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2021 MLB Handicapping
(61-47) San Diego Padres vs. Oakland Athletics (60-47)
Date: Tuesday, August 3rd, 2021
Time: 9:40 PM ET
Venue: Oakland Coliseum, Oakland, CA
Projected Pitchers: Blane Snell (SD) vs. Sean Manaea (OAK)
MLB Moneyline Odds: Padres +155 Athletics -200
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Padres +1.5, Athletics -1.5
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: O/U: 8
The Padres will be in Oakland to take on the Athletics for game 1 Tuesday at 9:40 ET.
Blake Snell is going for the Padres and Sean Manaea is going for the Athletics.
These teams played last week and they split a 2 game set.
San Diego Padres
The Padres have had a very good season so far, but they will be without star shortstop Fernando Tatis Jr. for what seems like an extended amount of time.
They are 61-47 which puts them 3rd in the National League West. The Giants lead them by 6.5 games.
San Diego beat the Rockies 8-1 on Sunday. They split a 4 game series with the Rockies. In that series, the Padres scored 18 runs and allowed 15 runs.
No pitcher went more than 3 innings on Sunday and there were a total of 7 pitchers used.
Blake Snell has not been the pitcher that the Padres thought he would be this year. He is 4-4 with a 5.44 ERA. His last start was against this A’s team and he got hit hard. The left hander went 4 innings and allowed 7 earned runs. Oakland won that game 10-4.
For the most part, pitching has been very good for this team. They have an ERA of 3.51 which is 4th best in the game.
Their offense has been good, but it will be interesting to see how they will do without their shortstop. They are scoring 4.77 runs per game which is 9th best in the game.
The Friars have hit 130 home runs which is 13th best across the league.
The A’s have played good baseball so far this year. They have won 4 of their last 5 games.
They still find themselves in 2nd place of the American League West with a record of 60-47. The Astros lead them by 4.5 games.
Oakland beat the Angels 8-3 on Sunday. They won 3 out of 4 games in that series. In those 4 games, the A’s scored 14 runs and allowed 4 runs.
Daulton Jefferies went 5 innings and allowed 3 earned runs on Sunday.
Sean Manaea has pitched quite well this year. He is 8-6 with a 3.01 ERA. His last start was against the Padres where he went 6 innings, did not allow an earned run, and struck out 9 batters. The A’s won that game 10-4.
The pitching for this squad has been impressive this year. The club ERA is 3.66 which is 9th best in the majors.
They have also been productive when it comes to offense. The team is scoring 4.38 runs per game which is 16th best in baseball. Matt Olson has been a key hitter in their lineup so far.
Oakland has hit 129 home runs which is 14th best in the game.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Padres are 2-6 in their last 8 road games vs. a team with a winning record.
- Padres are 1-4 in their last 5 games after scoring 5 runs or more in their previous game.
- Padres are 1-4 in their last 5 games following a win.
- Athletics are 4-1 in their last 5 games overall.
- Athletics are 4-1 in their last 5 during game 1 of a series.
- Athletics are 4-1 in their last 5 interleague games vs. a left handed starter.
- Athletics are 11-3 in their last 14 games following an off day.
San Diego Padres vs. Oakland Athletics MLB Prediction:
This is a series between 2 very good teams. Although both of these clubs have played well this year, they are in contention for a wild card spot.
I do feel the Padres are the better team, but I am wondering how they will do without Tatis. I still feel they can be good, but it will be tough against Oakland.
These exact pitchers faced off last time they met and I am not saying this game will be exactly like the last, but I do see Manaea out pitching Snell. So far he has been the better arm and he has looked very good at home. I have a hard time betting San Diego with Snell going against a very talented lineup.
I like the A’s on the run line in this one.
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