Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Oakland Athletics - 9/23/20 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Oakland Athletics - 9/23/20 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

Oakland Athletics (33-21) at Los Angeles Dodgers (39-16)

MLB Baseball: Wednesday, September 23, 2020 at 9:40 pm (Dodger Stadium)

Sean Manaea (4-3) (4.50) vs. Julio Urias (3-0) (3.49)

The Line: Los Angeles Dodgers -160 / Oakland Athletics +148 --- Over/Under: 9 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds

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The Oakland Athletics and Los Angeles Dodgers meet Wednesday in MLB action at Dodger Stadium. 

The Oakland Athletics need a win after splitting their last six games. The Athletics have scored 10 runs in their last three games and three or less runs in four of their last eight games. The Athletics have lost four of their last five games when scoring three or less runs. Marcus Semien leads the Athletics with 43 hits and 23 RBI while Mark Canha and Matt Olson have combined for 78 hits and 68 RBI. Sean Manaea gets the ball, and he is 4-3 with a 4.50 ERA and 41 strikeouts this season. Manaea is 0-2 with a 5.87 ERA and six strikeouts in his career against the Dodgers.

The Los Angeles Dodgers look for a win after winning seven of their last nine games. The Dodgers have scored 13 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last six games. The Dodgers have won six straight games when scoring four or more runs. Mookie Betts leads the Dodgers with 62 hits and 39 RBI while Corey Seager and AJ Pollock have combined for 111 hits and 69 RBI. Julio Urias gets the ball, and he is 3-0 with a 3.49 ERA and 40 strikeouts this season. This will be Urias’ first career game against the Athletics.

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The Athletics are 6-0 in their last 6 Wednesday games and 5-1 in their last 6 during game 2 of a series. The Dodgers are 6-1 in their last 7 Wednesday games, 10-1 in their last 11 during game 2 of a series and 71-28 in their last 99 home games. The under is 4-1 in Athletics last 5 overall. The over is 3-1-1 in Dodgers last 5 home games. The Athletics are 8-3 in the last 11 meetings.

Sean Manaea has allowed five runs and 13 hits in his last 17.2 innings while Julio Urias has allowed eight runs and 15 hits in his last 22 innings. The Dodgers should be favored for obvious reasons, but we're getting a solid pitcher and a really good team here at plus money. Manaea seems to have knocked the rust off and is posting a 2.55 ERA through three starts this month. There's value with the A's and the plus money here, especially after the Dodgers clinched the NL West last night.

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Randy’s Pick Oakland Athletics +148

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

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