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Padres at Athletics - 6/17/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

San Diego Padres (32-34) at Oakland Athletics (27-39)

MLB Baseball: Wednesday, June 17, 2015 at 10:05 pm (O.co Coliseum)

O Despaigne (3-4) (4.38) vs. J Chavez (2-6) (2.64)

The Line: Oakland Athletics -149 / San Diego Padres +139 --- Over/Under: 7.5 See the Latest Odds

TV: FSN-SD, CSN-CA

The San Diego Padres and Oakland Athletics meet Wednesday night for game three.

The San Diego Padres need a win after losing five of their last seven games. The Padres have scored eight runs in their last three games and three or less runs in five of their last seven games. The Padres have lost seven of their last eight games when scoring three or less runs. Justin Upton leads San Diego with 68 hits and 41 RBI while Derek Norris and Matt Kemp have combined for 73 RBI. The San Diego Padres have split their last six road games. Odrisamer Despaigne gets the nod, and he’s 3-4 with a 4.38 ERA and 33 strikeouts this season. This will be Despaigne’s first career game against the Athletics.

Padres at Athletics - 6/17/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Oakland Athletics look for a win after winning five of their last seven games. The Athletics have scored 23 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last seven games. The  Athletics have won seven of their last nine games when scoring more than three runs. Josh Reddick leads Oakland with 68 hits and 40 RBI while Stephen Vogt and Brett Lawrie have combined for 72 RBI. The Oakland Athletics have won five of their last seven home games. Jesse Chavez takes the hill, and he’s 2-6 with a 2.64 ERA and 59 strikeouts this season. Chavez is 0-0 with a 5.06 ERA and five strikeouts in his career against the Padres.

The Padres are 5-11 in their last 16 games as an underdog and 2-5 in Despaignes last 7 starts. The Athletics are 5-1 in their last 6 games as a favorite and 1-6 in Chavezs last 7 starts. The Padres are 1-5 in the last 6 meetings in Oakland. 

The Padres are a mess right now and have been even worse as an underdog. The A's are picking up steam right now and have played their best ball as of late at home. I like Oakland in this spot. 

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Oakland Athletics -149

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