San Francisco Giants (64-65) vs. Oakland Athletics (74-54)
MLB: Sunday, August 25, 2019 1:07 PM PT (Oakland Coliseum)
Money Line: Athletics -155 / Giants +145 — Over/Under: 9.5
Free MLB Pick San Francisco Giants vs Oakland Athletics
The San Francisco Giants won the opener in their series against Bay Area rivals Oakland Athletics, 10-5. The Giants continue the good fight to stay relevant in the playoff race, while the A’s try to improve their already solid standing. It seemed like a low scoring game until the Giants exploded in the 8th scoring 8 runs. Steven Vogt led the attack with a 3-run homer. Alex Dickerson finished the game went 3-4 with 2 runs scored. The A’s struggled to keep up at home, here’s to the next game of the series. The Giants will start rookie RHP Logan Webb (1-0, 1.80 ERA) against LHP Brett Anderson (10-9, 4.06 ERA).
Two defensive player have been bit by the batting bug. SS Brandon Crawford had a game yesterday going 2-4 with 2 runs and that is slowly becoming a trend as of late. He has had a less than memorable season so far, but in the last 7 games he has had surprisingly good numbers. In 22 AB, he held a slash line of .364/.417/.636 with a HR and 3 RBI and 5 runs. OF Kevin Pillar is also a player that has been showing up recently. With a forgettable overall season slash line of .260/.288/.452, the former Wilson Defensive Player of the Year, has been excellent the last 30 games with a slash line of .304/.328/.598 with 7 HR, 19 RBI and 3 SB.
SS Marcus Semien and Mark Canha have emerged as leaders in the offense in the month of August. After an initial solid start to the season, Semien slowed down around the All-Star break and after it as well, but in the last 7 games he has done well, with a slash line of .370/.469/.852 with 10 runs, 3 HR and 6 RBI. In the same time, Mark Canha with a slash line of .464/.500/.821 with 3 HR and 9 RBI. The A’s have gone 5-2 in those 7 games.
Cover the Spread 365 Betting Trends
San Francisco are 1-4 SU in their last 5 games on the road.
The total has gone OVER in 9 of San Francisco’s last 12 games when playing on the road against Oakland.
San Francisco are 2-4 SU in their last 6 games this season.
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of San Francisco’s last 10 games against an opponent in the American League West division.
The total has gone OVER in 13 of Oakland’s last 20 games against San Francisco.
Oakland are 9-2 SU in their last 11 games at home.
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Oakland’s last 12 games when playing at home against San Francisco.
Oakland are 8-3 SU in their last 11 games this season.
Free MLB Pick Oakland Athletics vs San Francisco Giants
The Giants won the first one because the A’s bullpen fell apart, but with a solid starting pitcher and a heating up offense, I think the A’s will even the series out in this next one.