Oakland Athletics at Baltimore Orioles MLB Picks 4/8/2019
Monday, April 8, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Marco Estrada vs. Andrew Cashner
The Oakland Athletics visit Oriole Park on Monday, April 8, 2019 to play the Baltimore Orioles. The probable starters are Marco Estrada for the Athletics and Andrew Cashner for the Orioles.
The opening line for this matchup has Oakland at -136 and Baltimore at +126. The Athletics have a 3-9-0 over/under record and a 6-6-0 run line mark. The Orioles are 4-4-0 against the run line and have a 5-3-0 over/under record.
Valuable Oakland Athletics Betting Trends
The Oakland Athletics are 3-9-0 against the over/under
The Oakland Athletics are 6-6-0 against the run line
Important Baltimore Orioles Betting Trends
The Baltimore Orioles are 5-3-0 against the over/under
The Baltimore Orioles are 4-4-0 against the run line
Key Oakland Athletics Injuries
03/27/19 P Chris Bassitt Leg 10-day IL (03/27)
03/25/19 C Chris Herrmann Knee 60-day IL (03/17)
03/25/19 P Jharel Cotton Arm 60-day IL (03/17)
03/25/19 1B Matt Olson Hand 10-day IL (03/27)
03/25/19 LF Nick Martini Knee 10-day IL (03/17)
03/25/19 P Sean Manaea Shoulder 60-day IL (03/25)
Key Baltimore Orioles Injuries
03/28/19 C Austin Wynns Oblique 10-day IL (03/25)
03/28/19 DH Mark Trumbo Groin 60-day IL (03/25)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Athletics have a 6-6 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Marco Estrada has a 0-0 record with an earned run average of 2.76 and a WHIP of 0.80 this season. He has 7 strikeouts over his 16.1 innings pitched and he's given up 9 hits. He's allowed 5 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 5.58. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.65 and they have given up 37 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .226 against the bullpen and they've struck out 46 hitters and walked 18 batters. As a team, Oakland allows 7.3 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.2 batters per nine innings. They are 9th in the league in team earned run average at 3.14. The Athletics pitchers collectively have given up 88 base hits and 38 earned runs. They have allowed 11 home runs this season, ranking them 12th in the league. Oakland as a pitching staff has walked 38 batters and struck out 87. They have walked 3.1 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.2 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.16 and their FIP as a unit is 3.90.
As a team Oakland is hitting .226, good for 22nd in the league. The Athletics hold a .377 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .302, which is good for 20th in baseball. They rank 23rd in MLB with 7.5 hits per game. Marcus Semien is hitting .302 with an on-base percentage of .400. He has 13 hits this season in 43 at bats with 3 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .419 and an OPS+ of 140. Khris Davis is hitting .222 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .300. He has totaled 10 hits and he has driven in 10 men in 45 at bats. His OPS+ is 143 while his slugging percentage is at .556. The Athletics have 90 hits, including 13 doubles and 15 home runs. Oakland has walked 40 times so far this season and they have struck out 80 times as a unit. They have left 85 men on base and have a team OPS of .679. They score 3.58 runs per contest and have scored a total of 43 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Baltimore has a 4-4 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 5.40, Andrew Cashner has a 1-1 record and a 1.70 WHIP. He has 6 strikeouts over the 10 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 10 hits. He's allowing 9 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 5.15. The bullpen has an earned run average of 6.14 and they have given up 46 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .309 against the Orioles bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 32 batters and walked 17 opposing hitters. As a team, Baltimore allows 9.4 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.2 batters per nine innings. They are 22nd in the league in team earned run average at 5.01. The Orioles pitchers as a team have surrendered 73 base knocks and 39 earned runs this season. They have given up 16 home runs this year, which ranks 5th in Major League Baseball. Baltimore as a staff has walked 36 hitters and struck out 64 batters. They give up a walk 4.6 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.2 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.56 while their FIP as a staff is 5.80.
As a team, they are batting .239, good for 17th in the league. The Orioles hold a .375 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .306, which is good for 18th in baseball. They rank 13th in MLB with 8.1 hits per contest. Jesus Sucre comes into this matchup batting .250 with an OBP of .286. He has 5 hits this year along with 3 RBI in 20 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .300 with an OPS+ of 69. Trey Mancini is hitting .364 this season and he has an OBP of .371. He has collected 12 hits in 33 at bats while driving in 9 runs. He has an OPS+ of 223 and a slugging percentage of .788. The Orioles as a unit have 65 base hits, including 11 doubles and 8 homers. Baltimore has walked 22 times this year and they have struck out on 80 occasions. They have had 52 men left on base and have an OPS of .681. They have scored 4.12 runs per game and totaled 33 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Athletics/Orioles MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Athletics -136
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