Oakland Athletics at Pittsburgh Pirates MLB Point Spread Picks 5/5/2019
Sunday, May 5, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Frankie Montas vs. Jordan Lyles
The Oakland Athletics visit PNC Park on Sunday, May 5, 2019 to play the Pittsburgh Pirates. The probable starters are Frankie Montas for the Athletics and Jordan Lyles for the Pirates.
The opening line for this matchup has Oakland at -108 and Pittsburgh at -102. The Athletics have a 18-16-0 over/under record and a 15-19-0 run line mark. The Pirates are 14-15-0 against the run line and have a 13-16-0 over/under record.
Valuable Oakland Athletics Betting Trends
The Oakland Athletics are 18-16-0 against the over/under
The Oakland Athletics are 15-19-0 against the run line
Important Pittsburgh Pirates Betting Trends
The Pittsburgh Pirates are 13-16-0 against the over/under
The Pittsburgh Pirates are 14-15-0 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
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 15-19 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Frankie Montas has a 4-2 record with an earned run average of 2.97 and a WHIP of 1.29 this season. He has 30 strikeouts over his 33.1 innings pitched and he's given up 33 hits. He's allowed 8.9 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.96. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.23 and they have given up 116 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .238 against the bullpen and they've struck out 134 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 20th in the league in team earned run average at 4.59. The Athletics pitchers collectively have given up 291 base hits and 154 earned runs. They have allowed 41 home runs this season, ranking them 14th in the league. Oakland as a pitching staff has walked 113 batters and struck out 266. They have walked 3.4 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.9 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.34 and their FIP as a unit is 4.41.
As a team Oakland is hitting .242, good for 20th in the league. The Athletics hold a .408 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .319, which is good for 19th in baseball. They rank 18th in MLB with 8.2 hits per game. Khris Davis is hitting .222 with an on-base percentage of .300. He has 28 hits this season in 126 at bats with 24 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .484 and an OPS+ of 112. Marcus Semien is hitting .298 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .376. He has totaled 39 hits and he has driven in 18 men in 131 at bats. His OPS+ is 128 while his slugging percentage is at .450. The Athletics have 279 hits, including 52 doubles and 45 home runs. Oakland has walked 117 times so far this season and they have struck out 248 times as a unit. They have left 226 men on base and have a team OPS of .727. They score 4.76 runs per contest and have scored a total of 162 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Pittsburgh has a 14-15 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 2.42, Jordan Lyles has a 2-1 record and a 1.15 WHIP. He has 26 strikeouts over the 26 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 21 hits. He's allowing 7.3 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.66. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.42 and they have given up 90 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .239 against the Pirates bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 117 batters and walked 39 opposing hitters. As a team, Pittsburgh allows 8 hits per nine innings while striking out 9 batters per nine innings. They are 8th in the league in team earned run average at 3.79. The Pirates pitchers as a team have surrendered 230 base knocks and 109 earned runs this season. They have given up 31 home runs this year, which ranks 27th in Major League Baseball. Pittsburgh as a staff has walked 84 hitters and struck out 260 batters. They give up a walk 2.9 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.21 while their FIP as a staff is 3.77.
As a team, they are batting .230, good for 24th in the league. The Pirates hold a .362 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .296, which is good for 25th in baseball. They rank 24th in MLB with 7.8 hits per contest. Melky Cabrera comes into this matchup batting .344 with an OBP of .379. He has 31 hits this year along with 8 RBI in 90 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .500 with an OPS+ of 135. Josh Bell is hitting .283 this season and he has an OBP of .361. He has collected 30 hits in 106 at bats while driving in 22 runs. He has an OPS+ of 147 and a slugging percentage of .575. The Pirates as a unit have 226 base hits, including 50 doubles and 23 homers. Pittsburgh has walked 84 times this year and they have struck out on 253 occasions. They have had 206 men left on base and have an OPS of .657. They have scored 3.38 runs per game and totaled 98 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Athletics/Pirates MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Athletics -108
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