Milwaukee Brewers at Oakland Athletics Baseball Betting Tips 7/31/2019
Wednesday, July 31, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Gio Gonzalez vs. Brett Anderson
Christian Yelich and the Milwaukee Brewers (56-51, 3rd in NL Central) are headed to Oakland Coliseum on Wednesday where they'll meet the Oakland Athletics (60-47, 2nd in AL West). The Brewers open this game at +133 while the Athletics are priced at -143. The over/under is set at 9.5.
The Brewers have been a good play for bettors, having gone 56-51-0 SU. The Athletics are covering 56.1% of the time, going 60-47-0 straight up. The Athletics have been a great pick for bettors as the favorite, going 37-24-0 SU. Milwaukee has gone 21-21-0 straight up as an underdog, so they are covering 50.0% of the time.
Valuable Milwaukee Brewers Betting Trends
The Brewers have been a hot and cold Over option for O/U baseball wagerers, having gone 49-54-4.
Milwaukee covers 46.0% of the time away from home, having gone 23-27-0 straight up.
Important Oakland Athletics Betting Trends
The Athletics are covering 62.3% of the time at Oakland Coliseum, going 33-20-0 SU.
The Athletics have been a hot and cold Over option for O/U baseball wagerers, having gone 51-56-0.
Key Milwaukee Brewers Injuries
7/28/2019 Corbin Burnes RP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Aug 2
7/27/2019 Jimmy Nelson SP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Aug 3
7/27/2019 Gio Gonzalez SP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Jul 31
7/26/2019 Jhoulys Chacin SP Lat Expected to be out until at least Aug 14
7/22/2019 Brandon Woodruff SP Oblique Expected to be out until at least Sep 2
4/14/2019 Corey Knebel RP Elbow Out for the season
4/4/2019 Bobby Wahl RP Knee Expected to be out until at least Sep 15
2/19/2019 Brent Suter SP Elbow Out for the season
Key Oakland Athletics Injuries
7/28/2019 Josh Phegley C Thumb Probable for Jul 30
7/25/2019 Stephen Piscotty RF Knee Expected to be out until at least Aug 5
7/20/2019 Sean Manaea SP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Aug 7
7/16/2019 Marco Estrada SP Back Expected to be out until at least Sep 1
5/15/2019 Daniel Gossett RP Elbow Out for the season
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Brewers have a 56-51 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Gio Gonzalez has a 2-1 record with an earned run average of 3.48 and a WHIP of 1.16 this season. He has 36 strikeouts over his 41.1 innings pitched and he's given up 36 hits. He's allowed 7.8 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.3. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.50 and they have given up 378 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .229 against the bullpen and they've struck out 491 hitters and walked 184 batters. As a team, Milwaukee allows 8.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.3 batters per nine innings. They are 20th in the league in team earned run average at 4.68. The Brewers pitchers collectively have given up 945 base hits and 503 earned runs. They have allowed 147 home runs this season, ranking them 14th in the league. Milwaukee as a pitching staff has walked 370 batters and struck out 998. They have walked 3.4 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.3 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.36 and their FIP as a unit is 4.40.
As a team Milwaukee is hitting .248, good for 19th in the league. The Brewers hold a .447 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .329, which is good for 10th in baseball. They rank 17th in MLB with 8.5 hits per game. Christian Yelich is hitting .337 with an on-base percentage of .434. He has 123 hits this season in 365 at bats with 80 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .707 and an OPS+ of 188. Lorenzo Cain is hitting .251 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .314. He has totaled 102 hits and he has driven in 36 men in 406 at bats. His OPS+ is 76 while his slugging percentage is at .365. The Brewers have 908 hits, including 182 doubles and 176 home runs. Milwaukee has walked 409 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,010 times as a unit. They have left 754 men on base and have a team OPS of .776. They score 4.88 runs per contest and have scored a total of 522 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Oakland has a 60-47 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.05, Brett Anderson has a 9-6 record and a 1.28 WHIP. He has 61 strikeouts over the 120 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 118 hits. He's allowing 8.9 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.7. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.98 and they have given up 353 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .238 against the Athletics bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 379 batters and walked 155 opposing hitters. As a team, Oakland allows 8.3 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.6 batters per nine innings. They are 8th in the league in team earned run average at 4.12. The Athletics pitchers as a team have surrendered 902 base knocks and 447 earned runs this season. They have given up 125 home runs this year, which ranks 28th in Major League Baseball. Oakland as a staff has walked 343 hitters and struck out 826 batters. They give up a walk 3.2 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.6 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.28 while their FIP as a staff is 4.39.Related: ACC Preview - SEC Preview - Sports Handicapping - CFB Futures - Ken Thomson / Tony George break down the Season
As a team, they are batting .246, good for 20th in the league. The Athletics hold a .441 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .320, which is good for 20th in baseball. They rank 18th in MLB with 8.5 hits per contest. Matt Chapman comes into this matchup batting .267 with an OBP of .352. He has 104 hits this year along with 61 RBI in 389 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .530 with an OPS+ of 135. Marcus Semien is hitting .275 this season and he has an OBP of .358. He has collected 120 hits in 437 at bats while driving in 52 runs. He has an OPS+ of 122 and a slugging percentage of .469. The Athletics as a unit have 913 base hits, including 190 doubles and 169 homers. Oakland has walked 362 times this year and they have struck out on 846 occasions. They have had 700 men left on base and have an OPS of .762. They have scored 5.08 runs per game and totaled 549 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Brewers/Athletics MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Athletics -143
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