GAME: #901 Padres @ #902 A’s
DATE: 9/5/2020 – 4:10 pm EST
ODDS: Padres +102 / A’s -110
The Oakland A’s (22-13) host the San Diego Padres (24-16) at O.co Coliseum in Oakland, California. The Padres beat the A’s on Friday by a score of 7-0 in Oakland’s first game back since COVID postponed games causing a 5-day layoff. Previously, the Padres played the Angels in a 2 game series and split 1-1 while Oakland lost both games of what turned into a 2 game series against Houston.
SAN DIEGO PADRES
The Padres have right-hander Chris Paddack on the bump for the second game of the series. Paddack is 3-3 with a 4.43 ERA and a 1.20 WHIP. Paddack has pitched in 42.2 innings and has given up 43 hits, 23 runs, 10 home runs, and 8 walks while recording 42 strikeouts. The Padres have not faced Oakland’s Manaea much but Nola, Profar, and Machado have good batting averages against him while the Padres as a team are hitting .331 against lefties in their last 10 games.
The A’s have left-handed Sean Manaea listed as the probable pitcher. Manaea is 2-2 with a 5.64 ERA and 1.42 WHIP. Manaea has pitched in 30.1 innings and has given up 38 hits, 24 runs, 4 home runs, 5 walks, and has tallied 25 strikeouts. The A’s have not seen Paddack but they are hitting only .221 against righties this season.
BATTER VS PITCHER (dailybaseballdata.com)
HEAD TO HEAD
- Under is 3-0-1 in the last 4 meetings in Oakland.
- Under is 4-1-1 in the last 6 meetings.
- Padres are 1-4 in the last 5 meetings.
- Padres are 2-5 in the last 7 meetings in Oakland.
PADRES VS A’S PREDICTION
The Padres offense has been uncharismatically sluggish the last few games but found the spark again in the 5th against Oakland. Oakland had 5 days of no baseball while waiting for COVID results while their offense was already underperforming. The A’s put up 0 runs yesterday and the low scoring should continue as they have only scored 8 runs in the previous 4 games. The Bookie is rolling with the Padres since they are the better team that has more offense against a struggling team with 2 struggling pitchers on the mound. The public has been pounding the Padres for the last few weeks and the early Sharps are on Oakland but pay attention to the line moves closer to 1 pm EST.
The Bookie: Padres +102
Fade the Public: Oakland
Sharp Action: Oakland
1 Unit to win 1.02 Units on: (#901) Padres +102