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Arizona Diamondbacks vs Oakland Athletics Prediction 6-28-24 Picks

Oakland Athletics (29-54) vs. Arizona Diamondbacks (39-42)
June 28, 2024 9:40 pm EDT
The Line: Arizona Diamondbacks -152 / Oakland Athletics +127; Over/Under: 8.5
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In this article, we will formulate an Arizona Diamondbacks vs. Oakland Athletics Prediction for this MLB game on Friday, June 28th, at Chase Field. 

A’s Continue to Lose

The A’s are really struggling heading into this game, and they have lost five games in a row. In the last game against the Los Angeles Angels, the A’s only scored two runs, and they ended up losing by three runs. Max Schuemann finished with one hit and two RBis. Oakland is averaging 3.56 runs, while their pitching is giving up 4.84 runs per game. The offense is ranked 28th in the league, while the pitching is ranked 25th in the league. Brent Rooker has hit 14 home runs and driven in 45 RBIs. Getting the start for the JP Sears who sits with a 4-7 record and an ERA of 5.04. In his last start against the Twins, he went 1.1 innings giving up nine hits and eight runs. 

Why the Athletics Will Beat the Diamondbacks

  • The Diamondbacks have lost five of their last six games as home favorites against AL West opponents following a home loss.
  • The Athletics have won each of their last four games at Chase Field against teams that held a losing record.
  • The Athletics have covered the run line each of their last four games at Chase Field against National League opponents that held a losing record.
  • The Diamondbacks have failed to cover the run line in four of their last five games.

Diamondbacks Have Lost Two Straight Games

The Diamondbacks have lost two straight games and on Thursday the pitching was awful. The Diamondbacks scored six runs, but the pitching gave up 13 runs and that led to the defeat. Jordan Montgomery really struggled, going 2.2 innings, giving up nine hits and four runs. The pitching really struggled, and the pitching will need to be better here. The Diamondbacks are averaging 4.72 runs, while their pitching is giving up 4.9 runs per game. The offense is ranked 9th in the league, while the pitching is ranked 26th. Ketel Marte has hit 17 home runs and driven in 47 RBIs so far this season. Getting the start for the Diamondbacks will be Slade Cecconi, who sits with a 2-6 record and an ERA of 5.74. In his last start, he went three innings, giving up five hits and one run. 

Why the Diamondbacks Will Athletics

  • The Athletics have lost each of their last 10 road games following a loss.
  • The Diamondbacks have won five of their last six home games following a loss.
  • The Athletics have failed to cover the run line each of their last six games against teams that held a losing record.
  • The favorites have covered the run line in each of the Athletics’ last five games.

Arizona Diamondbacks vs Oakland Athletics Prediction

Cecconi is coming off a short start, and overall this season he has struggled. He sits with an ERA of 5.74, and he’s going to be blown up here. The A’s send Sears to the mound, and he’s coming off a start where he was blown up. The Diamondbacks and Athletics are both going to run up the score here, and that is going to be the difference, as this game is going to go over the total. 

 

Shane Mickle's Free Pick: Over

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Sports is about all Shane knows in this life! He has a passion for sports and writing, which makes working for Sportschatplace a perfect job for him! If you find him cheering for a team it's usually a Minnesota team, or the Kansas Jayhawks!

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