San Francisco Giants at Oakland Athletics 8/1/2017 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Tuesday, August 1, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Jeff Samardzija vs. Paul Blackburn
O.co Coliseum is the site of the matchup between the San Francisco Giants and the Oakland Athletics on Tuesday, August 1, 2017. The probable starting pitchers are Jeff Samardzija for the Giants and Paul Blackburn for the Athletics.
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San Francisco opens at +112 while Oakland opens at -122. The Giants have a 49-48-9 over/under record and a 42-64-0 run line mark. The Athletics are 53-52-0 against the run line and have a 56-45-4 over/under record.
Valuable San Francisco Giants Betting Trends
The San Francisco Giants are 49-48-9 against the over/under
The San Francisco Giants are 42-64-0 against the run line
Important Oakland Athletics Betting Trends
The Oakland Athletics are 56-45-4 against the over/under
The Oakland Athletics are 53-52-0 against the run line
Key San Francisco Giants Injuries
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)
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 40-66 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Jeff Samardzija has a 5-11 record with an earned run average of 4.85 and a WHIP of 1.18. He has 146 strikeouts over his 135.1 innings pitched and he's given up 143 hits. He allows 9.5 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.5. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.17 and they have given up 329 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .260 against the bullpen and they've struck out 300 hitters and walked 144 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 4.62. The Giants pitchers collectively have given up 1035 base hits and 493 earned runs. They have allowed 117 home runs this season, ranking them 24th in the league. San Francisco as a pitching staff has walked 323 batters and struck out 812. 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 4.15.
As a team San Francisco is hitting .244, good for 25th in the league. The Giants hold a .373 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .304, which is good for 29th in baseball. They rank 23rd in MLB with 8.5 hits per game. Eduardo Nunez is hitting .312 with an on-base percentage of .341. He has 98 hits this season in 314 at bats with 34 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .436 and an OPS+ of 105. Buster Posey is hitting .326 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .412. He has totaled 107 hits and he has driven in 44 men in 328 at bats. His OPS+ is 139 while his slugging percentage is at .491. The Giants have 896 hits, including 188 doubles and 82 home runs. San Francisco has walked 307 times so far this season and they have struck out 780 times as a unit. They have left 724 men on base and have a team OPS of .677. They score 3.91 runs per contest and have scored a total of 414 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Oakland has a 46-59 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 2.25, Paul Blackburn has a 1-1 record and a 1.06 WHIP. He has 12 strikeouts over the 32 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 24 hits. He allows 6.8 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.65. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.71 and they have given up 330 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .247 against the Athletics bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 341 batters and walked 130 opposing hitters. As a team, Oakland allows 8.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.9 batters per nine innings. They are 19th in the league in team earned run average at 4.59. The Athletics pitchers as a team have surrendered 908 base knocks and 473 earned runs this season. They have given up 128 home runs this year, which ranks 17th in Major League Baseball. Oakland as a staff has walked 331 hitters and struck out 818 batters. They give up a walk 3.2 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.9 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.34 while their FIP as a staff is 4.38.
As a team, they are batting .237, good for 29th in the league. The Athletics hold a .419 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .311, which is good for 27th in baseball. They rank 29th in MLB with 7.9 hits per contest. Jed Lowrie comes into this matchup batting .265 with an OBP of .342. He has 99 hits this year along with 34 RBI in 373 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .434 with an OPS+ of 112. Yonder Alonso is hitting .268 this season and he has an OBP of .364. He has collected 83 hits in 310 at bats while driving in 48 runs. He has an OPS+ of 143 and a slugging percentage of .535. The Athletics as a unit have 830 base hits, including 188 doubles and 145 homers. Oakland has walked 365 times this year and they have struck out on 985 occasions. They have had 682 men left on base and have an OPS of .730. They have scored 4.26 runs per game and totaled 447 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Giants/Athletics MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Athletics -122
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