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San Francisco Giants vs. Oakland Athletics - 8/13/19 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Oakland Athletics at San Francisco Giants
Date & Time Tuesday August 13, 2019, 9:45 PM (EDT)
Location
Oracle Park
San Francisco, California
The Line
The Line: Oakland Athletics +120 / San Francisco Giants -130 -- Over/Under: 8
TV Channel
NSCA, NSBA
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The Oakland Athletics and San Francisco Giants meet Tuesday in MLB action at Oracle Park.

The Oakland Athletics look for a win after splitting their last six games. The Athletics have scored 11 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last nine games. The Oakland Athletics have won seven of their last eight games when scoring four or more runs. Marcus Semien leads the Athletics with 131 hits and 55 RBI while Matt Chapman and Ramon Laureano have combined for 217 hits and 123 RBI. Brett Anderson gets the ball, and he is 10-7 with a 3.99 ERA and 67 strikeouts this season. Anderson is 2-4 with a 4.78 ERA and 30 strikeouts in his career against the Giants.

The San Francisco Giants need a win after losing seven of their last 11 games. The Giants have scored 18 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last 10 games. The San Francisco Giants have won seven of their last nine games when scoring four or more runs. Kevin Pillar leads the Giants with 110 hits and 61 RBI while Brandon Belt and Brandon Crawford have combined for 174 hits and 88 RBI. Madison Bumgarner gets the ball, and he is 7-7 with a 3.74 ERA and 145 strikeouts this season. Bumgarner is 4-2 with a 4.81 ERA and 36 strikeouts in his career against the Athletics.

The Athletics are 13-3 in their last 16 games following an off day, 7-3 in their last 10 interleague games and 8-3 in Andersons last 11 starts. The Giants are 5-2 in their last 7 games following an off day, 7-0 in Bumgarners last 7 home starts and 5-0 in Bumgarners last 5 starts. The Athletics are 5-2 in the last 7 meetings in San Francisco and 4-1 in the last 5 meetings. The over is 11-5-2 in Bumgarners last 18 starts overall. The under is 5-2 in Andersons last 7 starts overall.

Anderson has allowed 38 hits and 17 runs in his last 36.2 innings, and he has a 3.45 ERA and .238 allowed batting average on the road. Bumgarner has allowed 35 hits and 14 earned runs in his last 42 innings, and he has a 3.08 ERA and .223 allowed batting average at home. The Giants are 10-3 with Bumgarner on the mound since June, and he's starting to look more and more like the pitcher we're used to seeing. He's simply one of the best big game pitchers of this generation and the Giants are in the thick of the playoff race right now. You have to love getting an ace at home and a cheap price. Give me the Giants.

Pick:
San Francisco Giants -130

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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