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Oakland vs. Arizona Free MLB Pick & Handicapping Lines Preview 8-28-2015

MLB Prediction: Athletics vs Diamondbacks

Major League Baseball betting sees the Oakland Athletics taking on the Arizona Diamondbacks on Friday August 28th at Chase Field in Phoenix, Arizona. Cappers Picks provides complimentary handicapping picks all MLB season long so stay tuned for more FREE MLB baseball predictions.

Oakland Athletics (55-73) at Arizona Diamondbacks (62-65)
Date: Friday August 28th
Time: 9:40 PM
Venue: Chase Field- Phoenix, Arizona
MLB Betting Lines: Oakland Athletics -113; Arizona Diamondbacks +103
MLB Betting Total: 7.5
Probable Pitchers:   Athletics RH Sonny Gray (12-5, 2.10 ERA) vs. Diamondbacks RH Chase Anderson (6-5, 4.28)

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While Oakland will send out one of the best pitchers in baseball on Friday night, the Diamondbacks are heading in the wrong direction after getting themselves back into the NL West race for a small amount of time.

Arizona saw themselves just 5.0 games out, but 4 straight losses have resulted them not only falling into 4th place, but also now 8.5 off the pace.

The Diamondbacks have the Cardinals to blame for everything as St. Louis swept a 4 game series inside Chase Field this week to essentially eliminate and halt any Diamondbacks comeback in the standings.

Oakland has been in rebuilding mode all season long, but RH Sonny Gray has been the lone bright spot for the Athletics this season.

Countering him will be Chase Anderson, who has been sketchy all season long for the Diamondbacks.

First pitch is set for 9:40 PM EST.

Oakland Athletics

Oakland has been in the cellar of the AL West all season long, but every 5th day they seem to always be in a position to win.

That’s thanks in large part to Sonny Gray who is 12-5 with an ERA of 2.10 this season. Gray has pitched like a Cy Young award candidate. Gray has a 1.58 ERA over his last 6 starts, but has had trouble with the long ball lately.

The A’s RH has let up 7 runs over those 6 starts, with 6 of those runs coming from the long ball.

Gray went 8.0 innings last time out against the Rays, but allowed 3 runs in a ND effort. Gray has won just 1 one time out of his last 4 outings.

His road numbers are extremely impressive though. Gray is 8-2 over 13 road starts with an ERA of only 1.64.

Oakland is the worst in the majors when it comes to 1 run games as they sit with a 14-30 record.

Arizona Diamondbacks

The Diamondbacks were as hot as any team in baseball heading into their 4 game series with the Cardinals. Arizona swept away the Reds and had themselves 5.0 games back in the NL West.

That all came to immediate and screeching halt as they allowed the Cardinals to come into Chase Field and dominate a 4 game series in all aspects. They Cardinals swept the series and now the the Diamondbacks can only sit wondering what could have been.

Trying to avoid try to avoid their 6th straight home loss and 5th overall when they send Chase Anderson to the mound.

The RH is 6-5 with an ERA of 4.28 on the season. Anderson has pitched well only against the Reds as he allowed no runs in 6.2 innings last time out.

The scoreless outing was the second in 17 days against the Reds for Anderson.

However, in 3 other starts in that span, the RH was knocked around for 19 runs in 13.1 innings of work.

Anderson is 2-3 in 10 home starts with an ERA of 4.37.

MLB Betting Trends:

  • Athletics are 6-0 in their last 6 games as a road favorite of -110 to -150.
  • Athletics are 39-18 in their last 57 interleague games as a favorite..
  • Athletics are 23-11 in their last 34 vs. National League West.
  • Diamondbacks are 2-5 in their last 7 games as an underdog.
  • Diamondbacks are 2-6 in Andersons last 8 starts during game 1 of a series.

4* MLB Betting Prediction: Oakland ML

The Athletics have a clear edge in the pitching matchup Friday night.
MLB Baseball Score Prediction: Oakland 6- Arizona 2

The Dbacks have lost all their momentum and all their steam. Sonny Gray dominates in a series opening victory for Oakland.

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