Oakland Athletics vs. San Diego Padres - 9/5/20 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Oakland Athletics vs. San Diego Padres - 9/5/20 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Darren Yamashita-USA TODAY Sports

San Diego Padres (24-16) at Oakland Athletics (22-13)

MLB Baseball: Saturday, September 5, 2020 at 4:10 pm (Ring Central Coliseum)

Chris Paddack (3-3) (4.43) vs. Sean Manaea (2-2) (5.64)

The Line: Oakland Athletics -112 / San Diego Padres +102 --- Over/Under: 9 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The San Diego Padres and Oakland Athletics meet Saturday in MLB action at Oakland Coliseum. 

The San Diego Padres look for a win after winning six of their last nine games. The Padres have scored 18 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last nine games. The Padres have won 13 straight games when scoring four or more runs. Fernando Tatis Jr. leads the Padres with 49 hits and 37 RBI while Manny Machado and Trent Grisham have combined for 85 hits and 51 RBI. Chris Paddack gets the ball, and he is 3-3 with a 4.43 ERA and 42 strikeouts this season. This will be Paddack’s first career game against the Athletics.

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The Oakland Athletics need a win after losing five of their last eight games. The Athletics have scored five runs in their last three games and three or less runs in six of their last eight games. The Athletics have lost five of their last six games when scoring three or less runs. Matt Chapman leads the Athletics with 33 hits and 25 RBI while Marcus Semien and Mark Canha have combined for 63 hits and 33 RBI. Sean Manaea gets the ball, and he is 2-2 with a 5.64 ERA and 25 strikeouts this season. This will be Manaea’s second career game against the Padres.

The Padres are 5-2 in their last 7 games as an underdog, 12-4 in their last 16 games on grass and 10-3 in their last 13 interleague games. The Athletics are 40-14 in their last 54 home games, 55-22 in their last 77 games as a favorite and 19-8 in their last 27 overall. The over is 23-8-3 in Padres last 34 interleague games. The under is 4-1 in Athletics last 5 home games. The Padres are 2-5 in the last 7 meetings in Oakland.

Chris Paddack has allowed 19 earned runs and 33 hits in his last 31.2 innings while Sean Manaea has allowed 12 earned runs and 27 hits in his last 21.1 innings. Both of these pitchers are obviously better than what they've shown up to this point, but there's no denying the struggles are real. I also expect the A's offense to wake up, as they're too talented to keep being scoring three or less runs. Expect some fireworks in this contest. 

Give me the over nine runs.

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