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San Diego Padres vs Oakland Athletics Prediction 6-12-24 Picks

Oakland Athletics (26-43) vs. San Diego Padres (36-35)
June 12, 2024 4:10 pm EDT
The Line: San Diego Padres -190 / Oakland Athletics +160; Over/Under: +7.5
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In this article we will formulate a San Diego Padres vs Oakland Athletics prediction for this MLB game on Wednesday, June 12th at Petco Park in San Diego, California. Let’s take a look at the prediction for game three in the series. 

Padres Looking for Series Sweep 

The San Diego Padres are 36-35 this year and they have won four of their last five games. San Diego has won the first two games in this series by scores of 6-1 and 4-3. Prior to this series, the Padres split four games with the Diamondbacks, were swept by the Angels, and won two out of three against the Royals. San Diego is 4-6 in their last ten games, but they are second in the NL West behind the Dodgers. 

The San Diego pitching staff has a 3.89 ERA, a 1.21 WHIP, and a .237 opponent batting average. The Padres offense has scored 320 runs with a .263 batting average and a .330 on base percentage. Fernando Tatis is batting .283 with 13 home runs and 35 RBI’s for the Padres this season. San Diego is eighth in runs scored in the MLB this season and they have scored 36 runs in their last five games. 

Athletics on Another Losing Streak

The Oakland Athletics are 26-43 this season and they have lost four games in a row. Oakland has dropped the first two games in this series and they have allowed 10 runs in the two games. Prior to this series, the Athletics lost two out of three against the Blue Jays, lost two out of three against the Mariners, and lost two out of three against the Braves. Oakland is just 3-10 in their last 13 games and they are last in the AL West, 13 games behind Seattle. 

The Oakland pitching staff has a 4.23 ERA, a 1.32 WHIP, and a .252 opponent batting average. The Athletics offense has scored 246 runs with a .220 batting average and a .291 on base percentage. Brent Rooker is batting .263 with 13 home runs and 40 RBI’s for the Athletics this season. Oakland is 23rd in team ERA this season and they have allowed 23 runs in their last four games. 

Starting Pitchers

The projected starting pitcher for San Diego is Michael King, who is 5-4 with a 3.58 ERA and a 1.22 WHIP over 78.0 innings pitched this season. King has allowed a total of two earned runs over his last three starts (17.0 IP), but did allow nine earned runs and 12 hits in the two starts prior to that. The projected starting pitcher for Oakland is Hogan Harris, who is 0-0 with a 2.21 ERA and a 1.13 WHIP over 20.1 innings pitched this year. Harris has allowed one earned run and seven hits in his last two starts (11.2 IP) and has allowed a total of five earned runs in his four appearances this season. 

Why the San Diego Padres will win

The Padres have won each of their last 10 games as favorites against American League opponents following a win.
The Athletics have lost each of their last six road games against NL West opponents.
The Padres have covered the run line in eight of their last nine home games against AL West opponents.
The Athletics have failed to cover the run line each of their last four road games against NL West opponents that held a winning record.
The Padres have led after 5 innings in each of their last five home games against AL West opponents.

Why the Oakland Athletics will win

The Athletics have won each of their last four day games against National League opponents following a loss.
The Padres have lost six of their last eight Wednesday day games as favorites against AL West opponents.
The Athletics have covered the run line in eight of their last nine day games against National League opponents that held a winning record.
The Padres have failed to cover the run line in six of their last seven day games at Petco Park following a home win.

Total Runs Facts

Eight of the Athletics’ last nine games as underdogs have gone UNDER the total runs line.
Each of the Padres’ last five games against AL West opponents have gone UNDER the total runs line.

San Diego Padres vs Oakland Athletics Prediction 

San Diego comes into this game looking for the sweep, but they are just 17-21 at home so far this year. Oakland is 11-23 on the road and they have been awful over the last six weeks or so. Oakland had some very solid pitching at the beginning of the season, but that has quickly fallen apart and their offense cannot keep up. Oakland is going with Hogan Harris, who has been very good in limited work this year. San Diego is starting Michael King, who has had some rough outings, but has been great in his last three starts. Both starting pitchers have been very good recently and my San Diego Padres vs Oakland Athletics prediction is for this game to go under the total. 

David Racey's Free Pick: Under 7.5

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David Racey

David started writing about sports in 2015, but sports has been his passion for as long as he can remember. David spends most of his free time watching pretty much anything sports related from Baseball to Tennis and everything in between. David likes to analyze statistics and recent results to form an unbiased opinion on whatever game he is breaking down. Follow David on Twitter at @itsyerboi41

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