The San Francisco Giants may be one of the best teams in the National League, but they have had a hard time picking up victories when they visit the lowly Oakland Athletics. The Giants have gone just 2-7 in their past nine games at the Coliseum, which includes a 7-1 loss on Wednesday night. The Giants and A’s wrap up their home-and-home series Thursday.
– Shark Bites
- Madison Bumgarner is 1-2 with a 6.41 ERA in three career starts at O.co Coliseum.
- The OVER is 5-1 in the past six games between the Giants and A’s.
- The A’s are 5-1 in their past six games as underdogs.
Madison Bumgarner – who will take the bump for the Giants Thursday – has posted the second-best ERA and the fifth-best WAR for pitchers in the MLB so far this season. MadBum has continued to pitch gems, but the lack of offensive support has been troubling with Bumgarner receiving just 1.8 runs of support per game in his past four starts.
Rookie Dillon Overton will be making his second career start for the A’s after a successful first outing Saturday. Overton pitched 5.2 innings and allowed just three earned runs – all of which came off solo home runs – in that first start.
Opening Odds & Computer Pick
Those going with the Oakland Athletics in this one found them listed on the odds board as moneyline underdogs of 161 at BetOnline for Thursday’s contest. The betting total was hovering near 7 at Bodog.
Odds – Shark prediction models pick the Giants to win this game 5.9-5.6. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.
San Francisco Giants vs Oakland Athletics Matchup
Team Betting Records & Power Rankings
The Oakland Athletics bring a 35-43 record to the battle against the 49-31 Giants. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Oakland vs San Francisco injuries news.
The Oakland Athletics sit at No. 19 in the current MLB power poll here at Odds – Shark , while the San Francisco Giants sit at No. 3 on the same chart.
At the plate, Oakland owns the No. 15 ranking for hits at 8.67 per game. By contrast, the San Francisco Giants are rated No. 11 in the same category at 9.01 per game.
Oakland owns the No. 23 defense, allowing 4.22 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with San Francisco’s No. 6-rated defense.
Recent Outings Betting Recap
San Francisco suffered a 7-1 loss against Oakland on Wednesday, as J Peavy wasn’t able to lead his team to victory at O.co Coliseum.
- San Francisco is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games
- San Francisco is 13-5 SU in its last 18 games
- San Francisco is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
- The total has gone OVER in 4 of San Francisco’s last 6 games
- Oakland is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games
- Oakland is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
- The total has gone OVER in 6 of Oakland’s last 7 games
- Oakland is 3-6 ATS in its last 9 games at home
Next Betting Matchups
San Francisco at Arizona, Friday, July 1st
Oakland home to Pittsburgh, Friday, July 1st
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