A's vs. Giants Saturday Prediction
After losing Friday night to their bay-area rivals, will the Oakland A's rebound with a small upset victory against the San Francisco Giants at 10:05 p.m. ET on Saturday?
Game Snapshot & Odds
Saturday, July 14, 2018
10:05 p.m. ET, AT&T Park
TV: OAK (CSCA); SF (NBCSBA)
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Public Betting Trends
Oddsmakers from online sportsbooks currently list the Giants as a -115 favorite. As of this writing, 58% of the betting tickets wagered at online sportsbooks are on the A's to beat the Giants on the moneyline. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our MLB Public Betting Page for updated figures on this game.
A's Anderson blanks Indians over five in win
Brett Anderson threw five scoreless innings on Sunday in a 6-0 victory over the Indians. Anderson allowed just three hits, and he struck out three while putting two on via walk. A very strong first start back for Anderson, who had missed nearly two months with a shoulder strain. The lack of missed bats makes him a poor fantasy option going forward, but it’s nice to see the veteran southpaw see some success in 2018 for the surprising A’s. Anderson’s next appearance is not yet scheduled, but he’ll likely make one more start before the break.
Giants' Samardzija forgettable in return from disabled list
Making his first start since the end of May, Jeff Samardzija allowed three runs on seven hits over five innings in Saturday's loss to the Cardinals. Samardzija missed the whole of June while rehabbing from a bout of inflammation in his right shoulder. He struck out three and walked one in his return to the mound, throwing 81 pitches (53 strikes) on the afternoon. In terms of run-scoring action on his line, opposite number Carlos Martinez managed to burn him for an RBI double in the third inning and Dexter Fowler (sacrifice fly) and Francisco Pena (RBI single) would extend the deficit to 3-0 one frame later. The veteran right-hander figures to be stretched out as he gets his legs back underneath him, but fantasy parties would be advised to avoid even once he's shaken off the rust. Samardzija had been pitching to a grueling 6.56 ERA and 1.68 WHIP in eight starts prior to going down injured. Up next on the docket, a home start against the A's.
MLB Betting Trends
The A's are 6-1 in their last seven interleague games.
The Giants are 4-1 in their last five games overall.
The Giants have been a bad bet when Samardzija takes the hill. They're 1-4 in his last five home starts, are 0-6 in his last six outings overall, and are 9-26 in his last 35 starts versus a team with a winning record. The A's, meanwhile, are a perfect 6-0 in their last six games coming off a loss and have won nine of their last 12 road games.
The Pick: Oakland A's -105