Oakland Athletics vs San Francisco Giants Predictions, MLB Picks, Betting Tips 8/14/2020
Game: Oakland Athletics vs San Francisco Giants
Date: Friday, August 14, 2020
Location: Oracle Park in San Francisco, CA
Odds/Point Spread: Athletics (-175) Giants (+161)
Brandon Belt and the San Francisco Giants (8-12, 5th in NL West) host the Oakland Athletics (13-6, 1st in AL West) at Oracle Park on Friday. The odds on this contest have the Athletics coming in at -175 and the Giants are at +161. The O/U is set at 8.5. The expected starting pitchers are Frankie Montas and Johnny Cueto.
Key Oakland Athletics Injuries
8/10/2020 A.J RP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Sep 1
8/4/2020 Jordan Weems RP Lat Expected to be out until at least Aug 14
Key San Francisco Giants Injuries
8/12/2020 Austin Slater RF Elbow Expected to be out until at least Aug 14
8/12/2020 Pablo Sandoval 1B Personal Expected to be out until at least Aug 14
8/12/2020 Donovan Solano 2B Abdomen Expected to be out until at least Aug 14
8/12/2020 Jeff Samardzija SP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Sep 1
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Athletics have a 13-6 overall record this season. Montas has taken the mound for 231 frames and is sitting with 224 punchouts thus far in his career. His earned run average is 3.62 (93 earned runs allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.329. He has allowed 225 base knocks (8.8 hits per 9 innings) with 82 walks. Montas (17-10 record in his career) has earned a FIP of 3.81 while he has faced 986 batters in the major leagues. The bullpen has an earned run average of 2.16 and they have given up 59 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .184 against the bullpen and they've struck out 88 hitters and walked 25 batters. As a team, Oakland allows 7.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.4 batters per nine innings. They are 3rd in the league in team earned run average at 3.31. The Athletics pitchers collectively have given up 150 base hits and 64 earned runs. They have allowed 19 home runs this season, ranking them 24th in the league. Oakland as a pitching staff has walked 53 batters and struck out 163. They have walked 2.7 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.4 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.17 and their FIP as a unit is 3.56.
As a team Oakland is hitting .216, good for 27th in the league. The Athletics hold a .388 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .324, which is good for 9th in baseball. They rank 25th in MLB with 7.0 hits per game. Matt Olson is hitting .149 with an on-base percentage of .313. He has 10 hits this season in 67 at bats with 14 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .418 and an OPS+ of 106. Khris Davis is hitting .150 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .227. He has totaled 6 hits and he has driven in 4 men in 40 at bats. His OPS+ is 36 while his slugging percentage is at .250. The Athletics have 133 hits, including 20 doubles and 26 home runs. Oakland has walked 84 times so far this season and they have struck out 192 times as a unit. They have left 126 men on base and have a team OPS of .712. They score 4.63 runs per contest and have scored a total of 88 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
In his career, Cueto has allowed 1,696 hits while he has earned 1,570 strikeouts in 1,874 innings pitched. He has conceded 701 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.193 and having a FIP of 3.9. He has a SO/W ratio of 2.91 and he has gone up against 7,767 batters in his career. Cueto (127-87 record in his career) holds a 3.37 earned run average and has conceded 8.1 hits per nine innings. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.20 and they have given up 83 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .211 against the Giants bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 73 batters and walked 44 opposing hitters. As a team, San Francisco allows 8.6 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.4 batters per nine innings. They are 23rd in the league in team earned run average at 5.1. The Giants pitchers as a team have surrendered 166 base knocks and 98 earned runs this season. They have given up 30 home runs this year, which ranks 2nd in Major League Baseball. San Francisco as a staff has walked 79 hitters and struck out 142 batters. They give up a walk 4.1 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.4 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.42 while their FIP as a staff is 5.26.
As a team, they are batting .243, good for 13th in the league. The Giants hold a .390 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .307, which is good for 22nd in baseball. They rank 9th in MLB with 8.2 hits per contest. Brandon Belt comes into this matchup batting .135 with an OBP of .238. He has 5 hits this year along with 4 RBI in 37 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .243 with an OPS+ of 36. Evan Longoria is hitting .213 this season and he has an OBP of .250. He has collected 10 hits in 47 at bats while driving in 5 runs. He has an OPS+ of 59 and a slugging percentage of .319. The Giants as a unit have 163 base hits, including 26 doubles and 21 homers. San Francisco has walked 58 times this year and they have struck out on 165 occasions. They have had 124 men left on base and have an OPS of .697. They have scored 4.25 runs per game and totaled 85 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Athletics/Giants MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Giants (+161)
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