Oakland Athletics at Baltimore Orioles 8/21/2017 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Monday, August 21, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Chris Smith vs. Ubaldo Jimenez
The Oakland Athletics visit Oriole Park on Monday, August 21, 2017 to play the Baltimore Orioles. The probable starters are Chris Smith for the Athletics and Ubaldo Jimenez for the Orioles.
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The opening line for this matchup has Oakland at +189 and Baltimore at -204. The Athletics have a 66-53-4 over/under record and a 62-61-0 run line mark. The Orioles are 61-62-0 against the run line and have a 62-58-3 over/under record.
Valuable Oakland Athletics Betting Trends
The Oakland Athletics are 66-53-4 against the over/under
The Oakland Athletics are 62-61-0 against the run line
Important Baltimore Orioles Betting Trends
The Baltimore Orioles are 62-58-3 against the over/under
The Baltimore Orioles are 61-62-0 against the run line
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)
Key Baltimore Orioles Injuries
08/19/17 1B Chris Davis Illness "?" Sunday vs. Los Angeles Angels
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)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Athletics have a 53-70 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Chris Smith has a 0-2 record with an earned run average of 5.26 and a WHIP of 1.27. He has 22 strikeouts over his 39.1 innings pitched and he's given up 37 hits. He allows 8.5 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 6.06. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.65 and they have given up 397 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .248 against the bullpen and they've struck out 396 hitters and walked 156 batters. As a team, Oakland allows 9.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.6 batters per nine innings. They are 24th in the league in team earned run average at 4.74. The Athletics pitchers collectively have given up 1,098 base hits and 572 earned runs. They have allowed 153 home runs this season, ranking them 13th in the league. Oakland as a pitching staff has walked 383 batters and struck out 919. They have walked 3.2 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.6 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.36 and their FIP as a unit is 4.46.
As a team Oakland is hitting .240, good for 29th in the league. The Athletics hold a .424 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .313, which is good for 26th in baseball. They rank 29th in MLB with 8.1 hits per game. Jed Lowrie is hitting .271 with an on-base percentage of .346. He has 119 hits this season in 439 at bats with 42 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .435 and an OPS+ of 111. Khris Davis is hitting .236 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .325. He has totaled 105 hits and he has driven in 86 men in 445 at bats. His OPS+ is 123 while his slugging percentage is at .512. The Athletics have 992 hits, including 230 doubles and 169 home runs. Oakland has walked 424 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,142 times as a unit. They have left 804 men on base and have a team OPS of .738. They score 4.37 runs per contest and have scored a total of 538 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Baltimore has a 60-63 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 6.47, Ubaldo Jimenez has a 5-8 record and a 1.56 WHIP. He has 113 strikeouts over the 121 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 136 hits. He allows 10.1 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 5.48. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.85 and they have given up 426 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .253 against the Orioles bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 380 batters and walked 152 opposing hitters. As a team, Baltimore allows 9.6 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.8 batters per nine innings. They are 28th in the league in team earned run average at 4.92. The Orioles pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,164 base knocks and 595 earned runs this season. They have given up 184 home runs this year, which ranks 3rd in Major League Baseball. Baltimore as a staff has walked 426 hitters and struck out 938 batters. They give up a walk 3.5 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.8 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.46 while their FIP as a staff is 4.91.
As a team, they are batting .263, good for 5th in the league. The Orioles hold a .444 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .317, which is good for 21st in baseball. They rank 4th in MLB with 9.2 hits per contest. Adam Jones comes into this matchup batting .277 with an OBP of .315. He has 131 hits this year along with 61 RBI in 473 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .461 with an OPS+ of 105. Jonathan Schoop is hitting .299 this season and he has an OBP of .348. He has collected 138 hits in 462 at bats while driving in 86 runs. He has an OPS+ of 132 and a slugging percentage of .532. The Orioles as a unit have 1,127 base hits, including 215 doubles and 180 homers. Baltimore has walked 307 times this year and they have struck out on 1,033 occasions. They have had 795 men left on base and have an OPS of .762. They have scored 4.76 runs per game and totaled 585 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Athletics/Orioles MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Athletics +189
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