Giants vs. A's Saturday Prediction
Bay Area rivals the Giants and A’s will meet again this weekend for a two-game interleague series, starting on Saturday night at 9:07 p.m. ET. Will the Giants pull off the upset when they send Madison Bumgarner to the hill?
Game Snapshot & Odds
Saturday, August 24, 2019
9:07 p.m. ET, RingCentral Coliseum, Oakland, CA
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Public Betting Trends
According to our MLB Public Betting Chart page, 58% of the betting tickets are on the A’s to beat the Giants on the moneyline.
San Francisco Giants Fantasy Spin
Scooter Gennett struck out all three times he was up Thursday against the Cubs. Gennett has been a little better for the Giants than he was for the Reds, but he's still struggling mightily, having hit .231/.250/.331 with an incredible 39/2 K/BB ratio in 136 plate appearances. He has almost as many strikeouts as total bases (43) this season.
Oakland A’s Fantasy Spin
Mark Canha went 2-for-4 with a two-run single in a win over the Yankees on Thursday. Canha came through with arguably the biggest hit of the night in the first inning when he reached out and guided a Masahiro Tanaka pitch back through the middle of the infield for a two-run single. He's now the owner of a modest seven-game hitting streak during which he's batting .428 with two homers, eight RBI and four runs scored. The hot stretch has his season line looking healthier as well, up to .269/.385/.517 with 19 homers in 94 games through Thursday.
MLB Betting Trends
The Giants are winless in their last four games and are 1-5 in their last six interleague games when facing an opponent with a winning record.
The A’s are 14-3 in their last 17 games following an off day.
The A’s have won eight of Chris Bassitt’s last 11 starts and are 4-0 in his last four outings at home. The A’s have also won 36 of their last 52 games in Oakland and are 7-1 in their last eight games at home when facing a team with a winning road record. On the other side, the Giants have lost 10 of Bumgarner’s last 32 starts on the road and are just 2-5 in his last seven interleague outings.
The Pick: Oakland A’s -142