Joe Saunders vs Josh Outman matchup featured in MLB action
Arizona Diamondbacks vs Oakland Athletics Odds
The Arizona Diamondbacks will look to grab an inter-league road victory when they take on the Athletics in Oakland at Overstock.com Coliseum on Saturday in baseball action.
The Athletics will turn to Josh Outman and his 3-2 record as they look for a win in this one, while the Diamondbacks send Joe Saunders (4-7) to the hill.
Oakland opened as -135 moneyline favorites in this baseball match, based on the starting pitcher matchup. That pairing made odds makers settle on an opening over under number of 7.5.
The Athletics - Diamondbacks odds would favor the Athletics if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Oakland is rated No. 4 in the current American League Odds Shark poll, while Arizona is at No. 16 in the National League.
How They Match Up:
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Oakland's American League No. 13-ranked scoring average of 3.5 runs per game, against a Diamondbacks offense rated No. 3 and scoring 4.5 runs per game in the league. The Athletics have averaged 7.9 hits per game to date this season, less than the Diamondbacks hitters have managed (8.5 per nine innings).
Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Oakland has the American League's No. 2-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Diamondbacks own the National League's No. 14 mark in runs allowed.
Last time out for Arizona, they were a 5-4 loser as they battled the Athletics on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Athletics at -115 were rewarded, while the 9 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Arizona looks to rebound from a loss to the Athletics, who beat them 5-4 on Friday behind a start from Rich Harden at Overstock.com Coliseum.
Arizona Diamondbacks Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Oakland are 6-4
After playing Oakland are 5-5
After a loss are 5-5
Oakland Athletics Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Arizona are 3-7
After playing Arizona are 5-5
After a win are 5-5
A few Diamondbacks at Athletics trends to consider:
Arizona is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games when playing on the road against Oakland
Arizona is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games on the road
Arizona is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games when playing Oakland
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Arizona's last 6 games when playing on the road against Oakland
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Oakland's last 9 games
Oakland is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Oakland's last 6 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Oakland's last 6 games when playing at home against Arizona
Arizona at Oakland, Sunday, July 3