San Francisco Giants (51-48) at Oakland Athletics (55-43)
|Date & Time||Saturday July 21, 2018, 9:05 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Oakland Athletics -110 / San Francisco Giants +100 --- Over/Under: 8
The San Francisco Giants and Oakland Athletics meet Saturday in MLB action at Oakland Coliseum.
The San Francisco Giants look for another victory after winning five of their last eight games. The Giants have scored 10 runs in their last three games and five or more runs in four of their last eight games. The San Francisco Giants have won six straight games when scoring more than three runs. Brandon Crawford leads the Giants with 97 hits and 40 RBI while Andrew McCutchen and Buster Posey have combined for 180 hits and 73 RBI. Madison Bumgarner gets the ball, and he is 3-3 with a 2.90 ERA and 41 strikeouts this season. Bumgarner is 4-2 with a 4.62 ERA and 31 strikeouts in his career against the Athletics.
The Oakland Athletics look for a victory here after winning nine of their last 13 games. The Athletics have scored 11 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in 10 of their last 13 games. The Oakland Athletics have won nine of their last 11 games when scoring more than one run. Jed Lowrie leads the Athletics with 103 hits and 62 RBI while Marcus Semien and Khris Davis have combined for 183 hits and 97 RBI. Trevor Cahill gets the ball, and he is 1-2 with a 3.10 ERA and 50 strikeouts this season. Cahill is 7-5 with a 3.97 ERA and 68 strikeouts in his career against the Giants.
The Giants are 4-0 in their last 4 during game 5 of a series, 2-10 in Bumgarners last 12 road starts and 4-1 in Bumgarners last 5 starts. The Athletics are 5-0 in their last 5 Saturday games, 0-5 in their last 5 during game 5 of a series and 1-4 in Cahills last 5 starts. The Giants are 6-14 in the last 20 meetings in Oakland and the over is 10-2-2 in the last 14 meetings.
We're getting one of the top pitchers in baseball at even money, which is downright insane. Yes, I know the Oakland Athletics have been the hottest team in baseball over the last month, but Bumgarner is one of the best in the game and has started to find his form recently where he's allowed one or less runs in three of his last five starts. Bumgarner also just faced Oakland last week and gave up three hits and one run in six innings while striking out five. You're going to make a lot of money in baseball when you just blindly back an ace pitcher at cheap prices. Give me the San Francisco Giants.