Major League Baseball on Sunday afternoon 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 -135
Over/ Under: 7.5 U -125
The A's continue to slide as they are now 11 games under .500 after Yesterday's 2-1 loss to these Giants. The A's are starting to think about next year for sure. The Giants are not thinking about next year as they have now won 10 of thier last 11 and have closed the gap in the NL West to just 2 games behind the Dodgers.
The A's rank 12th in scoring (4.22 rpg), 12th in hitting (.254) and 20th in homers (81), while on the mound they are 7th in ERA (3.47) and 6th in WHIP (1.21). San Francisco ranks 7th in scoring (4.35 rpg), 3rd in hitting (.273) and 21st in homers (81), while on the mound they are 12th in ERA (3.69) and 15th in WHIP (1.25).
Getting the ball for the A's today will be Kendall Graveman, who is 6-6 with a 3.78 ERA in 15 starts this year, while at home he has gone 4-2 with a 2.44 ERA. He has never faced the Giants.
Taking the hill for San Francisco today will be Tim Hudson, who is 5-8 with a 4.76 ERA in 16 starts this year, while at home he has gone 3-6 with a 4.30 ERA in 9 starts. Tim is 0-2 with a 9.58 ERA in 2 career starts vs the A's.
Pick: The pitching matchup seems to favor the A's in this one, but I just can't see going against the white hot Giants in this one. The Giants have won 10 of their last 11 and their offense has been clicking of late, as they have averaged 6.55 r[g in their last 11 games, while the A's have put up just 3.09 rpg in their last 11 games. Tim does have a 5.29 ERA in his last 3 starts, but he also has just a 3.38 ERA in his last 5 starts at home and Kendall comes in struggling as he has allowed 10 ERs in his last 2 starts. The A's are 9-24 in their last 33 road games vs. a team with a winning home record, while the Giants have gone 43-17 in their last 60 interleague home games. Just hard to go against the Giants in this one.
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NCAA Football Betting Pick: Utah vs. Arizona State
The Arizona State Sun Devils are coming to Utah for a Pac-12 college football match up in October and pro bettors Teddy Covers and Steve Fezzik think the timing, the altitude, and the competition will be just too much for ASU. The Utes' stadium is a high-altitude venue, and the Sun Devils are going to be in the stretch of a rough run of games including match ups with conference heavyweights USC and Oregon. With this away game sandwiched between these tough games and no bye week to help them rest and recover, the thought is Utah will be the team to bet.