Oakland Athletics at Pittsburgh Pirates MLB Game Picks 5/3/2019
Friday, May 3, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Brett Anderson vs. Joe Musgrove
The Oakland Athletics visit PNC Park on Friday, May 3, 2019 to play the Pittsburgh Pirates. The probable starters are Brett Anderson for the Athletics and Joe Musgrove for the Pirates.
The opening line for this matchup has Oakland at +121 and Pittsburgh at -131. The Athletics have a 17-16-0 over/under record and a 14-19-0 run line mark. The Pirates are 14-14-0 against the run line and have a 12-16-0 over/under record.
Valuable Oakland Athletics Betting Trends
The Oakland Athletics are 17-16-0 against the over/under
The Oakland Athletics are 14-19-0 against the run line
Important Pittsburgh Pirates Betting Trends
The Pittsburgh Pirates are 12-16-0 against the over/under
The Pittsburgh Pirates are 14-14-0 against the run line
Key Oakland Athletics Injuries
04/29/19 CF Mark Canha Wrist 10-day IL (04/29)
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 1B Matt Olson Hand 10-day IL (03/27)
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 Pittsburgh Pirates Injuries
05/02/19 C Francisco Cervelli Wrist is questionable Friday vs Oakland Athletics
04/28/19 P Chris Archer Thumb 10-day IL (04/27)
04/23/19 P Nick Burdi Elbow 10-day IL (04/23)
04/21/19 C Jacob Stallings Neck 10-day IL (04/18)
04/20/19 2B Erik Gonzalez Collarbone 60-day IL (04/20)
04/12/19 SS Kevin Newman Finger 10-day IL (04/09)
04/04/19 LF Corey Dickerson Shoulder 10-day IL (04/04)
03/30/19 P Dovydas Neverauskas Oblique 10-day IL (03/25)
03/30/19 P Edgar Santana Elbow 60-day IL (03/30); is out for season
03/28/19 1B Jose Osuna Neck 10-day IL (03/25)
03/28/19 RF Lonnie Chisenhall Finger 10-day IL (03/28)
03/25/19 P Chad Kuhl Elbow 60-day IL (03/01)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Athletics have a 14-19 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Brett Anderson has a 3-2 record with an earned run average of 4.35 and a WHIP of 1.48 this season. He has 18 strikeouts over his 31 innings pitched and he's given up 34 hits. He's allowed 9.9 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.73. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.33 and they have given up 113 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .237 against the bullpen and they've struck out 130 hitters and walked 56 batters. As a team, Oakland allows 8.7 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.9 batters per nine innings. They are 22nd in the league in team earned run average at 4.7. The Athletics pitchers collectively have given up 284 base hits and 153 earned runs. They have allowed 41 home runs this season, ranking them 10th in the league. Oakland as a pitching staff has walked 111 batters and struck out 258. They have walked 3.4 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.9 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.35 and their FIP as a unit is 4.48.
As a team Oakland is hitting .237, good for 21st in the league. The Athletics hold a .402 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .313, which is good for 20th in baseball. They rank 20th in MLB with 8.0 hits per game. Khris Davis is hitting .228 with an on-base percentage of .291. He has 28 hits this season in 123 at bats with 24 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .496 and an OPS+ of 111. Marcus Semien is hitting .302 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .378. He has totaled 38 hits and he has driven in 16 men in 126 at bats. His OPS+ is 130 while his slugging percentage is at .460. The Athletics have 263 hits, including 49 doubles and 43 home runs. Oakland has walked 111 times so far this season and they have struck out 241 times as a unit. They have left 217 men on base and have a team OPS of .715. They score 4.48 runs per contest and have scored a total of 148 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Pittsburgh has a 14-14 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 1.54, Joe Musgrove has a 1-2 record and a 0.89 WHIP. He has 31 strikeouts over the 35 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 24 hits. He's allowing 6.2 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 2.49. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.03 and they have given up 80 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .229 against the Pirates bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 111 batters and walked 35 opposing hitters. As a team, Pittsburgh allows 7.7 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.1 batters per nine innings. They are 5th in the league in team earned run average at 3.49. The Pirates pitchers as a team have surrendered 214 base knocks and 97 earned runs this season. They have given up 29 home runs this year, which ranks 28th in Major League Baseball. Pittsburgh as a staff has walked 78 hitters and struck out 253 batters. They give up a walk 2.8 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.1 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.17 while their FIP as a staff is 3.66.
As a team, they are batting .232, good for 24th in the league. The Pirates hold a .368 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .298, which is good for 24th in baseball. They rank 23rd in MLB with 7.8 hits per contest. Melky Cabrera comes into this matchup batting .341 with an OBP of .370. He has 30 hits this year along with 8 RBI in 88 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .500 with an OPS+ of 132. Josh Bell is hitting .284 this season and he has an OBP of .364. He has collected 29 hits in 102 at bats while driving in 21 runs. He has an OPS+ of 151 and a slugging percentage of .588. The Pirates as a unit have 219 base hits, including 50 doubles and 23 homers. Pittsburgh has walked 82 times this year and they have struck out on 245 occasions. They have had 196 men left on base and have an OPS of .666. They have scored 3.46 runs per game and totaled 97 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Athletics/Pirates MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Pirates -131
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