Baltimore Orioles vs Oakland Athletics Prediction, 5/1/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Baltimore Orioles vs Oakland Athletics
Date: Saturday, May 1, 2021
Location: RingCentral Coliseum in Oakland, CA
TV: NBC Sports California
Odds/Point Spread: Baltimore (+120) Oakland (-130)
Matt Harvey and the Baltimore Orioles (11-14, 4th in AL East) travel to RingCentral Coliseum on Saturday where they'll meet the Oakland Athletics (16-10, 1st in AL West). The Orioles open this matchup at +120 while the Athletics are priced at -130. The O/U has been set at 8. The pitchers taking the mound are Matt Harvey and Jesus Luzardo.
Baltimore is slugging .363 and have struck out 239 times, while taking a walk on 64 occasions. They have 86 RBI's in addition to 185 base knocks on the year, while their average at the plate sits at .224. The Orioles have compiled 42 doubles as a squad and have knocked 23 balls out of the park. They have tallied 91 runs while holding a team on-base percentage of .282. As a team, the Baltimore Orioles are putting up 3.6 runs per game, which has them sitting at 27th in the league.
The Orioles have a team earned run average of 4.11 this year (17th in baseball), and their staff has rung up 210 hitters. They have walked 81 opposing players and their FIP comes in at 4.32 as a squad this season. They have a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.59 and their pitching staff has recorded a WHIP of 1.30. Orioles pitchers have allowed 32 long balls and 105 runs in total (15th in the league).
Orioles relief pitchers have gone to the mound with runners on 36 times in addition to having 34 appearances in high leverage situations. The bullpen are sitting with 14 holds this year (10th in baseball). The Orioles bullpen have a save percentage of 54.5% and has entered the game in 26 save situations. They have compiled 6 saves on the year and have blown 5 of 11 chances to get a save. The relievers have inherited 54 runners on the year and 35.2% of them ended up crossing the plate. The Orioles have dispatched 89 relievers to the hill so far this season.
The Baltimore Orioles have 659 putouts so far this season, as well as 226 assists and 12 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding at .987 which is 8th in MLB, and have a total of 176 double plays. The Orioles have turned 70.2% of balls in play into outs out of 1,977 innings, which has them sitting 18th in professional baseball.
Harvey (46-53 win-loss mark in his career) sits with a FIP of 3.85 while facing 3,627 opposing hitters in the majors. He has surrendered 836 base hits (8.7 hits per 9 innings) and has had 243 free passes. His ERA is 4.15 (398 earned runs allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.249. Harvey has taken the hill for 864 innings and has racked up 793 punch outs thus far in his career.
The Oakland Athletics have accounted for a team on-base percentage of .304 and a team batting average of .216 so far this season. They have been called out on strikes on 234 occasions (11th in baseball) and have 180 base hits. Oakland has hit 31 HRs this year to go along with 102 RBIs. The Athletics hold a slugging % of .379 and they are scoring 4.19 runs per contest (16th in MLB). They have 33 two-baggers, while taking a walk 89 times and putting up 109 runs.
The Athletics have a WHIP of 1.338 in addition to having a FIP of 3.96 as a squad on the campaign. They have earned a K/BB ratio of 2.92 (225 strikeouts against 77 walks). They rank 29th in MLB as a staff in total hits conceded with 228. They have surrendered 29 HR's and they concede 4.42 runs per 9 innings (18th in the league). The Oakland pitching staff have allowed 112 runs on the campaign and come in with a team ERA of 4.14 (105 earned runs relinquished).
Sitting with 17 save situations, the Athletics have recorded 11 holds and also 0 blown saves. Oakland has had relievers step onto the hill in 6 save chances and they have walked away with 6 saves. Their bullpen pitchers have stepped onto the mound 23 times in high leverage situations and also on 22 occasions with runners on base. Oakland relievers have an inherited score percentage of 40.0% of 35 inherited runners. They sit at 2nd in the league holding a save percentage of 100.0%, and they have dispatched 86 relief pitchers to the mound for the year.
The Oakland Athletics have turned 16 double plays and own a fielding percentage of .987 (6th in the majors). The Athletics have racked up 217 assists, 12 errors and have notched a total of 684 putouts over the course of the season. In 2,052 innings on the diamond, the Athletics hold a efficiency on defense of 68.0% (27th in the majors).
During his pro baseball career, Luzardo has given up 91 hits while he has accumulated 104 K's in 96 innings. Luzardo (4-4 record in his career) has earned a 4.13 earned run average while conceding 8.5 hits per nine innings. He has given up 44 ER's 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 gone up against 405 hitters so far in his career.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Oakland (-130) and under 8 runs
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