Oakland Athletics at Detroit Tigers MLB Point Spread Picks 5/19/2019
Sunday, May 19, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Mike Fiers vs. Gregory Soto
Matt Chapman and the Oakland Athletics (21-25, 5th in AL West) head to Comerica Park on Sunday where they'll meet the Detroit Tigers (18-25, 4th in AL Central). The odds on this contest have the Athletics priced at -172 and the Tigers are at +162. The total is set at 10.
The Athletics have been an inconsistent play for MLB bettors, having gone 21-25-0 SU. The Tigers cover 41.9% of the time, going 18-25-0 straight up. The Athletics have been decent for bettors as the favorite, going 15-14-0 SU. The Tigers cover 32.4% of the time as an underdog, having gone 11-23-0 straight up.
Valuable Oakland Athletics Betting Trends
The Athletics have been a decent Under play for over/under MLB wagerers, having gone 23-23-0.
The Athletics cover 31.8% of the time as the away team, having gone 7-15-0 straight up.
Important Detroit Tigers Betting Trends
The Tigers cover 40.9% of the time at Comerica Park, going 9-13-0 SU.
The Tigers have been a strong Under play for over/under MLB wagerers, having gone 19-24-0.
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
05/17/19 2B Niko Goodrum Flu is questionable Saturday 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 21-25 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Mike Fiers has a 3-3 record with an earned run average of 5.12 and a WHIP of 1.22 this season. He has 38 strikeouts over his 51 innings pitched and he's given up 46 hits. He's allowed 8.1 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 5.1. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.16 and they have given up 152 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .235 against the bullpen and they've struck out 179 hitters and walked 73 batters. As a team, Oakland allows 8.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.1 batters per nine innings. They are 13th in the league in team earned run average at 4.23. The Athletics pitchers collectively have given up 379 base hits and 197 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 375. They have walked 3.2 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.1 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.27 and their FIP as a unit is 4.23.
As a team Oakland is hitting .240, good for 20th in the league. The Athletics hold a .409 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. Matt Chapman is hitting .263 with an on-base percentage of .356. He has 44 hits this season in 167 at bats with 24 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .521 and an OPS+ of 138. Marcus Semien is hitting .265 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .359. He has totaled 48 hits and he has driven in 21 men in 181 at bats. His OPS+ is 109 while his slugging percentage is at .398. The Athletics have 382 hits, including 68 doubles and 63 home runs. Oakland has walked 167 times so far this season and they have struck out 352 times as a unit. They have left 315 men on base and have a team OPS of .727. They score 4.74 runs per contest and have scored a total of 218 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Detroit has a 18-25 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 13.50, Gregory Soto has a 0-2 record and a 2.67 WHIP. He has 4 strikeouts over the 6 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 12 hits. He's allowing 18 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 8.12. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.76 and they have given up 171 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .275 against the Tigers bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 138 batters and walked 77 opposing hitters. As a team, Detroit allows 9.2 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.1 batters per nine innings. They are 26th in the league in team earned run average at 5.05. The Tigers pitchers as a team have surrendered 391 base knocks and 214 earned runs this season. They have given up 63 home runs this year, which ranks 7th in Major League Baseball. Detroit as a staff has walked 156 hitters and struck out 343 batters. They give up a walk 3.7 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.1 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.43 while their FIP as a staff is 4.84.
As a team, they are batting .221, good for 27th in the league. The Tigers hold a .368 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .289, which is good for 26th in baseball. They rank 26th in MLB with 7.3 hits per contest. Nicholas Castellanos comes into this matchup batting .256 with an OBP of .305. He has 42 hits this year along with 12 RBI in 164 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .421 with an OPS+ of 92. Miguel Cabrera is hitting .290 this season and he has an OBP of .358. He has collected 45 hits in 155 at bats while driving in 16 runs. He has an OPS+ of 94 and a slugging percentage of .361. The Tigers as a unit have 316 base hits, including 84 doubles and 35 homers. Detroit has walked 126 times this year and they have struck out on 421 occasions. They have had 287 men left on base and have an OPS of .658. They have scored 3.37 runs per game and totaled 145 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Athletics/Tigers MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Athletics -172
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