San Francisco Giants at Oakland Athletics MLB Picks and Tips 8/24/2019
Saturday, August 24, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Madison Bumgarner vs. Chris Bassitt
Oakland Coliseum is the site where Matt Chapman and the Oakland Athletics (74-53, 2nd in AL West) will take on the San Francisco Giants (63-65, 3rd in NL West) on Saturday. The Giants open this matchup at +130 while the Athletics are priced at -140. The O/U has been set at 8.5.
The Giants have been a less than ideal pick for wagerers, having gone 63-65-0 SU. Oakland is covering 58.3% of the time, going 74-53-0 straight up.
Valuable San Francisco Giants Betting Trends
The Giants have been a less than ideal Under option for over/under wagerers, having gone 62-60-6.
The Giants cover 51.5% of the time as a visitor, having gone 34-32-0 straight up.
Important Oakland Athletics Betting Trends
The Athletics cover 66.1% of the time at Oakland Coliseum, going 43-22-0 SU.
The Athletics have been an inconsistent Over option for over/under wagerers, having gone 57-68-2.
Key San Francisco Giants Injuries
8/18/2019 Shaun Anderson SP Finger Expected to be out until at least Aug 26
8/14/2019 Pablo Sandoval 3B Elbow Expected to be out until at least Aug 24
8/14/2019 Johnny Cueto SP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Aug 31
8/9/2019 Steven Duggar CF Shoulder Out for the season
Key Oakland Athletics Injuries
8/22/2019 Sean Manaea SP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Sep 3
8/17/2019 Ramon Laureano CF Lower Leg Expected to be out until at least Sep 4
5/15/2019 Daniel Gossett RP Elbow Out for the season
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Giants have a 63-65 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Madison Bumgarner has a 8-8 record with an earned run average of 3.72 and a WHIP of 1.11 this season. He has 163 strikeouts over his 164.2 innings pitched and he's given up 149 hits. He's allowed 8.1 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.7. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.97 and they have given up 439 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .238 against the bullpen and they've struck out 477 hitters and walked 174 batters. As a team, San Francisco allows 8.7 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.5 batters per nine innings. They are 14th in the league in team earned run average at 4.46. The Giants pitchers collectively have given up 1,118 base hits and 573 earned runs. They have allowed 185 home runs this season, ranking them 13th in the league. San Francisco as a pitching staff has walked 404 batters and struck out 1,090. They have walked 3.1 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.5 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.32 and their FIP as a unit is 4.59.
As a team San Francisco is hitting .242, good for 27th in the league. The Giants hold a .406 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .306, which is good for 27th in baseball. They rank 23rd in MLB with 8.3 hits per game. Brandon Belt is hitting .227 with an on-base percentage of .340. He has 95 hits this season in 419 at bats with 49 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .387 and an OPS+ of 94. Kevin Pillar is hitting .259 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .287. He has totaled 124 hits and he has driven in 70 men in 479 at bats. His OPS+ is 92 while his slugging percentage is at .451. The Giants have 1,061 hits, including 253 doubles and 141 home runs. San Francisco has walked 384 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,112 times as a unit. They have left 821 men on base and have a team OPS of .712. They score 4.39 runs per contest and have scored a total of 562 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Oakland has a 74-53 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.61, Chris Bassitt has a 9-5 record and a 1.20 WHIP. He has 112 strikeouts over the 119.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 101 hits. He's allowing 7.6 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.49. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.00 and they have given up 403 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .235 against the Athletics bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 444 batters and walked 177 opposing hitters. As a team, Oakland allows 8.3 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.7 batters per nine innings. They are 6th in the league in team earned run average at 4.02. The Athletics pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,067 base knocks and 516 earned runs this season. They have given up 152 home runs this year, which ranks 27th in Major League Baseball. Oakland as a staff has walked 392 hitters and struck out 988 batters. They give up a walk 3.1 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.7 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.26 while their FIP as a staff is 4.36.
As a team, they are batting .247, good for 20th in the league. The Athletics hold a .443 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .322, which is good for 16th in baseball. They rank 18th in MLB with 8.4 hits per contest. Matt Chapman comes into this matchup batting .258 with an OBP of .342. He has 120 hits this year along with 71 RBI in 466 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .524 with an OPS+ of 129. Marcus Semien is hitting .273 this season and he has an OBP of .359. He has collected 141 hits in 516 at bats while driving in 61 runs. He has an OPS+ of 126 and a slugging percentage of .486. The Athletics as a unit have 1,079 base hits, including 224 doubles and 201 homers. Oakland has walked 431 times this year and they have struck out on 1,032 occasions. They have had 829 men left on base and have an OPS of .765. They have scored 5.05 runs per game and totaled 646 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Giants/Athletics MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Giants (+130)
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