Sunday, June 12, 2016
Great American Ball Park
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Probable Pitchers: Kendall Graveman vs. John Lamb
The Oakland Athletics visit Great American Ball Park on Sunday to play the Cincinnati Reds. The probable starters are Kendall Graveman for the Athletics and John Lamb for the Reds. The opening line for this matchup has Oakland at +102 and Cincinnati at -112. The over/under was set at 9.5. The Athletics have a 29-29-2 over/under record and a 30-30-0 run line mark, meaning they cover 50% of the time. The Reds are 33-28-0 against the run line and have a 35-21-5 over/under record. They cover the spread 54% of the time.
The Athletics head into this matchup with a 25-35 record, including 12-19 on the road. Starting pitcher Kendall Graveman has a 2-6 record with an earned run average of 5.49 and a WHIP of 1.61. He has 42 strikeouts over his 57.1 innings pitched and he has given up 69 hits so far this season. He has allowed 10.8 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 5.51. The bullpen this year has an earned run average of 3.86 and they have given up 191 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .239 against the bullpen while being struck out 205 times and walking 62 times this season. As a team, Oakland has allowed 9.38 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.84 batters per nine. They are 26th in the league in team earned run average at 4.72. The Athletics pitchers have collectively given up 550 base hits and 277 earned runs. They have allowed 70 home runs this season and they allow 1.2 homers per nine innings as a staff. Oakland as a pitching staff has walked 194 batters and struck out 460. They walk 3.3 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.8 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.41 and their FIP as a unit is 4.33.
As a team, Oakland is batting .248, good for 17th in the league while putting together a .255 average away from home. The Athletics hold a .392 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .299 which is good for 26th in baseball. They rank 16th in baseball with 8.43 hits per game. Jed Lowrie comes into this game hitting .301 and his on-base percentage is at .355. He has 50 hits this season along with 18 runs scored and 19 runs batted in. He's struck out 32 times and has walked 14 times. Josh Reddick is hitting .322 and he has an on-base percentage of .394. He has totaled 47 hits so far while scoring 21 runs and he's driven in 18. He has walked 18 times and has struck out 22 times. The Athletics have 506 hits, including 90 doubles and 62 home runs. They've stolen 29 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 11 times. Oakland has walked 140 times this season and they've struck out 424 times as a unit. They've left 384 men on base and have a team OPS of .690. They score 3.87 runs per contest and have scored a total of 232 runs so far this year.
Cincinnati comes into this matchup with a 16-18 home record and a 23-38 overall mark. With an earned run average of 4.74, John Lamb has a 1-3 record and a 1.47 WHIP. He has 21 strikeouts over the 38 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 41 hits. He has allowed 9.7 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.99. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 6.61 and they have given up 233 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .275 against the Reds bullpen while being struck out 185 times and walking 124 times this season. As a team, Cincinnati has allowed 9.59 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.03 batters per nine. They are 30th in the league in team earned run average at 5.57. The Reds pitchers as a team have surrendered 570 base knocks and 331 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 102 home runs this year and they give up 1.7 home runs per nine innings as a staff. Cincinnati as a staff has walked 267 hitters and struck out 418. They give up a walk 4.5 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.56 while their FIP as a staff is 5.71.
As a team, they are batting .242, good for 22nd in the league while putting together a .242 average at home. The Reds hold a .420 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .297 which is good for 28th in baseball. They rank 25th in baseball with 7.97 hits per contest. Zack Cozart comes into this matchup batting .291 and he has an OBP of .319. He has 57 hits this year along with 32 runs scored and 25 RBI. He's struck out 27 times and has walked on 8 occasions. Jay Bruce is hitting .274 and he has an OBP of .323. He has collected 57 hits so far while he's scored 35 runs and drove in 42. He has earned a walk 14 times and has punched out 46 times. The Reds as a unit have 485 base hits, including 109 doubles and 75 homers. They have 38 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 22 times. Cincinnati as a team has walked 140 times this year and they have struck out 506 times. They've had 312 men left on base and have an OPS of .716. They score 4.39 runs per game and have totaled 268 runs so far this season.
Oakland Athletics Betting Trends
The Oakland Athletics are 29-29-2 against the over/under so far this season
The Oakland Athletics are 30-30-0 against the run line so far this season
Cincinnati Reds Betting Trends
The Cincinnati Reds are 35-21-5 against the over/under so far this season
The Cincinnati Reds are 33-28-0 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
06/11/16 LF Khris Davis Elbow is not expected to be in the starting lineup Saturday vs. Cincinnati Reds
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 P Liam Hendriks Tricep 15-day DL (5/9)
05/11/16 LF Mark Canha Back 15-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)
06/10/16 CF Billy Hamilton Concussion 7-day DL (6/9)
06/01/16 P Caleb Cotham Shoulder 15-day DL (5/29)
05/20/16 P Tim Adleman Oblique 15-day DL (5/20)
05/02/16 C Devin Mesoraco Shoulder 60-day DL (5/1); out for season
05/01/16 P Raisel Iglesias Shoulder 15-day DL (4/26)
04/10/16 CF Yorman Rodriguez Hamstring 60-day DL (3/27)
04/04/16 P Homer Bailey Elbow 60-day DL (3/25)
03/31/16 P Michael Lorenzen Elbow 60-day DL (3/25)
Guy's Pick: Take the Athletics
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