Oakland Athletics at Detroit Tigers MLB Point Spread Picks 5/17/2019
Friday, May 17, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Frankie Montas vs. Daniel Norris
Comerica Park is the venue where Nicholas Castellanos and the Detroit Tigers (18-23, 4th in AL Central) will take on the Oakland Athletics (19-25, 5th in AL West) on Friday. The Tigers open this game at +141 while the Athletics are coming in at -151. The O/U opens at 9.
The Athletics have been bad for MLB bettors, having gone 19-25-0 SU. Detroit is covering 43.9% of the time, going 18-23-0 straight up. The Athletics have been a less than ideal bet for MLB wagerers as favorites, going 13-14-0 SU. Detroit is covering 34.4% of the time as an underdog, having gone 11-21-0 straight up.
Valuable Oakland Athletics Betting Trends
The Athletics have been a hot and cold Over bet for over/under MLB bettors, having gone 22-22-0.
Oakland is covering 25.0% of the time on the road, having gone 5-15-0 straight up.
Important Detroit Tigers Betting Trends
The Tigers are covering 45.0% of the time at Comerica Park, going 9-11-0 SU.
The Tigers have been an awful Over bet for over/under MLB bettors, having gone 18-23-0.
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 Detroit Tigers Injuries
05/15/19 1B Miguel Cabrera Knee is questionable Thursday vs Oakland Athletics
05/13/19 P Tyson Ross Elbow 10-day IL (05/13)
05/09/19 SS Jordy Mercer Quad 10-day IL (05/09)
05/01/19 P Matt Moore Knee 60-day IL (04/30); is out for season
04/26/19 P Jordan Zimmermann Elbow 10-day IL (04/26)
03/28/19 P Michael Fulmer Elbow 60-day IL (03/23)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Athletics have a 19-25 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Frankie Montas has a 4-2 record with an earned run average of 2.78 and a WHIP of 1.26 this season. He has 42 strikeouts over his 45.1 innings pitched and he's given up 46 hits. He's allowed 9.1 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.26. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.03 and they have given up 149 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .232 against the bullpen and they've struck out 176 hitters and walked 73 batters. As a team, Oakland allows 8.3 hits per nine innings while striking out 8 batters per nine innings. They are 15th in the league in team earned run average at 4.31. The Athletics pitchers collectively have given up 368 base hits and 192 earned runs. They have allowed 53 home runs this season, ranking them 18th in the league. Oakland as a pitching staff has walked 149 batters and struck out 355. They have walked 3.3 men per 9 innings while striking out 8 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.29 and their FIP as a unit is 4.31.
As a team Oakland is hitting .236, good for 22nd in the league. The Athletics hold a .396 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .314, which is good for 19th in baseball. They rank 21st in MLB with 8.1 hits per game. Matt Chapman is hitting .266 with an on-base percentage of .359. He has 42 hits this season in 158 at bats with 24 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .532 and an OPS+ of 142. Marcus Semien is hitting .275 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .369. He has totaled 47 hits and he has driven in 18 men in 171 at bats. His OPS+ is 113 while his slugging percentage is at .398. The Athletics have 357 hits, including 64 doubles and 56 home runs. Oakland has walked 159 times so far this season and they have struck out 340 times as a unit. They have left 305 men on base and have a team OPS of .711. They score 4.41 runs per contest and have scored a total of 194 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Detroit has a 18-23 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.63, Daniel Norris has a 2-1 record and a 1.41 WHIP. He has 26 strikeouts over the 34.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 39 hits. He's allowing 10.1 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.34. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.36 and they have given up 158 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .271 against the Tigers bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 134 batters and walked 72 opposing hitters. As a team, Detroit allows 9.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.2 batters per nine innings. They are 24th in the league in team earned run average at 4.83. The Tigers pitchers as a team have surrendered 366 base knocks and 195 earned runs this season. They have given up 56 home runs this year, which ranks 11th in Major League Baseball. Detroit as a staff has walked 148 hitters and struck out 331 batters. They give up a walk 3.7 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.2 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.41 while their FIP as a staff is 4.65.
As a team, they are batting .223, good for 25th in the league. The Tigers hold a .372 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .293, which is good for 25th in baseball. They rank 25th in MLB with 7.4 hits per contest. Nicholas Castellanos comes into this matchup batting .263 with an OBP of .314. He has 41 hits this year along with 12 RBI in 156 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .436 with an OPS+ of 99. Miguel Cabrera is hitting .282 this season and he has an OBP of .349. He has collected 42 hits in 149 at bats while driving in 15 runs. He has an OPS+ of 88 and a slugging percentage of .342. The Tigers as a unit have 305 base hits, including 81 doubles and 34 homers. Detroit has walked 124 times this year and they have struck out on 401 occasions. They have had 279 men left on base and have an OPS of .665. They have scored 3.41 runs per game and totaled 140 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Athletics/Tigers MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Athletics -151
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