of 1.22.
Athletics hitters have slashed .239/.311/.411 on their way to 4.4 runs scored per game this season, including 4.1 runs per game over the teams last 10 games and 4.6 per game over the teams last five outings (3-2 SU).
Second baseman Jed Lowrie and shortstop Marcus Semien have paced Oakland’s hitters. Lowrie is slashing .283/.343/.466 with 10 home runs, 45 RBIs and 29 runs scored. Semien is hitting .255/.309/.379 with seven homers, 28 RBIs and 42 runs scored.
Oakland Athletics vs. San Diego Padres Free MLB Pick
Predictions: SU Winner – Padres, ATS Winner – Athletics, O/U – OVER
- Oakland has tallied 16 extra-base hits over its last five games. San Diego has 12 XBH over its last five.
- The Athletics have hit 15 home runs in their last 10 games, including eight over their last five.
- San Diego has averaged 19 runs + hits + errors over its last 10 games and 18 over its last five.
- The Padres have dropped four of their last five games SU.