Tuesday, June 21, 2016
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Probable Pitchers: Jimmy Nelson vs. Sonny Gray
The Milwaukee Brewers head to O.co Coliseum on Tuesday to take on the Oakland Athletics. The probable pitchers are Jimmy Nelson for the Brewers and Sonny Gray for the Athletics. The opening line for this game has Milwaukee at +128 and Oakland at -138. The over/under is 7.5. The Brewers have a 36-30-4 over/under mark and a 34-36-0 run line record, meaning they cover 49% of the time. The Athletics are 34-35-0 against the run line and have a 32-35-2 over/under record. They cover the spread 49% of the time.
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The Brewers head into this game with a 31-39 record, and they are 12-22 on the road. Starting pitcher Jimmy Nelson has a 5-6 record with an ERA of 3.92 and a WHIP of 1.35. He has 67 strikeouts during his 85 innings pitched and he has given up 79 hits so far this year. He has surrendered 8.4 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.94. The bullpen this season has an earned run average of 4.26 and they have allowed 245 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .262 against the pen while they've been struck out 223 times and walked 102 times this year. As a unit, Milwaukee has given up 9.34 base hits per nine innings while striking out 7.48 hitters per nine. They are 26th in the Majors in team earned run average at 4.60. The Brewers pitchers have collectively given up 646 base hits and 318 earned runs. They have allowed 93 home runs this season and they allow 1.3 homers per nine innings as a staff. Milwaukee as a pitching staff has walked 240 batters and struck out 517. They walk 3.5 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.5 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.42 and their FIP as a unit is 4.72.
As a team, Milwaukee is hitting .246, good for 19th in the league while putting together a .237 average on the road. The Brewers have a .396 team slugging percentage and an OBP of .325 which is good for 12th in the league. They rank 25th in baseball with 8.07 hits per contest. Ryan Braun comes into this game hitting .315 and his on-base percentage is at .376. He has 70 hits this season along with 29 runs scored and 37 runs batted in. He's struck out 38 times and has walked 21 times. Jonathan Lucroy is hitting .311 and he has an on-base percentage of .368. He has totaled 73 hits so far while scoring 35 runs and he's driven in 35. He has walked 22 times and has struck out 46 times. The Brewers have 565 hits, including 110 doubles and 74 home runs. They've stolen 63 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 24 times. Milwaukee has walked 271 times this season and they've struck out 664 times as a unit. They've left 481 men on base and have a team OPS of .721. They score 4.06 runs per contest and have scored a total of 284 runs so far this year.
Oakland comes into this game with a 15-21 home mark and a 28-41 overall record. With an ERA of 5.54, Sonny Gray has a 3-6 record and a 1.50 WHIP. He has 53 strikeouts over the 66.2 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 73 hits. He has allowed 9.9 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.94. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 3.96 and they have given up 223 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .239 against the Athletics bullpen while being struck out 233 times and walking 72 times this season. As a team, Oakland has allowed 9.33 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.76 batters per nine. They are 27th in the league in team earned run average at 4.69. The Athletics pitchers as a team have surrendered 630 base knocks and 317 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 86 home runs this year and they give up 1.3 home runs per nine innings as a staff. Oakland as a staff has walked 218 hitters and struck out 524. They give up a walk 3.2 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.8 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.40 while their FIP as a staff is 4.44.
As a team, they are batting .249, good for 17th in the league while putting together a .240 average at home. The Athletics hold a .391 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .299 which is good for 27th in baseball. They rank 17th in baseball with 8.45 hits per contest. Jed Lowrie comes into this matchup batting .286 and he has an OBP of .336. He has 57 hits this year along with 19 runs scored and 19 RBI. He's struck out 38 times and has walked on 15 occasions. Josh Reddick is hitting .322 and he has an OBP of .394. He has collected 47 hits so far while he's scored 21 runs and drove in 18. He has earned a walk 18 times and has punched out 22 times. The Athletics as a unit have 583 base hits, including 105 doubles and 69 homers. They have 32 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 11 times. Oakland as a team has walked 159 times this year and they have struck out 469 times. They've had 434 men left on base and have an OPS of .689. They score 3.9 runs per game and have totaled 269 runs so far this season.
Milwaukee Brewers Betting Trends
The Milwaukee Brewers are 36-30-4 against the over/under so far this season
The Milwaukee Brewers are 34-36-0 against the run line so far this season
Oakland Athletics Betting Trends
The Oakland Athletics are 32-35-2 against the over/under so far this season
The Oakland Athletics are 34-35-0 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
06/10/16 RF Domingo Santana Elbow 15-day DL (6/8)
06/01/16 P Michael Blazek Elbow 15-day DL (5/29)
05/27/16 P Chris Capuano Elbow 15-day DL (4/2)
04/04/16 LF Rymer Liriano Facial 60-day DL (3/25)
04/04/16 P Zach Jones Shoulder 60-day DL (3/31)
04/02/16 P Yhonathan Barrios Shoulder 60-day DL (3/25)
04/01/16 P Sean Nolin Elbow 60-day DL (3/25)
06/19/16 LF Khris Davis Calf "?"
06/15/16 P Sean Manaea Forearm 15-day DL (6/14)
06/09/16 P Rich Hill Groin 15-day DL (5/30)
05/20/16 RF Josh Reddick Thumb 15-day DL (5/20)
05/11/16 P Chris Bassitt Elbow 60-day DL (4/28); out for season
05/11/16 LF Mark Canha Back 60-day DL (5/9), out for season
04/10/16 P Henderson Alvarez Shoulder 15-day DL (4/6)
04/05/16 P Felix Doubront Elbow 60-day DL (4/4); out for season
04/03/16 2B Eric Sogard Shoulder 60-day DL (3/25)
04/01/16 CF Sam Fuld Shoulder 60-day DL (3/25)
03/31/16 P Jarrod Parker Elbow 60-day DL (3/13), out for season
03/31/16 P R.J. Alvarez Elbow 60-day DL (3/25)
Tony's Pick: Take the Athletics
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