Saturday, March 25, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Jesse Hahn vs. Rich Hill
The Oakland Athletics visit Camelback Ranch on Saturday, March 25, 2017 to play the Los Angeles Dodgers in a Spring Training matchup. The probable starters are Jesse Hahn for the Athletics and Rich Hill for the Dodgers.
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The opening line for this matchup has Oakland at +100 and Los Angeles at -120. 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 Dodgers were 81-81-0 against the run line and had a 69-83-10 over/under record. They covered the spread 50% 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 Los Angeles Dodgers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Dodgers were 69-83-10 against the over/under last season
The Los Angeles Dodgers were 81-81-0 against the run line last season
Key Oakland Athletics Injuries
03/09/17 P Sonny Gray Oblique out indefinitely
Key Los Angeles Dodgers 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 Jesse Hahn had a 2-4 record with an earned run average of 6.02 and a WHIP of 1.64. He had 23 strikeouts over his 46.1 innings pitched and he gave up 57 hits last season. He allowed 11.1 hits per 9 innings and he had a FIP of 5.63. 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
Los Angeles had a 53-28 home record and a 91-71 overall mark in 2016. With an earned run average of 2.12, Rich Hill had a 12-5 record and a 1.00 WHIP last season. He had 129 strikeouts over the 110.1 innings he pitched during which he gave up 77 hits. He allowed 6.3 hits per nine innings and his FIP stood at 2.39. Last season the bullpen had an earned run average of 3.35 and they gave up 481 base hits on the year. Teams hit .218 against the Dodgers bullpen while being struck out 633 times and walking 204 times last season. As a team, Los Angeles allowed 9.37 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.19 batters per nine innings. They were 21st in the league in team earned run average at 4.28. The Dodgers pitchers as a team surrendered 1,266 base knocks and 598 earned runs last season. They gave up 165 home runs last year and they gave up 1.1 home runs per nine innings as a staff. Los Angeles as a staff walked 464 hitters and struck out 1,510. They gave up a walk 2.9 times per 9 innings while they struck out 9.4 per 9. Their team WHIP was 1.19 while their FIP as a staff was 3.61.
As a team, they batted .260, good for 9th in the league while putting together a .255 average at home. The Dodgers held a .405 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .322 which was good for 14th in baseball. They ranked 16th in baseball with 8.7 hits per contest. Corey Seager comes into this matchup after batting .308 with an OBP of .365. He had 193 hits last year along with 105 runs scored and 72 RBI. He struck out 133 times and walked on 54 occasions. Adrian Gonzalez hit .285 in 2016 and he had an OBP of .349. He collected 162 hits while scoring 69 runs and driving in 90. He earned a walk 55 times and punched out 117 times. The Dodgers as a unit had 1,375 base hits, including 272 doubles and 189 homers. They had 45 stolen bases and were thrown out 26 times. Los Angeles as a team walked 525 times last year and they struck out 1,321 times. They had 1,106 men left on base and had an OPS of .728. They scored 4.48 runs per game and totaled 725 runs last season.
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Guy's Pick: Take the Athletics +100
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