Baltimore Orioles vs Oakland Athletics Prediction, 5/2/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Baltimore Orioles vs Oakland Athletics
Date: Sunday, May 2, 2021
Location: RingCentral Coliseum in Oakland, CA
TV: NBC Sports California
RingCentral Coliseum is the venue where Sean Manaea and the Oakland Athletics (16-10, 1st in AL West) will play the Baltimore Orioles (11-14, 4th in AL East) on Sunday.
Baltimore has a slugging rate of .363 and have struck out 239 times, while being walked on 64 occasions. They have compiled 86 RBI's and 185 hits this season, while their average at the plate is at .224. The Orioles have accrued 42 two-baggers as a team and have knocked 23 baseballs out of the park. They are sitting with 91 runs scored while holding a team OBP of .282. As a unit, the Baltimore Orioles are knocking in 3.6 runs per game, which puts them at 27th in baseball.
The Orioles have a team earned run average of 4.11 on the campaign (17th in baseball), and their staff has struck out 210 hitters. Their strikeout to walk ratio sits at 2.59 and their pitching staff has a collective WHIP of 1.30. Orioles pitchers have allowed 32 long balls and 105 total runs (15th in the league). Their pitching staff has walked 81 opposing hitters and their FIP is 4.32 as a unit so far this season.
The Orioles have sent 89 relievers to the hill on the season. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 54 runners for the season and 35.2% of those players ended up crossing the plate. They have accumulated 6 saves this season and have blown 5 out of their 11 save chances. The Orioles relievers have compiled a save rate of 54.5% and has entered the game in 26 save situations. The relief pitchers have tallied 14 holds this year (10th in MLB). Orioles relief pitchers have gone to the mound with opponents on base 36 times as well as having 34 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Baltimore Orioles have a total of 659 putouts so far this season, as well as 226 assists and 12 errors. Their fielding percentage is at .987 which has them sitting 8th in the majors, and have a total of 176 double plays. The Orioles have converted 70.2% of baseballs in play into outs in their 1,977 innings on the diamond, ranking them 18th in the majors.
Zimmermann (1-3 career mark) holds a FIP of 5.90 and he has faced 142 hitters in the major leagues. He has surrendered 38 hits (10.6 hits per 9 innings) with 10 free passes. His earned run average is 5.85 (21 earned runs allowed) and his WHIP is 1.485. Zimmermann has taken the hill for 32 innings and is sitting with 25 punch outs so far in his career.
Oakland is sitting with 31 HRs this year to go along with 102 RBIs. They have put up 33 two-baggers, while taking a walk 89 times as well as earning 109 runs. The Oakland Athletics have tallied an OBP of .304 in addition to a team batting average of .216 so far this season. The Athletics hold a slugging percentage of .379 and they average 4.19 runs per contest (16th in baseball). They have been called out on strikes on 234 occasions (11th in the league) and have recorded 180 base knocks.
The Athletics are sitting with a team WHIP of 1.338 in addition to having a FIP of 3.96 as a squad this season. They have a ranking of 29th in MLB as a staff in total hits given up with 228. The Oakland pitching staff have conceded 112 runs over the course of the season while holding an ERA of 4.14 (105 earned runs surrendered). They currently have a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.92 (225 strikeouts vs 77 bases on balls). They have surrendered 29 home runs and they relinquish 4.42 runs per 9 innings (18th in the league).
Oakland relievers hold an inherited score percentage of 40.0% out of 35 inherited runners. Their bullpen pitchers have come in 23 times in high leverage situations and also on 22 occasions with runners on base. With 17 save situations, the Athletics have accumulated 11 holds in addition to 0 blown saves. They are ranked 2nd in the league holding a save rate of 100.0%, and they have dispatched 86 bullpen pitchers to the mound this year. Oakland has had bullpen pitchers step onto the hill in 6 save opportunities and they have come away with 6 saves.
In 2,052 innings played, the Athletics have a defensive efficiency of 68.0% (27th in baseball). The Oakland Athletics have turned 16 double plays and own a fielding percentage of .987 (6th in baseball). The Athletics have recorded 217 assists, 12 errors and have earned 684 putouts on the campaign.
Thus far in his career, Manaea has surrendered 543 base knocks while tallying 475 K's in 576 innings pitched. He has conceded a total of 243 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.195 and having a FIP of 4.0. His strikeout to walk ratio is 3.25 and he has faced 2,388 batters in his career. Manaea (42-32 career record) has earned a 3.79 earned run average and has given up 8.5 hits per 9 innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Baltimore
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