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The Oakland Athletics will be taking on the San Francisco Giants in a Wednesday showdown. NBC Sports – California will be showing this interleague matchup and the game gets going at 3:45 p.m. ET.

Oakland Athletics vs. San Francisco Giants Odds

San Francisco (+100) is the home-team underdog against Oakland (-110) and oddsmakers have put the Over/Under for this one at 9 runs. Odds for betting on the game’s total now stand at -115 for the under and -105 for the over. Gamblers can also wager on the game’s runline with the current odds sitting at +135 for the Athletics -1.5 runs and -155 for the Giants +1.5.

The Giants are 60-60 straight up (SU) and 62-57 against the spread (ATS). They’ve gained 11.5 units for moneyline bettors while earning 10.3 units ATS. San Francisco has a 3-4 ATS mark over its last seven games and the total has gone under in five of those seven. The Athletics, on the other hand, are 67-52 SU and have gone 62-56 ATS. Overall, the club has accumulated 12.0 units for moneyline gamblers 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.

Giants games have an over/under record of 58-54-7 in 2019. Oakland has been a decent under bet with a total record of 54-60-4.

Homer Bailey is getting the start for the visiting Athletics. The right-handed Bailey is 9-8 with a 5.54 ERA and 101 strikeouts. He has yet to face the Giants this year and did not record a start against them in 2018, either.

The Giants will turn to righty Tyler Beede (3-6, 5.61 ERA), who’s got 76 strikeouts and 36 walks, along with a 1.58 WHIP. Beede did not re a start against the Athletics in 2018.

San Francisco’s pitching staff has allowed 4.8 runs per game overall in 2019 as a unit. The team’s starting pitching staff has an ERA of 4.83, a WHIP of 1.36 and a strikeouts-per-nine of 8.2. The bullpen has a 3.70 ERA, 1.24 WHIP and 9.0 K/9.

The San Francisco hitters are putting up 4.3 runs per outing, including 3.8 per game over its last 10 games and 5.2 per game over their last five. The team has slashed .278/.352/.519 over its last five games and is 4-1 SU during that span.

Kevin Pillar and Brandon Belt have paced the Giants’ batters this year. Pillar is slashing .260/.287/.443 with 15 home runs, 62 RBIs, 59 runs and 10 stolen bases, and Belt’s line is .229/.345/.381 with 12 homers, 40 RBIs and 59 runs.

In the other dugout, Oakland’s pitching staff allowed 4.3 runs per game and its starters own a 4.05 ERA, 1.24 WHIP and 6.92 K/9. The bullpen has logged an ERA of 4.04, along with a WHIP of 1.24 and a K-per-9 of 8.89.

The Athletics offense has slashed .244/.322/.438 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 2.8 per game over the team’s last five outings (2-3 SU).

Shortstop Marcus Semien and third baseman Matt Chapman have led Oakland’s hitters. Semien is slashing .273/.359/.469 with 19 home runs, 55 RBIs and 87 runs scored, while Chapman is hitting .253/.337/.503 with 25 homers, 65 RBIs and 73 runs scored.

The Athletics have lost 0.1 units and are 44-44 ATS when facing a right-handed starting pitcher this season. The over has hit in 39 of those games, compared to 47 that’ve gone under in such games. On the other hand, the Giants have netted 13.1 units and are 47-38 ATS when facing a right-handed starting pitcher. The over’s hit in 41 of those games, as opposed to 38 that’ve cashed the under.

Athletics vs. Giants Free Pick

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

Betting Trends

  • Oakland has tallied 12 extra-base hits over its last five contests. San Francisco has 20 XBH over its last five.
  • The Athletics have a total OPS of .761 this season and an OPS of .741 when facing right-handed pitchers. The Giants’ OPS stands at .706 overall and .709 versus righties.
  • San Francisco has recorded 21.0 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 outings and 22.8 over its last five.
  • The Athletics have hit 14 home runs in their last 10 games. The Giants have hit 11 over their last 10.