Saturday Major League Baseball and we will see the Oakland A's take on the San Francisco Giants in game 2 of their 3 game series from AT&T Park. Free Pick to follow. First pitch is scheduled for a 4:05 PM (Eastern) start time and the game will be televised locally.
San Francisco -165
Over/ Under: 6.5 O -120
The A's are in last place in the AL West and they didn't help their cause with a 9-3 loss to the Giants last night. The A's are now 10 games under .500 and they are 23-25 on the road. The Giants continue to be a hot team as they have now won 9 of their last 10 games overall and 10 of their last 14 at home. The Giants are 3 games behind the Dodgers for first place in the NL West.
The A's rank 11th in scoring (4.26 rpg), 10th in hitting (.255) and 20th in homers (81), while on the mound they are 7th in ERA (3.49) and 7th in WHIP (1.21). San Francisco ranks 7th in scoring (4.38 rpg), 3rd in hitting (.273) and 21st in homers (79), while on the mound they are 12th in ERA (3.72) and 15th in WHIP (1.25).
Getting the ball for the A's today will be Chris Bassitt, who is 0-2 with a 2.93 EA in 8 games (3 starts) this year, as a starter he has gone 0-2 with a 2.65 ERA. He has never faced the Giants.
Taking the hill for San Francisco today will be Madison Bumgarner, who is 10-5 with a 3.27 ERA in 19 starts this year, while at home he has gone 4-2 with a 2.55 ERA in 10 starts. Madison is 1-2 with a 6.41 ERA in 3 career starts vs the A's.
Pick: Can't look anywhere but the Giants in this game. They are clearly the better team and are on a roll, while the A's are headed the other direction. The Giants have scored 7 rpg in their last 10 games, while the A's have scored just 3.5 rpg over the same stretch. Chris Bassit gets tha call for Oakland and i just don't see him being able to slow down this offense, while Madison Bumgarner and his 2.55 ERA will be able to hold a struggling A's offense in check. This is a total mismatch on paper and it will play out that way on the field.
-$25 of picks FREE! No Obligation - No Credit Card Required - Becoming a member is Fast and Free!
Stay on top of the latest odds and line moves for MLB Season with our real-time odds from Las Vegas and offshore!
Is SEC Football That Overrated?
It's a hot topic in college football these days--is the SEC as good as people make it out to be. Pregame's Pauly Howard thinks it is all hype, but Vegas betting expert Steve Fezzik has stats and numbers backing up his claim that, even with all the hype, the Southeastern Conference is still overrated. Check out the hot debate and Fezzik's challenge to Pauly.