Sunday, March 26, 2017
Maryvale Baseball Park
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Probable Pitchers: Jharel Cotton vs. Matt Garza
The Oakland Athletics visit Maryvale Baseball Park on Sunday, March 26, 2017 to play the Milwaukee Brewers in a Spring Training matchup. The probable starters are Jharel Cotton for the Athletics and Matt Garza for the Brewers.
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The opening line for this matchup has Oakland at +105 and Milwaukee at -125. The Athletics had a 72-84-6 over/under record and a 90-72-0 run line mark last season, meaning they covered 56% of the time. The Brewers were 86-76-0 against the run line and had a 74-79-9 over/under record. They covered the spread 53% of the time.
Valuable Oakland Athletics Betting Trends
The Oakland Athletics were 72-84-6 against the over/under last season
The Oakland Athletics were 90-72-0 against the run line last season
Important Milwaukee Brewers Betting Trends
The Milwaukee Brewers were 74-79-9 against the over/under last season
The Milwaukee Brewers were 86-76-0 against the run line last season
Key Oakland Athletics Injuries
03/09/17 P Sonny Gray Oblique out indefinitely
Key Milwaukee Brewers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Athletics are coming off a 69-93 record in 2016, including 35-46 on the road. Starting pitcher Jharel Cotton had a 2-0 record with an earned run average of 2.15 and a WHIP of 0.82. He had 23 strikeouts over his 29.1 innings pitched and he gave up 20 hits last season. He allowed 6.1 hits per 9 innings and he had a FIP of 3.76. The bullpen last year had an earned run average of 4.01 and they gave up 522 base hits on the year. Teams hit .241 against the bullpen while being struck out 530 times and walking 193 times last season. As a team, Oakland allowed 9.16 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.46 batters per nine innings. They were 25th in the league in team earned run average at 4.51. The Athletics pitchers collectively gave up 1,459 base hits and 718 earned runs. They allowed 185 home runs last season and they allowed 1.2 homers per nine innings as a staff. Oakland as a pitching staff walked 464 batters and struck out 1,188. They walked 2.9 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.5 per 9. They had a team WHIP of 1.34 and their FIP as a unit was 4.24.
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As a team Oakland batted .246, good for 26th in the league while putting together a .255 average away from home. The Athletics held a .395 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .304 which was good for 28th in baseball. They ranked 25th in baseball with 8.35 hits per game. Khris Davis is coming off a 2016 season in which he hit .247 with an on-base percentage of .307. He had 137 hits last season along with 85 runs scored and 102 runs batted in. He struck out 166 times and walked 42 times. Jed Lowrie hit .263 last year and he had an on-base percentage of .314. He totaled 89 hits while scoring 30 runs and he drove in 27. He walked 26 times and struck out on 65 occasions. The Athletics had 1,352 hits, including 270 doubles and 169 home runs. They stole 50 bases and were thrown out stealing 23 times. Oakland walked 442 times last season and they struck out 1,145 times as a unit. They left 1,036 men on base and had a team OPS of .699. They scored 4.03 runs per contest and scored a total of 653 runs last year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Milwaukee had a 41-40 home record and a 73-89 overall mark in 2016. With an earned run average of 4.51, Matt Garza had a 6-8 record and a 1.51 WHIP last season. He had 70 strikeouts over the 101.2 innings he pitched during which he gave up 117 hits. He allowed 10.4 hits per nine innings and his FIP stood at 4.33. Last season the bullpen had an earned run average of 3.61 and they gave up 528 base hits on the year. Teams hit .249 against the Brewers bullpen while being struck out 493 times and walking 210 times last season. As a team, Milwaukee allowed 9.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.37 batters per nine innings. They were 13th in the league in team earned run average at 4.08. The Brewers pitchers as a team surrendered 1,450 base knocks and 650 earned runs last season. They gave up 178 home runs last year and they gave up 1.1 home runs per nine innings as a staff. Milwaukee as a staff walked 532 hitters and struck out 1,175. They gave up a walk 3.3 times per 9 innings while they struck out 7.4 per 9. Their team WHIP was 1.38 while their FIP as a staff was 4.37.
As a team, they batted .244, good for 27th in the league while putting together a .245 average at home. The Brewers held a .407 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .322 which was good for 12th in baseball. They ranked 29th in baseball with 8.02 hits per contest. Jonathan Villar comes into this matchup after batting .285 with an OBP of .369. He had 168 hits last year along with 92 runs scored and 63 RBI. He struck out 174 times and walked on 79 occasions. Ryan Braun hit .305 in 2016 and he had an OBP of .365. He collected 156 hits while scoring 80 runs and driving in 91. He earned a walk 46 times and punched out 98 times. The Brewers as a unit had 1,299 base hits, including 249 doubles and 194 homers. They had 181 stolen bases and were thrown out 56 times. Milwaukee as a team walked 599 times last year and they struck out 1,543 times. They had 1,071 men left on base and had an OPS of .729. They scored 4.14 runs per game and totaled 671 runs last season.
Who will win tonight's Athletics/Brewers MLB game against the moneyline?
Guy's Pick: Take the Athletics +105
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