Oakland Athletics at Detroit Tigers 9/18/2017 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Monday, September 18, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Jharel Cotton vs. Buck Farmer
Comerica Park is the site of the matchup between the Oakland Athletics and the Detroit Tigers on Monday, September 18, 2017. The probable starting pitchers are Jharel Cotton for the Athletics and Buck Farmer for the Tigers.
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Oakland opens at +100 while Detroit opens at -110. The Athletics have a 80-64-4 over/under record and a 78-70-0 run line mark. The Tigers are 67-81-0 against the run line and have a 79-63-6 over/under record.
Valuable Oakland Athletics Betting Trends
The Oakland Athletics are 80-64-4 against the over/under
The Oakland Athletics are 78-70-0 against the run line
Important Detroit Tigers Betting Trends
The Detroit Tigers are 79-63-6 against the over/under
The Detroit Tigers are 67-81-0 against the run line
Key Oakland Athletics Injuries
09/14/17 LF Khris Davis Paternity List out indefinitely
08/26/17 P Paul Blackburn Wrist 60-day DL (08/23)
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)
Key Detroit Tigers Injuries
09/17/17 1B Miguel Cabrera Back "?" Monday vs. Oakland Athletics
09/11/17 P Jordan Zimmermann Neck "?" for next scheduled start
09/04/17 DH Victor Martinez Heart 60-day DL (09/03)
09/02/17 P Michael Fulmer Elbow out indefinitely
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Athletics have a 65-83 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Jharel Cotton has a 8-10 record with an earned run average of 5.81 and a WHIP of 1.48. He has 99 strikeouts over his 124 innings pitched and he's given up 132 hits. He allows 9.6 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 5.85. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.69 and they have given up 481 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .247 against the bullpen and they've struck out 479 hitters and walked 187 batters. As a team, Oakland allows 9.2 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 4.79. The Athletics pitchers collectively have given up 1,329 base hits and 695 earned runs. They have allowed 193 home runs this season, ranking them 12th in the league. Oakland as a pitching staff has walked 460 batters and struck out 1,099. They have walked 3.2 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.6 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.37 and their FIP as a unit is 4.58.
As a team Oakland is hitting .246, good for 23rd in the league. The Athletics hold a .436 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .320, which is good for 19th in baseball. They rank 25th in MLB with 8.3 hits per game. Jed Lowrie is hitting .276 with an on-base percentage of .357. He has 144 hits this season in 522 at bats with 56 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .448 and an OPS+ of 116. Khris Davis is hitting .240 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .331. He has totaled 125 hits and he has driven in 102 men in 520 at bats. His OPS+ is 124 while his slugging percentage is at .519. The Athletics have 1,226 hits, including 278 doubles and 214 home runs. Oakland has walked 528 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,383 times as a unit. They have left 988 men on base and have a team OPS of .756. They score 4.55 runs per contest and have scored a total of 674 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Detroit has a 61-87 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 6.62, Buck Farmer has a 4-3 record and a 1.42 WHIP. He has 38 strikeouts over the 35.1 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 37 hits. He allows 9.4 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.94. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.44 and they have given up 529 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .277 against the Tigers bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 424 batters and walked 213 opposing hitters. As a team, Detroit allows 10.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.6 batters per nine innings. They are 30th in the league in team earned run average at 5.31. The Tigers pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,456 base knocks and 766 earned runs this season. They have given up 202 home runs this year, which ranks 8th in Major League Baseball. Detroit as a staff has walked 487 hitters and struck out 1,099 batters. They give up a walk 3.4 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.6 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.50 while their FIP as a staff is 4.74.
As a team, they are batting .259, good for 13th in the league. The Tigers hold a .427 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .326, which is good for 15th in baseball. They rank 13th in MLB with 8.9 hits per contest. Ian Kinsler comes into this matchup batting .232 with an OBP of .310. He has 118 hits this year along with 44 RBI in 508 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .396 with an OPS+ of 85. Nicholas Castellanos is hitting .265 this season and he has an OBP of .316. He has collected 148 hits in 558 at bats while driving in 88 runs. He has an OPS+ of 105 and a slugging percentage of .475. The Tigers as a unit have 1,316 base hits, including 268 doubles and 173 homers. Detroit has walked 466 times this year and they have struck out on 1,208 occasions. They have had 1,018 men left on base and have an OPS of .753. They have scored 4.61 runs per game and totaled 682 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Athletics/Tigers MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Athletics +100
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