Oakland Athletics vs Los Angeles Dodgers Prediction, 9/22/2020 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Oakland Athletics vs Los Angeles Dodgers
Date: Tuesday, September 22, 2020
Location: Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, CA
Odds/Point Spread: Athletics (+149) Dodgers (-162)
Tommy La Stella and the Oakland Athletics (33-20, 1st in AL West) head to Dodger Stadium on Tuesday where they'll meet the Los Angeles Dodgers (38-16, 1st in NL West). The line on this game has the Athletics coming in at +149 and the Dodgers are at -162. The over/under is set at 9. The starting pitchers will be Frankie Montas and Dustin May.
Key Oakland Athletics Injuries
9/18/2020 A.J RP Shoulder Out for the season
9/13/2020 Chad Pinder 2B Hamstring Out for the season
9/12/2020 Matt Chapman 3B Hip Out for the season
8/21/2020 Burch Smith RP Forearm Expected to be out until at least Sep 22
Key Los Angeles Dodgers Injuries
9/20/2020 Edwin Uceta RP Suspension Suspended until Oct 1
9/19/2020 Walker Buehler SP Finger Expected to be out until at least Sep 22
9/17/2020 Caleb Ferguson RP Elbow Out for the season
9/15/2020 Zach Reks LF Undisclosed Expected to be out until at least Sep 22
7/21/2020 Jimmy Nelson SP Back Out for the season
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Athletics have a 33-20 overall record this season. Montas (18-13 record in his career) has a FIP of 4.08 and he has gone up against 1,088 batters during his time in the majors. His earned run average is 4.20 (117 ER's allowed) and his WHIP is 1.394. He has allowed 257 hits (9.2 hits per nine innings) and has had 93 walks. Montas has thrown 251 frames and has 246 strikeouts thus far in his career. The bullpen has an earned run average of 2.42 and they have given up 141 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .186 against the bullpen and they've struck out 204 hitters and walked 66 batters. As a team, Oakland allows 8.2 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.8 batters per nine innings. They are 5th in the league in team earned run average at 3.64. The Athletics pitchers collectively have given up 417 base hits and 185 earned runs. They have allowed 57 home runs this season, ranking them 28th in the league. Oakland as a pitching staff has walked 147 batters and struck out 449. They have walked 2.9 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.8 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.23 and their FIP as a unit is 3.89.
As a team Oakland is hitting .226, good for 25th in the league. The Athletics hold a .396 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .323, which is good for 14th in baseball. They rank 25th in MLB with 7.2 hits per game. Tommy La Stella is hitting .282 with an on-base percentage of .368. He has 49 hits this season in 174 at bats with 25 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .448 and an OPS+ of 126. Marcus Semien is hitting .229 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .310. He has totaled 43 hits and he has driven in 23 men in 188 at bats. His OPS+ is 97 while his slugging percentage is at .394. The Athletics have 382 hits, including 76 doubles and 64 home runs. Oakland has walked 212 times so far this season and they have struck out 464 times as a unit. They have left 347 men on base and have a team OPS of .719. They score 4.75 runs per contest and have scored a total of 252 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Los Angeles has a 38-16 overall mark this year. May (3-4 career mark) has a 3.10 ERA while allowing 8.1 hits per 9 innings. His SO/W ratio is 4.13 and he has faced 330 opposing hitters so far in his career. In his career, May has allowed 73 base hits while totaling 66 punchouts in 81 innings. He has surrendered a total of 28 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.096 and having a FIP of 4.0. The bullpen has an earned run average of 2.86 and they have given up 180 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .193 against the Dodgers bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 217 batters and walked 66 opposing hitters. As a team, Los Angeles allows 7.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.4 batters per nine innings. They are 1st in the league in team earned run average at 3.06. The Dodgers pitchers as a team have surrendered 383 base knocks and 165 earned runs this season. They have given up 60 home runs this year, which ranks 23rd in Major League Baseball. Los Angeles as a staff has walked 131 hitters and struck out 454 batters. They give up a walk 2.4 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.4 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.06 while their FIP as a staff is 3.86.
As a team, they are batting .255, good for 10th in the league. The Dodgers hold a .472 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .337, which is good for 5th in baseball. They rank 8th in MLB with 8.7 hits per contest. Mookie Betts comes into this matchup batting .303 with an OBP of .376. He has 61 hits this year along with 39 RBI in 201 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .597 with an OPS+ of 161. Cody Bellinger is hitting .231 this season and he has an OBP of .314. He has collected 46 hits in 199 at bats while driving in 27 runs. He has an OPS+ of 102 and a slugging percentage of .432. The Dodgers as a unit have 471 base hits, including 89 doubles and 100 homers. Los Angeles has walked 207 times this year and they have struck out on 428 occasions. They have had 355 men left on base and have an OPS of .810. They have scored 5.78 runs per game and totaled 312 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Athletics/Dodgers MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Athletics (+149)
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