Oakland Athletics vs Colorado Rockies Prediction, 9/15/2020 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Oakland Athletics vs Colorado Rockies
Date: Tuesday, September 15, 2020
Location: Coors Field in Denver, CO
Odds/Point Spread: Athletics (-165) Rockies (+152)
Ryan McMahon and the Colorado Rockies (21-25, 4th in NL West) host the Oakland Athletics (29-17, 1st in AL West) at Coors Field on Tuesday. The odds on this game have the Athletics priced at -165 and the Rockies are at +152. The O/U opens at 12. The expected starting pitchers are Sean Manaea and Antonio Senzatela.
Key Oakland Athletics Injuries
9/13/2020 Chad Pinder 2B Hamstring Out for the season
9/13/2020 Daniel Mengden RP Illness Expected to be out until at least Sep 17
9/12/2020 Matt Chapman 3B Hip Out for the season
9/11/2020 A.J RP Shoulder Out for the season
8/21/2020 Burch Smith RP Forearm Expected to be out until at least Sep 22
Key Colorado Rockies Injuries
9/13/2020 Raimel Tapia LF Head Expected to be out until at least Sep 15
9/13/2020 Brendan Rodgers 2B Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Sep 15
9/13/2020 Nolan Arenado 3B Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Sep 15
9/11/2020 Jon Gray SP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Sep 19
9/11/2020 Chris Owings 2B Hamstring Expected to be out until at least Sep 14
8/25/2020 Joe Harvey RP Elbow Out for the season
8/2/2020 Scott Oberg RP Arm Expected to be out until at least Sep 21
7/23/2020 Peter Lambert SP Elbow Out for the season
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Athletics have a 29-17 overall record this season. Manaea (39-30 career mark) has a FIP of 4.08 and he has gone up against 2,221 hitters in the majors. His earned run average is 3.83 (228 earned runs allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.196. He has given up 503 hits (8.5 hits per 9 innings) and has had 137 walks. Manaea has taken the ball for 535 innings and has accumulated 436 K's in his career. The bullpen has an earned run average of 2.12 and they have given up 124 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .180 against the bullpen and they've struck out 183 hitters and walked 54 batters. As a team, Oakland allows 8.2 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.5 batters per nine innings. They are 4th in the league in team earned run average at 3.62. The Athletics pitchers collectively have given up 365 base hits and 161 earned runs. They have allowed 50 home runs this season, ranking them 28th in the league. Oakland as a pitching staff has walked 126 batters and struck out 380. They have walked 2.8 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.5 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.23 and their FIP as a unit is 3.97.
As a team Oakland is hitting .227, good for 25th in the league. The Athletics hold a .403 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .326, which is good for 14th in baseball. They rank 27th in MLB with 7.3 hits per game. Marcus Semien is hitting .223 with an on-base percentage of .291. He has 37 hits this season in 166 at bats with 16 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .380 and an OPS+ of 87. Tommy La Stella is hitting .277 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .366. He has totaled 41 hits and he has driven in 22 men in 148 at bats. His OPS+ is 127 while his slugging percentage is at .459. The Athletics have 336 hits, including 68 doubles and 58 home runs. Oakland has walked 191 times so far this season and they have struck out 426 times as a unit. They have left 306 men on base and have a team OPS of .729. They score 4.78 runs per contest and have scored a total of 220 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Colorado has a 21-25 overall mark this year. During his pro baseball career, Senzatela has given up 437 base hits while accumulating 280 K's in 402 innings. He has conceded a total of 229 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.446 and having a FIP of 4.8. He has a SO/W ratio of 1.93 and he has gone up against 1,759 batters so far in his MLB career. Senzatela (30-24 record in his career) is the owner of a 5.12 ERA and has conceded 9.8 hits per 9 innings. The bullpen has an earned run average of 6.82 and they have given up 195 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .265 against the Rockies bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 144 batters and walked 64 opposing hitters. As a team, Colorado allows 9.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 7 batters per nine innings. They are 28th in the league in team earned run average at 5.5. The Rockies pitchers as a team have surrendered 445 base knocks and 249 earned runs this season. They have given up 66 home runs this year, which ranks 7th in Major League Baseball. Colorado as a staff has walked 143 hitters and struck out 319 batters. They give up a walk 3.2 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.44 while their FIP as a staff is 5.02.
As a team, they are batting .257, good for 10th in the league. The Rockies hold a .418 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .317, which is good for 21st in baseball. They rank 6th in MLB with 8.9 hits per contest. Ryan McMahon comes into this matchup batting .212 with an OBP of .300. He has 28 hits this year along with 20 RBI in 132 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .409 with an OPS+ of 76. Charlie Blackmon is hitting .333 this season and he has an OBP of .391. He has collected 57 hits in 171 at bats while driving in 37 runs. He has an OPS+ of 124 and a slugging percentage of .509. The Rockies as a unit have 408 base hits, including 61 doubles and 56 homers. Colorado has walked 138 times this year and they have struck out on 417 occasions. They have had 306 men left on base and have an OPS of .735. They have scored 4.8 runs per game and totaled 221 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Athletics/Rockies MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Rockies (+152)
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