Oakland Athletics vs Los Angeles Dodgers Prediction, 9/23/2020 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Oakland Athletics vs Los Angeles Dodgers
Date: Wednesday, September 23, 2020
Location: Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, CA
Odds/Point Spread: Athletics (+148) Dodgers (-160)
Cody Bellinger and the Los Angeles Dodgers (38-16, 1st in NL West) host the Oakland Athletics (33-20, 1st in AL West) at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday. The moneyline on this matchup has the Athletics coming in at +148 and the Dodgers are at -160. The O/U is set at 9. The expected starting pitchers are Sean Manaea and Julio Urias.
Key Oakland Athletics Injuries
9/22/2020 Chad Pinder 2B Hamstring Expected to be out until at least Sep 25
9/18/2020 A.J RP Shoulder 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 Probable for 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. Manaea has taken the mound for 541 innings and has racked up 443 K's in his MLB career. His ERA is 3.84 (231 ER's allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.197. He has surrendered 510 hits (8.5 hits per 9 innings) and has 138 walks. Manaea (39-31 record in his career) has a FIP of 4.08 while he has gone up against 2,246 hitters in the major leagues. 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 6th 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 30th 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 15th in baseball. They rank 25th in MLB with 7.2 hits per game. Marcus Semien is hitting .229 with an on-base percentage of .310. He has 43 hits this season in 188 at bats with 23 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .394 and an OPS+ of 97. Tommy La Stella is hitting .282 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .368. He has totaled 49 hits and he has driven in 25 men in 174 at bats. His OPS+ is 126 while his slugging percentage is at .448. 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. During his MLB career, Urias has given up 207 base knocks while totaling 227 strikeouts in 233 frames. He has conceded 84 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.266 and being the owner of a FIP of 3.5. His strikeout to walk ratio is 2.58 and he has gone up against 979 hitters so far in his pro baseball career. Urias (12-7 career mark) is the owner of a 3.24 ERA while giving up 8.0 hits per nine innings. 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 25th 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. Cody Bellinger comes into this matchup batting .231 with an OBP of .314. He has 46 hits this year along with 27 RBI in 199 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .432 with an OPS+ of 102. Mookie Betts is hitting .303 this season and he has an OBP of .376. He has collected 61 hits in 201 at bats while driving in 39 runs. He has an OPS+ of 161 and a slugging percentage of .597. 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 (+148)
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