San Diego Padres vs Oakland Athletics 08/04/2021 Forecast, Analysis and Odds
Posted by: Hilbert Mayer
San Diego Padres vs Oakland Athletics 08/04/2021 – San Diego Padres will remain on the road in this game to conclude their short two-game series against Oakland Athletics. The Padres are still stuck at the third spot as they try to get past the Dodgers in the second. Oakland Athletics are sitting in second place and are trailing the Astros at the top. The Athletics are just two games ahead of the Mariners in the third. Oakland will look forward to rebounding after their last defeat against the Padres. The MLB betting odds are up and running as these teams battle from Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum in Oakland, California.
San Diego Padres vs Oakland Athletics 08/04/2021
San Diego Padres
The San Diego Padres were successful from the plate in their last game after smashing eight runs and restricting the Athletics to just one. San Diego is now two-plus games behind the Dodgers and they hold one of the best records in the majors. Joe Musgrove will be sent to the mound as their starting pitcher in this game. Musgrove is holding a 7-7 record on the season with an ERA of 2.94, 134 Ks, and 29 BBs in total. Fernando Tatis Jr. continues to lead the Padres from the plate with a batting clip of .292.
Players to watch: Jake Cronenworth 2B (GP 105, AB 394, R 73, H 110, 2B 23, 3B 5, HR 15, RBI 48, TB 188, BB 36, SO 63, SB 4, AVG 0.279, OBP 0.351, SLG 0.477, OPS 0.828, WAR 4.1),Manny Machado 3B (GP 100, AB 359, R 66, H 102, 2B 21, 3B 2, HR 20, RBI 75, TB 187, BB 47, SO 68, SB 9, AVG 0.284, OBP 0.361, SLG 0.521, OPS 0.882, WAR 4.1).
Oakland is now five games behind the Astros and they need to step on their overall performance. The Mariners are right behind the Athletics in the third. Frankie Montas will be sent to the mound as their starter in this game. The righty is holding a 9-8 record on the season with an ERA of 4.08, 132 Ks, and 33 BBs in total. Matt Olson is the leader in batting with an average of .280 and 28 RBIs in total. The other notable player is Mark Canha with an on-base percentage of .384.
Players to watch: Matt Chapman 3B (GP 104, AB 370, R 50, H 80, 2B 11, 3B 3, HR 14, RBI 47, TB 139, BB 48, SO 135, SB 2, AVG 0.216, OBP 0.305, SLG 0.376, OPS 0.681, WAR 2.1),Matt Olson 1B (GP 101, AB 364, R 69, H 102, 2B 25, 3B 0, HR 28, RBI 70, TB 211, BB 51, SO 69, SB 3, AVG 0.28, OBP 0.373, SLG 0.58, OPS 0.953, WAR 3.9).
San Diego Padres vs Oakland Athletics Betting Numbers
San Diego Padres
The total has gone OVER in 7 of San Diego’s last 8 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Oakland’s last 15 games.
San Diego Padres vs Oakland Athletics Betting Picks
The top sportsbook predictions are in favor of Oakland to win this game and cover the spread. The Athletics have been solid from the plate with their overall performance and the Padres will find it hard with their opponent pitcher.
Score Prediction: Athletics 7, Padres 3.