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2021 MLB Handicapping
(78-43) San Francisco Giants vs. Oakland Athletics (69-53)
Date: Saturday, August 21st, 2021
Time: 4:07 PM ET
Venue: Oakland Coliseum, Oakland, CA
Projected Pitchers: Kevin Gausman (SF) vs. Sean Manaea (OAK)
MLB Moneyline Odds: Giants -125 Athletics +100
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Giants -1.5, Athletics +1.5
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: O/U: 7.5
The Giants will be in Oakland to take on the Athletics for game 2 Saturday at 4:07 ET. Game 1 is Friday at 9:40 ET.
Kevin Gausman is going for the Giants and Sean Manaea gets the ball for the Athletics.
These teams met back in June and the Giants won 2 of 3 games.
San Francisco Giants
The Giants have had an amazing year so far and they continue to have the best record in baseball.
They are in 1st place of the National League West with a record of 78-43. They lead the Dodgers by 3.5 games.
Thursday was an off day for San Francisco. The last game they played was on Wednesday when they lost to the Mets 6-2. The Giants still ended up taking 2 games out of 3 in that series. In those games, they scored 12 runs and allowed 13 runs.
Anthony Desclafani got hurt on Wednesday so he only went 1.1 innings. After he departed, a total of 8 relievers were used.
Kevin Gausman has been the best pitcher on this staff so far. He is 12-5 with a 2.40 ERA. His last start was against the Mets where he went 5 innings and allowed 3 earned runs. San Fran won this game 7-5.
Pitching for this team has been very good. They have an ERA of 3.32 which is 2nd best in the majors.
They have also been productive when it comes to offense. They are scoring 4.91 runs per game which is 9th best overall.
San Francisco is really known for their home run hitting ability. They have hit 181 home runs which is 2nd best in the majors.
The Athletics have also had a good year. They have battled the Astros the entire year.
This club is in 2nd place of the American League West with a record of 69-53. They trail the Astros by 2.5 games.
Oakland beat the White Sox on Thursday by a score of 5-4. Chicago did end up winning 3 out of 4 games in that series. In that series, the A’s scored 9 runs allowed 21 runs.
Cole Irvin went 6 innings and allowed 3 earned runs on Thursday.
Sean Manaea has been good this year. He is 8-8 with a 3.77 ERA. His last start was against the Rangers where he went 5 innings and allowed 7 earned runs. Texas won that game 7-4.
The pitching has been solid for this team. They have an ERA of 3.69 which is 7th best in the majors.
They have also gotten good production when it comes to offense. They are scoring 4.52 runs per game which is 14th best in the league.
Oakland has hit 155 home runs which is 10th best in the majors.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Giants are 4-0 in their last 4 during game 2 of a series.
- Giants are 5-1 in their last 6 games vs. a team with a winning record.
- Giants are 4-1 in their last 5 road games.
- Giants are 6-2 in their last 8 interleague games.
- Athletics are 2-5 in their last 7 games vs. a starter with a WHIP less than 1.15.
- Athletics are 1-4 in their last 5 overall.
- Athletics are 1-4 in their last 5 games on grass.
San Francisco Giants vs. Oakland Athletics MLB Prediction:
This is a series between 2 very good teams. I definitely think it has the chance to be a good one.
San Francisco is the better team and I feel they will take care of business in a close game on Saturday.
This is definitely a good pitching matchup. I look for Gausman to pitch better than Manaea and get his team a win.
I will take the Athletics as slight road favorites.
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