San Francisco Giants vs Oakland Athletics 8-6-2023

San Francisco Giants vs Oakland Athletics 8/6/2023 Predictions, Picks and Preview

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

San Francisco Giants vs Oakland Athletics 8/6/2023 —The Giants are currently in second place in the National League West Division with a 61-50 record. The A’s have the lowest record in the American League with a 31-80 record and just three victories in their previous 10 games. MLB analysis indicates that the Giants have a clear advantage in this matchup. Alex Cobb, who only gave up three runs in his past two starts, will start for the Giants in the series finale, while Luis Medina, who gave up only three runs in his last three appearances, will start for the A’s. The Giants are having a fantastic year and intend to mount a divisional title challenge.

Although Alex Cobb improved in recent starts, he had a difficult season overall, giving up 40 runs in 112 innings thrown. Additionally, opponents easily score runs by making contact and destroying pitches with a .270 anticipated opponent batting average, a 44.7 hard-hit percentage, and a 4.44 expected ERA. Despite Cobb’s recent improvement, the lineup struggled recently, scoring just 4.44 runs per game. 

LaMonte Wade Jr. is slashing .268/.396/.431 with 11 home runs and 129 total bases, while Wilmer Flores is hitting .305/.360/.545 with 14 home runs and 134 total bases. However, the remainder of the order had trouble. Only five active batters have 10 or more home runs due to many injuries, making the top-heavy lineup vulnerable to elimination by opposition pitchers.

The A’s are having a difficult season and are hoping to avoid having one of the worst records in baseball history at year’s end. Although Luis Medina performed admirably in recent starts, he is having a terrible year as a pitcher, giving up 47 runs in 75.2 innings pitched. Additionally, opponents are making solid contact and having great plate appearances against Medina to easily plate baserunners with a 40.9 Hard-Hit Percentage, a 10.8 Walk Rate, and a 4.23 projected ERA. 

Despite their struggles, the weakest lineup in MLB, scoring just 3.57 runs per game with just eight in the last five games, was Medina. Rooker is cutting himself. Seth Brown and Shea Langeliers added 21 home runs and 196 total bases, while the remainder of the lineup struggled, hitting a combined 242/.332/.470 with 18 home runs and 142 total bases. Opposing pitchers may easily eliminate the helpless lineup because only one batter currently has an OPS+ of above 100.


Giants vs. Athletics Game Info

When: Sunday, August 6, 2023 4:07 PM ET
Where: Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum, CA
TV: NBC Sports California
Stream: MLB.TV

Alex Cobb (633.05 ERA) vs Luis Medina (385.35 ERA)

Wood (76-64 lifetime record) faced 4,968 hitters over his major league career and has a 3.62 FIP. He allowed 345 walks and 1,123 base hits (8.5 hits per nine innings). His career WHIP is 1.240, and his ERA is 3.75 (493 earned runs allowed). Throughout his career, Wood pitched 1,184 innings and struck out 1,119 batters.

In 75 innings pitched over the course of his MLB career, Medina earned 76 punchouts while surrendering 75 base hits. With a 3.-8 career record, Medina has a 5.35 earned run average and allowed 8.9 hits per nine innings. He had a WHIP of 1.467 and a FIP of 4.8 while surrendering 45 earned runs. He faced 334 opposing batters in his MLB career, and his K/BB ratio is 2.11.


MLB Odds/Point Spread: San Francisco Giants -190


San Francisco Giants Betting Trends

The total went UNDER in 8 of San Francisco’s last 8 matches.

San Francisco Giants are 5-2 SU in their last 7 games.

The Giants are 4-1 SU in their last 5 matches against Oakland.

The Giants are 4-1 SU in their last 5 matches when playing on the road against Oakland.

San Francisco is 0-7 SU in their last 7 matches on the road.

The total went UNDER in 8 of San Francisco’s last 9 matches against an opponent in the American League.

The total went UNDER in 4 of San Francisco’s last 5 matches against an American League West Division opponent.


Oakland Athletics Betting Trends

The total went OVER in 6 of Oakland’s last 8 games.

Oakland Athletics are 1-4 SU in their last 5 games.

The total went UNDER in 4 of Oakland’s last 5 games at home.

Oakland Athletics are 2-5 SU in their last 7 games when playing at home against San Francisco.

The Oakland Athletics are 3-9 SU in their last 12 games against an opponent in the NL.

The total went OVER in 4 of Oakland’s last 6 games played in August.


San Francisco Giants vs Oakland Athletics8/6/2023 Betting Picks

The Giants want to gain ground in their division and seize control of this game immediately. Betting strategies also suggest that Wilmer Flores, LaMonte Wade Jr., and the rest of the lineup should consistently make hard contact and smash pitches against the A’s pitchers to easily score baserunners for the Giants. With Alex Cobb throwing several quality innings, the Giants should be able to contain an A’s lineup that scores just 3.57 runs per game on average, allowing the bullpen to finish the game with a commanding lead. With a convincing victory on the road, the Giants should prevail and cover the spread.

Free Pick and Prediction: San Francisco Giants will win 7-3.


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