Oakland Athletics at Detroit Tigers 6/28/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Thursday, June 28, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Sean Manaea vs. Michael Fulmer
Comerica Park is the site of the matchup between the Oakland Athletics and the Detroit Tigers on Thursday, June 28, 2018. The probable starting pitchers are Sean Manaea for the Athletics and Michael Fulmer for the Tigers.
Oakland opens at -105 while Detroit opens at -105. The Athletics have a 41-34-5 over/under record and a 36-44-0 run line mark. The Tigers are 41-39-0 against the run line and have a 34-44-2 over/under record.
Valuable Oakland Athletics Betting Trends
The Oakland Athletics are 41-34-5 against the over/under
The Oakland Athletics are 36-44-0 against the run line
Important Detroit Tigers Betting Trends
The Detroit Tigers are 34-44-2 against the over/under
The Detroit Tigers are 41-39-0 against the run line
Key Oakland Athletics Injuries
06/26/18 P Daniel Mengden Foot 10-day DL (06/26)
06/17/18 3B Matt Chapman Hand 10-day DL (06/15)
06/15/18 P Trevor Cahill Achilles 10-day DL (06/11)
06/08/18 CF Boog Powell Knee 60-day DL (04/07)
06/06/18 P Daniel Gossett Elbow 10-day DL (06/04)
05/21/18 P Brett Anderson Shoulder 10-day DL (05/19)
05/17/18 P Andrew Triggs Forearm 10-day DL (05/18)
03/26/18 P Jharel Cotton Elbow 60-day DL (03/21)
Key Detroit Tigers Injuries
06/24/18 P Johnny Barbato Shoulder 10-day DL (06/23)
06/20/18 P Drew VerHagen Nose 10-day DL (06/20)
06/14/18 1B Miguel Cabrera Biceps is out for season
05/31/18 P Ryan Carpenter Oblique 10-day DL (05/31)
05/30/18 P Daniel Stumpf Elbow 10-day DL (05/29)
04/30/18 P Daniel Norris Groin 60-day DL (04/30)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Athletics have a 42-38 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Sean Manaea has a 7-6 record with an earned run average of 3.40 and a WHIP of 0.96 this year. He has 75 strikeouts over his 100.2 innings pitched and he's given up 78 hits. He's allowed 7 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.19. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.49 and they have given up 263 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .238 against the bullpen and they've struck out 278 hitters and walked 111 batters. As a team, Oakland allows 8.5 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.5 batters per nine innings. They are 18th in the league in team earned run average at 4.13. The Athletics pitchers collectively have given up 684 base hits and 332 earned runs. They have allowed 101 home runs this season, ranking them 8th in the league. Oakland as a pitching staff has walked 228 batters and struck out 599. They have walked 2.8 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.5 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.26 and their FIP as a unit is 4.32.
As a team Oakland is hitting .243, good for 16th in the league. The Athletics hold a .421 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .314, which is good for 20th in baseball. They rank 13th in MLB with 8.4 hits per game. Marcus Semien is hitting .245 with an on-base percentage of .300. He has 80 hits this season in 327 at bats with 30 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .364 and an OPS+ of 87. Jed Lowrie is hitting .288 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .345. He has totaled 90 hits and he has driven in 53 men in 312 at bats. His OPS+ is 132 while his slugging percentage is at .487. The Athletics have 669 hits, including 144 doubles and 108 home runs. Oakland has walked 257 times so far this season and they have struck out 699 times as a unit. They have left 530 men on base and have a team OPS of .734. They score 4.64 runs per contest and have scored a total of 371 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Detroit has a 36-44 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.17, Michael Fulmer has a 3-6 record and a 1.26 WHIP this season. He has 75 strikeouts over the 86.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 79 hits. He allows 8.2 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.24. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.69 and they have given up 294 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .261 against the Tigers bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 260 batters and walked 119 opposing hitters. As a team, Detroit allows 8.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.6 batters per nine innings. They are 22nd in the league in team earned run average at 4.47. The Tigers pitchers as a team have surrendered 696 base knocks and 353 earned runs this season. They have given up 101 home runs this year, which ranks 7th in Major League Baseball. Detroit as a staff has walked 265 hitters and struck out 600 batters. They give up a walk 3.4 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.6 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.35 while their FIP as a staff is 4.53.
As a team, they are batting .250, good for 12th in the league. The Tigers hold a .394 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .310, which is good for 22nd in baseball. They rank 9th in MLB with 8.6 hits per contest. Jose Iglesias comes into this matchup batting .273 with an OBP of .316. He has 72 hits this year along with 28 RBI in 264 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .390 with an OPS+ of 91. Nick Castellanos is hitting .308 this season and he has an OBP of .355. He has collected 96 hits in 312 at bats while driving in 45 runs. He has an OPS+ of 130 and a slugging percentage of .503. The Tigers as a unit have 689 base hits, including 164 doubles and 63 homers. Detroit has walked 216 times this year and they have struck out on 645 occasions. They have had 563 men left on base and have an OPS of .703. They have scored 4.09 runs per game and totaled 327 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Athletics/Tigers MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Tigers -105
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