The MLB brings more action this evening as the San Francisco Giants will clash with the Oakland A’s in game one of their three-game series from the Oakland Coliseum in Oakland, California. The Giants will start this game with Madison Bumgarner and Trevor Cahill will get the nod for the Athletics.
San Francisco Giants Form
The San Francisco Giants are one of the solid teams this season. They have set their sights on the top spot in the National League West. However, they are currently sitting on the 4th spot in the division. This game is important for them as they aim to secure their playoff spot this season. Yet, it seems that it will be a hard task for them as they are facing an in-form Athletics team in this game. They have lost the first two games as the Athletics were dominant in those games.
San Francisco has averaged 3.50 runs per game and has allowed 4.54 runs per game in their away games this season.
On the offensive side of the game, the Giants have been below average this season as they are placed on the 23rd spot in the league in scoring, putting up 4.07 runs per game, while also being on the 11th spot in hitting at .252 and 25th place in homers with a total of 91. On the mound, they are on the 15th in the league in ERA at 4.00 while also being on the 16th spot in WHIP at 1.32 and 23rd place in K’s with 768.
Oakland Athletics Form
The Athletics were on a good run before the break and they will aim to continue that good form. They have won 21 of their last 27 games. Their offence has also been good lately and their pitching has improved. All in all, they are on the right track for a playoff spot this season if they continue to play like they did in the recent games.
The Athletics have averaged 3.73 runs per game and have allowed 4.16 runs per game at their home ground this season.
On the offensive side of the game, the Athletics have been very solid as they are placed on the 10th spot in the league in scoring, putting up 4.63 runs per game, while also being the 13th spot in hitting at .246 and 6th place in homers with a total of 127. On the mound, they have been below average as they are placed on the 16th spot in the league in ERA at 4.01, while also being 12th place in WHIP at 1.25 and 27th spot in K’s with 715.
The Giants are a solid team and they have a good chance of securing a spot in the World Series. However, the Athletics are unstoppable right now. They have been very good on the offensive side of the game and their pitching has been solid. They need to continue their run in order to secure a playoff place. I expect another dominant performance by the Athletics in this game.
My Free Pick & Prediction for San Francisco Giants vs. Oakland Athletics 07/21/2018 is: Take the Oakland Athletics -125 (money line bet)
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