San Francisco Giants vs Oakland Athletics Prediction, 9/18/2020 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: San Francisco Giants vs Oakland Athletics
Date: Friday, September 18, 2020
Location: Oakland Coliseum in Oakland, CA
Odds/Point Spread: Giants (+148) Athletics (-160)
Oakland Coliseum is the site where Tommy La Stella and the Oakland Athletics (31-19, 1st in AL West) will take on the San Francisco Giants (24-24, 3rd in NL West) on Friday. The Athletics open this contest at -160 while the Giants are coming in at +148. The over/under has been set at 9.5. The expected starting pitchers are Trevor Cahill and Chris Bassitt.
Key San Francisco Giants Injuries
9/17/2020 Mike Yastrzemski RF Calf Expected to be out until at least Sep 18
9/16/2020 Aramis Garcia C Hip Expected to be out until at least Sep 18
9/16/2020 Jeff Samardzija SP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Sep 21
9/16/2020 Reyes Moronta RP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Sep 21
9/15/2020 Kevin Gausman SP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Sep 18
9/13/2020 Trevor Gott RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Sep 21
8/31/2020 Joey Rickard RF Elbow Out for the season
6/29/2020 Tyler Beede SP Elbow Out for the season
Key Oakland Athletics Injuries
9/16/2020 Stephen Piscotty RF Knee Expected to be out until at least Sep 19
9/15/2020 A.J RP Shoulder Out for the season
9/13/2020 Daniel Mengden RP Illness Expected to be out until at least Sep 17
9/13/2020 Chad Pinder 2B Hamstring 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
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Giants have a 24-24 overall record this season. Cahill has taken the ball for 1,468 innings and has accumulated 1,115 punchouts thus far in his career. His earned run average is 4.21 (686 earned runs allowed) and his WHIP is 1.365. He has allowed 1,405 base knocks (8.6 hits per nine innings) and has 599 walks. Cahill (85-93 career win-loss record) sits with a FIP of 4.50 while he has gone up against 6,282 hitters in the majors. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.53 and they have given up 168 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .205 against the bullpen and they've struck out 165 hitters and walked 90 batters. As a team, San Francisco allows 8.3 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.4 batters per nine innings. They are 20th in the league in team earned run average at 4.76. The Giants pitchers collectively have given up 381 base hits and 219 earned runs. They have allowed 60 home runs this season, ranking them 17th in the league. San Francisco as a pitching staff has walked 175 batters and struck out 388. They have walked 3.8 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.4 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.34 and their FIP as a unit is 4.65.
As a team San Francisco is hitting .268, good for 4th in the league. The Giants hold a .455 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .333, which is good for 10th in baseball. They rank 4th in MLB with 9.1 hits per game. Donovan Solano is hitting .351 with an on-base percentage of .388. He has 54 hits this season in 154 at bats with 28 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .519 and an OPS+ of 148. Brandon Crawford is hitting .281 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .349. He has totaled 38 hits and he has driven in 18 men in 135 at bats. His OPS+ is 122 while his slugging percentage is at .459. The Giants have 437 hits, including 89 doubles and 64 home runs. San Francisco has walked 143 times so far this season and they have struck out 398 times as a unit. They have left 315 men on base and have a team OPS of .789. They score 5.1 runs per contest and have scored a total of 245 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Oakland has a 31-19 overall mark this year. So far in his career, Bassitt has conceded 360 base knocks while he has tallied 332 strikeouts in 384 innings. He has surrendered 159 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.294 and being the owner of a FIP of 4.2. He has a SO/W ratio of 2.42 and he has gone up against 1,657 opposing batters so far in his MLB career. Bassitt (18-21 career win-loss record) holds a 3.72 earned run average while giving up 8.4 hits per 9 innings. The bullpen has an earned run average of 2.14 and they have given up 129 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .180 against the Athletics bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 192 batters and walked 59 opposing hitters. As a team, Oakland allows 8.2 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.7 batters per nine innings. They are 4th in the league in team earned run average at 3.58. The Athletics pitchers as a team have surrendered 393 base knocks and 171 earned runs this season. They have given up 54 home runs this year, which ranks 29th in Major League Baseball. Oakland as a staff has walked 134 hitters and struck out 415 batters. They give up a walk 2.8 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.7 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.23 while their FIP as a staff is 3.92.
As a team, they are batting .228, good for 25th in the league. The Athletics hold a .403 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .325, which is good for 15th in baseball. They rank 26th in MLB with 7.3 hits per contest. Tommy La Stella comes into this matchup batting .282 with an OBP of .370. He has 46 hits this year along with 22 RBI in 163 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .448 with an OPS+ of 125. Marcus Semien is hitting .229 this season and he has an OBP of .303. He has collected 41 hits in 179 at bats while driving in 21 runs. He has an OPS+ of 95 and a slugging percentage of .397. The Athletics as a unit have 365 base hits, including 75 doubles and 62 homers. Oakland has walked 202 times this year and they have struck out on 448 occasions. They have had 330 men left on base and have an OPS of .728. They have scored 4.76 runs per game and totaled 238 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Giants/Athletics MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Athletics (-160)
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