Oakland Athletics at Minnesota Twins MLB Game Picks 7/19/2019
Friday, July 19, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Chris Bassitt vs. Jake Odorizzi
Matt Chapman and the Oakland Athletics (55-41, 2nd in AL West) head to Target Field on Friday where they'll take on the Minnesota Twins (58-36, 1st in AL Central). The Athletics open this contest at +120 while the Twins are priced at -130. The over/under opens at 11.
The Athletics have been a great play for baseball wagerers, having gone 55-41-0 SU. The Twins cover 61.7% of the time, going 58-36-0 straight up. The Twins have been great for MLB wagerers as favorites, going 38-24-0 SU. Oakland is covering 51.3% of the time as the underdog, having gone 20-19-0 straight up.
Valuable Oakland Athletics Betting Trends
The Athletics have been a less than ideal Over option for O/U wagerers, having gone 47-49-0.
The Athletics cover 53.3% of the time as the away team, having gone 24-21-0 straight up.
Important Minnesota Twins Betting Trends
The Twins cover 62.2% of the time at Target Field, going 28-17-0 SU.
The Twins have been a good Over option for O/U wagerers, having gone 47-42-5.
Key Oakland Athletics Injuries
7/17/2019 Matt Chapman 3B Ankle Probable for Jul 18
7/17/2019 Jharel Cotton RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Jul 26
7/16/2019 Sean Manaea SP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Aug 3
7/16/2019 Marco Estrada SP Back Expected to be out until at least Sep 1
7/16/2019 Nick Hundley C Knee Expected to be out until at least Jul 25
7/2/2019 Stephen Piscotty RF Knee Expected to be out until at least Jul 30
5/15/2019 Daniel Gossett RP Elbow Out for the season
Key Minnesota Twins Injuries
7/17/2019 Jonathan Schoop 2B Abdomen Probable for Jul 18
7/17/2019 LaMonte Wade RF Thumb Expected to be out until at least Jul 25
7/16/2019 Byron Buxton CF Concussion Expected to be out until at least Jul 23
7/8/2019 Willians Astudillo C Oblique Expected to be out until at least Jul 26
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Athletics have a 55-41 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Chris Bassitt has a 6-4 record with an earned run average of 3.98 and a WHIP of 1.22 this season. He has 81 strikeouts over his 83.2 innings pitched and he's given up 68 hits. He's allowed 7.3 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.42. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.88 and they have given up 310 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .234 against the bullpen and they've struck out 349 hitters and walked 137 batters. As a team, Oakland allows 8.2 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.7 batters per nine innings. They are 7th in the league in team earned run average at 3.95. The Athletics pitchers collectively have given up 798 base hits and 385 earned runs. They have allowed 107 home runs this season, ranking them 28th in the league. Oakland as a pitching staff has walked 299 batters and struck out 752. They have walked 3.1 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.7 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.25 and their FIP as a unit is 4.24.
As a team Oakland is hitting .250, good for 17th in the league. The Athletics hold a .451 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .323, which is good for 17th in baseball. They rank 14th in MLB with 8.6 hits per game. Matt Chapman is hitting .279 with an on-base percentage of .363. He has 99 hits this season in 355 at bats with 59 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .552 and an OPS+ of 144. Marcus Semien is hitting .271 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .349. He has totaled 108 hits and he has driven in 49 men in 398 at bats. His OPS+ is 116 while his slugging percentage is at .452. The Athletics have 835 hits, including 174 doubles and 158 home runs. Oakland has walked 324 times so far this season and they have struck out 743 times as a unit. They have left 627 men on base and have a team OPS of .774. They score 5.23 runs per contest and have scored a total of 507 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Minnesota has a 58-36 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.06, Jake Odorizzi has a 11-4 record and a 1.11 WHIP. He has 98 strikeouts over the 94 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 72 hits. He's allowing 6.9 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.77. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.29 and they have given up 310 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .249 against the Twins bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 331 batters and walked 121 opposing hitters. As a team, Minnesota allows 8.5 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.7 batters per nine innings. They are 5th in the league in team earned run average at 3.92. The Twins pitchers as a team have surrendered 800 base knocks and 371 earned runs this season. They have given up 116 home runs this year, which ranks 25th in Major League Baseball. Minnesota as a staff has walked 266 hitters and struck out 820 batters. They give up a walk 2.8 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.7 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.25 while their FIP as a staff is 4.14.
As a team, they are batting .270, good for 2nd in the league. The Twins hold a .493 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .335, which is good for 7th in baseball. They rank 2nd in MLB with 9.6 hits per contest. Jonathan Schoop comes into this matchup batting .258 with an OBP of .308. He has 77 hits this year along with 40 RBI in 299 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .468 with an OPS+ of 103. Jorge Polanco is hitting .307 this season and he has an OBP of .364. He has collected 116 hits in 378 at bats while driving in 44 runs. He has an OPS+ of 128 and a slugging percentage of .503. The Twins as a unit have 903 base hits, including 197 doubles and 174 homers. Minnesota has walked 285 times this year and they have struck out on 765 occasions. They have had 653 men left on base and have an OPS of .828. They have scored 5.63 runs per game and totaled 529 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Athletics/Twins MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Twins -130
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