San Diego Padres at Oakland Athletics Free Pick

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The San Diego Padres are ready to square off against the Oakland Athletics at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum. The game gets underway 4:05 p.m. ET and NBC Sports – California will showcase this interleague showdown.

San Diego Padres vs. Oakland Athletics Odds

Oakland (-165) is favored against San Diego (+155) and oddsmakers have set the Over/Under for this game at 8.5 runs. The odds for betting on the games total sit at -105 for the under and -115 for the over. The games most recent runline odds sit at -140 for taking the Padres +1.5 runs and +120 for the Athletics -1.5 runs.

The Athletics are 47-39 straight up (SU) and 41-44 against the spread (ATS). They’ve gained 7.8 units for bettors taking the moneyline while earning 3.9 units (ATS). Oakland has covered the spread five times in its last seven games and the under has hit in five of those seven. The Padres have gone 37-50 SU this year and are 41-45 ATS. In total, the teams lost 3.8 units for moneyline gamblers and 18.1 units ATS. San Diego has covered the spread only twice over its last seven games and the under has hit in four of those seven.

Athletics games have an over/under record of 42-39-4 so far in 2018. Padres games have gone under 45 times, gone over 39 times and pushed on two instances.

Luis Perdomo will get the nod for San Diego. The right-handed Perdomo is 1-2 with an 8.36 ERA and 17 strikeouts. He has yet to face the Athletics this year and did not record a start against them in 2017, either.

The Athletics are turning to lefty Sean Manaea (8-6, 3.38 ERA), who has 77 strikeouts and 20 walks to his name as well as a 0.97 WHIP. Manaea did not record a start against the Padres in 2017.

As a unit, Oakland’s pitchers have yielded 4.5 runs per game overall this year. The clubs starters have an ERA of 4.39, a WHIP of 1.23 and a strikeouts-per-nine of 6.7. The bullpen has a 3.66 ERA, 1.30 WHIP and 8.7 K/9.

The Oakland hitters are putting up 4.6 runs per outing, including 5.0 per game over its last 10 games and 4.6 per game over their last five. The team has slashed .274/.329/.459 over its last five matchups and is 4-1 SU during that span.

Second baseman Jed Lowrie and shortstop Marcus Semien have led the Athletics hitters this year. Lowrie is slashing .293/.355/.502 with 14 home runs, 59 RBIs and 37 runs scored, while Semien’s line is .252/.306/.365 with seven homers, 31 RBIs and 48 runs.

In the other dugout, San Diego’s pitchers have allowed 4.5 runs per game and its starters own a 4.65 ERA, 1.43 WHIP and 7.74 K/9. The bullpen has managed an ERA of 3.49, along with a WHIP of 1.43.

The Padres offense has slashed .234/.300/.366 on its way to 3.7 runs scored per game in 2018, including 3.4 runs per game over the teams last 10 games and 3.2 per game over the teams last five outings (1-4 SU).

San Diego’s offensive production has been powered by first baseman Eric Hosmer and outfielder Jose Pirela. Hosmer is slashing .270/.344/.426 with nine home runs, 37 RBIs and 37 runs scored. Pirela (.263/.313/.351) is up to two homers, 25 RBIs and 43 runs scored.

The Padres have lost 6.5 units and are 9-17 ATS when facing a lefty starter this season. The over has hit in 14 of those games, compared to 12 that’ve gone under against right-handed starting pitchers.

San Diego Padres at Oakland Athletics MLB Tip

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

Betting Notes

  • San Diego has tallied 10 extra-base hits over its last five games. Oakland has 17 XBH over its last five.
  • The Padres have lost four of their last five games SU while the Athletics have won seven of their last eight.
  • Oakland has recorded 23.2 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 contests and 21.8 over its last five.
  • The Padres have hit six home runs in their last 10 games. The Athletics have hit 13 over their last 10.