Los Angeles Dodgers (63-51) at Oakland Athletics (67-47)
|Date & Time||Wednesday August 8, 2018, 10:05 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Oakland Athletics +145 / Los Angeles Dodgers -155 --- Over/Under: 7.5
The Los Angeles Dodgers and Oakland Athletics meet Wednesday in MLB action at the Oakland Coliseum.
The Los Angeles Dodgers look for another victory after splitting their last 10 games. The Dodgers have scored seven runs in their last three games and three or more runs in seven of their last 12 games. The Los Angeles Dodgers have won seven of their last eight games when scoring more than one run. Chris Taylor leads the Dodgers with 105 hits and 50 RBI while Matt Kemp and Cody Bellinger have combined for 199 hits and 116 RBI. Clayton Kershaw gets the ball, and he is 5-5 with a 2.55 ERA and 98 strikeouts this season. Kershaw is 0-0 with a 0.87 ERA and 22 strikeouts in his career against the Athletics.
The Oakland Athletics look for a victory here after winning 12 of their last 16 games. The Athletics have scored 10 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last 12 games. The Oakland Athletics have won eight of their last 10 games when scoring at least two runs. Marcus Semien leads the Athletics with 116 hits and 39 RBI while Jed Lowrie and Khris Davis have combined for 214 hits and 156 RBI. Mike Fiers gets the ball, and he is 7-6 with a 3.48 ERA and 87 strikeouts this season. Fiers is 4-1 with a 2.05 ERA and 27 strikeouts in his career against the Dodgers.
The Dodgers are 4-1 in their last 5 Wednesday games, 44-20 in Kershaws last 64 road starts and 63-20 in Kershaws last 83 starts. The Athletics are 6-0 in their last 6 Wednesday games, 8-2 in their last 10 during game 2 of a series and 6-1 in their last 7 interleague home games. The Dodgers are 1-10 in the last 11 meetings in Oakland, 2-7 in the last 9 meetings and the under is 7-3 in the last 10 meetings.
Kershaw is back to being Kershaw, as he's allowed two or less runs in eight of his last 10 starts and is giving up a .229 batting average on the season that seems to drop a little bit each start. Fiers makes his Oakland debut and has had great success against the Dodgers, which includes an allowed batting average of .139 in 72 at bats against current hitters. It's also important to note that the A's haven't lost back-to-back home games since June 14-15. The Oakland Athletics have been a money making machine the last few months, as they do nothing but win and keep getting these cheap lines from the oddmakers. I'll take a shot with the plus money, even if an ace is on the other side.