Baltimore Orioles at Oakland Athletics 8/11/2017 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Friday, August 11, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Ubaldo Jimenez vs. Paul Blackburn
The Baltimore Orioles visit O.co Coliseum on Friday, August 11, 2017 to play the Oakland Athletics. The probable starters are Ubaldo Jimenez for the Orioles and Paul Blackburn for the Athletics.
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The opening line for this matchup has Baltimore at +111 and Oakland at -121. The Orioles have a 57-54-3 over/under record and a 56-58-0 run line mark. The Athletics are 58-56-0 against the run line and have a 62-48-4 over/under record.
Valuable Baltimore Orioles Betting Trends
The Baltimore Orioles are 57-54-3 against the over/under
The Baltimore Orioles are 56-58-0 against the run line
Important Oakland Athletics Betting Trends
The Oakland Athletics are 62-48-4 against the over/under
The Oakland Athletics are 58-56-0 against the run line
Key Baltimore Orioles Injuries
07/05/17 2B Ryan Flaherty Shoulder 60-day DL (05/19)
06/19/17 SS J.J. Hardy Wrist 60-day DL (06/19)
06/16/17 P Mike Wright Shoulder 10-day DL (06/15)
05/28/17 CF Anthony Santander Elbow 60-day DL (03/30)
Key Oakland Athletics Injuries
07/28/17 C Josh Phegley Oblique 10-day DL (07/25)
07/02/17 CF Dustin Fowler Knee 60-day DL (06/30)
06/10/17 P Andrew Triggs Hip 60-day DL (06/10)
05/28/17 P Bobby Wahl Shoulder 60-day DL (05/24)
04/01/17 P Chris Bassitt Elbow 60-day DL (03/30)
04/01/17 CF Jake Smolinski Shoulder 60-day DL (03/30)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Orioles have a 56-58 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Ubaldo Jimenez has a 5-7 record with an earned run average of 6.31 and a WHIP of 1.55. He has 100 strikeouts over his 111.1 innings pitched and he's given up 122 hits. He allows 9.9 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 5.57. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.92 and they have given up 397 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .251 against the bullpen and they've struck out 355 hitters and walked 144 batters. As a team, Baltimore allows 9.6 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.7 batters per nine innings. They are 28th in the league in team earned run average at 4.9. The Orioles pitchers collectively have given up 1081 base hits and 551 earned runs. They have allowed 165 home runs this season, ranking them 4th in the league. Baltimore as a pitching staff has walked 400 batters and struck out 864. They have walked 3.6 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.7 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.46 and their FIP as a unit is 4.86.
As a team Baltimore is hitting .260, good for 7th in the league. The Orioles hold a .436 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .315, which is good for 22nd in baseball. They rank 7th in MLB with 9.0 hits per game. Adam Jones is hitting .268 with an on-base percentage of .308. He has 118 hits this season in 441 at bats with 54 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .444 and an OPS+ of 100. Jonathan Schoop is hitting .302 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .351. He has totaled 128 hits and he has driven in 82 men in 424 at bats. His OPS+ is 137 while his slugging percentage is at .547. The Orioles have 1025 hits, including 192 doubles and 163 home runs. Baltimore has walked 290 times so far this season and they have struck out 966 times as a unit. They have left 738 men on base and have a team OPS of .750. They score 4.66 runs per contest and have scored a total of 531 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Oakland has a 50-64 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 2.60, Paul Blackburn has a 3-1 record and a 1.07 WHIP. He has 17 strikeouts over the 45 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 37 hits. He allows 7.4 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.05. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.67 and they have given up 362 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .246 against the Athletics bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 366 batters and walked 148 opposing hitters. As a team, Oakland allows 8.9 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.7 batters per nine innings. They are 22nd in the league in team earned run average at 4.66. The Athletics pitchers as a team have surrendered 1001 base knocks and 522 earned runs this season. They have given up 139 home runs this year, which ranks 17th in Major League Baseball. Oakland as a staff has walked 359 hitters and struck out 863 batters. They give up a walk 3.2 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.7 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.35 while their FIP as a staff is 4.41.
As a team, they are batting .239, good for 28th in the league. The Athletics hold a .423 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .314, which is good for 25th in baseball. They rank 29th in MLB with 8.0 hits per contest. Jed Lowrie comes into this matchup batting .271 with an OBP of .350. He has 110 hits this year along with 37 RBI in 406 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .436 with an OPS+ of 115. Khris Davis is hitting .242 this season and he has an OBP of .328. He has collected 100 hits in 413 at bats while driving in 80 runs. He has an OPS+ of 129 and a slugging percentage of .523. The Athletics as a unit have 915 base hits, including 211 doubles and 157 homers. Oakland has walked 403 times this year and they have struck out on 1062 occasions. They have had 751 men left on base and have an OPS of .736. They have scored 4.37 runs per game and totaled 498 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Orioles/Athletics MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Orioles +111
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