Detroit Tigers at Oakland Athletics 8/5/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Sunday, August 5, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Francisco Liriano vs. Trevor Cahill
The Detroit Tigers visit Oakland Coliseum on Sunday, August 5, 2018 to play the Oakland Athletics. The probable starters are Francisco Liriano for the Tigers and Trevor Cahill for the Athletics.
The opening line for this matchup has Detroit at +216 and Oakland at -235. The Tigers have a 44-62-4 over/under record and a 55-55-0 run line mark. The Athletics are 56-55-0 against the run line and have a 53-50-8 over/under record.
Valuable Detroit Tigers Betting Trends
The Detroit Tigers are 44-62-4 against the over/under
The Detroit Tigers are 55-55-0 against the run line
Important Oakland Athletics Betting Trends
The Oakland Athletics are 53-50-8 against the over/under
The Oakland Athletics are 56-55-0 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 47-63 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Francisco Liriano has a 3-5 record with an earned run average of 4.41 and a WHIP of 1.42 this season. He has 70 strikeouts over his 85.2 innings pitched and he's given up 73 hits. He's allowed 7.7 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 5.18. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.41 and they have given up 390 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .259 against the bullpen and they've struck out 331 hitters and walked 148 batters. As a team, Detroit allows 8.8 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 4.32. The Tigers pitchers collectively have given up 957 base hits and 469 earned runs. They have allowed 130 home runs this season, ranking them 11th in the league. Detroit as a pitching staff has walked 339 batters and struck out 815. 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 4.39.
As a team Detroit is hitting .241, good for 24th in the league. The Tigers hold a .379 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .298, which is good for 29th in baseball. They rank 24th in MLB with 8.2 hits per game. Nick Castellanos is hitting .288 with an on-base percentage of .341. He has 122 hits this season in 424 at bats with 58 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .486 and an OPS+ of 121. Jose Iglesias is hitting .269 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .310. He has totaled 97 hits and he has driven in 44 men in 360 at bats. His OPS+ is 90 while his slugging percentage is at .394. The Tigers have 905 hits, including 205 doubles and 88 home runs. Detroit has walked 280 times so far this season and they have struck out 899 times as a unit. They have left 731 men on base and have a team OPS of .677. They score 3.85 runs per contest and have scored a total of 424 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Oakland has a 65-46 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.39, Trevor Cahill has a 3-2 record and a 1.10 WHIP. He has 65 strikeouts over the 69 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 54 hits. He's allowing 7 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.5. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.36 and they have given up 344 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .225 against the Athletics bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 406 batters and walked 155 opposing hitters. As a team, Oakland allows 8.2 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.5 batters per nine innings. They are 13th in the league in team earned run average at 3.91. The Athletics pitchers as a team have surrendered 922 base knocks and 438 earned runs this season. They have given up 128 home runs this year, which ranks 13th in Major League Baseball. Oakland as a staff has walked 325 hitters and struck out 843 batters. They give up a walk 2.9 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.5 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.24 while their FIP as a staff is 4.23.
As a team, they are batting .249, good for 13th in the league. The Athletics hold a .430 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .321, which is good for 12th in baseball. They rank 13th in MLB with 8.6 hits per contest. Jed Lowrie comes into this matchup batting .273 with an OBP of .353. He has 112 hits this year along with 68 RBI in 411 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .467 with an OPS+ of 127. Marcus Semien is hitting .256 this season and he has an OBP of .314. He has collected 114 hits in 446 at bats while driving in 39 runs. He has an OPS+ of 90 and a slugging percentage of .368. The Athletics as a unit have 954 base hits, including 217 doubles and 148 homers. Oakland has walked 370 times this year and they have struck out on 947 occasions. They have had 750 men left on base and have an OPS of .751. They have scored 4.77 runs per game and totaled 530 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Tigers/Athletics MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Tigers +216
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