San Francisco Giants at Oakland Athletics 7/31/2017 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Monday, July 31, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Matt Cain vs. Sonny Gray
O.co Coliseum is the site of the matchup between the San Francisco Giants and the Oakland Athletics on Monday, July 31, 2017. The probable starting pitchers are Matt Cain for the Giants and Sonny Gray for the Athletics.
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San Francisco opens at +141 while Oakland opens at -151. The Giants have a 49-47-9 over/under record and a 41-64-0 run line mark. The Athletics are 53-51-0 against the run line and have a 55-45-4 over/under record.
Valuable San Francisco Giants Betting Trends
The San Francisco Giants are 49-47-9 against the over/under
The San Francisco Giants are 41-64-0 against the run line
Important Oakland Athletics Betting Trends
The Oakland Athletics are 55-45-4 against the over/under
The Oakland Athletics are 53-51-0 against the run line
Key San Francisco Giants Injuries
07/29/17 1B Brandon Belt Wrist "?" Sunday vs. Los Angeles Dodgers
07/15/17 P Johnny Cueto Blister 10-day DL (07/15)
07/09/17 RF Austin Slater Groin 10-day DL (07/08)
07/08/17 3B Ryder Jones Wrist 10-day DL (07/07)
07/02/17 3B Christian Arroyo Finger 60-day DL (07/02)
06/29/17 P Mark Melancon Arm 10-day DL (06/28)
06/23/17 RF Jarrett Parker Collarbone 60-day DL (04/16)
06/09/17 LF Michael Morse Concussion 10-day DL (06/08)
04/03/17 P Will Smith Elbow 60-day DL (04/01)
Key Oakland Athletics Injuries
07/28/17 C Josh Phegley Oblique 10-day DL (07/25)
07/06/17 P Jharel Cotton Blister 10-day DL (07/04)
06/25/17 2B Chad Pinder Hamstring 10-day DL (06/24)
06/10/17 P Andrew Triggs Hip 60-day DL (06/10)
05/28/17 P Kendall Graveman Shoulder 10-day DL (05/26)
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 Giants have a 40-65 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Matt Cain has a 3-9 record with an earned run average of 5.45 and a WHIP of 1.67. He has 59 strikeouts over his 100.2 innings pitched and he's given up 127 hits. He allows 11.4 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 5.14. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.13 and they have given up 323 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .258 against the bullpen and they've struck out 299 hitters and walked 138 batters. As a team, San Francisco allows 9.7 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.6 batters per nine innings. They are 21st in the league in team earned run average at 4.66. The Giants pitchers collectively have given up 1016 base hits and 488 earned runs. They have allowed 117 home runs this season, ranking them 23rd in the league. San Francisco as a pitching staff has walked 313 batters and struck out 799. They have walked 3 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.6 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.41 and their FIP as a unit is 4.16.
As a team San Francisco is hitting .245, good for 25th in the league. The Giants hold a .374 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .305, which is good for 29th in baseball. They rank 22nd in MLB with 8.5 hits per game. Eduardo Nunez is hitting .311 with an on-base percentage of .340. He has 95 hits this season in 305 at bats with 31 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .420 and an OPS+ of 100. Buster Posey is hitting .330 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .414. He has totaled 106 hits and he has driven in 44 men in 321 at bats. His OPS+ is 141 while his slugging percentage is at .498. The Giants have 882 hits, including 187 doubles and 80 home runs. San Francisco has walked 300 times so far this season and they have struck out 766 times as a unit. They have left 714 men on base and have a team OPS of .678. They score 3.95 runs per contest and have scored a total of 411 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Oakland has a 45-59 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.43, Sonny Gray has a 6-5 record and a 1.18 WHIP. He has 94 strikeouts over the 97 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 84 hits. He allows 7.8 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.24. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.83 and they have given up 327 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .250 against the Athletics bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 331 batters and walked 127 opposing hitters. As a team, Oakland allows 8.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.9 batters per nine innings. They are 18th in the league in team earned run average at 4.61. The Athletics pitchers as a team have surrendered 890 base knocks and 464 earned runs this season. They have given up 125 home runs this year, which ranks 17th in Major League Baseball. Oakland as a staff has walked 318 hitters and struck out 793 batters. They give up a walk 3.2 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.9 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.33 while their FIP as a staff is 4.38.
As a team, they are batting .235, good for 30th in the league. The Athletics hold a .416 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .310, which is good for 27th in baseball. They rank 30th in MLB with 7.8 hits per contest. Jed Lowrie comes into this matchup batting .264 with an OBP of .341. He has 96 hits this year along with 34 RBI in 364 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .434 with an OPS+ of 111. Yonder Alonso is hitting .262 this season and he has an OBP of .360. He has collected 79 hits in 301 at bats while driving in 45 runs. He has an OPS+ of 139 and a slugging percentage of .525. The Athletics as a unit have 805 base hits, including 180 doubles and 141 homers. Oakland has walked 359 times this year and they have struck out on 971 occasions. They have had 664 men left on base and have an OPS of .726. They have scored 4.23 runs per game and totaled 436 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Giants/Athletics MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Giants +141
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