Oakland Athletics at Baltimore Orioles 8/23/2017 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Wednesday, August 23, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Sean Manaea vs. Dylan Bundy
The Oakland Athletics visit Oriole Park on Wednesday, August 23, 2017 to play the Baltimore Orioles. The probable starters are Sean Manaea for the Athletics and Dylan Bundy for the Orioles.
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The opening line for this matchup has Oakland at +139 and Baltimore at -149. The Athletics have a 66-55-4 over/under record and a 63-62-0 run line mark. The Orioles are 62-63-0 against the run line and have a 62-60-3 over/under record.
Valuable Oakland Athletics Betting Trends
The Oakland Athletics are 66-55-4 against the over/under
The Oakland Athletics are 63-62-0 against the run line
Important Baltimore Orioles Betting Trends
The Baltimore Orioles are 62-60-3 against the over/under
The Baltimore Orioles are 62-63-0 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
08/20/17 P Miguel Castro Bereavement List out indefinitely
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 54-71 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Sean Manaea has a 8-8 record with an earned run average of 4.58 and a WHIP of 1.36. He has 114 strikeouts over his 125.2 innings pitched and he's given up 128 hits. He allows 9.2 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.14. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.63 and they have given up 404 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .248 against the bullpen and they've struck out 404 hitters and walked 157 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 4.73. The Athletics pitchers collectively have given up 1,115 base hits and 580 earned runs. They have allowed 158 home runs this season, ranking them 13th in the league. Oakland as a pitching staff has walked 389 batters and struck out 932. 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 4.49.
As a team Oakland is hitting .241, good for 29th in the league. The Athletics hold a .424 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .314, 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 .345. He has 121 hits this season in 447 at bats with 43 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .438 and an OPS+ of 112. Khris Davis is hitting .234 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .322. He has totaled 105 hits and he has driven in 86 men in 449 at bats. His OPS+ is 121 while his slugging percentage is at .508. The Athletics have 1,009 hits, including 232 doubles and 171 home runs. Oakland has walked 433 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,162 times as a unit. They have left 819 men on base and have a team OPS of .738. They score 4.35 runs per contest and have scored a total of 544 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Baltimore has a 61-64 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.17, Dylan Bundy has a 12-8 record and a 1.21 WHIP. He has 117 strikeouts over the 140.1 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 127 hits. He allows 8.1 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.74. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.83 and they have given up 430 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .252 against the Orioles bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 386 batters and walked 156 opposing hitters. 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 as a team have surrendered 1,177 base knocks and 603 earned runs this season. They have given up 188 home runs this year, which ranks 3rd in Major League Baseball. Baltimore as a staff has walked 440 hitters and struck out 952 batters. They give up a walk 3.6 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.7 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.46 while their FIP as a staff is 4.93.
As a team, they are batting .264, good for 5th in the league. The Orioles hold a .446 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 .281 with an OBP of .318. He has 135 hits this year along with 63 RBI in 481 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .474 with an OPS+ of 110. Jonathan Schoop is hitting .302 this season and he has an OBP of .351. He has collected 142 hits in 470 at bats while driving in 91 runs. He has an OPS+ of 135 and a slugging percentage of .538. The Orioles as a unit have 1,146 base hits, including 216 doubles and 185 homers. Baltimore has walked 312 times this year and they have struck out on 1,049 occasions. They have had 808 men left on base and have an OPS of .763. They have scored 4.77 runs per game and totaled 596 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Athletics/Orioles MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Athletics +139
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