San Francisco Giants at Oakland Athletics 7/20/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Friday, July 20, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Dereck Rodriguez vs. Edwin Jackson
Oakland Coliseum is the site of the matchup between the San Francisco Giants and the Oakland Athletics on Friday, July 20, 2018. The probable starting pitchers are Dereck Rodriguez for the Giants and Edwin Jackson for the Athletics.
San Francisco opens at +110 while Oakland opens at -120. The Giants have a 46-48-4 over/under record and a 51-47-0 run line mark. The Athletics are 50-47-0 against the run line and have a 47-42-8 over/under record.
Valuable San Francisco Giants Betting Trends
The San Francisco Giants are 46-48-4 against the over/under
The San Francisco Giants are 51-47-0 against the run line
Important Oakland Athletics Betting Trends
The Oakland Athletics are 47-42-8 against the over/under
The Oakland Athletics are 50-47-0 against the run line
Key San Francisco Giants Injuries
07/15/18 P Jeff Samardzija Shoulder 10-day DL (07/15)
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)
Key Oakland Athletics Injuries
07/14/18 P Andrew Triggs Forearm 60-day DL (05/18)
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)
03/26/18 P Jharel Cotton Elbow 60-day DL (03/21)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Giants have a 50-48 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Dereck Rodriguez has a 4-1 record with an earned run average of 2.89 and a WHIP of 1.24 this year. He has 37 strikeouts over his 46.2 innings pitched and he's given up 45 hits. He's allowed 8.7 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.42. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.65 and they have given up 318 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .235 against the bullpen and they've struck out 347 hitters and walked 128 batters. As a team, San Francisco allows 8.6 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.8 batters per nine innings. They are 15th in the league in team earned run average at 4. The Giants pitchers collectively have given up 843 base hits and 392 earned runs. They have allowed 85 home runs this season, ranking them 29th in the league. San Francisco as a pitching staff has walked 317 batters and struck out 768. They have walked 3.2 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.8 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.32 and their FIP as a unit is 3.82.
As a team San Francisco is hitting .252, good for 11th in the league. The Giants hold a .394 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .317, which is good for 16th in baseball. They rank 10th in MLB with 8.7 hits per game. Andrew McCutchen is hitting .261 with an on-base percentage of .352. He has 92 hits this season in 352 at bats with 40 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .412 and an OPS+ of 109. Buster Posey is hitting .288 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .366. He has totaled 86 hits and he has driven in 31 men in 299 at bats. His OPS+ is 112 while his slugging percentage is at .408. The Giants have 850 hits, including 174 doubles and 91 home runs. San Francisco has walked 301 times so far this season and they have struck out 853 times as a unit. They have left 710 men on base and have a team OPS of .711. They score 4.07 runs per contest and have scored a total of 399 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Oakland has a 55-42 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 2.59, Edwin Jackson has a 1-1 record and a 0.99 WHIP this season. He has 17 strikeouts over the 24.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 17 hits. He allows 6.3 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.8. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.50 and they have given up 308 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .231 against the Athletics bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 341 batters and walked 136 opposing hitters. As a team, Oakland allows 8.3 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.3 batters per nine innings. They are 16th in the league in team earned run average at 4.01. The Athletics pitchers as a team have surrendered 811 base knocks and 391 earned runs this season. They have given up 112 home runs this year, which ranks 12th in Major League Baseball. Oakland as a staff has walked 283 hitters and struck out 715 batters. They give up a walk 2.9 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.3 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.25 while their FIP as a staff is 4.26.
As a team, they are batting .246, good for 13th in the league. The Athletics hold a .422 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .316, which is good for 19th in baseball. They rank 13th in MLB with 8.5 hits per contest. Marcus Semien comes into this matchup batting .254 with an OBP of .307. He has 99 hits this year along with 33 RBI in 390 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .369 with an OPS+ of 89. Jed Lowrie is hitting .285 this season and he has an OBP of .357. He has collected 103 hits in 362 at bats while driving in 62 runs. He has an OPS+ of 135 and a slugging percentage of .492. The Athletics as a unit have 821 base hits, including 182 doubles and 127 homers. Oakland has walked 308 times this year and they have struck out on 840 occasions. They have had 643 men left on base and have an OPS of .738. They have scored 4.63 runs per game and totaled 449 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Giants/Athletics MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Athletics -120
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