Athletics vs Giants Prediction - MLB Picks 7/25/23

San Francisco Giants (54-47) vs Oakland Athletics (28-74)

Game Info: Tuesday, July 25, 2023 at 9:45 pm (Oracle Park)

Alex Cobb (6-3) (3.15) vs Ken Waldichuk (2-6) (6.75)

Betting Odds: San Francisco Giants / Oakland Athletics --- Over/Under: 9.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Oakland Athletics will cross the bridge and face the San Francisco Giants for an interleague battle in Bay this Tuesday.

Athletics Betting Preview 

Oakland moved to 28-74 after dropping three of four to Houston. The A’s managed to avoid ten straight losses to Houston by taking game three, and they’ll look to put up a fight in San Francisco this week. The Oakland offense is scoring 2.81 runs per game, while batting .222, with a .303 on-base percentage. The pitching staff carries a 6.00 ERA, with a 1.62 WHIP. Brent Rooker, Ryan Noda, and Esteury Ruiz all missed the Houston series, and there’s a chance they miss this crosstown battle as well. Seth Brown homered in the game three victory, and he’s up to ten home runs and 29 RBI for the season.

Ken Waldichuk (2-6, 6.85 ERA, 15 Ks) will get the ball for Oakland. The second-year lefty had another non inspiring outing last week against Boston, giving up four runs in 4.1 innings. Waldichuk hasn’t gone five innings since mid-May, and he’s still struggling in a bullpen role. 

Giants Betting Preview

San Francisco comes in at 54-47 after falling to Detroit. The Giants are skidding in the wrong direction at the wrong time, as they’ve now dropped seven straight games, but they come into an ideal spot to shake back in here against Oakland. The San Francisco offense is scoring 4.81 runs per game, while batting .250, with a .326 on-base percentage. The pitching staff carries a 3.89 ERA, with a 1.29 WHIP. Mike Conforto has recorded a hit in seven of the previous ten games, and he leads San Fran in home runs (13) and RBI (51). J.D Davis leads SFG in hits (81), with twelve homers and 48 RBI. Wilmer Flores homered in the loss to Detroit, and he’s posting splits of .295/13/32.

Alex Cobb (6-3, 3.15 ERA, 91 Ks) will start for San Francisco. The twelfth-year righty was roughed up in Cincinnati last week, allowing five runs in just 4.1 innings pitched, en route to his third loss. Cobb is coming off of his first All-Star appearance, and he’s been much more steady then his previous outing showed. Cobb has yet to allow more than two runs through seven starts in the Bay this season, and he should be able to bounce back here against an underwhelming Oakland lineup. 

Oakland vs San Francisco Trends

Oakland is 51-48 against the spread this season, with a 51-44-7 O/U record. San Francisco is 48-53 ATS this year, with a 44-54-3 over/under record.

Corey’s Free Pick

San Francisco has to bring a sense of urgency into this matchup, as they’ve dropped seven straight contests, and they can salvage the month with a good home stand this week. There’s no easier matchup in baseball right now than facing Oakland at home, and when you add in the crosstown spice, there’s little reason for San Fran to not come out motivated. They’re still very much in the playoff picture, and a few wins this week will calm everything down. The Athletics will more than likely cross the bridge short-handed, without hitters Brent Rooker and Ryan Noda, and this feels like a good spot to trust the Giants. Back San Francisco for this battle in the Bay.

Corey’s Pick Giants -1.5

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