San Francisco Giants vs. Oakland Athletics - 8/2/17 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Oakland Athletics (47-60) at San Francisco Giants (41-67)
MLB Baseball: Wednesday, August 2, 2017 at 10:15 pm (AT&T Park)
Daniel Gossett (2-6) (5.74) vs. M Moore (3-10) (5.74)
The Line: San Francisco Giants -128 / Oakland Athletics +118 --- Over/Under: 8.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: NSCA, NSBA
The Oakland Athletics and San Francisco Giants meet Wednesday in MLB action at AT&T Park.
The Oakland Athletics could use a win after losing eight of their last 12 games. The Athletics have allowed 20 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six straight games. The Oakland Athletics have lost 10 of their last 13 games when allowing three or more runs. Offensively, Jed Lowrie leads Oakland with 102 hits and 35 RBI while Ryon Healy and Khris Davis have combined for 191 hits and 131 RBI. Daniel Gossett gets the ball, and he is 2-6 with a 5.74 ERA and 33 strikeouts this season. This will be Gossett’s first career game against the Giants.
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The San Francisco Giants also need a win after losing eight of their last 12 games. The Giants scored 10 runs in Tuesday’s victory and four or more runs in five of their last 10 games. The San Francisco Giants have won five of their last eight games when scoring more than three runs. Buster Posey leads the Giants with 112 hits and 47 RBI while Joe Panik and Brandon Belt have combined for 187 hits and 83 RBI. Matt Moore gets the ball, and he is 3-10 with a 5.74 ERA and 100 strikeouts this season. Moore is 1-1 with a 7.04 ERA and 20 strikeouts in his career against the Athletics.
The Athletics are 6-1 in their last 7 during game 3 of a series, 18-40 in their last 58 road games and 1-4 in their last 5 interleague road games. The Giants are 4-0 in their last 4 Wednesday games, 1-5 in Moores last 6 home starts and 3-9 in Moores last 12 starts. The Athletics are 5-16 in the last 21 meetings in San Francisco and the over is 7-0-1 in the last 8 meetings.
It's tough to trust a pitcher like Moore who has consistently been rocked this season, but he has been better at home than on the road and the A's can't win on the road to save their life. Gossett has also allowed three or more runs in five of his last six starts and has an ERA of 5.84 on the road. I have to side with the Giants in this game.