Oakland Athletics vs. San Francisco Giants - 9/18/20 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Oakland Athletics vs. San Francisco Giants - 9/18/20 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Neville E. Guard-USA TODAY Sports

San Francisco Giants (25-24) at Oakland Athletics (31-19)

MLB Baseball: Friday, September 18, 2020 at 9:40 pm (Ring Central Coliseum)

Trevor Cahill vs. Chris Bassitt (4-2) (2.92)

The Line: Oakland Athletics / San Francisco Giants --- Over/Under: Click to Get Latest Betting Odds

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

The San Francisco Giants look for a win after splitting their last six games. The Giants have scored 16 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in 10 of their last 13 games. The Giants have won seven straight games when scoring four or more runs. Donovan Solano leads the Giants with 54 hits and 28 RBI while Mike Yastrzemski and Wilmer Flores have combined for 98 hits and 58 RBI. Trevor Cahill gets the ball, and he is 1-1 with a 3.68 ERA and 27 strikeouts this season. Cahill is 1-2 with a 5.40 ERA and 18 strikeouts in his career against the Athletics.

The Oakland Athletics look for a win after splitting their last eight games. The Athletics have scored 13 runs in their last three games and three or less runs in six of their last 10 games. The Athletics have lost seven of their last 10 games when scoring three or less runs. Marcus Semien leads the Athletics with 41 hits and 21 RBI while Mark Canha and Ramon Laureano have combined for 73 hits and 47 RBI. Chris Bassitt gets the ball, and he is 4-2 with a 2.92 ERA and 42 strikeouts this season. Bassitt is 0-1 with a 3.09 ERA and nine strikeouts in his career against the Giants.

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Trevor Cahill has allowed five runs and nine hits in his last 7.2 innings while Chris Bassitt has allowed one run and 15 hits in his last 13 innings. Chris Bassitt has been money in his two starts this month, and he's pitched his best at home all season long where he has an allowed batting average of .228 and a 1.14 ERA in 23.2 innings. The Athletics are also the better team here overall and have an offense that's due for a breakout performance. These A's bats won't be held down for much longer.

I'll back the Oakland Athletics and whatever the line is once it's released. 

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