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Oakland Athletics vs. San Francisco Giants - 8/24/19 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
San Francisco Giants at Oakland Athletics
Date & Time Saturday August 24, 2019, 9:09 PM (EDT)
Location
Oakland Coliseum
Oakland, California
The Line
The Line: San Francisco Giants +121 / Oakland Athletics -131 -- Over/Under: 8
TV Channel
NSCA, NSBA
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The San Francisco Giants and Oakland Athletics meet Saturday in MLB action at Oakland Coliseum.

The San Francisco Giants need a win here to snap a four-game losing streak. The Giants have scored 14 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last 10 games. The San Francisco Giants have won six of their last nine games when scoring four or more runs. Kevin Pillar leads the Giants with 123 hits and 69 RBI while Brandon Belt and Brandon Crawford have combined for 187 hits and 98 RBI. Madison Bumgarner gets the ball, and he is 8-8 with a 3.72 ERA and 163 strikeouts this season. Bumgarner is 5-2 with a 4.32 ERA and 45 strikeouts in his career against the Athletics.

The Oakland Athletics look to stay hot after winning 10 of their last 14 games. The Athletics have scored 17 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last eight games. The Oakland Athletics have won seven straight games when scoring more than one run. Marcus Semien leads the Athletics with 141 hits and 61 RBI while Matt Chapman and Ramon Laureano have combined for 228 hits and 129 RBI. Chris Bassitt gets the ball, and he is 9-5 with a 3.61 ERA and 112 strikeouts this season. This will be Bassitt’s second career game against the Giants.

The Giants are 4-1 in their last 5 interleague road games, 0-4 in their last 4 road games and 6-1 in Bumgarners last 7 starts. The Athletics are 14-3 in their last 17 games following an off day, 5-2 in their last 7 during game 1 of a series and 8-3 in Bassitts last 11 starts. The Giants are 7-16 in the last 23 meetings in Oakland, 2-5 in the last 7 meetings and 4-1 in Bumgarners last 5 starts vs. Athletics. The over is 6-1 in Bassitts last 7 home starts. The over is 3-1-2 in Bumgarners last 6 road starts.

Bumgarner has allowed 17 hits and 10 runs in his last 25 innings, and he has a 4.76 ERA and .276 allowed batting average on the road. Bassitt has allowed 20 hits and five runs in his last 19 innings, and he has a 3.23 ERA and .223 allowed batting average at home. I love getting ace quality pitchers and plus money, but the Giants are back in one of those funks where they can't score, while the A's just took six of seven from the Astros and Yankees, two of the top-three World Series contenders. There's no stepping in front of the Athletics in their current form. Give me the home team and the cheap price.

Pick:
Oakland Athletics -131

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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