Arizona Diamondbacks vs. Oakland Athletics - 8/28/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Oakland Athletics (55-73) at Arizona Diamondbacks (62-65)
MLB Baseball: Friday, August 28, 2015 at 9:40 pm (Chase Field)
S Gray (12-5) (2.10) vs. Chase Anderson
The Line: Arizona Diamondbacks +110 / Oakland Athletics -130 --- Over/Under: 7.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: CSN-Callfornia, FS-Arizona
The Arizona Diamondbacks and the Oakland A’s face off on Friday at Chase field for game one of their interleague MLB series.
The Arizona Diamondbacks have struggled of late as they attempt to get over the .500 mark for the season. The Diamondbacks are 5-5 in their last 10 games, 30-32 at home, and they are 8.0 games behind the Dodgers in the NL West standings. As a team the Diamondbacks are hitting .266 with Paul Goldschmidt hitting .331, A.J. Pollock hitting .321, and David Peralta hitting .303. As a team the Diamondbacks pitching staff has an ERA of 4.03 with the starters at 4.44 and the bullpen at 3.36. For game one against the A’s the Diamondbacks start Chase Anderson who replaces the original starter Randall Delgado.
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The Oakland A’s are having a rebuilding year as they sit in the basement of the American League West. The A’s are 4-6 in their last 10 games, 25-37 on the road, and they are 16 games back in the American League West. As a team the A’s are hitting .252 with Billy Burns hitting .298, Josh Reddick hitting .280, and Brett Lawrie hitting .275. The A’s pitching staff has an ERA of 3.68 with the starters at 3.23 and the bullpen at 4.62. For game one at Arizona the Athletics start Sonny Gray who has allowed 127 hits and 41 earned runs while striking out 145 over 175.1 innings for a 12-5 record and a 2.10 ERA.
Arizona is 9-2 in game one of a series, 6-2 against the American League West. Oakland is 6-0 in their last six interleague road games against a team with a losing record, 4-11 in their last 15 games, and 7-3 in Gray’s last 10 starts. Oakland is 1-4 in their last five games against Arizona.
My free pick in this one is going to be on the total that is set at 7.5 and I like the over.