Oakland Athletics at Cleveland Indians MLB Game Picks 5/22/2019
Wednesday, May 22, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Frankie Montas vs. Jefry Rodriguez
Progressive Field is the venue where Francisco Lindor and the Cleveland Indians (25-21, 2nd in AL Central) will take on the Oakland Athletics (23-25, 3rd in AL West) on Wednesday. The Indians open this matchup at +105 while the Athletics are priced at -115. The over/under is set at 9.
The Athletics have been solid for Vegas oddsmakers, having gone 23-25-0 SU. Cleveland is covering 54.4% of the time, going 25-21-0 straight up. The Athletics have been solid for bettors as a favorite, going 16-14-0 SU. The Indians are covering 57.1% of the time as an underdog, having gone 4-3-0 straight up.
Valuable Oakland Athletics Betting Trends
The Athletics have been a less than ideal Over option for O/U wagerers, having gone 24-24-0.
Oakland is covering 37.5% of the time away from home, having gone 9-15-0 straight up.
Important Cleveland Indians Betting Trends
The Indians are covering 60.9% of the time at Progressive Field, going 14-9-0 SU.
The Indians have been a bad Over option for O/U wagerers, having gone 18-26-2.
Key Oakland Athletics Injuries
05/20/19 LF Khris Davis Hip is questionable Tuesday vs Cleveland Indians
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 23-25 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Frankie Montas has a 5-2 record with an earned run average of 2.67 and a WHIP of 1.13 this season. He has 52 strikeouts over his 54 innings pitched and he's given up 50 hits. He's allowed 8.3 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 2.9. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.18 and they have given up 157 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .235 against the bullpen and they've struck out 182 hitters and walked 76 batters. As a team, Oakland allows 8 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.9 batters per nine innings. They are 13th in the league in team earned run average at 4.16. The Athletics pitchers collectively have given up 396 base hits and 205 earned runs. They have allowed 57 home runs this season, ranking them 20th in the league. Oakland as a pitching staff has walked 159 batters and struck out 387. They have walked 3.2 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.9 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.25 and their FIP as a unit is 4.23.
As a team Oakland is hitting .243, good for 21st in the league. The Athletics hold a .416 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .320, which is good for 17th in baseball. They rank 18th in MLB with 8.4 hits per game. Matt Chapman is hitting .264 with an on-base percentage of .357. He has 47 hits this season in 178 at bats with 27 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .522 and an OPS+ of 138. Marcus Semien is hitting .264 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .356. He has totaled 51 hits and he has driven in 22 men in 193 at bats. His OPS+ is 111 while his slugging percentage is at .409. The Athletics have 411 hits, including 74 doubles and 68 home runs. Oakland has walked 174 times so far this season and they have struck out 375 times as a unit. They have left 334 men on base and have a team OPS of .736. They score 4.76 runs per contest and have scored a total of 233 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Cleveland has a 25-21 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.45, Jefry Rodriguez has a 1-3 record and a 1.18 WHIP. He has 20 strikeouts over the 31.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 28 hits. He's allowing 8 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.33. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.02 and they have given up 122 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .230 against the Indians bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 136 batters and walked 43 opposing hitters. As a team, Cleveland allows 7.7 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 3.58. The Indians pitchers as a team have surrendered 345 base knocks and 160 earned runs this season. They have given up 53 home runs this year, which ranks 26th in Major League Baseball. Cleveland as a staff has walked 132 hitters and struck out 432 batters. They give up a walk 3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.7 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.19 while their FIP as a staff is 3.77.
As a team, they are batting .225, good for 25th in the league. The Indians hold a .365 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .309, which is good for 21st in baseball. They rank 26th in MLB with 7.3 hits per contest. Francisco Lindor comes into this matchup batting .290 with an OBP of .336. He has 31 hits this year along with 14 RBI in 107 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .495 with an OPS+ of 115. Carlos Santana is hitting .288 this season and he has an OBP of .397. He has collected 46 hits in 160 at bats while driving in 27 runs. He has an OPS+ of 127 and a slugging percentage of .469. The Indians as a unit have 335 base hits, including 64 doubles and 48 homers. Cleveland has walked 172 times this year and they have struck out on 410 occasions. They have had 303 men left on base and have an OPS of .675. They have scored 3.98 runs per game and totaled 183 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Athletics/Indians MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Indians +105
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