Oakland Athletics vs. Los Angeles Dodgers - 8/19/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Los Angeles Dodgers (67-52) at Oakland Athletics (52-69)
MLB Baseball: Wednesday, August 19, 2015 at 3:35 pm (O.co Coliseum)
M Latos (4-9) (4.81) vs. J Chavez (6-12) (3.84)
The Line: Oakland Athletics +180 / Los Angeles Dodgers -230 --- Over/Under: 6.5 See the Latest Odds
The Oakland A’s and the Los Angeles Dodgers face off on Wednesday in Oakland as they continue their MLB interleague series.
The Oakland A’s came from behind on Tuesday to tie the Dodgers then beat them in extra innings. Mark Canha had four hits and Danny Valencia and Josh Reddick each had two hits as the A’s scored five runs on 12 hits. Starting pitcher Felix Doubront allowed one hit and one run while striking out eight over 6.0 innings to not get a decision as Fernando Abad got the win to raise his record to 2-2 for the season. For Wednesday’s game the A’s start Jesse Chavez who has allowed 134 hits and 56 earned runs while striking out 113 over 131.1 innings for a 6-12 record and a 3.84 ERA.
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The Los Angeles Dodgers blew a scoring chance early that ended up costing them the game on Tuesday in Oakland. A.J. Ellis hit a home run, Enrique Hernandez had two hits, and Adrian Gonzalez had a hit as the Dodgers scored four runs on seven hits. Starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw allowed five hits and a run while striking out seven over 7.0 innings to not get a decision as Yimi Garcia took the loss. For Wednesday’s game the Dodgers start Alex Wood who since he has joined the Dodgers has allowed 18 hits and 10 earned runs while striking out 16 over 17.2 innings for a 1-1 record and a 5.09 ERA.
Oakland is 5-0 in their last five home games, 24-53 in their last 77 games as an underdog, and 1-4 in Chavez’s last five starts. Los Angeles is 5-3 in their last seven games as a favorite, 3-8 in their last 11 home games against a team with a losing home record, and 0-5 in their last five road games. Los Angeles is 5-17 in their last 22 games against Oakland.
I am having trouble here taking the Dodgers who have lost some of their confidence so I will take the home dog.