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2021 MLB Handicapping
(61-47) San Diego Padres vs. Oakland Athletics (60-47)
Date: Wednesday, August 4th, 2021
Time: 3:37 PM ET
Venue: Oakland Coliseum, Oakland, CA
Projected Pitchers: Joe Musgrove (SD) vs. Frankie Montas (OAK)
MLB Moneyline Odds: Padres -116 Athletics -105
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 2 Wednesday at 3:37 ET. Game 1 is Tuesday at 9:40 ET.
Joe Musgrove is going for the Padres and Frankie Montas is going for the Athletics.
These teams played last week and they split a 2 game set.
San Diego Padres
The Padres have played good so far this year and they have been of the most exciting teams in baseball. They will now have to play without their shortstop Fernando Tatis Jr who is sidelined with a shoulder injury.
The division they play in is a very tough one and with a 61-47 they are in 3rd place. The Giants lead them by 7 games.
The last game they played was on Sunday when they beat the Rockies 8-1. In that series, the Padres scored 18 runs and allowed 15 runs.
A total of 7 relievers were used on Sunday and the most that anybody went was 3 innings.
Joe Musgrove has been good this year. He is 7-7 with a 3.02 ERA. His last start was against the Rockies where he went 7 innings, did not allow an earned run, and struck out 11 batters.
This team has been able to rely on their pitching for the most part this year. The team has an ERA of 3.51 which is 4th best in baseball.
Their offense has also been good as they are scoring 4.77 runs per game which is 9th best in the majors.
San Diego has hit 131 home runs which is 13th best in the game.
The Athletics have had a good season so far. They have won 4 of their last 5 games.
With a record of 60-47, they are 2nd in the American League West. The Astros lead them by 4.5 games.
Oakland beat the Angels 8-3 on Sunday. In that series, they scored 14 runs and allowed 4 runs.
Daulton Jefferies went 5 innings and allowed 3 earned runs on Sunday.
Frankie Montas has been pretty good this year. He is 9-8 with a 4.08 ERA. His last start was against the Angels where he went 7 innings and did not allow an earned run. The A’s won this game 4-0.
This club has gotten good pitching for most of the year. They have an ERA of 3.66 which is 8th best in the majors.
They have also been able to get solid production in the offensive category. They are scoring 4.38 runs per game which is 17th best in baseball.
Oakland has hit 131 home runs which is 13th best in the game.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Padres are 15-37 in their last 52 road games with the total set at 6.5-8.0.
- Padres are 3-7 in their last 10 Wednesday games.
- Padres are 2-6 in their last 8 road games vs. a team with a winning record.
- Athletics are 5-1 in their last 6 interleague home games vs. a right handed starter.
- Athletics are 4-1 in their last 5 games overall.
- Athletics are 4-1 in their last 5 games on grass.
- Athletics are 13-5 in their last 18 during game 2 of a series.
San Diego Padres vs. Oakland Athletics MLB Prediction:
This is a matchup between 2 very good teams that are both in contention for a wild card spot. The A’s have been playing well at home and I look for that to continue in this one.
With Tatis, I feel that the Padres are the better team, but without him, I give the edge to Oakland. I still think this will be a close, competitive game.
This is a very good pitching matchup we have and I look for it to be a low scoring game. Both of these pitchers are very good when it comes to cashing the under. I like the A’s to win in a close one. If you like the under, you may want to shop around and see if you can find the hook at 8.5.
I like the under of 8 runs.
4* Free MLB Under 8 runs
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