Baltimore Orioles at Oakland Athletics 5/4/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Friday, May 4, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Andrew Cashner vs. Daniel Mengden
The Baltimore Orioles visit Oakland Coliseum on Friday, May 4, 2018 to play the Oakland Athletics. The probable starters are Andrew Cashner for the Orioles and Daniel Mengden for the Athletics.
The opening line for this matchup has Baltimore at +137 and Oakland at -147. The Orioles have a 14-16-0 over/under record and a 11-19-0 run line mark. The Athletics are 13-17-0 against the run line and have a 16-12-2 over/under record.
Valuable Baltimore Orioles Betting Trends
The Baltimore Orioles are 14-16-0 against the over/under
The Baltimore Orioles are 11-19-0 against the run line
Important Oakland Athletics Betting Trends
The Oakland Athletics are 16-12-2 against the over/under
The Oakland Athletics are 13-17-0 against the run line
Key Baltimore Orioles Injuries
05/02/18 SS Luis Sardinas Back 10-day DL (04/29)
04/26/18 SS Tim Beckham Groin 10-day DL (04/24)
04/25/18 P Gabriel Ynoa Shin 60-day DL (03/26)
04/14/18 2B Jonathan Schoop Side 10-day DL (04/14)
04/07/18 LF Colby Rasmus Hip 10-day DL (04/07)
03/26/18 P Zach Britton Achilles 60-day DL (02/15)
Key Oakland Athletics Injuries
04/28/18 P Ryan Buchter Shoulder 10-day DL (04/26)
04/14/18 P Liam Hendriks Groin 10-day DL (04/14)
04/08/18 CF Boog Powell Knee 10-day DL (04/07)
03/29/18 C Josh Phegley Hand 10-day DL (03/26)
03/29/18 P Paul Blackburn Forearm 10-day DL (03/26)
03/26/18 P Jharel Cotton Elbow 60-day DL (03/21)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Orioles have a 8-22 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Andrew Cashner has a 1-4 record with an earned run average of 4.76 and a WHIP of 1.47 this season. He has 32 strikeouts over his 34 innings pitched and he's given up 34 hits. He's allowed 9 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 5.45. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.37 and they have given up 104 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .244 against the bullpen and they've struck out 107 hitters and walked 48 batters. As a team, Baltimore allows 9.9 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.2 batters per nine innings. They are 26th in the league in team earned run average at 4.96. The Orioles pitchers collectively have given up 295 base hits and 148 earned runs. They have allowed 44 home runs this season, ranking them 2nd in the league. Baltimore as a pitching staff has walked 105 batters and struck out 243. They have walked 3.5 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.2 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.49 and their FIP as a unit is 4.82.
As a team Baltimore is hitting .224, good for 30th in the league. The Orioles hold a .374 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .293, which is good for 30th in baseball. They rank 29th in MLB with 7.6 hits per game. Adam Jones is hitting .230 with an on-base percentage of .238. He has 29 hits this season in 126 at bats with 16 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .389 and an OPS+ of 71. Manny Machado is hitting .353 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .433. He has totaled 41 hits and he has driven in 25 men in 116 at bats. His OPS+ is 200 while his slugging percentage is at .664. The Orioles have 229 hits, including 50 doubles and 32 home runs. Baltimore has walked 93 times so far this season and they have struck out 286 times as a unit. They have left 201 men on base and have a team OPS of .667. They score 3.57 runs per contest and have scored a total of 107 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Oakland has a 15-15 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.68, Daniel Mengden has a 2-3 record and a 1.26 WHIP. He has 24 strikeouts over the 32.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 37 hits. He's allowing 10.2 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 2.85. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.15 and they have given up 113 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .271 against the Athletics bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 90 batters and walked 32 opposing hitters. As a team, Oakland allows 9 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.6 batters per nine innings. They are 20th in the league in team earned run average at 4.4. The Athletics pitchers as a team have surrendered 268 base knocks and 131 earned runs this season. They have given up 38 home runs this year, which ranks 10th in Major League Baseball. Oakland as a staff has walked 75 hitters and struck out 227 batters. They give up a walk 2.5 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.6 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.28 while their FIP as a staff is 4.23.
As a team, they are batting .258, good for 4th in the league. The Athletics hold a .438 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .333, which is good for 5th in baseball. They rank 4th in MLB with 8.9 hits per contest. Matt Chapman comes into this matchup batting .252 with an OBP of .346. He has 28 hits this year along with 15 RBI in 111 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .495 with an OPS+ of 132. Jed Lowrie is hitting .341 this season and he has an OBP of .396. He has collected 42 hits in 123 at bats while driving in 30 runs. He has an OPS+ of 178 and a slugging percentage of .618. The Athletics as a unit have 267 base hits, including 60 doubles and 38 homers. Oakland has walked 104 times this year and they have struck out on 281 occasions. They have had 209 men left on base and have an OPS of .771. They have scored 4.87 runs per game and totaled 146 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Orioles/Athletics MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Orioles +137
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