Oakland Athletics at Baltimore Orioles 9/12/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Wednesday, September 12, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Daniel Mengden vs. Andrew Cashner
The Oakland Athletics head to Oriole Park on Wednesday, September 12, 2018 to take on the Baltimore Orioles. The expected starting pitchers are Daniel Mengden for the Athletics and Andrew Cashner for the Orioles.
The odds for this matchup have Oakland at -172 and Baltimore at +162. The Athletics have a 68-67-9 over/under mark and a 77-67-0 run line record. The Orioles are 58-85-0 against the run line and have a 65-73-5 over/under record.
Valuable Oakland Athletics Betting Trends
The Oakland Athletics are 68-67-9 against the over/under
The Oakland Athletics are 77-67-0 against the run line
Important Baltimore Orioles Betting Trends
The Baltimore Orioles are 65-73-5 against the over/under
The Baltimore Orioles are 58-85-0 against the run line
Key Oakland Athletics Injuries
08/29/18 P Brett Anderson Forearm 10-day DL (08/29)
08/26/18 P Sean Manaea Shoulder 10-day DL (08/26)
08/06/18 LF Jake Smolinski Blood Clot 60-day DL (08/05)
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 60-day DL (07/07)
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)
Key Baltimore Orioles Injuries
09/09/18 P Alex Cobb Blister expected to start Tuesday
08/31/18 DH Mark Trumbo Knee 10-day DL (08/20); is out for season
08/03/18 P Jhan Marinez Hamstring 10-day DL (08/03)
06/15/18 P Richard Bleier Shoulder 10-day DL (06/14)
06/12/18 P Pedro Araujo Elbow 10-day DL (06/11)
05/02/18 SS Luis Sardinas Back 60-day DL (04/29)
04/25/18 P Gabriel Ynoa Shin 60-day DL (03/26)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Athletics have a 87-57 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Daniel Mengden has a 6-6 record with an earned run average of 4.26 and a WHIP of 1.17 this year. He has 61 strikeouts over his 101.1 innings pitched and he's given up 97 hits. He allows 8.6 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.62. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.26 and they have given up 451 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .222 against the bullpen and they've struck out 547 hitters and walked 201 batters. As a team, Oakland allows 8.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.6 batters per nine innings. They are 10th in the league in team earned run average at 3.79. The Athletics pitchers collectively have given up 1,172 base hits and 549 earned runs. They have allowed 164 home runs this season, ranking them 16th in the league. Oakland as a pitching staff has walked 423 batters and struck out 1,104. They have walked 2.9 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.6 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.22 and their FIP as a unit is 4.18.
As a team Oakland is hitting .251, good for 12th in the league. The Athletics hold a .438 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .323, which is good for 12th in baseball. They rank 10th in MLB with 8.6 hits per game. Marcus Semien is hitting .261 with an on-base percentage of .325. He has 148 hits this season in 568 at bats with 56 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .387 and an OPS+ of 97. Jed Lowrie is hitting .274 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .359. He has totaled 145 hits and he has driven in 89 men in 530 at bats. His OPS+ is 127 while his slugging percentage is at .464. The Athletics have 1,241 hits, including 295 doubles and 199 home runs. Oakland has walked 477 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,215 times as a unit. They have left 971 men on base and have a team OPS of .762. They score 4.85 runs per contest and have scored a total of 699 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Baltimore has a 41-102 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.89, Andrew Cashner has a 4-14 record and a 1.54 WHIP this season. He has 98 strikeouts over the 151 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 169 hits. He allows 10.1 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 5.26. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.91 and they have given up 528 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .270 against the Orioles bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 453 batters and walked 252 opposing hitters. As a team, Baltimore allows 9.9 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.5 batters per nine innings. They are 30th in the league in team earned run average at 5.24. The Orioles pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,394 base knocks and 735 earned runs this season. They have given up 205 home runs this year, which ranks 2nd in Major League Baseball. Baltimore as a staff has walked 524 hitters and struck out 1,049 batters. They give up a walk 3.7 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.5 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.52 while their FIP as a staff is 5.00.
As a team, they are batting .240, good for 25th in the league. The Orioles hold a .394 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .299, which is good for 29th in baseball. They rank 26th in MLB with 8.2 hits per contest. Trey Mancini comes into this matchup batting .240 with an OBP of .299. He has 122 hits this year along with 51 RBI in 509 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .409 with an OPS+ of 93. Adam Jones is hitting .285 this season and he has an OBP of .317. He has collected 147 hits in 515 at bats while driving in 55 runs. He has an OPS+ of 104 and a slugging percentage of .429. The Orioles as a unit have 1,170 base hits, including 215 doubles and 172 homers. Baltimore has walked 374 times this year and they have struck out on 1,246 occasions. They have had 913 men left on base and have an OPS of .693. They have scored 3.87 runs per game and totaled 554 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Athletics/Orioles MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Athletics -172
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