Oakland Athletics vs San Francisco Giants Predictions, MLB Picks, Betting Tips 8/15/2020
Game: Oakland Athletics vs San Francisco Giants
Date: Saturday, August 15, 2020
Location: Oracle Park in San Francisco, CA
Odds/Point Spread: Athletics (-200) Giants (+184)
Khris Davis and the Oakland Athletics (13-6, 1st in AL West) go to Oracle Park on Saturday where they'll meet the San Francisco Giants (8-12, 5th in NL West). The Giants open this contest at +184 while the Athletics are priced at -200. The O/U is set at 8.5. The expected starting pitchers are Jesus Luzardo and Kevin Gausman.
Key Oakland Athletics Injuries
8/14/2020 Jordan Weems RP Lat Expected to be out until at least Aug 21
8/14/2020 Ramon Laureano CF Not Injury Related Suspended until Aug 18
8/10/2020 A.J RP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Sep 1
Key San Francisco Giants Injuries
8/14/2020 Sam Coonrod RP Lat Expected to be out until at least Aug 25
8/12/2020 Jeff Samardzija SP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Sep 1
8/12/2020 Pablo Sandoval 1B Personal Probable for Aug 14
8/12/2020 Donovan Solano 2B Abdomen Probable for Aug 14
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Athletics have a 13-6 overall record this season. Luzardo (1-0 record in his career) holds a FIP of 2.96 and he has faced 114 batters in the majors. His earned run average is 2.16 (7 earned runs allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 0.962. He has surrendered 18 hits (5.6 hits per 9 innings) and has had 10 free passes. Luzardo has thrown 29 frames and has 33 strikeouts so far in his career. 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 3.58.
As a team Oakland is hitting .216, good for 26th 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 26th in MLB with 7.0 hits per game. Khris Davis is hitting .150 with an on-base percentage of .227. He has 6 hits this season in 40 at bats with 4 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .250 and an OPS+ of 35. Matt Olson is hitting .149 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .313. He has totaled 10 hits and he has driven in 14 men in 67 at bats. His OPS+ is 104 while his slugging percentage is at .418. 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
San Francisco has a 8-12 overall mark this year. Gausman (47-64 career record) has earned a 4.29 ERA and has surrendered 9.4 hits per nine innings. He has a SO/W ratio of 3.11 and he has gone up against 4,029 opposing hitters during his pro baseball career. In his pro baseball career, Gausman has surrendered 984 hits while accumulating 878 punchouts in 946 frames. He has conceded 451 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.338 and a FIP of 4.1. 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 24th 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 3rd 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 5.27.
As a team, they are batting .243, good for 14th in the league. The Giants hold a .390 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .307, which is good for 21st in baseball. They rank 10th in MLB with 8.2 hits per contest. Evan Longoria comes into this matchup batting .213 with an OBP of .250. He has 10 hits this year along with 5 RBI in 47 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .319 with an OPS+ of 58. Brandon Belt is hitting .135 this season and he has an OBP of .238. He has collected 5 hits in 37 at bats while driving in 4 runs. He has an OPS+ of 36 and a slugging percentage of .243. 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?
Guy's Pick: Take the Athletics (-200)
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