The Oakland Athletics have been the story of the Majors over the past two weeks, getting hot and winning in front of their fans, who are in the midst of a reverse boycott.
This weekend, they'll play in an interleague series against the Philadelphia Phillies.
Can they keep the good vibes going, or will the party train end against Philly?
Let's dive into the odds for Friday night's series opener.
Phillies vs. Athletics odds, run line, and total
Phillies vs. Athletics prediction and pick
As fun as the Athletics have been over the past couple of weeks, they're still the Athletics. Don't be fooled into thinking they have all of a sudden turned into a good team.
They'll roll with J.P Sears on Friday, whose 4.15 ERA doesn't look as good when you see his 5.02 FIP (Field Independent Pitching). He's going to have a tough challenge ahead of him on Saturday when you consider how much better the Phillies have been against lefties this season.
Their OPS improves from .735 against right-handed pitchers to .794 against lefties over the past 30 days.
Let's also take note that even with how well the A's have been performing, they're still dead last in the Majors in OPS over the past 30 days.
It's time to fade Oakland again. The Cinderella run is over, my friends.
Give me the Phillies as favorites on Friday night.
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