Oakland Athletics at Cleveland Indians MLB Game Picks 5/21/2019
Tuesday, May 21, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Chris Bassitt vs. Trevor Bauer
Progressive Field is the site where Carlos Santana and the Cleveland Indians (25-20, 2nd in AL Central) will take on the Oakland Athletics (22-25, 5th in AL West) on Tuesday. The Athletics open this matchup at +140 while the Indians are coming in at -150. The total opens at 8.
The Athletics have been a less than ideal option for bettors, having gone 22-25-0 SU. Cleveland is covering 55.6% of the time, going 25-20-0 straight up. The Indians have been a strong option for wagerers as a favorite, going 21-17-0 SU. Oakland has gone 6-11-0 straight up as the underdog, so they cover 35.3% of the time.
Valuable Oakland Athletics Betting Trends
The Athletics have been a pretty good Under pick for over/under baseball bettors, having gone 23-24-0.
Oakland is covering 34.8% of the time away from home, having gone 8-15-0 straight up.
Important Cleveland Indians Betting Trends
The Indians cover 63.6% of the time at Progressive Field, going 14-8-0 SU.
The Indians have been a bad Over pick for over/under baseball bettors, having gone 17-26-2.
Key Oakland Athletics Injuries
04/17/19 P Marco Estrada Back 10-day IL (04/17)
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 LF Nick Martini Knee 10-day IL (03/17)
03/25/19 P Sean Manaea Shoulder 60-day IL (03/25)
Key Cleveland Indians Injuries
05/14/19 CF Tyler Naquin Calf 10-day IL (05/14)
05/01/19 P Corey Kluber Forearm 10-day IL (05/03)
04/09/19 P Mike Clevinger Back 10-day IL (04/09)
03/27/19 CF Bradley Zimmer Shoulder 10-day IL (03/25)
03/25/19 P Danny Salazar Shoulder 60-day IL (03/24)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Athletics have a 22-25 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Chris Bassitt has a 2-1 record with an earned run average of 1.93 and a WHIP of 0.92 this season. He has 38 strikeouts over his 32.2 innings pitched and he's given up 21 hits. He's allowed 5.8 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.68. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.11 and they have given up 154 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .235 against the bullpen and they've struck out 180 hitters and walked 73 batters. As a team, Oakland allows 8 hits per nine innings while striking out 8 batters per nine innings. They are 12th in the league in team earned run average at 4.17. The Athletics pitchers collectively have given up 388 base hits and 201 earned runs. They have allowed 55 home runs this season, ranking them 22nd in the league. Oakland as a pitching staff has walked 156 batters and struck out 384. They have walked 3.2 men per 9 innings while striking out 8 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.25 and their FIP as a unit is 4.19.
As a team Oakland is hitting .242, good for 21st in the league. The Athletics hold a .411 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .318, which is good for 19th in baseball. They rank 17th in MLB with 8.3 hits per game. Marcus Semien is hitting .265 with an on-base percentage of .355. He has 50 hits this season in 189 at bats with 22 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .407 and an OPS+ of 111. Matt Chapman is hitting .260 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .356. He has totaled 45 hits and he has driven in 24 men in 173 at bats. His OPS+ is 135 while his slugging percentage is at .509. The Athletics have 400 hits, including 71 doubles and 65 home runs. Oakland has walked 171 times so far this season and they have struck out 366 times as a unit. They have left 326 men on base and have a team OPS of .729. They score 4.73 runs per contest and have scored a total of 227 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Cleveland has a 25-20 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.76, Trevor Bauer has a 4-2 record and a 1.16 WHIP. He has 75 strikeouts over the 64.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 44 hits. He's allowing 6.1 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.01. The bullpen has an earned run average of 2.91 and they have given up 118 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .229 against the Indians bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 131 batters and walked 42 opposing hitters. As a team, Cleveland allows 7.6 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.7 batters per nine innings. They are 5th in the league in team earned run average at 3.52. The Indians pitchers as a team have surrendered 334 base knocks and 154 earned runs this season. They have given up 50 home runs this year, which ranks 26th in Major League Baseball. Cleveland as a staff has walked 129 hitters and struck out 423 batters. They give up a walk 3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.7 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.18 while their FIP as a staff is 3.70.
As a team, they are batting .225, good for 25th in the league. The Indians hold a .363 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .310, which is good for 21st in baseball. They rank 26th in MLB with 7.3 hits per contest. Carlos Santana comes into this matchup batting .287 with an OBP of .395. He has 45 hits this year along with 27 RBI in 157 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .471 with an OPS+ of 128. Francisco Lindor is hitting .294 this season and he has an OBP of .342. He has collected 30 hits in 102 at bats while driving in 13 runs. He has an OPS+ of 114 and a slugging percentage of .480. The Indians as a unit have 327 base hits, including 62 doubles and 46 homers. Cleveland has walked 169 times this year and they have struck out on 407 occasions. They have had 296 men left on base and have an OPS of .673. They have scored 3.98 runs per game and totaled 179 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Athletics/Indians MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Indians -150
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