Arizona Diamondbacks vs Oakland Athletics Prediction, 8/20/2020 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Arizona Diamondbacks vs Oakland Athletics
Date: Thursday, August 20, 2020
Location: Oakland Coliseum in Oakland, CA
Odds/Point Spread: Diamondbacks (+139) Athletics (-150)
Oakland Coliseum is the site where Matt Chapman and the Oakland Athletics (16-8, 1st in AL West) will take on the Arizona Diamondbacks (13-11, 3rd in NL West) on Thursday. The line on this matchup has the Diamondbacks priced at +139 and the Athletics are at -150. The total opens at 9. The pitchers taking the mound are Alex Young and Sean Manaea.
Key Arizona Diamondbacks Injuries
8/16/2020 Jeremy Beasley RP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Sep 1
8/10/2020 Madison Bumgarner SP Back Expected to be out until at least Aug 24
7/23/2020 Corbin Martin SP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Sep 1
6/29/2020 Silvino Bracho RP Elbow Out for the season
Key Oakland Athletics Injuries
8/17/2020 Burch Smith RP Forearm Expected to be out until at least Sep 7
8/10/2020 A.J RP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Sep 1
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Diamondbacks have a 13-11 overall record this season. Young has thrown 97 innings and has accumulated 86 strikeouts in his MLB career. His ERA is 3.61 (39 earned runs allowed) and his WHIP is 1.184. He has surrendered 85 hits (7.9 hits per nine innings) and has 30 free passes. Young (8-5 career record) is the owner of a FIP of 4.89 while he has faced 408 opposing hitters in the major leagues. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.78 and they have given up 84 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .212 against the bullpen and they've struck out 99 hitters and walked 45 batters. As a team, Arizona allows 8.6 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.7 batters per nine innings. They are 24th in the league in team earned run average at 5.17. The Diamondbacks pitchers collectively have given up 199 base hits and 120 earned runs. They have allowed 47 home runs this season, ranking them 1st in the league. Arizona as a pitching staff has walked 92 batters and struck out 225. They have walked 4 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.7 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.39 and their FIP as a unit is 5.39.
As a team Arizona is hitting .257, good for 8th in the league. The Diamondbacks hold a .400 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .328, which is good for 7th in baseball. They rank 7th in MLB with 8.7 hits per game. Christian Walker is hitting .287 with an on-base percentage of .340. He has 25 hits this season in 87 at bats with 11 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .437 and an OPS+ of 109. Ketel Marte is hitting .330 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .350. He has totaled 31 hits and he has driven in 9 men in 94 at bats. His OPS+ is 109 while his slugging percentage is at .426. The Diamondbacks have 209 hits, including 49 doubles and 21 home runs. Arizona has walked 74 times so far this season and they have struck out 179 times as a unit. They have left 162 men on base and have a team OPS of .728. They score 4.96 runs per contest and have scored a total of 119 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Manaea (35-30 career mark) holds a 3.93 earned run average while conceding 8.5 hits per nine innings. He has a SO/W ratio of 3.09 and he has faced 2,138 opposing hitters in his MLB career. Thus far in his career, Manaea has given up 486 base hits while earning 420 punchouts in 513 innings. He has surrendered a total of 224 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.212 and being the owner of a FIP of 4.1. The bullpen has an earned run average of 2.29 and they have given up 79 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .189 against the Athletics bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 111 batters and walked 34 opposing hitters. As a team, Oakland allows 8.2 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.3 batters per nine innings. They are 6th in the league in team earned run average at 3.83. The Athletics pitchers as a team have surrendered 200 base knocks and 93 earned runs this season. They have given up 28 home runs this year, which ranks 16th in Major League Baseball. Oakland as a staff has walked 73 hitters and struck out 202 batters. They give up a walk 3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.3 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.25 while their FIP as a staff is 4.02.
As a team, they are batting .224, good for 24th in the league. The Athletics hold a .415 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .325, which is good for 9th in baseball. They rank 22nd in MLB with 7.4 hits per contest. Matt Chapman comes into this matchup batting .235 with an OBP of .269. He has 23 hits this year along with 17 RBI in 98 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .520 with an OPS+ of 116. Marcus Semien is hitting .223 this season and he has an OBP of .273. He has collected 23 hits in 103 at bats while driving in 9 runs. He has an OPS+ of 77 and a slugging percentage of .359. The Athletics as a unit have 178 base hits, including 29 doubles and 36 homers. Oakland has walked 104 times this year and they have struck out on 242 occasions. They have had 154 men left on base and have an OPS of .740. They have scored 5.08 runs per game and totaled 122 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Diamondbacks/Athletics MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Athletics (-150)
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