Oakland Athletics vs. San Diego Padres - 6/18/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
San Diego Padres (32-36) at Oakland Athletics (29-39)
MLB Baseball: Thursday, June 18, 2015 at 3:35 pm (O.co Coliseum)
I Kennedy (3-5) (5.84) vs. K Graveman (3-3) (4.22)
The Line: Oakland Athletics -132 / San Diego Padres +122 --- Over/Under: 8 See the Latest Odds
TV: CSN-California, FS-San Diego
The Oakland A’s and the San Diego Padres face off on Thursday in Oakland as they close out their four-game interleague MLB series.
The Oakland Athletics returned home on Wednesday and pummeled the Padres in game three of their series. Billy Butler had four hits and hit a home run and Billy Burns and Ben Zobrist each had three hits as the A’s scored 16 runs on 20 hits. Starting pitcher Jesse Chavez allowed three hits and a run while striking out 11 over 7.0 innings to get the win and go to 3-6 for the season. For Thursday’s game the Athletics start Kendall Graveman who has allowed 56 hits and 23 earned runs while striking out 31 over 49 innings for a 3-3 record and a 4.22 ERA.
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The San Diego Padres were clobbered in Oakland on Wednesday and looked like they simply gave up. Will Middlebrooks and Alexi Amarista each hit home runs and Matt kemp hada hit as the Padres scored two runs on five hits. Starting pitcher Odrisamer Despaigne allowed eight hits and six runs while striking out two over 6.0 innings to take the loss and fall to 3-5 for the season. For Thursday’s game the Padres start Ian Kennedy who has allowed 62 hits and 37 earned runs while striking out 55 over 57 innings for a 3-5 record and a 5.84 ERA.
Oakland is 5-0 as a favorite, 6-2 in their last eight games, and 3-7 in game four of a series. San Diego is 4-0 in game four of a series after losing the first three games, 1-5 in their last six games, and 4-1 in Kennedy’s last five road starts against a team with a losing record. San Diego is 1-6 in their last seven games in Oakland.
After all of the offense on Wednesday I expect to see a lot less here and my free pick is the under. My stronger play is on the winning side and I will post that in the Premium Area as well as on the App.