Baltimore Orioles at Oakland Athletics 5/5/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Saturday, May 5, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Kevin Gausman vs. Trevor Cahill
The Baltimore Orioles visit Oakland Coliseum on Saturday, May 5, 2018 to play the Oakland Athletics. The probable starters are Kevin Gausman for the Orioles and Trevor Cahill for the Athletics.
The opening line for this matchup has Baltimore at +130 and Oakland at -140. The Orioles have a 15-16-0 over/under record and a 11-20-0 run line mark. The Athletics are 13-18-0 against the run line and have a 16-13-2 over/under record.
Valuable Baltimore Orioles Betting Trends
The Baltimore Orioles are 15-16-0 against the over/under
The Baltimore Orioles are 11-20-0 against the run line
Important Oakland Athletics Betting Trends
The Oakland Athletics are 16-13-2 against the over/under
The Oakland Athletics are 13-18-0 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 8-23 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Kevin Gausman has a 2-2 record with an earned run average of 4.15 and a WHIP of 1.33 this season. He has 30 strikeouts over his 34.2 innings pitched and he's given up 36 hits. He's allowed 9.3 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 5.41. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.49 and they have given up 112 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .247 against the bullpen and they've struck out 114 hitters and walked 50 batters. As a team, Baltimore allows 10.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.1 batters per nine innings. They are 28th in the league in team earned run average at 5.21. The Orioles pitchers collectively have given up 310 base hits and 160 earned runs. They have allowed 44 home runs this season, ranking them 3rd in the league. Baltimore as a pitching staff has walked 108 batters and struck out 250. They have walked 3.5 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.1 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.51 and their FIP as a unit is 4.79.
As a team Baltimore is hitting .224, good for 30th in the league. The Orioles hold a .370 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .292, which is good for 30th in baseball. They rank 29th in MLB with 7.6 hits per game. Manny Machado is hitting .358 with an on-base percentage of .435. He has 43 hits this season in 120 at bats with 27 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .658 and an OPS+ of 198. Adam Jones is hitting .231 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .239. He has totaled 30 hits and he has driven in 16 men in 130 at bats. His OPS+ is 69 while his slugging percentage is at .385. The Orioles have 237 hits, including 50 doubles and 32 home runs. Baltimore has walked 95 times so far this season and they have struck out 291 times as a unit. They have left 207 men on base and have a team OPS of .662. They score 3.55 runs per contest and have scored a total of 110 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Oakland has a 15-16 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.00, Trevor Cahill has a 1-1 record and a 1.00 WHIP. He has 19 strikeouts over the 18 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 13 hits. He's allowing 6.5 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.35. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.08 and they have given up 114 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .269 against the Athletics bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 91 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 19th in the league in team earned run average at 4.4. The Athletics pitchers as a team have surrendered 275 base knocks and 135 earned runs this season. They have given up 39 home runs this year, which ranks 10th in Major League Baseball. Oakland as a staff has walked 75 hitters and struck out 233 batters. They give up a walk 2.4 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.6 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.27 while their FIP as a staff is 4.26.
As a team, they are batting .256, good for 4th in the league. The Athletics hold a .434 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .330, which is good for 6th in baseball. They rank 6th in MLB with 8.8 hits per contest. Jed Lowrie comes into this matchup batting .346 with an OBP of .399. He has 44 hits this year along with 30 RBI in 127 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .614 with an OPS+ of 177. Matt Chapman is hitting .243 this season and he has an OBP of .336. He has collected 28 hits in 115 at bats while driving in 15 runs. He has an OPS+ of 124 and a slugging percentage of .478. The Athletics as a unit have 273 base hits, including 61 doubles and 39 homers. Oakland has walked 105 times this year and they have struck out on 290 occasions. They have had 213 men left on base and have an OPS of .765. They have scored 4.74 runs per game and totaled 147 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Orioles/Athletics MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Orioles +130
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