Oakland Athletics at Tampa Bay Rays 9/16/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Sunday, September 16, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Mike Fiers vs. Jalen Beeks
The Oakland Athletics visit Tropicana Field on Sunday, September 16, 2018 to play the Tampa Bay Rays. The probable starters are Mike Fiers for the Athletics and Jalen Beeks for the Rays.
The opening line for this matchup has Oakland at -203 and Tampa Bay at +188. The Athletics have a 69-70-9 over/under record and a 79-69-0 run line mark. The Rays are 84-62-0 against the run line and have a 63-77-6 over/under record.
Valuable Oakland Athletics Betting Trends
The Oakland Athletics are 69-70-9 against the over/under
The Oakland Athletics are 79-69-0 against the run line
Important Tampa Bay Rays Betting Trends
The Tampa Bay Rays are 63-77-6 against the over/under
The Tampa Bay Rays are 84-62-0 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
09/05/18 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 90-58 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Mike Fiers has a 12-6 record with an earned run average of 3.29 and a WHIP of 1.16 this season. He has 129 strikeouts over his 158.2 innings pitched and he's given up 151 hits. He's allowed 8.6 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.56. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.17 and they have given up 460 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .219 against the bullpen and they've struck out 563 hitters and walked 205 batters. As a team, Oakland allows 8 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 3.74. The Athletics pitchers collectively have given up 1,197 base hits and 557 earned runs. They have allowed 165 home runs this season, ranking them 17th in the league. Oakland as a pitching staff has walked 431 batters and struck out 1,132. They have walked 2.9 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.6 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.21 and their FIP as a unit is 4.13.
As a team Oakland is hitting .250, good for 13th in the league. The Athletics hold a .436 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .323, which is good for 11th in baseball. They rank 10th in MLB with 8.6 hits per game. Marcus Semien is hitting .258 with an on-base percentage of .324. He has 150 hits this season in 582 at bats with 56 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .383 and an OPS+ of 96. Jed Lowrie is hitting .270 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .356. He has totaled 147 hits and he has driven in 90 men in 544 at bats. His OPS+ is 124 while his slugging percentage is at .456. The Athletics have 1,275 hits, including 302 doubles and 202 home runs. Oakland has walked 489 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,253 times as a unit. They have left 997 men on base and have a team OPS of .759. They score 4.84 runs per contest and have scored a total of 717 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Tampa Bay has a 80-66 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 5.57, Jalen Beeks has a 4-1 record and a 1.55 WHIP. He has 37 strikeouts over the 42 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 44 hits. He's allowing 9.4 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.96. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.62 and they have given up 624 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .227 against the Rays bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 668 batters and walked 257 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 3rd in the league in team earned run average at 3.63. The Rays pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,103 base knocks and 527 earned runs this season. They have given up 139 home runs this year, which ranks 27th in Major League Baseball. Tampa Bay as a staff has walked 452 hitters and struck out 1,268 batters. They give up a walk 3.1 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.7 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.19 while their FIP as a staff is 3.74.
As a team, they are batting .257, good for 5th in the league. The Rays hold a .402 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. Joey Wendle comes into this matchup batting .293 with an OBP of .340. He has 128 hits this year along with 52 RBI in 437 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .423 with an OPS+ of 112. Matt Duffy is hitting .296 this season and he has an OBP of .359. He has collected 139 hits in 469 at bats while driving in 42 runs. He has an OPS+ of 105 and a slugging percentage of .369. The Rays as a unit have 1,271 base hits, including 243 doubles and 133 homers. Tampa Bay has walked 469 times this year and they have struck out on 1,256 occasions. They have had 1,031 men left on base and have an OPS of .732. They have scored 4.32 runs per game and totaled 631 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Athletics/Rays MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Athletics -203
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