Oakland Athletics at San Francisco Giants 7/14/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Saturday, July 14, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Brett Anderson vs. Jeff Samardzija
The Oakland Athletics head to AT&T Park on Saturday, July 14, 2018 to take on the San Francisco Giants. The expected starting pitchers are Brett Anderson for the Athletics and Jeff Samardzija for the Giants.
The odds for this matchup have Oakland at +103 and San Francisco at -113. The Athletics have a 46-41-7 over/under mark and a 48-46-0 run line record. The Giants are 50-45-0 against the run line and have a 45-47-3 over/under record.
Valuable Oakland Athletics Betting Trends
The Oakland Athletics are 46-41-7 against the over/under
The Oakland Athletics are 48-46-0 against the run line
Important San Francisco Giants Betting Trends
The San Francisco Giants are 45-47-3 against the over/under
The San Francisco Giants are 50-45-0 against the run line
Key Oakland Athletics Injuries
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 10-day DL (06/04)
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 San Francisco Giants Injuries
07/07/18 2B Joe Panik Groin 10-day DL (07/07)
06/20/18 P Hunter Strickland Hand 10-day DL (06/20)
06/14/18 3B Evan Longoria Hand 10-day DL (06/14)
05/22/18 P Jose Valdez Elbow 10-day DL (05/22)
03/30/18 P Julian Fernandez Elbow 60-day DL (03/29)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Athletics have a 53-41 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Brett Anderson has a 1-2 record with an earned run average of 5.75 and a WHIP of 1.77 this year. He has 11 strikeouts over his 20.1 innings pitched and he's given up 28 hits. He allows 12.4 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 5.15. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.48 and they have given up 302 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .233 against the bullpen and they've struck out 326 hitters and walked 128 batters. As a team, Oakland allows 8.3 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.4 batters per nine innings. They are 15th in the league in team earned run average at 4.01. The Athletics pitchers collectively have given up 788 base hits and 379 earned runs. They have allowed 111 home runs this season, ranking them 11th in the league. Oakland as a pitching staff has walked 271 batters and struck out 697. They have walked 2.9 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.4 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.24 and their FIP as a unit is 4.26.
As a team Oakland is hitting .247, good for 14th in the league. The Athletics hold a .424 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .316, which is good for 17th in baseball. They rank 13th in MLB with 8.5 hits per game. Marcus Semien is hitting .253 with an on-base percentage of .308. He has 95 hits this season in 376 at bats with 33 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .372 and an OPS+ of 90. Jed Lowrie is hitting .290 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .362. He has totaled 103 hits and he has driven in 62 men in 355 at bats. His OPS+ is 139 while his slugging percentage is at .501. The Athletics have 799 hits, including 179 doubles and 124 home runs. Oakland has walked 298 times so far this season and they have struck out 811 times as a unit. They have left 623 men on base and have a team OPS of .741. They score 4.66 runs per contest and have scored a total of 438 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
San Francisco has a 49-46 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 6.42, Jeff Samardzija has a 1-5 record and a 1.67 WHIP this season. He has 29 strikeouts over the 40.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 44 hits. He allows 9.7 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 5.47. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.67 and they have given up 306 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .234 against the Giants bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 329 batters and walked 125 opposing hitters. As a team, San Francisco allows 8.7 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.8 batters per nine innings. They are 16th in the league in team earned run average at 4.02. The Giants pitchers as a team have surrendered 821 base knocks and 381 earned runs this season. They have given up 82 home runs this year, which ranks 29th in Major League Baseball. San Francisco as a staff has walked 307 hitters and struck out 739 batters. They give up a walk 3.2 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.8 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.32 while their FIP as a staff is 3.81.
As a team, they are batting .252, good for 10th in the league. The Giants hold a .395 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .316, which is good for 19th in baseball. They rank 9th in MLB with 8.7 hits per contest. Andrew McCutchen comes into this matchup batting .261 with an OBP of .346. He has 90 hits this year along with 39 RBI in 345 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .414 with an OPS+ of 108. Buster Posey is hitting .282 this season and he has an OBP of .362. He has collected 81 hits in 287 at bats while driving in 28 runs. He has an OPS+ of 110 and a slugging percentage of .404. The Giants as a unit have 826 base hits, including 167 doubles and 90 homers. San Francisco has walked 289 times this year and they have struck out on 835 occasions. They have had 690 men left on base and have an OPS of .711. They have scored 4.07 runs per game and totaled 387 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Athletics/Giants MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Giants -113
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