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San Francisco Giants vs. Oakland Athletics - 8/14/19 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Oakland Athletics at San Francisco Giants
Date & Time Wednesday August 14, 2019, 3:45 PM (EDT)
Oracle Park
San Francisco, California
The Line
The Line: Oakland Athletics -120 / San Francisco Giants +100 -- Over/Under: 9
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The Oakland Athletics and San Francisco Giants meet Wednesday in MLB action at Oracle Park.

The Oakland Athletics look for a win after splitting their last eight games. The Athletics have scored six runs in their last three games and three or less runs in six of their last 12 games. The Oakland Athletics have lost four of their last five games when scoring three or less runs. Marcus Semien leads the Athletics with 130 hits and 54 RBI while Matt Chapman and Ramon Laureano have combined for 217 hits and 123 RBI. Homer Bailey gets the ball, and he is 9-8 with a 5.54 ERA and 101 strikeouts this season. Bailey is 4-0 with a 3.57 ERA and 42 strikeouts in his career against the Giants.

The San Francisco Giants look for a win after winning four of their last five games. The Giants have scored 15 runs in their last three games and three or more runs in six of their last seven games. The San Francisco Giants have won seven of their last 10 games when scoring three or more runs. Kevin Pillar leads the Giants with 113 hits and 63 RBI while Brandon Belt and Brandon Crawford have combined for 174 hits and 88 RBI. Tyler Beede gets the ball, and he is 3-6 with a 5.61 ERA and 76 strikeouts this season. This will be Beede’s first career game against the Athletics.

The Athletics are 22-7 in their last 29 vs. a team with a losing record, 7-3 in their last 10 interleague games and 1-4 in their last 5 Wednesday games. The Giants are 10-4 in their last 14 during game 2 of a series, 7-18 in their last 25 Wednesday games and 0-4 in Beede's last 4 starts. The Athletics are 5-2 in the last 7 meetings in San Francisco and 4-1 in the last 5 meetings. The under is 4-1 in Beede's last 5 starts overall. The under is 3-0-1 in Athletics last 4 overall.

Bailey has allowed 39 hits and 25 runs in his last 30.1 innings, and he's allowing a .270 batting average on the season with 46 walks in 116.1 innings. Beede has allowed 46 hits and 22 runs in his last 41 innings, and he has a 4.65 ERA and .250 allowed batting average at home. The Giants and the even money seems valuable given the way they're playing this week, but I'm leaning toward the over. Both of these offenses seem due for a breakout performance and both of these pitchers have been easy to hit all year. This should be a high scoring contest. 

Over 9

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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