Oakland Athletics at Tampa Bay Rays 9/15/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Saturday, September 15, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Liam Hendriks vs. Yonny Chirinos
Tropicana Field is the site of the matchup between the Oakland Athletics and the Tampa Bay Rays on Saturday, September 15, 2018. The probable starting pitchers are Liam Hendriks for the Athletics and Yonny Chirinos for the Rays.
Oakland opens at -145 while Tampa Bay opens at +135. The Athletics have a 69-69-9 over/under record and a 78-69-0 run line mark. The Rays are 84-61-0 against the run line and have a 63-76-6 over/under record.
Valuable Oakland Athletics Betting Trends
The Oakland Athletics are 69-69-9 against the over/under
The Oakland Athletics are 78-69-0 against the run line
Important Tampa Bay Rays Betting Trends
The Tampa Bay Rays are 63-76-6 against the over/under
The Tampa Bay Rays are 84-61-0 against the run line
Key Oakland Athletics Injuries
09/14/18 P Trevor Cahill Back is OUT for next scheduled start Saturday vs Tampa Bay Rays
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 Tampa Bay Rays Injuries
09/12/18 3B Matt Duffy Back is questionable Friday vs Oakland Athletics
09/05/18 SS Daniel Robertson Thumb 60-day DL (08/04)
08/31/18 C Michael Perez Hamstring 10-day DL (08/29)
07/11/18 P Jose Alvarado Personal is out indefinitely
07/04/18 P Vidal Nuno Hamstring 10-day DL (07/04)
06/30/18 P Wilmer Font Side 60-day DL (06/30)
06/18/18 3B Christian Arroyo Oblique 10-day DL (06/17)
04/11/18 P Jose De Leon Elbow 60-day DL (03/28)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Athletics have a 89-58 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Liam Hendriks has a 0-1 record with an earned run average of 5.94 and a WHIP of 1.74 this year. He has 16 strikeouts over his 16.2 innings pitched and he's given up 20 hits. He's allowed 10.8 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 5.2. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.20 and they have given up 458 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .220 against the bullpen and they've struck out 559 hitters and walked 203 batters. As a team, Oakland allows 8.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.6 batters per nine innings. They are 9th in the league in team earned run average at 3.76. The Athletics pitchers collectively have given up 1,191 base hits and 556 earned runs. They have allowed 165 home runs this season, ranking them 16th in the league. Oakland as a pitching staff has walked 427 batters and struck out 1,125. 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 4.14.
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 .324, which is good for 11th in baseball. They rank 8th in MLB with 8.7 hits per game. Jed Lowrie is hitting .272 with an on-base percentage of .359. He has 147 hits this season in 540 at bats with 90 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .459 and an OPS+ of 126. Marcus Semien is hitting .259 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .323. He has totaled 150 hits and he has driven in 56 men in 580 at bats. His OPS+ is 96 while his slugging percentage is at .384. The Athletics have 1,272 hits, including 301 doubles and 201 home runs. Oakland has walked 487 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,243 times as a unit. They have left 995 men on base and have a team OPS of .761. They score 4.86 runs per contest and have scored a total of 715 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Tampa Bay has a 80-65 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.81, Yonny Chirinos has a 4-5 record and a 1.24 WHIP this season. He has 62 strikeouts over the 75.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 73 hits. He allows 8.7 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.58. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.63 and they have given up 621 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .228 against the Rays bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 662 batters and walked 255 opposing hitters. As a team, Tampa Bay allows 7.6 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.7 batters per nine innings. They are 4th in the league in team earned run average at 3.65. The Rays pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,100 base knocks and 525 earned runs this season. They have given up 138 home runs this year, which ranks 27th in Major League Baseball. Tampa Bay as a staff has walked 450 hitters and struck out 1,258 batters. They give up a walk 3.1 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.7 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.20 while their FIP as a staff is 3.75.
As a team, they are batting .258, good for 5th in the league. The Rays hold a .403 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .330, which is good for 4th in baseball. They rank 7th in MLB with 8.7 hits per contest. Matt Duffy comes into this matchup batting .297 with an OBP of .359. He has 138 hits this year along with 42 RBI in 465 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .370 with an OPS+ of 105. Joey Wendle is hitting .293 this season and he has an OBP of .339. He has collected 127 hits in 434 at bats while driving in 51 runs. He has an OPS+ of 112 and a slugging percentage of .424. The Rays as a unit have 1,265 base hits, including 242 doubles and 133 homers. Tampa Bay has walked 465 times this year and they have struck out on 1,249 occasions. They have had 1,024 men left on base and have an OPS of .733. They have scored 4.34 runs per game and totaled 630 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Athletics/Rays MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Rays +135
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