San Francisco Giants vs Oakland Athletics 8-5-2023

San Francisco Giants vs Oakland Athletics 8/05/2023 Odds, Picks and Preview

San Francisco Giants (61 – 49) vs Oakland Athletics ( 30 – 80)

San Francisco Giants vs Oakland Athletics 8/05/2023 – The San Francisco Giants will meet with the Oakland Athletics in MLB action in Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum, CA, on Saturday, August 5, 2023, at 7:07 PM ET. The Giants defeated the Diamondbacks in the final three games of a four-game series with significant NL postseason implications. They will now want to win their fourth game in a row as they still have the NL West title in their eyes. On Saturday, Ross Stripling will attempt to continue San Francisco’s nine-game stretch of holding opponents to fewer than five runs. This year, Stripling’s ERA on the road is 4.58. Nevertheless, the Giants dropped four of his five starts in July. MLB betting advice: Given Stripling’s recent performance and the Giants’ pursuit of the NL West title, it might be wise to consider their potential in your betting considerations. Stripling’s statistics significantly improved since his return from the IL, and he and the squad hope that trend will continue.


The Giants have a long history of being a mess at the plate. Since July 1, no team in the league scored fewer runs per game. San Francisco scored more than five runs only once in their previous 15 games. It luckily happened against the Athletics. The Giants’ 27th-place strikeout percentage makes them vulnerable to lengthy slumps like this one. Particularly given that their second-lowest stolen base total.


The Giants’ relief pitchers entered games in 106 save situations with a cumulative save percentage of 71.4%. Over the season, relief pitchers inherited 129 base runners, with 31.0% of those players scoring a run for their side. There were 94 occasions when Giants relief pitchers entered the game with runners in scoring position, in addition to 116 outings in high-leverage situations. This season, the Giants sent 331 relief pitchers to the mound. The relievers have 48 holds this season, ranking 27th in baseball. Out of 8,673 innings played, the Giants turned 68.5% of balls hit into play into outs, which places them 20th in MLB. With a fielding percentage of.984, they are ranked 24th in professional baseball and turned over 99 double plays.


Giants vs. Athletics Game Info

When: Saturday, August 5, 2023 7:07 PM ET
Where: Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum, CA
TV: NBC Sports California
Stream: MLB.TV

Ross Stripling (3-8, 5.7 ERA) vs TBA (TBA)

The Athletics lost their last four games after finally earning their 30th victory. With two games against the Giants, their 10-game NL West run will end the same way it started. Only scoring four runs across two games was Oakland’s biggest problem in the two losses to San Francisco. Of course, they are the majors’ lowest-scoring team. The Athletics are third in successful base stealers, living up to their name. Otherwise, seeking them immediately at the bottom of the statistical standings will save much time.


Unfortunately, the rotation and bullpen of the pitching staff follow the same philosophy. Oakland won his last two games, and Paul Blackburn will start this one. Blackburn only gave up three runs in total across 11.1 innings pitched in those games. In his previous three outings, he pitched 11.2 innings and gave up 13 runs. It will be interesting to see which version of Blackburn shows up on Saturday. Hopefully, the right decision will be made, and Oakland’s relievers will keep the game close. 


The Oakland pitching staff surrendered 649 runs this season, good for a club ERA of 5.82 (614 earned runs). They allowed 149 home runs and rank 30th in MLB in runs allowed per nine innings (6.15). As a team thus far this year, the Athletics have a WHIP of 1.523 and a FIP of 5.15. They accrued an 8.20 strikeout-to-walk ratio (865 strikeouts vs 458 bases on balls). As a staff, they are ranked 27th in the league with 987 total hits allowed.


MLB Odds/Point Spread: San Francisco Giants -180


San Francisco Giants Betting Trends

The total went UNDER in 7 of San Francisco’s last 7 matches.
The San Francisco Giants are 5-1 SU in their last 6 matches.
The San Francisco Giants are 7-1 SU in their last 8 matches against Oakland.


Oakland Athletics Betting Trends

The total hung OVER in 6 of the Oakland Athletics’ last 7 matches.
The Athletics are 1-4 SU in their last 5 outings.
The total went OVER in 4 of Oakland’s last 6 matches against San Francisco.


San Francisco Giants vs Oakland Athletics 8/05/2023 Betting Picks

The MLB favors the San Francisco Giants to win this game. Despite their best efforts, the Oakland Athletics were the safest bet in baseball this season. The question now is how many runs the offense will put up as San Francisco’s pitching should have no trouble shutting down the A’s once more. This should be an easy victory for the Giants with five runs. If there are only four, things can be tight. MLB analysis: Considering the Giants’ strong pitching and the Athletics’ offensive struggles, the Giants appear to have the upper hand in this matchup. Blackburn performed well in his previous two games, but he had more duds than highlights this season. The Giants easily win this game, adding it to the list.

Free Pick and Prediction: San Francisco will win 3-1.


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