Oakland Athletics vs. San Francisco Giants MLB Pick, Odds, Prediction 7/8/14
San Francisco Giants (49-40) at Oakland Athletics (56-33)
MLB Baseball: Tuesday, July 8, 2014 at 10:05 pm (O.co Coliseum)
Madison Bumgarner (L) (9-6) (3.088) vs. Sonny Gray (R) (8-3) (3.081)
The Line: Oakland Athletics -128 / San Francisco Giants +118 --- Over/Under: 6.5 See the Latest Odds
The Oakland A’s and the San Francisco Giants face off on Tuesday in Oakland in game two of their series.
The Oakland A’s didn’t take advantage of their early chances on Monday but eventually they were able to put runs on the board to get the win. Jed Lowrie and Alberto Jose Callaspo each had two hits Josh Donaldson and Coco Crisp each had hits as the A;s scored five runs on nine hits. Starting pitcher Jesse Chavez allowed four hits and struck out nine over 6.0 scoreless innings o get the win and go to 7-5 for the season. For Tuesday’s game the A’s start Sonny Gray who has won his last two decisions. For the season Gray has allowed 94 hits and 38 earned runs while striking out 95 over 111 innings for an 8-3 record and a 3.08 ERA.
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The San Francisco Giants troubles resumed on Monday as they too the loss in Oakland. Joaquin Arias had two hits and Buster Posey and Michael Morse each had hits as the Giants were shutout on five hits. Starting pitcher Ryan Vogelsong allowed five hits and three runs while striking out four over 5.1 innings to take the loss and fall to 5-6 for the season. For Tuesday’s game the Giants start Madison Bumgarner who has lost his last two starts. For the season Bumgarner has allowed 107 hits and 39 earned runs while striking out 120 over 113.2 innings for a 9-6 record and a 3.09 ERA.
Oakland is 6-1 against the NL West, 23-8 in their last 31 interleague games, and 7-2 in Gray’s last nine starts in game two of a series. San Francisco is 2-6 in game two of a series, 7-20 in their last 27 games, and 5-1 in Bumgarner’s last six starts as an underdog. San Francisco is 1-6 in the last seven meetings of these two.
With the total set at seven it is a little tight but it is a lean to the under for my free pick. My stronger play is on the winning side and I will post that in the Premium Area as well as on the App.
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