Oakland Athletics at New York Mets 7/21/2017 Free MLB Pick and Parlay
Friday, July 21, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Paul Blackburn vs. Steven Matz
Citi Field is the site of the matchup between the Oakland Athletics and the New York Mets on Friday, July 21, 2017. The probable starting pitchers are Paul Blackburn for the Athletics and Steven Matz for the Mets.
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Oakland opens at +160 while New York opens at -170. The Athletics have a 52-41-2 over/under record and a 49-46-0 run line mark. The Mets are 39-53-0 against the run line and have a 53-28-11 over/under record.
Valuable Oakland Athletics Betting Trends
The Oakland Athletics are 52-41-2 against the over/under
The Oakland Athletics are 49-46-0 against the run line
Important New York Mets Betting Trends
The New York Mets are 53-28-11 against the over/under
The New York Mets are 39-53-0 against the run line
Key Oakland Athletics Injuries
7/18/2017 Logan Shore RP Lat Expected to be out until at least Jul 25
7/17/2017 Ryan Dull RP Knee Expected to be out until at least Jul 25
7/17/2017 Chad Pinder SS Hamstring Expected to be out until at least Jul 28
7/17/2017 Bobby Wahl RP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Jul 24
7/16/2017 Jharel Cotton SP Finger Expected to be out until at least Jul 24
7/15/2017 Kendall Graveman SP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Aug 1
7/14/2017 Daniel Mengden SP Ribs Expected to be out until at least Jul 30
7/14/2017 Andrew Triggs SP Hip Out for the season
7/4/2017 Jake Smolinski CF Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Aug 15
6/28/2017 Chris Bassitt SP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Jul 21
4/25/2017 Daulton Jefferies SP Elbow Out for the season
9/21/2016 J.B. Wendelken RP Elbow Out for the season
Key New York Mets Injuries
7/19/2017 Tom Gorzelanny RP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Jul 26
7/19/2017 Neil Walker 2B Hamstring Expected to be out until at least Jul 24
7/18/2017 Ricardo Cespedes CF Undisclosed Expected to be out until at least Jul 25
7/15/2017 Juan Lagares CF Thumb Expected to be out until at least Jul 29
7/15/2017 Brandon Nimmo CF Chest Expected to be out until at least Jul 28
7/15/2017 Josh Smoker RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Jul 22
7/10/2017 Robert Gsellman SP Hamstring Expected to be out until at least Aug 7
7/10/2017 Noah Syndergaard SP Lat Expected to be out until at least Aug 7
7/7/2017 Jeurys Familia RP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Aug 15
7/4/2017 Logan Taylor RP Concussion Expected to be out until at least Jul 25
6/30/2017 David Wright 3B Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Aug 14
6/23/2017 Tommy Milone SP Knee Expected to be out until at least Jul 24
6/16/2017 Matt Harvey SP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Jul 22
10/4/2016 Anthony Kay SP Elbow Out for the season
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Athletics have a 43-52 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Paul Blackburn has a 1-0 record with an earned run average of 1.83 and a WHIP of 1.12. He has 8 strikeouts over his 19.2 innings pitched and he's given up 16 hits. He allows 7.3 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.71. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.82 and they have given up 304 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .250 against the bullpen and they've struck out 301 hitters and walked 110 batters. As a team, Oakland allows 8.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.9 batters per nine innings. They are 21st in the league in team earned run average at 4.63. The Athletics pitchers collectively have given up 820 base hits and 431 earned runs. They have allowed 113 home runs this season, ranking them 18th in the league. Oakland as a pitching staff has walked 288 batters and struck out 735. They have walked 3.1 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.9 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.32 and their FIP as a unit is 4.30.
As a team Oakland is hitting .235, good for 29th in the league. The Athletics hold a .421 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .309, which is good for 26th in baseball. They rank 29th in MLB with 7.8 hits per game. Jed Lowrie is hitting .270 with an on-base percentage of .336. He has 93 hits this season in 345 at bats with 33 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .449 and an OPS+ of 115. Yonder Alonso is hitting .273 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .373. He has totaled 75 hits and he has driven in 45 men in 275 at bats. His OPS+ is 152 while his slugging percentage is at .556. The Athletics have 744 hits, including 169 doubles and 134 home runs. Oakland has walked 326 times so far this season and they have struck out 907 times as a unit. They have left 611 men on base and have a team OPS of .730. They score 4.33 runs per contest and have scored a total of 411 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
New York has a 42-50 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.58, Steven Matz has a 2-3 record and a 1.35 WHIP. He has 25 strikeouts over the 39.1 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 42 hits. He allows 9.6 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 5.35. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.99 and they have given up 337 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .265 against the Mets bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 351 batters and walked 149 opposing hitters. As a team, New York allows 9.6 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.8 batters per nine innings. They are 28th in the league in team earned run average at 4.92. The Mets pitchers as a team have surrendered 886 base knocks and 452 earned runs this season. They have given up 127 home runs this year, which ranks 9th in Major League Baseball. New York as a staff has walked 335 hitters and struck out 813 batters. They give up a walk 3.6 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.8 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.48 while their FIP as a staff is 4.49.
As a team, they are batting .251, good for 20th in the league. The Mets hold a .446 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .322, which is good for 19th in baseball. They rank 20th in MLB with 8.6 hits per contest. Jay Bruce comes into this matchup batting .266 with an OBP of .332. He has 92 hits this year along with 63 RBI in 346 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .529 with an OPS+ of 121. Yoenis Cespedes is hitting .277 this season and he has an OBP of .330. He has collected 48 hits in 173 at bats while driving in 22 runs. He has an OPS+ of 112 and a slugging percentage of .491. The Mets as a unit have 791 base hits, including 171 doubles and 138 homers. New York has walked 312 times this year and they have struck out on 702 occasions. They have had 625 men left on base and have an OPS of .768. They have scored 4.82 runs per game and totaled 443 runs this season.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take the Athletics +160 and under 2 total runs
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