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Oakland Athletics at San Francisco Giants Betting Preview

It’s a battle of the Bay Area on Tuesday, as the Oakland Athletics and San Francisco Giants start a two-game series. The Oakland Athletics come into the game as the worst team in Major League Baseball. Oakland is 28-72 on the season and 13-35 when playing on the road. Oakland dropped their game on Sunday to Houston. For the Giants, they come into the game in the middle of a playoff chase. 

The Giants are 54-47, which is third place in the National League West. San Francisco is in a log jam for the three National League Wildcard spots. The Giants have dropped six straight as they fell Monday’s makeup game in Detroit.

The San Francisco Giants are big favorites in this game. You can get the Giants at -250.

Oakland’s 2023 One to Forget


The Athletics are simply not doing much of anything correctly. Oakland is dead last in team batting average at .221, has scored the least runs of anyone in Major League Baseball with .364, has the worst team earned run average at 5.89, and their WHIP of 1.53 is last in all of the game.

One of the bright spots for Oakland has been left fielder Brent Rooker. Rookie leads the team with 16 home runs and 44 runs batted in, while Esteury Ruiz is the top hitter, with a .257. Oakland got a big home run from rookie Zack Gelof in their win on Saturday.

Ken Waldichuk will get the start for Oakland. The 25-year-old lefthander is 2-6 on the season, with a 6.75 earned run average. Waldichuk also lasted just 4.1 innings in his last start, allowing 5 hits and 4 runs against the Red Sox. The lefthander has struck out 10 batters over his last 8 innings thrown.

Giants Need to Bounce Back Series


Things have not gone well for Gabe Kapler’s Giants over the last week. After winning 7 straight, the Giants have now lost six straight. During the six straight losses, they have scored just a total of 9 runs. San Francisco as a team has fallen to 13th in Major League Baseball in runs scored and 19th in batting average.

Thairo Estrada is the top hitter for the Giants this season. He leads the team with a .272 average. Wilmer Flores has clubbed 13 home runs, while Michael Conforto has 51 runs batted in to lead the way. 

Alex Cobb will get the start for the San Francisco Giants. The 35-year-old out of Boston is 6-3 on the season, with a 3.15 earned run average. Cobb needs 9 strikeouts to reach 100 on the season. In his last start, Cobb went just 4.1 innings, allowing 5 runs over 9 hits in a loss at the Reds.

Giants Win to Start Back on Track


The San Francisco Giants are going to get back on track with this one. Maybe it’s what the doctor ordered to get the winning ways back. San Francisco holds the Oakland offense down and wins this game with ease. Take the Giants on Tuesday. The bets for this game is the San Francisco Giants -1.5 (-115) and the OVER 8.5 runs.

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