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Oakland Athletics vs. San Francisco Giants - 7/31/17 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

San Francisco Giants (40-66) at Oakland Athletics (46-59)

MLB Baseball: Monday, July 31, 2017 at 10:05 pm (Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum)

M Cain (3-9) (5.37) vs. S Gray (6-5) (3.43)

The Line: Oakland Athletics -151 / San Francisco Giants +141 --- Over/Under: 9.5 See the Latest Odds

TV: NSCA, NSBA

The San Francisco Giants and Oakland Athletics meet Monday in MLB action at Oakland Alameda Coliseum.

The San Francisco Giants could use a win here after losing five of their last seven games. The Giants have allowed 11 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in seven of their last 11 games. The San Francisco Giants have lost five of their last six games when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Buster Posey leads the Giants with 107 hits and 44 RBI while Joe Panik and Denard Span have combined for 184 hits and 57 RBI. Matt Cain gets the ball, and he is 3-9 with a 5.45 ERA and 59 strikeouts this season. Cain is 4-5 with a 2.34 ERA and 71 strikeouts in his career against the Marlins.

Oakland Athletics vs. San Francisco Giants - 7/31/17 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Oakland Athletics could use a win after losing nine of their last 13 games. The Athletics have scored 14 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last 11 games. The Oakland Athletics have won six of their last nine games when scoring more than three runs. Jed Lowrie leads Oakland with 99 hits and 34 RBI while Ryon Healy and Khris Davis have combined for 189 hits and 128 RBI. Sonny Gray gets the ball, and he is 6-5 with a 3.43 ERA and 94 strikeouts this season. Gray is 2-0 with a 2.08 ERA and 15 strikeouts in his career against the Giants.

The Giants are 18-38 in their last 56 road games, 8-23 in Cains last 31 road starts and 3-8 in Cains last 11 starts. The Athletics are 7-3 in their last 10 home games, 10-25 in their last 35 interleague games and 0-4 in their last 4 Monday games. The Giants are 5-13 in the last 18 meetings in Oakland, 0-4 in Cains last 4 road starts vs. Athletics and the over is 6-0-1 in the last 7 meetings.

The San Francisco Giants continue to find ways to lose games and are now coming off a long Sunday night game and having to play an Oakland squad that's head and shoulders better at home than on the road. Not to mention Gray is the better pitcher over Cain, who has been hit hard on the road this season which includes an ERA over eight. I'll side with the A's here.

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