Giants vs. Athletics - 7/26/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Oakland Athletics (44-54) at San Francisco Giants (52-44)
MLB Baseball: Sunday, July 26, 2015 at 4:05 pm (AT&T Park)
K Graveman (6-6) (3.78) vs. T Hudson (5-8) (4.76)
The Line: San Francisco Giants -134 / Oakland Athletics +124 --- Over/Under: 7.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: CSN-CA, CSN-BAY
The San Francisco Giants look to sweep the Oakland Athletics Sunday afternoon.
The Oakland Athletics need a win after losing four of their last five games. The Athletics have scored six runs in their last three games and three or less runs in six of their last eight games. The Athletics have lost seven of their last nine games when scoring three or less runs. Brett Lawrie leads Oakland with 93 hits and 37 RBI while Josh Reddick and Billy Butler have combined for 100 RBI. The Oakland Athletics have lost five of their last seven road games. Kendall Graveman gets the ball, and he’s 6-6 with a 3.78 ERA and 55 strikeouts this season. This will be Graveman’s first career game against the Giants.
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The San Francisco Giants look to stay hot after winning seven of their last eight games. The Giants have scored 18 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last eight games. The Giants have won eight straight games when scoring more than three runs. Joe Panik leads San Fran with 113 hits and 34 RBI while Buster Posey and Brandon Crawford have combined for 110 RBI. The San Francisco Giants have won five straight home games. Tim Hudson takes the hill, and he’s 5-8 with a 4.76 ERA and 52 strikeouts this season. Hudson is 0-2 with a 9.58 ERA and seven strikeouts in his career against the Athletics.
The Athletics are 9-3 in their last 12 during game 3 of a series and 16-39 in their last 55 games as an underdog. The Giants are 8-3 in their last 11 interleague games and 3-7 in Hudsons last 10 home starts. The Athletics are 3-14 in the last 17 meetings in San Francisco.
It's only a matter of time before the A's bats wake up, and it might as well come against a Hudson who is still trying to find his footing. I like the over in this spot.