San Francisco Giants vs Oakland Athletics Prediction, 9/19/2020 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: San Francisco Giants vs Oakland Athletics
Date: Saturday, September 19, 2020
Location: Oakland Coliseum in Oakland, CA
Odds/Point Spread: Giants (+141) Athletics (-153)
Matt Olson and the Oakland Athletics (31-19, 1st in AL West) play the San Francisco Giants (25-24, 3rd in NL West) at Oakland Coliseum on Saturday. The line on this contest has the Giants coming in at +141 and the Athletics are at -153. The O/U has been set at 9. The pitchers who are expected to start are Kevin Gausman and Frankie Montas.
Key San Francisco Giants Injuries
9/17/2020 Mike Yastrzemski RF Calf Probable for Sep 18
9/16/2020 Aramis Garcia C Hip Expected to be out until at least Sep 18
9/16/2020 Reyes Moronta RP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Sep 21
9/16/2020 Jeff Samardzija SP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Sep 21
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
9/18/2020 Daniel Mengden RP Illness Expected to be out until at least Sep 18
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 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 25-24 overall record this season. Gausman has pitched in 972 innings and is sitting with 917 strikeouts during his career. His earned run average is 4.29 (463 earned runs allowed) and his WHIP is 1.334. He has surrendered 1,005 hits (9.3 hits per nine innings) and has 292 walks. Gausman (50-65 career mark) has a FIP of 4.14 while he has faced 4,141 batters in the major leagues. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.37 and they have given up 171 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .202 against the bullpen and they've struck out 174 hitters and walked 93 batters. As a team, San Francisco allows 8.2 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.5 batters per nine innings. They are 20th in the league in team earned run average at 4.74. The Giants pitchers collectively have given up 388 base hits and 223 earned runs. They have allowed 60 home runs this season, ranking them 18th in the league. San Francisco as a pitching staff has walked 179 batters and struck out 400. They have walked 3.8 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.5 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.34 and their FIP as a unit is 4.61.
As a team San Francisco is hitting .269, good for 3rd in the league. The Giants hold a .456 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .335, which is good for 8th in baseball. They rank 4th in MLB with 9.1 hits per game. Evan Longoria is hitting .288 with an on-base percentage of .321. He has 44 hits this season in 153 at bats with 26 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .471 and an OPS+ of 115. Brandon Belt is hitting .300 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .396. He has totaled 36 hits and he has driven in 24 men in 120 at bats. His OPS+ is 168 while his slugging percentage is at .592. The Giants have 446 hits, including 90 doubles and 65 home runs. San Francisco has walked 150 times so far this season and they have struck out 402 times as a unit. They have left 324 men on base and have a team OPS of .791. They score 5.12 runs per contest and have scored a total of 251 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Oakland has a 31-19 overall mark this year. In his MLB career, Montas has conceded 257 hits while totaling 246 punchouts in 251 innings. He has allowed 117 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.394 and having a FIP of 4.1. His SO/W ratio is 2.65 and he has gone up against 1,088 opposing batters so far in his pro baseball career. Montas (18-13 career record) holds a 4.20 ERA and has conceded 9.2 hits per nine 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 26th 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 25th in MLB with 7.3 hits per contest. Matt Olson comes into this matchup batting .190 with an OBP of .310. He has 34 hits this year along with 38 RBI in 179 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .441 with an OPS+ of 108. Mark Canha is hitting .235 this season and he has an OBP of .373. He has collected 38 hits in 162 at bats while driving in 26 runs. He has an OPS+ of 115 and a slugging percentage of .389. 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 (-153)
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