Arizona Diamondbacks vs Oakland Athletics Prediction, 6/8/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Arizona Diamondbacks vs Oakland Athletics
Date: Tuesday, June 8, 2021
Location: RingCentral Coliseum in Oakland, CA
TV: NBC Sports California
Odds/Point Spread: Arizona (+160) Oakland (-213)
RingCentral Coliseum is the venue where Chris Bassitt and the Oakland Athletics (35-26, 1st in AL West) will play the Arizona Diamondbacks (20-41, 5th in NL West) on Tuesday. The odds on this game have the Diamondbacks priced at +160 and the Athletics are at -213. The total opens at 8. The pitchers who are expected to start will be Jon Duplantier and Chris Bassitt.
The Diamondbacks have recorded 107 two-baggers as a unit and have hit 60 baseballs out of the stadium. Arizona is slugging .386 and have struck out 563 times, while taking a walk on 206 occasions. As a unit, the Arizona Diamondbacks are recording 4.3 runs per game, which puts them at 17th in MLB. They have 246 RBI's and 488 base knocks for the year, while their average at the plate sits at .235. They have a total of 261 runs and hold an OBP of .309.
Diamondbacks pitchers have given up 87 long balls and also 325 total runs (30th in MLB). Their pitching staff has walked 193 players from the other team and their FIP is 4.68 as a unit this year. They have a K/BB ratio of 2.51 and their pitching staff has recorded a WHIP of 1.40. The Diamondbacks have a team ERA of 4.97 this year (29th in MLB), and their staff has struck out 485 hitters.
The Diamondbacks bullpen have a save percentage of 35.3% and has come into the game in 39 save situations. The relief pitchers have inherited 60 runners over the course of the season with 25.0% of them crossed the plate. Diamondbacks bullpen pitchers have stepped onto the hill with runners on 47 times in addition to having 50 appearances in high leverage situations. The Diamondbacks have dispatched 206 relief pitchers to the hill for the year. The bullpen have notched 22 holds for the year (27th in the league). They have earned 6 saves so far this year and have not converted 11 of their 17 save chances.
The Diamondbacks have converted 68.5% of balls in play into outs in their 4,776 innings on the field, which has them sitting 26th in professional baseball. The Arizona Diamondbacks have earned 1,592 putouts on the year, in addition to 537 assists and 39 errors. Their fielding rate is currently at .982 which has them sitting 23rd in professional baseball, and have earned 386 double plays.
Duplantier has taken the mound for 45 frames and has earned 42 K's during his pro baseball career. His earned run average is 5.36 (27 ER's allowed) and his WHIP is 1.610. He has given up 50 base knocks (9.9 hits per nine innings) with 23 free passes. Duplantier (1-2 career record) has earned a FIP of 4.99 while he has gone up against 207 batters during his time in the major leagues.
The Oakland Athletics have an on-base percentage of .316 and a batting average of .233 on the season. They have been rung up on 534 occasions (14th in the league) and have totaled 462 base hits. Oakland has 77 home runs this year as well as 246 runs batted in. The Athletics hold a team slugging % of .411 and they are earning 4.34 runs per contest (15th in baseball). They have notched 104 doubles, while taking a walk 216 times and earning 265 runs.
The Athletics have a team WHIP of 1.282 in addition to having a FIP of 3.74 as a pitching staff this year. They sit at 28th in the league as a staff in total hits allowed with 526. The Oakland pitching staff have allowed 259 runs so far this season while having a team ERA of 3.97 (238 earned runs allowed). They have earned a K/BB ratio of 3.07 (506 strikeouts against 165 free passes). They have surrendered 60 HR's and they concede 4.32 runs per 9 innings (13th in the league).
Oakland has had relievers step onto the mound in 21 save opportunities and they have walked away with 15 saves. They are ranked 6th in baseball with a save rate of 71.4%, and they have dispatched 182 relievers to the mound on the year. Their relief pitchers have stepped onto the mound 50 times in high leverage situations and on 44 occasions with runners on. Oakland relievers have an inherited score rate of 36.8% out of 68 inherited runners. With 46 save situations, the Athletics have 25 holds and 6 blown saves.
The Oakland Athletics have twisted 45 double plays and have earned a fielding percentage of .985 (6th in the majors). The Athletics have 464 assists, 31 errors and are sitting with 1,619 putouts so far this year. In 4,857 innings on the diamond, the Athletics have accumulated a defensive efficiency of 68.5% (25th in MLB).
During his MLB career, Bassitt has allowed 428 hits while tallying 425 strikeouts in 472 innings pitched. Bassitt (24-23 record in his career) is the owner of a 3.58 earned run average and has given up 8.2 hits per nine innings. He has allowed 188 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.239 and a FIP of 3.9. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.71 and he has faced 2,010 batters so far in his pro baseball career.
Who will win tonight's baseball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Oakland (-213)
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