Detroit Tigers at Oakland Athletics 8/3/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Friday, August 3, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Blaine Hardy vs. Brett Anderson
The Detroit Tigers visit Oakland Coliseum on Friday, August 3, 2018 to play the Oakland Athletics. The probable starters are Blaine Hardy for the Tigers and Brett Anderson for the Athletics.
The opening line for this matchup has Detroit at +160 and Oakland at -170. The Tigers have a 44-61-4 over/under record and a 54-55-0 run line mark. The Athletics are 56-54-0 against the run line and have a 53-49-8 over/under record.
Valuable Detroit Tigers Betting Trends
The Detroit Tigers are 44-61-4 against the over/under
The Detroit Tigers are 54-55-0 against the run line
Important Oakland Athletics Betting Trends
The Oakland Athletics are 53-49-8 against the over/under
The Oakland Athletics are 56-54-0 against the run line
Key Detroit Tigers Injuries
08/01/18 P Mike Fiers Shin left last game, is "?" next scheduled start
07/27/18 P Francisco Liriano Illness expected to miss next start
07/20/18 P Michael Fulmer Oblique 10-day DL (07/20)
06/14/18 1B Miguel Cabrera Biceps is out for season
05/31/18 P Ryan Carpenter Oblique 10-day DL (05/31)
04/30/18 P Daniel Norris Groin 60-day DL (04/30)
Key Oakland Athletics Injuries
07/29/18 SS Chad Pinder Elbow 10-day DL (07/29)
07/25/18 P Kendall Graveman Elbow is out for season
07/14/18 P Andrew Triggs Forearm 60-day DL (05/18)
07/08/18 P Paul Blackburn Elbow 10-day DL (07/07)
07/07/18 RF Matt Joyce Back 10-day DL (07/05)
06/26/18 P Daniel Mengden Foot 10-day DL (06/24)
06/08/18 CF Boog Powell Knee 60-day DL (04/07)
06/06/18 P Daniel Gossett Elbow 60-day DL (06/04)
03/26/18 P Jharel Cotton Elbow 60-day DL (03/21)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Tigers have a 47-62 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Blaine Hardy has a 4-3 record with an earned run average of 3.61 and a WHIP of 1.24 this season. He has 45 strikeouts over his 62.1 innings pitched and he's given up 61 hits. He's allowed 8.8 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.84. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.46 and they have given up 384 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .259 against the bullpen and they've struck out 329 hitters and walked 147 batters. As a team, Detroit allows 8.9 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.5 batters per nine innings. They are 19th in the league in team earned run average at 4.37. The Tigers pitchers collectively have given up 950 base hits and 468 earned runs. They have allowed 130 home runs this season, ranking them 11th in the league. Detroit as a pitching staff has walked 336 batters and struck out 807. They have walked 3.1 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.5 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.33 and their FIP as a unit is 4.41.
As a team Detroit is hitting .242, good for 21st in the league. The Tigers hold a .381 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .300, which is good for 28th in baseball. They rank 21st in MLB with 8.2 hits per game. Jose Iglesias is hitting .268 with an on-base percentage of .309. He has 95 hits this season in 355 at bats with 44 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .392 and an OPS+ of 89. Nick Castellanos is hitting .286 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .340. He has totaled 120 hits and he has driven in 58 men in 419 at bats. His OPS+ is 121 while his slugging percentage is at .487. The Tigers have 899 hits, including 204 doubles and 88 home runs. Detroit has walked 279 times so far this season and they have struck out 889 times as a unit. They have left 726 men on base and have a team OPS of .681. They score 3.89 runs per contest and have scored a total of 424 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Oakland has a 64-46 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 5.55, Brett Anderson has a 2-3 record and a 1.68 WHIP. He has 19 strikeouts over the 35.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 50 hits. He's allowing 12.6 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 5.29. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.41 and they have given up 340 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .225 against the Athletics bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 398 batters and walked 155 opposing hitters. As a team, Oakland allows 8.3 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.5 batters per nine innings. They are 15th in the league in team earned run average at 3.96. The Athletics pitchers as a team have surrendered 916 base knocks and 438 earned runs this season. They have given up 128 home runs this year, which ranks 12th in Major League Baseball. Oakland as a staff has walked 324 hitters and struck out 833 batters. They give up a walk 2.9 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.5 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.25 while their FIP as a staff is 4.25.
As a team, they are batting .250, good for 13th in the league. The Athletics hold a .432 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .322, which is good for 11th in baseball. They rank 13th in MLB with 8.6 hits per contest. Marcus Semien comes into this matchup batting .259 with an OBP of .317. He has 114 hits this year along with 39 RBI in 441 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .372 with an OPS+ of 92. Jed Lowrie is hitting .271 this season and he has an OBP of .352. He has collected 110 hits in 406 at bats while driving in 68 runs. He has an OPS+ of 127 and a slugging percentage of .468. The Athletics as a unit have 947 base hits, including 215 doubles and 148 homers. Oakland has walked 367 times this year and they have struck out on 939 occasions. They have had 744 men left on base and have an OPS of .754. They have scored 4.81 runs per game and totaled 529 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Tigers/Athletics MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Tigers +160
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