Oakland Athletics vs San Francisco Giants Predictions, MLB Picks, Betting Tips 8/16/2020
Game: Oakland Athletics vs San Francisco Giants
Date: Sunday, August 16, 2020
Location: Oracle Park in San Francisco, CA
Odds/Point Spread: Athletics (-131) Giants (+121)
Matt Chapman and the Oakland Athletics (14-6, 1st in AL West) travel to Oracle Park on Sunday where they'll meet the San Francisco Giants (8-13, 5th in NL West). The Giants open this matchup at +121 while the Athletics are coming in at -131. The O/U has been set at 9. The expected starting pitchers will be Sean Manaea and Logan Webb.
Key Oakland Athletics Injuries
8/15/2020 Frankie Montas SP Back Expected to be out until at least Aug 16
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
8/14/2020 Austin Slater RF Elbow Probable for Aug 15
8/12/2020 Jeff Samardzija SP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Sep 1
8/8/2020 Reyes Moronta RP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Aug 25
8/4/2020 Drew Smyly SP Finger Expected to be out until at least Aug 21
6/29/2020 Tyler Beede SP Elbow Out for the season
3/10/2020 Aramis Garcia C Hip Expected to be out until at least Aug 18
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Athletics have a 14-6 overall record this season. Manaea has thrown 509 innings and has earned 415 strikeouts during his MLB career. His ERA is 3.93 (222 earned runs allowed) and his WHIP is 1.214. He has surrendered 483 base hits (8.5 hits per 9 innings) and has had 135 free passes. Manaea (35-30 career record) has earned a FIP of 4.17 and he has gone up against 2,120 opposing hitters during his time in the majors. The bullpen has an earned run average of 2.09 and they have given up 63 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .182 against the bullpen and they've struck out 95 hitters and walked 26 batters. As a team, Oakland allows 8 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.5 batters per nine innings. They are 3rd in the league in team earned run average at 3.47. The Athletics pitchers collectively have given up 163 base hits and 71 earned runs. They have allowed 22 home runs this season, ranking them 22nd in the league. Oakland as a pitching staff has walked 56 batters and struck out 173. They have walked 2.7 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.5 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.19 and their FIP as a unit is 3.75.
As a team Oakland is hitting .216, good for 27th in the league. The Athletics hold a .392 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .322, which is good for 11th in baseball. They rank 25th in MLB with 7.1 hits per game. Matt Chapman is hitting .253 with an on-base percentage of .287. He has 21 hits this season in 83 at bats with 15 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .578 and an OPS+ of 136. Marcus Semien is hitting .218 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .269. He has totaled 19 hits and he has driven in 5 men in 87 at bats. His OPS+ is 64 while his slugging percentage is at .310. The Athletics have 141 hits, including 21 doubles and 28 home runs. Oakland has walked 87 times so far this season and they have struck out 199 times as a unit. They have left 130 men on base and have a team OPS of .714. They score 4.8 runs per contest and have scored a total of 96 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
San Francisco has a 8-13 overall mark this year. Webb (3-4 career mark) is the owner of a 4.57 earned run average while allowing 10.1 hits per 9 innings. He has a SO/W ratio of 2.50 and he has gone up against 248 opposing hitters so far in his pro baseball career. In his MLB career, Webb has surrendered 62 base hits and he has 50 strikeouts in 55 frames. He has allowed 28 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.486 and a FIP of 4.1. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.52 and they have given up 88 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .215 against the Giants bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 75 batters and walked 45 opposing hitters. As a team, San Francisco allows 8.6 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.3 batters per nine innings. They are 24th in the league in team earned run average at 5.16. The Giants pitchers as a team have surrendered 174 base knocks and 105 earned runs this season. They have given up 32 home runs this year, which ranks 2nd in Major League Baseball. San Francisco as a staff has walked 82 hitters and struck out 149 batters. They give up a walk 4 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.3 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.40 while their FIP as a staff is 5.33.
As a team, they are batting .246, good for 11th in the league. The Giants hold a .398 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .310, which is good for 22nd in baseball. They rank 9th in MLB with 8.4 hits per contest. Brandon Crawford comes into this matchup batting .204 with an OBP of .259. He has 11 hits this year along with 3 RBI in 54 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .204 with an OPS+ of 33. Mike Yastrzemski is hitting .303 this season and he has an OBP of .430. He has collected 23 hits in 76 at bats while driving in 13 runs. He has an OPS+ of 192 and a slugging percentage of .632. The Giants as a unit have 176 base hits, including 26 doubles and 24 homers. San Francisco has walked 61 times this year and they have struck out on 175 occasions. They have had 133 men left on base and have an OPS of .708. They have scored 4.38 runs per game and totaled 92 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Athletics/Giants MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Athletics (-131)
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