Milwaukee Brewers at Oakland Athletics MLB Tips 8/1/2019
Thursday, August 1, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Chase Anderson vs. Daniel Mengden
Oakland Coliseum is the venue where Marcus Semien and the Oakland Athletics (61-47, 2nd in AL West) will play the Milwaukee Brewers (56-52, 3rd in NL Central) on Thursday. The Athletics open this matchup at -151 while the Brewers are priced at +141. The total is set at 9.5.
The Brewers have been decent for bettors, having gone 56-52-0 SU. The Athletics cover 56.5% of the time, going 61-47-0 straight up. The Athletics have been terrible for Las Vegas oddsmakers as the favorite, going 38-24-0 SU. Milwaukee covers 48.8% of the time as an underdog, having gone 21-22-0 straight up.
Valuable Milwaukee Brewers Betting Trends
The Brewers have been a solid Under choice for O/U wagerers, having gone 49-55-4.
The Brewers cover 45.1% of the time as the road team, having gone 23-28-0 straight up.
Important Oakland Athletics Betting Trends
The Athletics cover 63.0% of the time at Oakland Coliseum, going 34-20-0 SU.
The Athletics have been a solid Under choice for O/U wagerers, having gone 51-57-0.
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 Probable for 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
7/31/2019 Ramon Laureano CF Lower Leg Expected to be out until at least Aug 21
7/30/2019 Josh Phegley C Thumb Probable for Jul 31
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 56-52 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Chase Anderson has a 5-2 record with an earned run average of 3.89 and a WHIP of 1.23 this season. He has 85 strikeouts over his 88 innings pitched and he's given up 79 hits. He's allowed 8.1 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.23. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.49 and they have given up 382 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .229 against the bullpen and they've struck out 496 hitters and walked 186 batters. As a team, Milwaukee allows 8.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.3 batters per nine innings. They are 19th in the league in team earned run average at 4.66. The Brewers pitchers collectively have given up 952 base hits and 506 earned runs. They have allowed 149 home runs this season, ranking them 13th in the league. Milwaukee as a pitching staff has walked 373 batters and struck out 1,009. 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 4.41.
As a team Milwaukee is hitting .247, good for 19th in the league. The Brewers hold a .446 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .328, which is good for 10th in baseball. They rank 17th in MLB with 8.5 hits per game. Lorenzo Cain is hitting .251 with an on-base percentage of .315. He has 103 hits this season in 410 at bats with 36 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .363 and an OPS+ of 76. Christian Yelich is hitting .335 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .432. He has totaled 124 hits and he has driven in 80 men in 370 at bats. His OPS+ is 186 while his slugging percentage is at .700. The Brewers have 915 hits, including 182 doubles and 177 home runs. Milwaukee has walked 411 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,023 times as a unit. They have left 760 men on base and have a team OPS of .774. They score 4.85 runs per contest and have scored a total of 524 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Oakland has a 61-47 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.85, Daniel Mengden has a 5-2 record and a 1.42 WHIP. He has 41 strikeouts over the 55.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 54 hits. He's allowing 8.7 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.5. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.98 and they have given up 357 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .238 against the Athletics bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 386 batters and walked 156 opposing hitters. As a team, Oakland allows 8.3 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.7 batters per nine innings. They are 8th in the league in team earned run average at 4.1. The Athletics pitchers as a team have surrendered 909 base knocks and 449 earned runs this season. They have given up 126 home runs this year, which ranks 28th in Major League Baseball. Oakland as a staff has walked 345 hitters and struck out 839 batters. They give up a walk 3.2 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.7 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.27 while their FIP as a staff is 4.37.
As a team, they are batting .246, good for 20th in the league. The Athletics hold a .442 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .320, which is good for 20th in baseball. They rank 19th in MLB with 8.4 hits per contest. Marcus Semien comes into this matchup batting .272 with an OBP of .356. He has 120 hits this year along with 52 RBI in 441 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .465 with an OPS+ of 121. Matt Chapman is hitting .264 this season and he has an OBP of .348. He has collected 104 hits in 394 at bats while driving in 61 runs. He has an OPS+ of 132 and a slugging percentage of .523. The Athletics as a unit have 920 base hits, including 193 doubles and 171 homers. Oakland has walked 365 times this year and they have struck out on 857 occasions. They have had 708 men left on base and have an OPS of .761. They have scored 5.06 runs per game and totaled 552 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Brewers/Athletics MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Athletics -151
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