Athletics vs. Padres Prediction
Will the Oakland Athletics be able to go on the road and earn a win over one of their interleague rivals, the San Diego Padres, when they play at 10:10PM ET?
Game Snapshot & Odds
Tuesday, June 19, 2018
10:10PM ET – Petco Park
TV: NSCA; FSSD
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers, the Padres are favored at home, as they are getting odds of -110 to win. The Athletics are listed with a money line of +100 to prevail, while the over/under total has been set at 8.5 runs. The public betting for this game currently has 53 percent going on Oakland on the road. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our MLB Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.
Athletics back to .500
The Athletics have won back-to-back games over the Angels to get back to the .500 mark for the season. Oakland is 36-36 overall and 16-16 on the road. The Athletics are putting up 4.39 runs per game this season while allowing 4.47 per contest.
Paul Blackburn gets the start for the Athletics this evening. He has started just two games this season, but has given up 9 runs over 7.1 innings for a 11.05 ERA and 1.77 WHIP. He had six strong innings against the Royals on June 7, but then allowed eight runs over 1.1 innings against the Astros on June 13.
Padres quiet at the plate
The Padres have lost three of their last four out at Atlanta, scoring just three runs total in the three losses. San Diego is now 34-40 overall and 18-21 at home. The Padres are putting up just 3.82 runs per game while allowing 4.43 per contest.
Eric Lauer gets the start for the Padres this evening. He has appeared in 10 games this season and has a 3-4 record with a 6.20 ERA and a 1.98 WHIP. Lauer has pitched a total of 45.0 innings and has 40 strikeouts with 24 walks.
MLB Betting Trends
The Athletics are just 2-6 in their last eight series openers, but 5-2 in Blackburn’s last seven starts and 4-0 in his last four starts against a losing team.
The Padres are 9-26 in their last 35 games following an off day. They are also 1-5 in their last six interleague games.
Blackburn has a terrible ERA, but he was lit up by a good Houston team. He looked pretty solid against the Royals, a team that is more comparable to San Diego than Houston is. Lauer has a greater body of work and hasn’t looked good all season. I think Oakland can hit off him and get Blackburn a victory.
The Pick: Oakland Athletics +100