Oakland Athletics vs. Los Angeles Dodgers Free Pick

The Los Angeles Dodgers will play host to the Oakland Athletics at Dodger Stadium. NBC Sports – California will televise this interleague showdown and the opening pitch is scheduled for 10:10 p.m. ET.

Oakland Athletics vs. Los Angeles Dodgers Odds

The Dodgers are 3-6 SU and 2-7 ATS. The team has lost 6.8 units for bettors taking the moneyline and 5.9 units against the spread (ATS). The Athletics have gone 4-7 SU this year and are 5-6 ATS. In total, the team’s lost 4.0 units for moneyline bettors in the season’s early going and 2.4 units ATS. Oakland is 3-4 ATS over its last seven games and the under has cashed in four of those seven.

Los Angeles games have had an over/under record of 3-6 thus far in 2018. Oakland has an over/under record of 5-5-1.

The Athletics have lost 4.0 units and are 1-2 ATS when facing a lefty starter this season. The over has hit in zero of those games, compared to two that’ve gone under in such games. On the other hand, the Dodgers have lost 2.3 units and are 1-3 ATS when facing a lefty starter. The over’s cashed in zero of those games, compared to four that went under the total.

The left-handed Sean Manaea (1-1, 1.15 ERA) will get the nod for the visiting Athletics. Manaea started 29 games last year and finished the season 12-10 overall with a 4.37 ERA and a 1.40 WHIP.

The Dodgers will put the ball in the hands of lefty Hyun-Jin Ryu (0-0, 7.36 ERA), who recorded 116 strikeouts in 126 innings last year (24 starts), while finishing the season 5-9 overall with a 3.77 ERA and a 1.37 WHIP.

Los Angeles’ pitching staff has allowed 3.0 runs per game overall this year as a unit. The club’s starters have a 2.26 ERA, 1.14 WHIP and 9.1 strikeouts per nine innings. The bullpen has a 3.35 ERA, 1.19 WHIP and 8.4 K/9.

Los Angeles’ hitters have produced 3.2 runs per contest, including 3.0 per game over their last five. The team has hit .221/.305/.303 over its last five games and is 1-4 SU during that stretch.

The Dodgers’ batters have been led by Yasmani Grandal and Chase Utley. Grandal is hitting .321/.406/.464 with nine hits, three RBIs and four runs scored, and Utley is batting .300 with six hits, two RBIs and two runs scored.

In the other dugout, Oakland’s pitchers have allowed 5.2 runs per game and its starters own a 5.59 ERA, 1.26 WHIP and 6.05 K/9. The bullpen has an ERA of 2.85, along with a K-per-9 of 6.80.

The Athletics offense has slashed .253/.339/.405 on its way to 4.0 runs scored per game this season, including over the team’s last five outings (2-3 SU).

Oakland’s offensive production been led by third baseman Matt Chapman and second baseman Jed Lowrie. Chapman is slashing .375/.444/.675 with 15 hits, eight RBIs and nine runs scored, while Lowrie is slashing .341/.408/.545 with 15 hits, two homers, seven RBIs and three runs scored.

Chapman seemed to take a step back when hitting on the road last year. Across 161 plate appearances, he maintained a slash line of .183/.273/.401 (his total season line was .234/.313/.472).

Oakland Athletics at Los Angeles Dodgers MLB Pick

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

Betting Notes

  • The Athletics and Dodgers did not face each other last season.