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Oakland Athletics vs. San Francisco Giants - 8/25/19 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
San Francisco Giants at Oakland Athletics
Date & Time Sunday August 25, 2019, 4:07 PM (EDT)
Location
Oakland Coliseum
Oakland, California
The Line
The Line: San Francisco Giants +128 / Oakland Athletics -155 -- Over/Under: 9
TV Channel
NSCA, NSBA
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The San Francisco Giants and Oakland Athletics meet Sunday in MLB action at Oakland Coliseum.

The San Francisco Giants look for a win after splitting their last 10 games. The Giants have scored 21 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in seven of their last 11 games. The San Francisco Giants have won five of their last seven 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. Logan Webb gets the ball, and he is 1-0 with a 1.80 ERA and seven strikeouts this season. This will be Webb’s first career game against the Athletics.

The Oakland Athletics look for a win after winning eight of their last 11 games. The Athletics have scored 16 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in seven of their last nine games. The Oakland Athletics have won six of their last seven games when scoring four or more runs. Marcus Semien leads the Athletics with 141 hits and 61 RBI while Matt Chapman and Ramon Laureano have combined for 128 hits and 129 RBI. Brett Anderson gets the ball, and he is 10-9 with a 4.06 ERA and 74 strikeouts this season. Anderson is 2-5 with a 4.58 ERA and 34 strikeouts in his career against the Giants.

The Giants are 4-1 in their last 5 interleague road games, 6-2 in their last 8 Sunday games and 1-4 in their last 5 during game 2 of a series. The Athletics are 5-1 in their last 6 during game 2 of a series, 6-2 in their last 8 Sunday games and 1-4 in Anderson's last 5 starts. The Giants are 7-16 in the last 23 meetings in Oakland and 2-5 in the last 7 meetings. The under is 7-2 in Anderson's last 9 starts overall. The under is 17-8-1 in Giants last 26 overall.

Webb has just five career innings under his belt, which was a road start against Arizona where he allowed five hits and one earned run. Anderson has allowed 20 hits and eight runs in his last 17 innings, and he has a 4.85 ERA and .290 allowed batting average at home. I need to see a larger sample size before getting behind Webb, especially against a lineup as dangerous as the Oakland Athletics. The A's also haven't lost back-to-back games since July 25-26. I'll try my hand again with backing the home team in Oakland. 

Pick:
Oakland Athletics -155

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