Baltimore Orioles vs Oakland Athletics Prediction, 4/30/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Baltimore Orioles vs Oakland Athletics
Date: Friday, April 30, 2021
Location: RingCentral Coliseum in Oakland, CA
TV: NBC Sports California
Odds/Point Spread: Baltimore (+117) Oakland (-127)
Jesus Luzardo and the Oakland Athletics (15-10, 1st in AL West) host the Baltimore Orioles (10-14, 5th in AL East) at RingCentral Coliseum on Friday. The Orioles open this game at +117 while the Athletics are priced at -127. The O/U opens at 8. The pitchers taking the mound will be John Means and Jesus Luzardo.
Baltimore has a slugging percentage of .364 and have been rung up 231 times, while being walked on 62 occasions. They have earned 82 RBI's as well as 178 base knocks this year, while their batting average is sitting at .224. The Orioles have accounted for 41 two-baggers as a unit and have smacked 22 balls out of the stadium. They have accumulated 87 runs scored while holding a team OBP of .283. As a squad, the Baltimore Orioles are scoring 3.6 runs per game, which has them at 27th in the league.
The Orioles have compiled a team ERA of 4.17 for the year (17th in the league), and their staff has struck out 200 hitters. Their pitching staff has walked 74 opposing batters and their FIP is 4.35 as a team for the season. Their strikeout to walk ratio sits at 2.70 and their pitching staff has earned a collective WHIP of 1.29. Orioles pitchers have yielded 32 home runs and also 102 total runs (15th in baseball).
The Orioles have dispatched 84 relievers to the hill on the year. The relievers have inherited 51 base runners over the course of the season with 33.3% of them ended up crossing the plate. They have accumulated 6 saves on the campaign and have blown 4 of their 10 save opportunities. The Orioles relievers have recorded a save rate of 60.0% and has stepped onto the mound in 25 save situations. The bullpen have 14 holds on the year (9th in baseball). Orioles relief pitchers have stepped onto the hill with opponents on base 33 times in addition to having 29 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Baltimore Orioles have a total of 629 putouts this year, as well as 215 assists and 12 errors. Their fielding rate is holding at .986 which ranks 9th in pro baseball, and they have twisted 168 double plays. The Orioles have turned 70.3% of balls in play into outs out of their 1,887 innings on the diamond, which has them sitting at 18th in pro baseball.
Means has pitched in 232 innings and has earned 196 strikeouts in his pro baseball career. His ERA is 3.65 (94 ER's allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.086. He has surrendered 198 base knocks (7.7 hits per 9 innings) and has had 54 walks. Means (16-15 career mark) is the owner of a FIP of 4.50 and he has gone up against 943 hitters during his time in the major leagues.
The Oakland Athletics have accounted for an on-base percentage of .306 as well as a team batting average of .216 this season. They have struck out on 225 instances (13th in the league) and have notched a total of 173 hits. Oakland has compiled 30 long balls for the season as well as 99 runs batted in. The Athletics have a slugging percentage of .378 and they are scoring 4.24 runs per game (15th in the league). They have put up 30 two-baggers, while walking 88 times as well as scoring 106 runs.
The Oakland pitching staff have yielded 110 runs for the season while holding a team ERA of 4.23 (103 earned runs conceded). They have given up 28 long balls and they surrender 4.52 runs per 9 innings (18th in the league). The Athletics have a WHIP of 1.361 and are the owners of a FIP of 3.97 as a squad on the season. Their strikeout to walk ratio sits at 2.84 (213 strikeouts vs 75 bases on balls). They rank 29th in the league as a pitching staff in total hits given up with 223.
Sitting with 16 save situations, the Athletics have accumulated 11 holds in addition to 0 blown saves. Oakland has had bullpen pitchers take the mound in 5 save opportunities and they have earned 5 saves. Their bullpen pitchers have stepped onto the hill 21 times in high leverage situations and on 22 occasions with runners on base. Oakland relief pitchers hold an inherited score percentage of 40.0% out of 35 inherited runners. They are currently ranked 2nd in baseball with a save percentage of 100.0%, and they have dispatched 83 relief pitchers onto the diamond on the campaign.
The Oakland Athletics have turned 16 double plays and hold a fielding percentage of .986 (8th in MLB). The Athletics have accrued 210 assists, 12 errors and have notched a total of 657 putouts this season. In 1,971 innings on the diamond, the Athletics have earned a defensive efficiency of 67.7% (27th in MLB).
So far in his MLB career, Luzardo has allowed 91 base hits while earning 104 punch outs in 96 innings. He has conceded 44 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.260 and having a FIP of 4.1. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 3.47 and he has faced 405 hitters in his MLB career. Luzardo (4-4 career win-loss record) has a 4.13 earned run average while giving up 8.5 hits per 9 innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Baltimore (+117)
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