San Diego began this season with great expectations, but just fired its manager. Do we bank on an immediate turnaround with the Padres? Or play the fade?
<p><b>A's-Padres Tuesday Betting Odds</b><br /> The best price in early <a href="https://www.sportsbookreview.com/betting-odds/mlb-baseball/" target="_blank" title="Compare MLB Odds with our Dynamic Page">MLB odds</a> we could find on Oakland and Scott Kazmir was the -109 offered at <a href="https://www.sportsbookreview.com/betting-sites/heritage-sports/" target="_blank" title="Learn more about Heritage sports here">Heritage</a>, while San Diego and Andrew Cashner could be found getting +105 at <a href="https://www.sportsbookreview.com/Sportsbook/?v=3765&book=in-article-gtbets" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Check out GTBets now">GT Bets</a>.</p> <p style="text-align:center;"><a href="https://www.sportsbookreview.com/picks/mlb/red-sox-favored-over-braves-profit-off-sportsbooks-miscalculations/58511/" target="_blank" title="Red Sox Favored Over Braves? Profit Off Sportsbooks Miscalculations"><em>Check out Ron's MLB Pick for Braves vs. Red Sox, too</em></a></p> <p><b>The Situation</b><br /> Oakland took the first game of this four-game, two-city series Monday night 9-1. The A's (27-39) have won four of their last six games, while San Diego (32-34) has lost five of its last seven, and just fired its manager.</p> <p>Oakland has also scored 17 runs in its last two games, while the Padres have tallied just eight runs over their last four games.</p> <p> </p> <p><b>Tuesday's Starters</b><br /> Cashner (2-8, 4.16) is seven-for-13 on quality starts this season, but 0 for his last three. Last Thursday he gave up four runs in 6 2/3 innings against Atlanta, and over his last three starts he's been nicked for 16 earned runs through 17 innings. On the season San Diego is just 4-9 in Cashner's starts, with the totals leaning OVER 7-5.</p> <p>This will be Cashner's first-ever start against Oakland.</p> <p>Kazmir (3-4, 2.79) is six-for-12 on quality starts, but only one for his last five. However, that one was a dandy, last Thursday, when he held Texas scoreless on one hit through eight innings. Still, Oakland is just 4-8 in Kazmir's starts this year, with the totals leaning OVER by a 7-4 margin.</p> <p>This will be Kazmir's first start against San Diego since 2007, when he was with Tampa Bay.</p> <p> </p> <p><b>Tuesday's Batting Splits</b><br /> Oakland ranks sixth in the Majors this season against right-handed pitching with a .325 team OBP, while San Diego ranks ninth <a href="https://www.sportsbookreview.com/picks/mlb/mlb-bettors-take-note-three-teams-watch-when-facing-left-handed-pitchers/57918/" target="_blank" title="Teams to Watch When Facing Left-Handed Pitchers">against lefties </a>with a .320 team OBP.</p> <p> </p> <p><b>A's-Padres Tuesday Free Picks</b><br /> Oakland is playing a little better ball as of late, while San Diego seems like a ship adrift at the moment. Our play today is more of a fade against the Padres than <a href="https://www.sportsbookreview.com/picks/mlb/" target="_blank" title="Free MLB Picks & Predictions">MLB picks</a> on the A's. Also, while both starting pitchers are leaning OVER this season, neither lineup is familiar with them. So we're thinking UNDER.</p> <p><b>MLB Picks:</b> Oakland -109 at Heritage and UNDER 6.5 runs at <a href="https://www.sportsbookreview.com/Sportsbook/?v=809&book=inarticle5dimes" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Check out 5Dimes today">5Dimes</a></p> <p><iframe allowtransparency="true" border="0" frameborder="no" height="140px" id="iframe-odds-widget-2036869707517426" name="iframe-odds-widget-2036869707517426" scrolling="no" src="http://js.sbrfeeds.com/index.php/article?iframeid=iframe-odds-widget-2036869707517426&timezone=16&theme=article&line-type=spreadntotals.type=whole-game&odds-type=US&books=1096,19,43,227,999996,93,238,123,139&trackers=1409845611531.xml&event-id=754010" style="width:642px;border:medium none;overflow:hidden;"></iframe></p>