Oakland Athletics at Detroit Tigers MLB Point Spread Picks 5/18/2019
Saturday, May 18, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Daniel Mengden vs. Matthew Boyd
Miguel Cabrera and the Detroit Tigers (18-24, 4th in AL Central) host the Oakland Athletics (20-25, 5th in AL West) at Comerica Park on Saturday, May 18, 2019. The Athletics open this matchup at -110 while the Tigers are coming in at +100. The O/U is set at 9.
The Athletics have been excellent for Vegas, having gone 20-25-0 SU. Detroit covers 42.9% of the time, going 18-24-0 straight up. The Athletics have been an inconsistent bet for baseball wagerers as favorites, going 14-14-0 SU. The Tigers cover 33.3% of the time as an underdog, having gone 11-22-0 straight up.
Valuable Oakland Athletics Betting Trends
The Athletics have been a good Over choice for over/under baseball bettors, having gone 23-22-0.
The Athletics cover 28.6% of the time as the visitor, having gone 6-15-0 straight up.
Important Detroit Tigers Betting Trends
Detroit covers 42.9% of the time at Comerica Park, going 9-12-0 SU.
The Tigers have been a good Under choice for over/under baseball bettors, having gone 19-23-0.
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
05/13/19 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 20-25 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Daniel Mengden has a 0-1 record with an earned run average of 6.75 and a WHIP of 1.69 this season. He has 4 strikeouts over his 5.1 innings pitched and he's given up 5 hits. He's allowed 8.4 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.86. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.17 and they have given up 152 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .235 against the bullpen and they've struck out 178 hitters and walked 73 batters. As a team, Oakland allows 8.2 hits per nine innings while striking out 8 batters per nine innings. They are 14th in the league in team earned run average at 4.28. The Athletics pitchers collectively have given up 375 base hits and 195 earned runs. They have allowed 54 home runs this season, ranking them 18th in the league. Oakland as a pitching staff has walked 151 batters and struck out 364. They have walked 3.3 men per 9 innings while striking out 8 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.28 and their FIP as a unit is 4.29.
As a team Oakland is hitting .240, good for 20th in the league. The Athletics hold a .408 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .318, which is good for 19th in baseball. They rank 18th in MLB with 8.3 hits per game. Marcus Semien is hitting .271 with an on-base percentage of .363. He has 48 hits this season in 177 at bats with 21 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .407 and an OPS+ of 112. Matt Chapman is hitting .265 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .360. He has totaled 43 hits and he has driven in 24 men in 162 at bats. His OPS+ is 141 while his slugging percentage is at .531. The Athletics have 373 hits, including 67 doubles and 61 home runs. Oakland has walked 164 times so far this season and they have struck out 348 times as a unit. They have left 311 men on base and have a team OPS of .726. They score 4.69 runs per contest and have scored a total of 211 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Detroit has a 18-24 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.15, Matthew Boyd has a 4-3 record and a 0.99 WHIP. He has 65 strikeouts over the 54.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 41 hits. He's allowing 6.8 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 2.85. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.84 and they have given up 169 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .277 against the Tigers bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 136 batters and walked 75 opposing hitters. As a team, Detroit allows 9.2 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.2 batters per nine innings. They are 25th in the league in team earned run average at 5. The Tigers pitchers as a team have surrendered 382 base knocks and 207 earned runs this season. They have given up 61 home runs this year, which ranks 7th in Major League Baseball. Detroit as a staff has walked 153 hitters and struck out 339 batters. They give up a walk 3.7 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.2 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.44 while their FIP as a staff is 4.80.
As a team, they are batting .223, good for 26th in the league. The Tigers hold a .371 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .292, which is good for 26th in baseball. They rank 25th in MLB with 7.4 hits per contest. Miguel Cabrera comes into this matchup batting .285 with an OBP of .355. He has 43 hits this year along with 15 RBI in 151 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .344 with an OPS+ of 89. Nicholas Castellanos is hitting .263 this season and he has an OBP of .312. He has collected 42 hits in 160 at bats while driving in 12 runs. He has an OPS+ of 96 and a slugging percentage of .431. The Tigers as a unit have 312 base hits, including 81 doubles and 35 homers. Detroit has walked 126 times this year and they have struck out on 410 occasions. They have had 284 men left on base and have an OPS of .664. They have scored 3.4 runs per game and totaled 143 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Athletics/Tigers MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Athletics -110
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