Baltimore Orioles at Oakland Athletics 5/6/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Sunday, May 6, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Alex Cobb vs. Andrew Triggs
The Baltimore Orioles visit Oakland Coliseum on Sunday, May 6, 2018 to play the Oakland Athletics. The probable starters are Alex Cobb for the Orioles and Andrew Triggs for the Athletics.
The opening line for this matchup has Baltimore at +168 and Oakland at -178. The Orioles have a 16-16-0 over/under record and a 11-21-0 run line mark. The Athletics are 14-18-0 against the run line and have a 17-13-2 over/under record.
Valuable Baltimore Orioles Betting Trends
The Baltimore Orioles are 16-16-0 against the over/under
The Baltimore Orioles are 11-21-0 against the run line
Important Oakland Athletics Betting Trends
The Oakland Athletics are 17-13-2 against the over/under
The Oakland Athletics are 14-18-0 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 8-24 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Alex Cobb has a 0-3 record with an earned run average of 9.68 and a WHIP of 2.38 this season. He has 6 strikeouts over his 17.2 innings pitched and he's given up 37 hits. He's allowed 18.8 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 6.45. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.44 and they have given up 117 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .249 against the bullpen and they've struck out 119 hitters and walked 50 batters. As a team, Baltimore allows 10.2 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.2 batters per nine innings. They are 29th in the league in team earned run average at 5.19. The Orioles pitchers collectively have given up 321 base hits and 164 earned runs. They have allowed 46 home runs this season, ranking them 3rd in the league. Baltimore as a pitching staff has walked 111 batters and struck out 260. They have walked 3.5 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.2 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.52 and their FIP as a unit is 4.79.
As a team Baltimore is hitting .225, good for 28th in the league. The Orioles hold a .371 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .292, which is good for 30th in baseball. They rank 26th in MLB with 7.7 hits per game. Manny Machado is hitting .358 with an on-base percentage of .437. He has 44 hits this season in 123 at bats with 27 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .650 and an OPS+ of 197. Adam Jones is hitting .246 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .254. He has totaled 33 hits and he has driven in 17 men in 134 at bats. His OPS+ is 82 while his slugging percentage is at .418. The Orioles have 246 hits, including 52 doubles and 33 home runs. Baltimore has walked 97 times so far this season and they have struck out 302 times as a unit. They have left 213 men on base and have a team OPS of .663. They score 3.56 runs per contest and have scored a total of 114 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Oakland has a 16-16 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 5.20, Andrew Triggs has a 2-1 record and a 1.45 WHIP. He has 27 strikeouts over the 27.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 28 hits. He's allowing 9.1 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.26. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.17 and they have given up 120 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .272 against the Athletics bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 97 batters and walked 33 opposing hitters. As a team, Oakland allows 9 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.7 batters per nine innings. They are 19th in the league in team earned run average at 4.39. The Athletics pitchers as a team have surrendered 284 base knocks and 139 earned runs this season. They have given up 40 home runs this year, which ranks 10th in Major League Baseball. Oakland as a staff has walked 77 hitters and struck out 244 batters. They give up a walk 2.4 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.7 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.27 while their FIP as a staff is 4.20.
As a team, they are batting .257, good for 4th in the league. The Athletics hold a .438 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .331, which is good for 6th in baseball. They rank 6th in MLB with 8.9 hits per contest. Jed Lowrie comes into this matchup batting .356 with an OBP of .406. He has 47 hits this year along with 31 RBI in 132 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .614 with an OPS+ of 178. Marcus Semien is hitting .267 this season and he has an OBP of .325. He has collected 36 hits in 135 at bats while driving in 14 runs. He has an OPS+ of 101 and a slugging percentage of .400. The Athletics as a unit have 284 base hits, including 64 doubles and 41 homers. Oakland has walked 108 times this year and they have struck out on 300 occasions. They have had 223 men left on base and have an OPS of .769. They have scored 4.78 runs per game and totaled 153 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Orioles/Athletics MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Orioles +168
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