Giants vs. Athletics Prediction

San Francisco Giants vs. Oakland Athletics 7/22/18, Prediction & Odds

In front of the largest crowd to see an MLB game this season, the host Oakland Athletics downed their Bay Area counterparts in the San Francisco Giants last night as each team has now won one game in the series. Which side will claim the victory in today's rubber game?

Game Snapshot

927 San Francisco Giants at 928 Oakland Athletics

Sunday, July 22, 2018

Oakland Coliseum at 4:05PM ET

TV: NBCCA (OAK)

Compare odds from multiple different online sportsbooks and shop for the best lines at our new Baseball Odds & Betting Page.

 

Public Betting Information

According to oddsmakers, the Athletics are a -139 favorite to win on the moneyline. The Giants are a +129 underdog, while the total is set at 8 runs. As of Sunday afternoon, 52 percent of public bets are being placed on host Oakland. Check out our MLB Public Betting Page for the latest updates.

A's walk off on Lucroy game-winning single

An RBI single by Jonathan Lucroy in the bottom of the 11th inning Saturday night sent the host Athletics to a 4-3 victory over San Francisco. Lucroy entered the game late and it was his only at-bat. Marcus Semien drew three walks and scored a run in five plate appearances from the top of the order. Matt Olson was 1-for-3 with a walk and a run. Matt Chapman finished 3-for-5 and scored two runs. Chad Pinder ended the night 1-for-3 with a walk and a run. Yusmeiro Petit threw one sootless inning with two strikeouts in relief to garner the win.

Belt returns to lineup, homers

Giants first baseman Brandon Belt missed Friday's game due to the birth of his son, but returned yesterday and socked a fourth inning solo home run off Trevor Cahill, his 14th of the season. He also drew a walk in five plate appearances. Andrew McCutchen drew two walks in five plate appearances, while Hunter Pence went 3-for-5 with a double and two RBIs. San Francisco tied the score at 3-3 in the ninth with a run before falling two innings later. Will Smith suffered the loss as he gave up one earned run on three hits in two-thirds of an inning.

Johnny Cueto (3-1, 2.36 ERA) starts today for the Giants, while Oakland turns to Sean Manaea (9-6, 3.42).

MLB Betting Trends

San Francisco

The under is 10-1 in the last 11 Giants road games. San Francisco is 8-2 in Cueto's last 10 starts.

Oakland 

The Athletics are 7-2 in their last nine home games. Oakland is 9-2 in its last 11 interleague games.

Prediction:

Two solid starting pitchers here and I'm willing to take the underdog as Cueto shouldn't give up much and the Giants are equipped to win a low-scoring game. Both bullpens were taxed yesterday, so look for the starters to throw some extra pitches. With Belt back in the lineup for a second straight day, San Francisco's offense should be in good shape to take this one.

 

MLB DAILY PREDICTION: SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS +129

Loading...

MLB Headlines

MLB Predictions & Picks

Thumbnail Cardinals vs. Brewers MLB Prediction National League Central rivals will play the rubber match of their three-game series in Milwaukee on Thursday when the Brewers host the Cardinals at 1:40 p.m....
Thumbnail Blue Jays vs. Braves MLB Prediction The Blue Jays are an underdog again in Atlanta on Thursday afternoon when Ross Stripling opposes Charlie Morton in the pitching matchup. Will Toronto pull off...
Thumbnail Twins vs. White Sox MLB Prediction American League Central opponents clash in Chicago on Wednesday night when the White Sox host the Twins at 8:10 p.m. ET. With J.A. Happ set to oppose Dallas...
Thumbnail Cubs vs. Indians MLB Prediction The Indians took the first game of their series with the Cubs last night and will square off again today at 1:10 p.m. ET. With Zach Davies set to oppose Sam Hentges...
Thumbnail A's vs. Red Sox MLB Prediction One of the more intriguing matchups on Tuesday night takes place at Fenway Park when the Red Sox hosts the A’s at 7:10 p.m. ET. With Chris Bassitt set to oppose Nathan...