Oakland Athletics vs Arizona Diamondbacks Predictions, MLB Picks, Betting Tips 8/17/2020
Game: Oakland Athletics vs Arizona Diamondbacks
Date: Monday, August 17, 2020
Location: Chase Field in Phoenix, AZ
Odds/Point Spread: Athletics (-101) Diamondbacks (-109)
Ketel Marte and the Arizona Diamondbacks (10-11, 4th in NL West) host the Oakland Athletics (15-6, 1st in AL West) at Chase Field on Monday. The Diamondbacks open this game at -109 while the Athletics are coming in at -101. The O/U is set at 9. The expected starting pitchers will be Mike Fiers and Zac Gallen.
Key Oakland Athletics Injuries
8/15/2020 Frankie Montas SP Back Expected to be out until at least Aug 17
8/15/2020 Burch Smith RP Forearm Expected to be out until at least Aug 26
8/10/2020 A.J RP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Sep 1
Key Arizona Diamondbacks Injuries
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
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Athletics have a 15-6 overall record this season. Fiers has taken the mound for 1,101 innings and has accounted for 960 K's so far in his MLB career. His earned run average is 4.07 (498 earned runs allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.261. He has given up 1,064 base knocks (8.7 hits per 9 innings) with 325 free passes. Fiers (70-60 win-loss mark in his career) has earned a FIP of 4.55 and he has gone up against 4,637 hitters during his time in the major leagues. The bullpen has an earned run average of 2.30 and they have given up 67 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .184 against the bullpen and they've struck out 100 hitters and walked 28 batters. As a team, Oakland allows 7.9 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.5 batters per nine innings. They are 5th in the league in team earned run average at 3.54. The Athletics pitchers collectively have given up 170 base hits and 76 earned runs. They have allowed 23 home runs this season, ranking them 22nd in the league. Oakland as a pitching staff has walked 59 batters and struck out 183. They have walked 2.8 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.5 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.19 and their FIP as a unit is 3.74.
As a team Oakland is hitting .219, good for 27th in the league. The Athletics hold a .406 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .323, which is good for 10th in baseball. They rank 26th in MLB with 7.2 hits per game. Marcus Semien is hitting .217 with an on-base percentage of .265. He has 20 hits this season in 92 at bats with 7 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .337 and an OPS+ of 69. Matt Chapman is hitting .239 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .272. He has totaled 21 hits and he has driven in 15 men in 88 at bats. His OPS+ is 123 while his slugging percentage is at .545. The Athletics have 151 hits, including 23 doubles and 32 home runs. Oakland has walked 92 times so far this season and they have struck out 213 times as a unit. They have left 138 men on base and have a team OPS of .729. They score 4.9 runs per contest and have scored a total of 103 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Arizona has a 10-11 overall mark this year. Gallen (3-6 career mark) has a 2.80 ERA and has surrendered 7.2 hits per 9 innings. His SO/W ratio is 2.88 and he has faced 428 hitters so far in his pro baseball career. During his MLB career, Gallen has given up 82 base hits while he has totaled 124 strikeouts in 103 innings pitched. He has surrendered 32 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.214 and a FIP of 3.7. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.04 and they have given up 76 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .216 against the Diamondbacks bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 87 batters and walked 39 opposing hitters. As a team, Arizona allows 9.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.6 batters per nine innings. They are 27th in the league in team earned run average at 5.64. The Diamondbacks pitchers as a team have surrendered 185 base knocks and 114 earned runs this season. They have given up 45 home runs this year, which ranks 1st in Major League Baseball. Arizona as a staff has walked 78 hitters and struck out 195 batters. They give up a walk 3.9 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.6 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.45 while their FIP as a staff is 5.66.
As a team, they are batting .252, good for 9th in the league. The Diamondbacks hold a .386 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .320, which is good for 13th in baseball. They rank 5th in MLB with 8.6 hits per contest. Ketel Marte comes into this matchup batting .329 with an OBP of .352. He has 28 hits this year along with 9 RBI in 85 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .435 with an OPS+ of 114. Kole Calhoun is hitting .236 this season and he has an OBP of .329. He has collected 17 hits in 72 at bats while driving in 15 runs. He has an OPS+ of 123 and a slugging percentage of .500. The Diamondbacks as a unit have 180 base hits, including 43 doubles and 16 homers. Arizona has walked 61 times this year and they have struck out on 162 occasions. They have had 139 men left on base and have an OPS of .706. They have scored 4.76 runs per game and totaled 100 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Athletics/Diamondbacks MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Athletics (-101)
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