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

Oakland Athletics vs. San Francisco Giants - 9/20/20 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

San Francisco Giants (25-26) at Oakland Athletics (33-19)

MLB Baseball: Sunday, September 20, 2020 at 4:10 pm (Ring Central Coliseum)

Johnny Cueto (2-1) (4.78) vs. Mike Minor (1-5) (5.40)

The Line: Oakland Athletics -155 / San Francisco Giants +143 --- Over/Under: 8.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds

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

The San Francisco Giants need a win after losing five of their last seven games. The Giants have scored six runs in their last three games and three or less runs in four of their last six games. The Giants have los 13 straight games when scoring three or less runs. Donovan Solano leads the Giants with 56 hits and 28 RBI while Mike Yastrzemski and Wilmer Flores have combined for 98 hits and 58 RBI. Johnny Cueto gets the ball, and he is 2-1 with a 4.78 ERA and 48 strikeouts this season. Cueto is 1-0 with a 2.57 ERA and 12 strikeouts in his career against the Athletics.

The Oakland Athletics look for a win after winning four of their last five games. The Athletics have scored 15 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last 10 games. The Athletics have won seven of their last nine games when scoring four or more runs. Marcus Semien leads the Athletics with 43 hits and 23 RBI while Mark Canha and Matt Olson have combined for 74 hits and 68 RBI. Frankie Montas gets the ball, and he is 3-4 with a 5.86 ERA and 44 strikeouts this season. This will be Montas’ first career game against the Giants.

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The Giants are 7-2 in their last 9 interleague games, 4-10 in their last 14 games following a loss and 2-5 in their last 7 overall. The Athletics are 46-17 in their last 63 home games, 5-2 in their last 7 Sunday games and 64-28 in their last 92 games as a favorite. The under is 4-1-1 in Giants last 6 overall. The under is 4-0 in Athletics last 4 overall. The Giants are 0-5 in the last 5 meetings.

Johnny Cueto has been rough this season, and that includes eight allowed runs and 14 hits in his last 11 innings. You combine that with the Giants offense getting shutout its last two games and scoring three or less runs in four of their last six games, and it's hard to get behind San Fran in this spot. The Oakland Athletics and their offense should roll in this contest. 

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Randy’s Pick Oakland Athletics -155

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.

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