Diamondbacks at Athletics 5/26/18 - MLB Picks & Predictions

Game: Oakland Athletics vs Arizona Diamondbacks
Date & Time: 5/26/2018, 8:05 PM UTC
Latest Odds: OAK -155 Total 8
TV Channel: N/A

Interleague baseball will be on display on Saturday afternoon, when the Arizona Diamondbacks visit the Oakland Athletics. Last night, SP Patrick Corbin (5-1) struck out seven batters and allowed one run across seven frames during a 7-1 victory against the Athletics. Paul Goldschmidt, John Ryan Murphy, and Nick Ahmed each drove in a pair of runs for Arizona.

Thirty-three year old righty Clay Buchholz (0-0 1.80 ERA) will make his second start as a member of the Diamondbacks. Last time out, Buchholz allowed two hits and one run during a 4-1 loss against the Mets.

The Oakland Athletics have won 26 of their first 51 games and have exceeded expectations through the first two months of the season. On Friday, SP Sean Manaea was tagged for eight hits and six runs while lasting just three plus innings. Mark Canha connected on his seventh home run in a losing effort for Oakland.

Twenty-five year old righty Daniel Mengden (4-4 3.30 ERA) will get the nod for the Athletics on Friday. Mengden has won consecutive starts and has allowed just one earned run over his last 13 innings.

Odds Table

Betting Trends

Diamondbacks are 0-4 in their last 4 games vs. a starter with a WHIP less than 1.15.
Athletics are 6-2 in Mengdens last 8 starts.
Under is 9-3-1 in Diamondbacks last 13 games vs. a starter with a WHIP less than 1.15.
Over is 6-2-2 in Mengdens last 10 home starts.
Over is 5-2 in the last 7 meetings.

Free MLB Pick: UNDER 8

Arizona OF A.J. Pollock is on the 10-day disabled list with a fractured left thumb and hopes to return by late June. Through 50 games, Arizona ranks 30th in batting average and 29th in runs scored. For the season, Oakland ranks 14th in batting average and 9th in runs scored. Take the under on Saturday. Final Score Prediction, Oakland Athletics 3-2.


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