Dodgers vs. Athletics - 7/28/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Oakland Athletics (44-56) at Los Angeles Dodgers (56-44)
MLB Baseball: Tuesday, July 28, 2015 at 10:10 pm (Dodger Stadium)
S Gray (10-4) (2.30) vs. Br Anderson (5-5) (3.25)
The Line: Los Angeles Dodgers -119 / Oakland Athletics +109 --- Over/Under: 7 See the Latest Odds
TV: CSN-CA, SportsNet LA
The Oakland Athletics and Los Angeles Dodgers begin a two-game series Tuesday night.
The Oakland Athletics need a win after losing five of their last six games. The Athletics have scored seven runs in their last three games and three or less runs in six of their last eight games. The Athletics have lost five straight games when scoring three or less runs. Brett Lawrie leads Oakland with 95 hits and 38 RBI while Josh Reddick and Marcus Semien have combined for 78 RBI. The Oakland Athletics have lost six of their last eight road games. Sonny Gray gets the nod, and he’s 10-4 with a 2.30 ERA and 115 strikeouts this season. This will be Gray’s first career game against the Dodgers.
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The Los Angeles Dodgers look for a win after splitting their last 10 games. The Dodgers have scored 11 runs in their last three games and three or less runs in five of their last six games. The Dodgers have lost five of their last seven games when scoring three or less runs. Adrian Gonzalez leads Los Angeles with 107 hits and 60 RBI while Howie Kendrick and Joc Pederson have combined for 83 RBI. The Los Angeles Dodgers have won five of their last seven home games. Brett Anderson takes the hill, and he’s 5-5 with a 3.33 ERA and 79 strikeouts this season. This will be Anderson’s first career game against the Athletics.
The Athletics are 4-9 in their last 13 vs. a team with a winning record and 4-1 in Grays last 5 starts. The Dodgers are 5-1 in their last 6 interleague home games and 7-3 in Andersons last 10 home starts. The Athletics are 4-1 in the last 5 meetings.
While the plus money and Gray does look tasty, Anderson spent much of his career pitching for the A's, so he knows a lot of these hitters and has an idea of how to deal with them. Also, the Dodgers are tough to beat at home, especially when you're struggling to score. Give me LA at home.