Philadelphia Phillies vs. Oakland Athletics - 9/16/17 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Oakland Athletics (65-82) at Philadelphia Phillies (57-90)
MLB Baseball: Saturday, September 16, 2017 at 7:05 pm (Citizens Bank Park)
K Graveman (5-4) (4.48) vs. Ben Lively (3-6) (3.86)
The Line: Philadelphia Phillies -112 / Oakland Athletics +102 --- Over/Under: 9.5 See the Latest Odds
MLB comes to the City of Brotherly Love when the Philadelphia Phillies host the Oakland Athletics on Saturday.
The Oakland Athletics have played the role of spoiler well with their last six wins coming against playoff hopeful squads. The Athletics opened their interleague series at Philadelphia with a 4-0 victory behind a dominant performance on the mound from Daniel Mengden who tossed a complete game two hitter with seven strikeouts. The A’s did their damage on eight hits and a pair of walks with Matt Joyce and Matt Olson supplying the offense with each clubbing two run homers while Jed Lowrie and Daniel Mengden scored. The Oakland Athletics give Saturday’s starting assignment at the Philadelphia Phillies to Kendall Graveman. Graveman is shooting for back to back wins after defeating the Houston Astros 10-2 with a run allowed on five hits and two BB in six frames.
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The Philadelphia Phillies have been unable to sustain winning streaks in 2017 so many are wondering when their mini hot streak will end. It ended Friday as the Phillies offense mounted nothing and a three game winning streak came to an abrupt halt. Phils starter Mark Leiter was tagged with the loss after giving up all four runs on seven hits and a walk with a pair of two run homers through six innings doing all the damage. The Philadelphia attack was held to a pair of hits and zero walks with JP Crawford being the only Phillies player to reach base with two singles.Ben Lively toes the rubber versus the Oakland Athletics in an interleague bout with the Oakland Athletics on Saturday. Lively comes off of a 3-2 defeat at the Washington Nationals with all three runs plated on six hits and a BB over eight frames.
The over is 9-3 in Oakland last 12 overall and the over is 9-3 in Oakland last 12 on grass while Oakland are 6-2 in their last 8 overall. Philadelphia are 4-10 in their last 14 Saturday games and the over is 5-2-3 in Philadelphia last 10 on grass while the over is 5-2-3 in Philadelphia last 10 overall. The under is 1-11 in the last 12 meetings.
I think the Phillies have an edge in this one but they can disappear from the face of the earth…