San Francisco Giants at Oakland Athletics Matchup

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Kevin Pillar and the San Francisco Giants will head west to Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum to face off against the Oakland Athletics. The opening pitch is scheduled for 9:07 p.m. ET and NBC Sports – California will be televising this interleague matchup.

San Francisco Giants at Oakland Athletics Odds

Las Vegas has Oakland (-130) as the favorite over San Francisco (+120). The total currently stands at 8.5 runs and gamblers can play the over or the under for -110. There’s a runline of Giants +1.5 (-175) and Athletics -1.5 (+155) for this matchup.

The Giants have gone 63-65 SU this year and are 67-61 against the spread (ATS). They’ve accumulated 11.2 units for moneyline gamblers, despite having lost 10.1 units ATS. San Francisco has covered the spread five times in its last seven games and the total has gone under in four of those seven. The Athletics, on the other hand, are 74-53 SU and 70-57 ATS. They’ve gained 18.1 units for bettors taking the moneyline and 12.3 units ATS. Oakland has covered the spread six times in its last seven games and the total has gone under in four of those seven.

Athletics games have a 58-65-4 over/under record in 2019. San Francisco has an over/under record of 62-59-7.

Madison Bumgarner will get the start for the visiting Giants. The southpaw Bumgarner is 8-8 with a 3.72 ERA and 163 strikeouts. He’s 1-0 with nine strikeouts and a 1.29 ERA against Oakland this year.

The Athletics are putting the ball in the hands of righty Chris Bassitt (9-5, 3.61 ERA), who’s got 112 punchouts and 43 walks as well as a WHIP of 1.20. Bassitt has yet to face the Giants this year and did not record a start against them in 2018.

San Francisco’s pitchers have allowed 4.8 runs per game and its starting pitchers own a 4.81 ERA, 1.35 WHIP and 8.21 K/9. The bullpen has logged an ERA of 3.97, along with a WHIP of 1.35 and a K/9 of 8.85.

The Giants offense has slashed .242/.308/.406 on its way to 4.4 runs scored per game this season, including 6.0 runs per game over the team’s last 10 games and 5.2 per game over the team’s last five contests (1-4 SU).

San Francisco’s offensive production has been powered by Kevin Pillar and Brandon Belt. Pillar is hitting .266/.295/.464 with 19 home runs, 69 RBIs and 67 runs scored, while Belt is hitting .227 with 14 homers, 49 RBIs and 63 runs scored.

For the home team, Oakland’s pitching staff has allowed 4.2 runs per game overall this year. Its starting pitching staff has a 4.02 ERA, 1.24 WHIP and 6.9 strikeouts per nine innings. The bullpen has a 4.00 ERA, 1.29 WHIP and 8.9 K/9.

The Oakland hitters are putting up 5.0 runs per contest, including 4.9 per game over its last 10 games and 5.2 per game over their last five. The team has a slash-line of .278/.345/.468 over its last five matchups and is 4-1 SU during that span.

The Athletics’ offense has been led by shortstop Marcus Semien and third baseman Matt Chapman. Semien is hitting .273/.359/.486 with 22 home runs, 61 RBIs and 92 runs scored, and Chapman’s line is .258/.342/.524 with 29 homers, 71 RBIs and 82 runs.

The Giants have gained 11.3 units and are 51-40 ATS when facing a right-handed starting pitcher this year. The over has hit in 45 of those games, compared to 40 that’ve gone under in such games. On the other hand, the Athletics have netted 12.1 units and are 20-12 ATS when facing a left-handed starting pitcher. The over has hit in 16 of those games, as opposed to 14 which went under the total.

Giants vs. Athletics Free Pick

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

Betting Notes

  • The over has cashed in three of Oakland’s last seven games.
  • The Athletics have won seven of their last eight games SU.
  • San Francisco has posted 26.2 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 contests and 24.4 over its last five.
  • The Giants have hit 17 home runs in their last 10 games. The Athletics have hit 18 over their last 10.
  • The Giants have a team OPS of .714 this season and an OPS of .715 when facing right-handed pitchers. The Athletics’ OPS sits at .766 overall and .746 versus righties.