Giants vs. A's 9/19 Prediction
The first game on Saturday’s MLB slate will be a matchup of Bay Area teams as the A’s host the Giants at 4:10 p.m. ET. After the Giants were shut out on Friday night, what’s the optimal play for bettors looking to cash on this game?
901 San Francisco Giants (+120) at 902 Oakland A’s (-141); o/u 8.5
4:10 p.m. ET, Saturday, September 19, 2020
Kevin Gausman vs. Jesus Luzardo
San Francisco Giants DFS
Donovan Solano went 0-for-4 and struck out three times versus the A's in Friday's loss. Solano hasn't fallen apart since his stunning start to the year, but he has come in at a much more reasonable .255/.311/.398 in 106 plate appearances over his last 28 games. He'll remain the Giants' starting second baseman for the rest of 2020, but it would probably be for the best if he's penciled back into a utility role next year.
Oakland A’s DFS
Matt Olson hit a three-run homer and struck out three times Friday against the Giants. If he had gotten one more plate appearance and walked, it would have been a perfect encapsulation of Olson's season. He's batting .191 with 14 homers, 31 walks and 64 strikeouts in 214 plate appearances. His current .762 OPS would be the highest ever for a batting-title qualifier with a sub-.200 average. The current high mark there is .753, achieved by a .198-hitting Mark Reynolds in 2010.
Giants at A’s Betting Prediction
The Giants are now winless in their last four meetings with the A’s after losing last night in Oakland. They’re also now 0-5 in their last five games as an underdog, 0-5 in their last five contests as a road underdog and have dropped 20 of their last 26 games versus an opponent that has a winning record. On the other side, the A’s improved to 45-17 in their last 62 home games with their win last night and are 38-15 in their last 53 games when favored. They’re also 7-3 in their last 10 interleague games when favored.
SATURDAY MLB BETTING PREDICTION: OAKLAND A’S -141