San Diego Padres vs. Oakland Athletics Free Pick

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The Oakland Athletics are set to host the San Diego Padres at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum. NBC Sports – California will broadcast this interleague showdown and the game is scheduled to get underway at 9:05 p.m. ET.

San Diego Padres vs. Oakland Athletics Odds

Oakland (-135) is favored over San Diego (+125) and Vegas has the Over/Under for this night game at 8.5 runs. The odds for wagering on the games total sit at -110 for both the over and the under. Bettors can also wager on the games spread with the most recent runline odds standing at Padres +1.5 runs (-170) and Athletics -1.5 runs (+150).

The Padres have gone 37-49 SU this year and are 41-45 against the spread (ATS). They’ve lost 3.8 units for moneyline bettors and 18.1 units ATS. The Athletics, on the other hand, are 46-39 SU and 41-44 ATS. They’ve gained 7.8 units for moneyline bettors while earning 3.9 units ATS.

Oakland games have a 42-39-4 over/under record thus far in 2018. The Padres have been a decent under bet with a total record of 39-45-2.

The southpaw Clayton Richard will get the nod for the visiting Padres. Richard (7-7, 4.29 ERA) has recorded 84 strikeouts in 107 innings so far. He has yet to face the Athletics this year and did not record a start against them in 2017, either.

The Athletics are putting the ball in the hands of righty Chris Bassitt (1-3, 2.82 ERA), who’s got 18 strikeouts and eight walks, as well as a 1.16 WHIP. Bassitt did not pitch in the majors in 2017.

Oakland’s pitchers have given up 4.5 runs per game overall this year as a unit. The clubs starting pitching staff has a 4.40 ERA, 1.22 WHIP and 6.7 strikeouts per nine innings. The bullpen has a 3.71 ERA, 1.31 WHIP and 8.7 K/9.

The Oakland offense has produced 4.6 runs per outing, including 4.8 per game over its last 10 games and 4.0 per game over its last five. The team has hit .263/.309/.419 over its last five matchups and is 4-1 SU during that span.

Jed Lowrie has helped lead the Athletics offense this year with 14 home runs, 56 RBIs and 36 runs scored.

In the visiting dugout, San Diego’s pitchers have allowed 4.5 runs per game and its starters own a 4.62 ERA, 1.43 WHIP and 7.80 K/9. The bullpen has an ERA of 3.49, along with a WHIP of 1.43.

The Padres offense has slashed .234/.300/.367 on its way to 3.7 runs scored per game this year, including 3.2 runs per game over the teams last 10 games and 3.4 per game over the teams last five outings (2-3 SU).

Eric Hosmer has led San Diego’s hitters and is slashing .273/.348/.432 with nine home runs, 36 RBIs and 37 runs scored.

The Padres just dropped a 7-5 game to the Pirates, while the Athletics are coming off of a 15-3 loss against the Indians.

San Diego Padres at Oakland Athletics Prediction

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

Betting Notes

  • The under has cashed in five of Oakland’s last seven games.
  • The Padres have hit six home runs in their last 10 games. The Athletics have hit 12 over their last 10.
  • San Diego has recorded 19.4 runs + hits + errors per game over its last 10 contests and 18.2 over its last five.