Arizona Diamondbacks vs Oakland Athletics Prediction, 6/9/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Arizona Diamondbacks vs Oakland Athletics
Date: Wednesday, June 9, 2021
Location: RingCentral Coliseum in Oakland, CA
TV: NBC Sports California
Odds/Point Spread: Arizona (+135) Oakland (-175)
Sean Manaea and the Oakland Athletics (35-26, 1st in AL West) play the Arizona Diamondbacks (20-41, 5th in NL West) at RingCentral Coliseum on Wednesday. The Diamondbacks open this matchup at +135 while the Athletics are priced at -175. The O/U opens at 7.5. The pitchers expected to start will be Matt Peacock and Sean Manaea.
The Diamondbacks have hit 107 doubles as a squad and have hit 60 baseballs out of the park. Arizona owns a slugging percentage of .386 and have struck out 563 times, while taking a walk on 206 occasions. As a team, the Arizona Diamondbacks are putting up 4.3 runs per contest, which is 17th in baseball. They have 246 RBI's in addition to 488 base knocks on the campaign, and their team batting average is at .235. They have accumulated 261 runs and hold an on-base percentage of .309.
The Diamondbacks have a team ERA of 4.97 over the course of the season (29th in baseball), and the staff has rung up 485 hitters. Their K/BB ratio is 2.51 and their pitching staff has recorded a WHIP of 1.40. Diamondbacks pitchers have conceded 87 home runs and also 325 runs (30th in the league). Their pitching staff has walked 193 opposing batters and their FIP comes in at 4.68 as a unit on the season.
The Diamondbacks have dispatched 206 relief pitchers to the hill so far this year. The relief pitchers have inherited 60 runners so far this year and 25.0% of those players ended up crossing the plate. They have earned 6 saves for the season and have missed out on 11 out of their 17 save opportunities. The Diamondbacks relief pitchers have recorded a save rate of 35.3% and has entered the game in 39 save situations. The bullpen have 22 holds over the course of the season (27th in the league). Diamondbacks bullpen pitchers have stepped onto the hill with players on base 47 times as well as having 50 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Arizona Diamondbacks have amassed 1,592 putouts at this point in the season, as well as 537 assists and 39 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding steady at .982 which ranks 22nd in MLB, and have 386 double plays. The Diamondbacks have converted 68.5% of balls hit into play into outs in their 4,776 innings on the diamond, ranking them 26th in baseball.
Peacock (2-2 career mark) has earned a FIP of 4.77 and he has gone up against 135 opposing hitters in the majors. He has conceded 32 base knocks (8.8 hits per nine innings) and has had 7 free passes. His ERA is 4.68 (17 earned runs allowed) and his WHIP is 1.194. Peacock has thrown 32 innings and has totaled 23 K's so far in his MLB career.
The Athletics hold a slugging % of .411 and they are scoring 4.34 runs per game (15th in the league). They have recorded 104 doubles, while walking 216 times and scoring 265 runs. Oakland has tallied 77 home runs this season and 246 RBIs. They have struck out on 534 occasions (14th in MLB) and have a total of 462 base knocks. The Oakland Athletics have an on-base percentage of .316 as well as a batting average of .233 on the campaign.
The Athletics have a WHIP of 1.282 and have a FIP of 3.74 as a pitching staff on the campaign. They currently have a K/BB ratio of 3.07 (506 strikeouts vs 165 free passes). They come in at 28th in MLB as a pitching staff in total hits relinquished with 526. They have given up 60 dingers and they surrender 4.32 runs per 9 innings (13th in the league). The Oakland pitching staff have allowed 259 runs for the year while holding a team ERA of 3.97 (238 earned runs relinquished).
Oakland bullpen pitchers hold an inherited score percentage of 36.8% out of 68 inherited runners. Their bullpen pitchers have come in 50 times in high leverage situations and on 44 occasions with runners on base. With 46 save situations, the Athletics have accrued 25 holds and also 6 blown saves. They are ranked 6th in the league with a save percentage of 71.4%, and they have sent 182 relievers onto the diamond so far this year. Oakland has called on relievers to enter the contest in 21 save chances and they have earned 15 saves.
The Oakland Athletics have twisted 45 double plays and have a fielding rate of .985 (5th in baseball). The Athletics have racked up 464 assists, 31 errors and have a tally of 1,619 putouts on the campaign. Out of their 4,857 innings played, the Athletics have earned a defensive efficiency of 68.5% (25th in professional baseball).
Manaea (43-33 career win-loss record) has earned a 3.79 earned run average while surrendering 8.5 hits per 9 innings. He has a K/BB ratio of 3.34 and he has faced 2,558 opposing batters during his career. He has allowed a total of 260 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.200 and having a FIP of 4.0. So far in his MLB career, Manaea has surrendered 586 base knocks while totaling 517 strikeouts in 617 innings.
Who will win tonight's baseball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Oakland (-175)
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