Wednesday, June 8, 2016
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Probable Pitchers: Jesse Hahn vs. Chase Anderson
The Oakland Athletics visit Miller Park on Wednesday to play the Milwaukee Brewers. The probable starters are Jesse Hahn for the Athletics and Chase Anderson for the Brewers. The opening line for this matchup has Oakland at +118 and Milwaukee at -128. The over/under was set at 9. The Athletics have a 29-26-2 over/under record and a 29-28-0 run line mark, meaning they cover 51% of the time. The Brewers are 27-30-0 against the run line and have a 30-23-4 over/under record. They cover the spread 47% of the time.
The Athletics head into this matchup with a 25-32 record, including 12-16 on the road. Starting pitcher Jesse Hahn has a 2-3 record with an earned run average of 6.10 and a WHIP of 1.65. He has 15 strikeouts over his 31 innings pitched and he has given up 38 hits so far this season. He has allowed 11 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 5.93. The bullpen this year has an earned run average of 3.97 and they have given up 190 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .244 against the bullpen while being struck out 198 times and walking 62 times this season. As a team, Oakland has allowed 9.46 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.89 batters per nine. They are 26th in the league in team earned run average at 4.75. The Athletics pitchers have collectively given up 530 base hits and 266 earned runs. They have allowed 68 home runs this season and they allow 1.2 homers per nine innings as a staff. Oakland as a pitching staff has walked 189 batters and struck out 442. They walk 3.4 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.9 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.43 and their FIP as a unit is 4.38.
As a team, Oakland is batting .251, good for 16th in the league while putting together a .261 average away from home. The Athletics hold a .397 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .301 which is good for 25th in baseball. They rank 16th in baseball with 8.58 hits per game. Jed Lowrie comes into this game hitting .308 and his on-base percentage is at .357. He has 48 hits this season along with 16 runs scored and 19 runs batted in. He's struck out 31 times and has walked 12 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 489 hits, including 86 doubles and 60 home runs. They've stolen 28 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 11 times. Oakland has walked 133 times this season and they've struck out 407 times as a unit. They've left 368 men on base and have a team OPS of .698. They score 3.98 runs per contest and have scored a total of 227 runs so far this year.
Milwaukee comes into this matchup with a 15-15 home record and a 26-31 overall mark. With an earned run average of 4.68, Chase Anderson has a 3-6 record and a 1.27 WHIP. He has 48 strikeouts over the 59.2 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 60 hits. He has allowed 9.1 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 5.36. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 3.99 and they have given up 187 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .251 against the Brewers bullpen while being struck out 179 times and walking 84 times this season. As a team, Milwaukee has allowed 9.24 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.43 batters per nine. They are 25th in the league in team earned run average at 4.59. The Brewers pitchers as a team have surrendered 521 base knocks and 259 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 80 home runs this year and they give up 1.4 home runs per nine innings as a staff. Milwaukee as a staff has walked 201 hitters and struck out 419. They give up a walk 3.6 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.4 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.42 while their FIP as a staff is 4.86.
As a team, they are batting .244, good for 17th in the league while putting together a .257 average at home. The Brewers hold a .396 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .327 which is good for 9th in baseball. They rank 23rd in baseball with 8.04 hits per contest. Ryan Braun comes into this matchup batting .337 and he has an OBP of .406. He has 58 hits this year along with 23 runs scored and 33 RBI. He's struck out 25 times and has walked on 20 occasions. Jonathan Lucroy is hitting .316 and he has an OBP of .372. He has collected 61 hits so far while he's scored 30 runs and drove in 28. He has earned a walk 18 times and has punched out 40 times. The Brewers as a unit have 458 base hits, including 91 doubles and 61 homers. They have 49 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 18 times. Milwaukee as a team has walked 232 times this year and they have struck out 547 times. They've had 404 men left on base and have an OPS of .723. They score 4.12 runs per game and have totaled 235 runs so far this season.
Oakland Athletics Betting Trends
The Oakland Athletics are 29-26-2 against the over/under so far this season
The Oakland Athletics are 29-28-0 against the run line so far this season
Milwaukee Brewers Betting Trends
The Milwaukee Brewers are 30-23-4 against the over/under so far this season
The Milwaukee Brewers are 27-30-0 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
06/05/16 P Rich Hill Groin "?" next start05/20/16 RF Josh Reddick Thumb 15-day DL (5/20)05/11/16 P Chris Bassitt Elbow 60-day DL (4/28); out for season05/11/16 P Liam Hendriks Tricep 15-day DL (5/9)05/11/16 LF Mark Canha Back 15-day DL (5/9), out for season04/10/16 P Henderson Alvarez Shoulder 15-day DL (4/6)04/05/16 P Felix Doubront Elbow 60-day DL (4/4); out for season04/03/16 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 season03/31/16 P R.J. Alvarez Elbow 60-day DL (3/25)
06/01/16 P Michael Blazek Elbow 15-day DL (5/29)05/27/16 P Chris Capuano Elbow 15-day DL (4/2)04/28/16 P Matt Garza Shoulder 60-day DL (4/2)04/04/16 P Corey Knebel Oblique 15-day DL (4/1)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)
Guy's Pick: Take the Athletics
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