Athletics vs Padres Picks and Prediction – 6/12/2024

By: Jake Allmann |

Last Updated: 06/10/2024 at 4:05 PM ET

Oakland Athletics at San Diego Padres 06/11/24 - MLB Picks & Predictions
Game Start: 6/12/2024, 1:40 AM UTC
Latest Odds: SD -160 ; O/U 7.5

Padres vs Athletics Prediction

The Oakland Athletics will face off against the San Diego Padres on June 11, at 7:40 PM at Petco Park. The Athletics come into this game with a 26-41 record, including an 11-21 away record, while the Padres hold a 34-35 record, with a 15-21 home record. The pitching matchup features left-hander JP Sears (4-5, 3.93 ERA) for the Athletics against right-hander Randy Vasquez (1-3, 5.40 ERA) for the Padres. Elevate your MLB game with our top-notch MLB picks.

The Athletics have struggled recently, losing four of the last five games. Despite these setbacks, JP Sears has been a bright spot in the rotation, boasting a 3.93 ERA and a 1.09 WHIP in 73.1 innings. His performance will be crucial as the Athletics try to turn things around. Offensively, Brent Rooker leads the team with 13 home runs and 40 RBIs, alongside a respectable .270 batting average. 

However, the team as a whole has struggled to generate runs, averaging just .219 in batting average, 242 runs, and an on-base percentage of .290. The Athletics pitching staff have had challenges, with a team ERA of 4.19 and an opponent batting average of .250. Key players like J.T. Ginn and Esteury Ruiz are out injured..

The Padres, on the other hand, have been inconsistent, splitting the last four games. The offense has shown more firepower compared to the Athletics, with a team batting average of .262 and 310 runs scored. Fernando Tatis Jr. leads the team with 12 home runs and a .281 batting average, while Jake Cronenworth has driven in 44 RBIs. The Padres have a solid on-base percentage of .327 and a slugging percentage of .400.

On the mound, Randy Vasquez will need to improve on his 5.40 ERA and 1.47 WHIP. The Padres’ pitching staff overall has been effective, with a team ERA of 3.95 and an opponent batting average of .237. Injuries have impacted the rotation, with Yu Darvish and Joe Musgrove currently sidelined, but the bullpen depth has helped mitigate these losses. 

Our Free MLB Pick for San Diego Padres vs Oakland Athletics

Padres vs Athletics Pick

Given the Athletics' recent struggles and the Padres' more potent offense, the Padres are the likely pick to win this matchup. The combination of San Diego's offensive depth and Oakland's ongoing pitching challenges should tilt the game in favor of the home team. Final Score Prediction: Padres win 6-3.

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