Padres vs Athletics Prediction - MLB Picks 9/17/23

Oakland Athletics (46-102) vs San Diego Padres (71-78)

Game Info: Sunday, September 17, 2023 at 4:07 pm (Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum)

Ken Waldichuk (3-7) (5.36) vs Pedro Avila (1-2) (3.63)

Betting Odds: Oakland Athletics +156 / San Diego Padres -170 --- Over/Under: 9 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The San Diego Padres and Oakland Athletics face off on Sunday in an MLB showdown at the Oakland Coliseum. 

Will Pedro Avila Get Run Support?

On the mound for the Padres will be Pedro Avila and he sits with a 1-2 record and an ERA of 3.63. He overall has been pretty good, but in his last start he really struggled. In his last start against the Dodgers he went 2.2 innings giving up six hits and seven runs. The Padres are averaging 4.61 runs while their pitching is giving up 4.17 runs per game. The pitching is ranked 6th. 

The A’s Need the Offense To Find Success

The Oakland Athletics seem to have some major issues when the offense struggles, and they need to find a way to get the offense going here. On Friday the A’s only scsored three runs and that led to the defeat. The A’s are averaging 3.87 runs while their pitching is giving up 5.76 runs per game. The offense is ranked 30th in the league while the pitching is ranked 29th. On the mound for the A’s will be Ken Waldichuk who sits with a 3-7 record and an ERA of 5.14. 

Shane’s Free Pick

The Padres are going to have little issues getting the job done in this game. Waldichuk has been awful this season sitting with an ERA of 5.14 and he’s going to really struggle again in this game. The Padres are going to score at least six or seven runs here and that will be the difference as San Diego gets the job done. Back the Padres on the run line.

Shane’s Pick Padres -1.5

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