Diamondbacks vs Athletics Prediction MLB Picks 6/30

Diamondbacks vs Athletics Prediction MLB Picks 6/30

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MLB Preview: Oakland Athletics vs. Arizona Diamondbacks

On June 30, 2024, the Oakland Athletics will face the Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field. This preview covers the teams' recent performances, pitching matchups, and key players.

Game Overview:

  • Date: June 30, 2024
  • Time: 1:10 PM
  • Location: Chase Field, Phoenix, Arizona
  • Weather: 100°F

Team Breakdown:

Oakland Athletics:

The Oakland Athletics come into this game with a 30-55 record, including a 12-32 record on the road. They are currently last in the American League West division and have struggled significantly this season, losing four of their last five games.

Pitching:

Luis Medina will start for the Athletics. Medina has a 1-3 record with a 5.25 ERA and a 1.54 WHIP over 24.0 innings pitched. His high ERA and WHIP indicate he has struggled this season.

Recent Performance:

The Athletics have lost four of their last five games, showcasing their struggles and lack of form.

Key Players:

  • Home Runs: Brent Rooker (15 HR)
  • Batting Average: Brent Rooker (.265 AVG)
  • Runs Batted In: Brent Rooker (47 RBI)

Arizona Diamondbacks:

The Arizona Diamondbacks come into this game with a 40-43 record, including a 21-21 record at home. They are currently third in the National League West division and have shown some inconsistencies recently, but won their last game against the Athletics 3-0.

Pitching:

Brandon Pfaadt will start for the Diamondbacks. Pfaadt has a 3-6 record with a 4.45 ERA and a 1.18 WHIP over 97.0 innings pitched. His WHIP is respectable, indicating he can limit baserunners effectively.

Recent Performance:

The Diamondbacks have won two of their last five games, indicating some struggles but a recent win against the Athletics provides momentum.

Key Players:

  • Home Runs: Ketel Marte (17 HR)
  • Batting Average: Ketel Marte (.290 AVG)
  • Runs Batted In: Christian Walker (51 RBI)

Game Odds:

Team Moneyline Total Run Line
OAK (30-55) +165 o8.5 (-105) +1.5 (-125)
ARI (40-43) -195 u8.5 (-115) -1.5 (+105)

Prediction:

Given the current form of both teams and the pitching matchup between Luis Medina and Brandon Pfaadt, the pick for this game is the Arizona Diamondbacks to win by more than 1.5 runs.

Brandon Pfaadt's respectable WHIP and the Diamondbacks' home advantage give them a significant edge. Additionally, the Athletics have struggled mightily this season, particularly on the road, with a 12-32 away record. Luis Medina's high ERA and WHIP indicate he may continue to struggle against the Diamondbacks' offense.

Pick: Arizona Diamondbacks -1.5 (+105)

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