Athletics vs. Giants - 6/30/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
San Francisco Giants (49-31) at Oakland Athletics (35-43)
MLB Baseball: Thursday, June 30, 2016 at 10:05 pm (O.co Coliseum)
M Bumgarner (8-4) (2.08) vs. Dillon Overton (1-0) (4.76)
The Line: Oakland Athletics +161 / San Francisco Giants -171 --- Over/Under: 7 See the Latest Odds
The Oakland Athletics look to sweep the San Francisco Giants Thursday night.
The San Francisco Giants could use a win after losing four of their last five games. The Giants have allowed 28 runs in their last three games and seven or more runs in four straight games. The San Francisco Giants have an ERA of 3.59 and have won seven of their last 10 games when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Brandon Belt leads San Francisco with 80 hits, Denard Span has 29 RBI and Buster Posey has eight home runs. Madison Bumgarner gets the nod, and he’s 8-4 with a 1.99 ERA and 122 strikeouts this season. Bumgarner is 2-2 with a 5.06 ERA and 22 strikeouts in his career against the Athletics.
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The Oakland Athletics look to keep rolling after winning six of their last seven games. The Athletics have scored 28 runs in their last three games and five or more runs in seven straight games. The Oakland Athletics offense has caught fire lately, and they’ve won seven of their last eight games when scoring more than three runs. Danny Valencia leads Oakland with 71 hits, Jed Lowrie has 23 RBI and Khris Davis has 19 home runs. Dillon Overton takes the hill, and he’s 1-0 with a 4.76 ERA and three strikeouts this season. This will be Overton’s first career game against the Giants.
The Giants are 4-0 in their last 4 Thursday games and 41-20 in Bumgarners last 61 starts. The Athletics are 8-21 in their last 29 Thursday games and 0-5 in their last 5 during game 4 of a series. The Giants are 4-12 in the last 16 meetings in Oakland.
The A's have dominated the Giants in this series and the offense is red hot. However, San Fran has its ace on the hill in Bumgarner, who is the perfect guy to get the Giants back on track. Also, it's very hard to complete a four-game sweep.