San Francisco Giants vs. Oakland Athletics - 7/24/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Oakland Athletics (44-52) at San Francisco Giants (51-44)
MLB Baseball: Friday, July 24, 2015 at 10:15 pm (AT&T Park)
J Chavez (5-9) (3.21) vs. J Peavy (1-4) (4.94)
The Line: San Francisco Giants -133 / Oakland Athletics +123 --- Over/Under: 7 See the Latest Odds
The Oakland Athletics pay a visit to AT&T Park to open an interleague series with the San Francisco Giants.
The Oakland Athletics are not the team they were the past few years and will be hard pressed to break .500. The Athletics were on the verge of a little hot streak with wins in three of four before a 5-2 setback to the visiting Blue Jays on Thursday. Neither the bats or arms were strong enough with Drew Pomeranz and Dan Otero allowing four runs between them in 4.2 innings with both serving up homeruns. The offense logged five hits and walked once with Billy Burns driving in a run and scoring while Josh Reddick singled in Marcus Semien. Jesse Chavez shoots for back to back victories when he opposes San Francisco on Friday. Chavez was at his best in a 14-1 win over Minnesota where he tossed a three hit shutout over six frames while whiffing nine.
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The San Francisco Giants are playing well as they try to chase down the Dodgers in the National League West. They are keeping the pressure on their rival after a 7-1 win at San Diego gave them victories in eight of ten. Starter Matt Cain looked to be in top form with the lone run plated on a solo homer through six frames to up his record to 2-1. The offense didn’t waste the effort with an eleven hit, six walk attack that saw Brandon Belt go solo while Brandon Crawford went deep and drove in two with Angel Pagan scoring twice. Veteran Jake Peavy gets Friday’s game one start against visiting Oakland. Peavy will be looking for consecutive wins after defeating Arizona 8-4 with all four runs allowed on eight hits in 6.1 frames.
The under is 7-1-1 in Oakland’s last 9 Thursday games and is 7-2-1 in their last 10 overall while the Athletics are 9-3 in their last 12 road games. San Francisco are 8-1 in their last 9 overall and are 8-1 in their last 9 games on grass while going 9-3 in their last 12 Friday games. Oakland are 7-2 in the last 9 meetings. Nota strong feel either way so the better odds is how I see it…