Oakland Athletics vs San Diego Padres Matchup

Wednesday's interleague matchup between the Athletics and Padres has a first pitch set for 4:10 PM ET from PETCO Park in San Diego. The Padres are the heavy favorite on the money line, with their odds sitting at -190 compared to the Athletics at +161. The over/under line is currently 7.5 runs.

Michael King will be starting for the Padres, while the Athletics are sending Hogan Harris to the mound. Oakland comes in with a record of 26-43 and are currently on a four-game losing streak. The Padres are 2nd in the NL West with a record of 36-35.

Oakland vs. San Diego Matchup At A Glance

  • Teams: Athletics at Padres
  • Where: PETCO Park San Diego
  • Date: Wednesday, June 12th
  • Betting Odds SD -190 | OAK +161 O/U 7.5

Athletics vs Padres Last Game Recap

San Diego picked up a 4-3 win over the Athletics in the most recent game of this series. The Padres had a three-run 5th inning, and the A's scored their final two runs in the 8th. Heading into the game, the Padres were favored at -159 on the money line.

Randy Vásquez got the start for the Padres, going five innings and giving up just one run. He finished the game with five strikeouts but issued two walks and allowed a home run. Robert Suarez got the win out of the bullpen, and Mark Melancon got the save.

Tyler Soderstrom hit the game's only home run while going 2/3 with two RBIs, but it came in a losing effort. JP Sears gave up three earned runs in five innings of work for the A's.

Athletics Preview

After losing the first two games of this series, the Athletics are looking to snap a four-game losing streak today against the Padres. Oakland's overall record is 26-43, and they have gone 3-7 in their last 10 games. The A's are currently 5th in the AL West, 13 games behind the Mariners.

For the season, the A's have a run line record of 33-36, with an average run differential of -1.2 runs per game. In games with over/under lines higher than 7.5, their over/under record is 29-38, with games averaging 8.3 runs. The under has hit in their last two games, and their O/U record when the line is 7.5 runs is 9-13.

Hogan Harris will be making his 3rd start of the season, and he has been impressive in his first two outings. He went 6 innings in his last start, striking out 7 and only allowing 3 hits. Harris has yet to give up a home run this season, and in his first start of the year, he went 5 2/3 innings and gave up just 1 earned run.

As a team, the Athletics are batting just .220 this season, which is 21st in the league. However, they do have the 5th most home runs in the league and are averaging 4 runs per game at home. Overall, the Athletics are averaging just 3.6 runs per game, which is the 3rd worst mark in the league.

Over his last eight games, Tyler Soderstrom has gone 6/18 with two home runs, and Abraham Toro has also gone deep once in this stretch, but he is batting just .184. For the season, Toro is batting .268 with six homers, and Brent Rooker has a team-high 13 home runs to go along with a batting average of .263.

Padres Preview

San Diego's overall series record is 12-8-3, and they have an over/under record of 35-35 for the season. The Padres have gone under in their last two games, and 62.0% of their games this season have gone over when the total is higher than today's line of 7.5 runs.

When it comes to the run line, the Padres have been more profitable on the road with a 24-9 record, compared to 13-25 at home. San Diego is 36-35 overall and 2nd in the NL West, trailing the Dodgers by 7.5 games. They have won two straight games and have a 4-6 record in their last 10 games.

Michael King gets the start for the Padres today and will be looking to build off his last outing, where he didn't give up a run. In that outing vs. the Diamondbacks, he went five innings and got the win. Looking back at his last four outings, King has given up just one earned run in three of them. His ERA for the season is 3.58, along with a record of 5-4. Opponents are batting .212 vs. King this season, and his WHIP is 1.22. So far, he has made six quality starts and is averaging 9.58 strikeouts per nine innings.

So far this season, the Padres have been the top-hitting team in the league, with a team batting average of .263. They are also near the top of the league in both on-base percentage and slugging percentage. The Padres have been especially good at avoiding strikeouts, as they are 4th in the league in this category. Overall, they are averaging 4.5 runs per game, which is 9th in the league.

Fernando Tatis Jr. has been one of the league's top power threats this season, as his 13 homers are the best mark on the team and 9th in the league. He has also gone 9/26 in his last six games, with three homers and seven runs scored. Jurickson Profar and Jake Cronenworth are tied for the team lead with 45 RBIs, and Profar's 10 homers are also 2nd on the team.

Athletics vs. Padres Prediction: Over 7.5 Runs -121

Our prediction for this Padres vs. Athletics matchup is to take the Padres to win at home. However, with the money line payout being -190, we would recommend taking the over, as we have this game ending with a score of 5-4 in favor of the Padres.

Looking at some potential player props, we have Michael King finishing with five strikeouts for the Padres, while for the Athletics, you could look at Hogan Harris to finish with five K's. In terms of a win, we have King finishing as the 18th best starter to pick up a win, and Harris is ninth.

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