Oakland Athletics vs Los Angeles Dodgers Prediction, 9/24/2020 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Oakland Athletics vs Los Angeles Dodgers
Date: Thursday, September 24, 2020
Location: Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, CA
Odds/Point Spread: Athletics (+161) Dodgers (-175)
Mark Canha and the Oakland Athletics (33-21, 1st in AL West) go to Dodger Stadium on Thursday where they'll meet the Los Angeles Dodgers (39-16, 1st in NL West). The Athletics open this matchup at +161 while the Dodgers are coming in at -175. The over/under is set at 9. The expected starting pitchers will be Mike Fiers and Walker Buehler.
Key Oakland Athletics Injuries
9/23/2020 Burch Smith RP Forearm Expected to be out until at least Sep 23
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
Key Los Angeles Dodgers Injuries
9/23/2020 Walker Buehler SP Finger Expected to be out until at least Sep 23
9/23/2020 Zach Reks LF Undisclosed Probable for Sep 23
9/22/2020 Justin Turner 3B Hamstring Probable for Sep 23
9/20/2020 Edwin Uceta RP Suspension Suspended until Oct 1
9/17/2020 Caleb Ferguson RP Elbow Out for the season
7/21/2020 Jimmy Nelson SP Back Out for the season
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Athletics have a 33-21 overall record this season. Fiers has taken the ball for 1,137 innings and has 987 punchouts during his pro baseball career. His ERA is 4.05 (511 earned runs allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.261. He has allowed 1,099 base knocks (8.7 hits per 9 innings) with 335 walks. Fiers (75-61 career mark) has a FIP of 4.52 while going up against 4,785 batters during his time in the major leagues. The bullpen has an earned run average of 2.42 and they have given up 145 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .186 against the bullpen and they've struck out 207 hitters and walked 69 batters. As a team, Oakland allows 8.3 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 3.69. The Athletics pitchers collectively have given up 428 base hits and 191 earned runs. They have allowed 61 home runs this season, ranking them 23rd in the league. Oakland as a pitching staff has walked 151 batters and struck out 455. They have walked 2.9 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.8 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.24 and their FIP as a unit is 3.98.
As a team Oakland is hitting .224, good for 26th in the league. The Athletics hold a .394 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .322, which is good for 16th in baseball. They rank 25th in MLB with 7.2 hits per game. Mark Canha is hitting .233 with an on-base percentage of .368. He has 41 hits this season in 176 at bats with 26 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .375 and an OPS+ of 112. Matt Olson is hitting .193 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .311. He has totaled 37 hits and he has driven in 42 men in 192 at bats. His OPS+ is 110 while his slugging percentage is at .443. The Athletics have 387 hits, including 77 doubles and 65 home runs. Oakland has walked 215 times so far this season and they have struck out 477 times as a unit. They have left 354 men on base and have a team OPS of .715. They score 4.7 runs per contest and have scored a total of 254 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Los Angeles has a 39-16 overall mark this year. So far in his pro baseball career, Buehler has given up 282 hits while he has tallied 414 punchouts in 361 innings. He has surrendered a total of 128 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.035 and a FIP of 3.3. He has a SO/W ratio of 4.50 and he has gone up against 1,456 batters so far in his MLB career. Buehler (24-9 career win-loss mark) has a 3.19 earned run average and has given up 7.0 hits per nine innings. The bullpen has an earned run average of 2.82 and they have given up 182 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .192 against the Dodgers bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 225 batters and walked 66 opposing hitters. As a team, Los Angeles allows 7.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.5 batters per nine innings. They are 1st in the league in team earned run average at 3.04. The Dodgers pitchers as a team have surrendered 388 base knocks and 167 earned runs this season. They have given up 61 home runs this year, which ranks 26th in Major League Baseball. Los Angeles as a staff has walked 134 hitters and struck out 467 batters. They give up a walk 2.4 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.5 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.06 while their FIP as a staff is 3.83.
As a team, they are batting .257, good for 8th in the league. The Dodgers hold a .477 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .339, which is good for 5th in baseball. They rank 6th in MLB with 8.8 hits per contest. Corey Seager comes into this matchup batting .321 with an OBP of .374. He has 62 hits this year along with 39 RBI in 193 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .611 with an OPS+ of 164. AJ Pollock is hitting .274 this season and he has an OBP of .309. He has collected 49 hits in 179 at bats while driving in 30 runs. He has an OPS+ of 127 and a slugging percentage of .542. The Dodgers as a unit have 482 base hits, including 91 doubles and 104 homers. Los Angeles has walked 211 times this year and they have struck out on 434 occasions. They have had 361 men left on base and have an OPS of .816. They have scored 5.8 runs per game and totaled 319 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Athletics/Dodgers MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Dodgers (-175)
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