Oakland Athletics at San Francisco Giants MLB Game Picks 8/14/2019
Wednesday, August 14, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Homer Bailey vs. Tyler Beede
Matt Chapman and the Oakland Athletics (67-51, 2nd in AL West) head to Oracle Park on Wednesday where they'll take on the San Francisco Giants (59-60, 3rd in NL West).
The Athletics have been great for MLB wagerers, having gone 67-51-0 SU. The Giants cover 49.6% of the time, going 59-60-0 straight up.
Valuable Oakland Athletics Betting Trends
The Athletics have been a pretty good Under pick for over/under baseball wagerers, having gone 54-63-1.
The Athletics cover 51.7% of the time on the road, having gone 30-28-0 straight up.
Important San Francisco Giants Betting Trends
San Francisco is covering 46.7% of the time at Oracle Park, going 28-32-0 SU.
The Giants have been a good Over pick for over/under baseball wagerers, having gone 58-55-6.
Key Oakland Athletics Injuries
8/11/2019 Stephen Piscotty RF Illness Probable for Aug 13
8/7/2019 Josh Phegley C Thumb Expected to be out until at least Aug 15
8/5/2019 Sean Manaea SP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Aug 16
7/31/2019 Ramon Laureano CF Lower Leg Expected to be out until at least Aug 31
7/16/2019 Marco Estrada SP Back Expected to be out until at least Sep 1
5/15/2019 Daniel Gossett RP Elbow Out for the season
Key San Francisco Giants Injuries
8/11/2019 Pablo Sandoval 3B Elbow Probable for Aug 13
8/11/2019 Shaun Anderson SP Finger Expected to be out until at least Aug 20
8/10/2019 Alex Dickerson LF Oblique Expected to be out until at least Aug 15
8/9/2019 Steven Duggar CF Shoulder Out for the season
2/19/2019 Johnny Cueto SP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Sep 1
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Athletics have a 67-51 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Homer Bailey has a 9-8 record with an earned run average of 5.54 and a WHIP of 1.46 this season. He has 101 strikeouts over his 115.1 innings pitched and he's given up 122 hits. He's allowed 9.5 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.57. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.04 and they have given up 379 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .237 against the bullpen and they've struck out 416 hitters and walked 166 batters. As a team, Oakland allows 8.3 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.7 batters per nine innings. They are 5th in the league in team earned run average at 4.05. The Athletics pitchers collectively have given up 988 base hits and 483 earned runs. They have allowed 138 home runs this season, ranking them 28th in the league. Oakland as a pitching staff has walked 367 batters and struck out 917. They have walked 3.1 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.7 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.26 and their FIP as a unit is 4.35.
As a team Oakland is hitting .246, good for 21st in the league. The Athletics hold a .440 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .322, which is good for 16th in baseball. They rank 20th in MLB with 8.4 hits per game. Matt Chapman is hitting .253 with an on-base percentage of .338. He has 109 hits this season in 431 at bats with 65 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .506 and an OPS+ of 123. Marcus Semien is hitting .273 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .360. He has totaled 131 hits and he has driven in 55 men in 480 at bats. His OPS+ is 122 while his slugging percentage is at .471. The Athletics have 999 hits, including 209 doubles and 184 home runs. Oakland has walked 411 times so far this season and they have struck out 948 times as a unit. They have left 784 men on base and have a team OPS of .762. They score 5.03 runs per contest and have scored a total of 599 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
San Francisco has a 59-60 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 5.61, Tyler Beede has a 3-6 record and a 1.58 WHIP. He has 76 strikeouts over the 78.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 88 hits. He's allowing 10.1 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 5.42. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.70 and they have given up 401 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .233 against the Giants bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 453 batters and walked 160 opposing hitters. As a team, San Francisco allows 8.7 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.5 batters per nine innings. They are 12th in the league in team earned run average at 4.37. The Giants pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,037 base knocks and 524 earned runs this season. They have given up 165 home runs this year, which ranks 15th in Major League Baseball. San Francisco as a staff has walked 377 hitters and struck out 1,018 batters. They give up a walk 3.1 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.5 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.31 while their FIP as a staff is 4.51.
As a team, they are batting .239, good for 28th in the league. The Giants hold a .400 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .304, which is good for 28th in baseball. They rank 28th in MLB with 8.2 hits per contest. Brandon Belt comes into this matchup batting .229 with an OBP of .345. He has 89 hits this year along with 40 RBI in 388 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .381 with an OPS+ of 95. Kevin Pillar is hitting .251 this season and he has an OBP of .277. He has collected 111 hits in 443 at bats while driving in 62 runs. He has an OPS+ of 84 and a slugging percentage of .427. The Giants as a unit have 972 base hits, including 236 doubles and 126 homers. San Francisco has walked 359 times this year and they have struck out on 1,034 occasions. They have had 763 men left on base and have an OPS of .704. They have scored 4.29 runs per game and totaled 511 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Athletics/Giants MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Giants
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