Oakland Athletics (53-42) at San Francisco Giants (50-46)
|Date & Time||Saturday July 14, 2018, 10:05 PM (EDT)|
The Line: San Francisco Giants -113 / Oakland Athletics +103 --- Over/Under: 8.5
The Oakland Athletics and San Francisco Giants meet Saturday in MLB action at AT&T Park.
The Oakland Athletics look for a bounce back performance after winning seven of their last 10 games. The Athletics have scored 15 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in nine of their last 12 games. The Oakland Athletics have won 19 of their last 24 games when scoring more than one run. Jed Lowrie leads the A’s with 103 hits and 62 RBI while Marcus Semien and Matt Olson have combined for 177 hits and 79 RBI. Brett Anderson gets the ball, and he is 1-2 with a 5.75 ERA and 11 strikeouts this season. Anderson is 2-4 with a 4.53 ERA and 29 strikeouts in his career against the Giants.
The San Francisco Giants look for another victory after winning five of their last seven games. The Giants have scored 12 runs in their last three games and three or less runs in eight of their last 11 games. The San Francisco Giants have won five of their last six games when scoring at least one run. Brandon Crawford leads the Giants with 94 hits and 39 RBI while Andrew McCutchen and Brandon Belt have combined for 176 hits and 82 RBI. Jeff Samardzija gets the ball, and he is 1-5 with a 6.42 ERA and 29 strikeouts this season. Samardzija is 2-2 with a 7.92 ERA and 15 strikeouts in his career against the Athletics.
The Athletics are 4-0 in their last 4 Saturday games, 19-7 in their last 26 road games and 1-4 in Andersons last 5 Saturday starts. The Giants are 18-7 in their last 25 home games, 1-4 in Samardzijas last 5 home starts and 0-6 in Samardzijas last 6 starts. The Athletics are 6-17 in the last 23 meetings in San Francisco and the over is 9-1-1 in the last 11 meetings.
Samardzija has been awful all season long and has just five innings under his belt since the end of May. However, Anderson hasn't been much better this season, allowing 28 hits and 15 runs in 20.1 innings of work. Anderson is allowing a .329 batting average overall this season. This game is simple for me, and it's that the Giants have been lights out this season at home. It's the road where the subpar play for the Giants has taken place. At home, the Giants offense comes alive and the bullpen shuts things down. I've been confident all season backing the San Francisco Giants at AT&T Park.