Cleveland Indians vs Oakland Athletics Prediction, 7/16/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Cleveland Indians vs Oakland Athletics
Date: Friday, July 16, 2021
Location: RingCentral Coliseum in Oakland, CA
TV: NBC Sports California
Odds/Point Spread: Cleveland (+188) Oakland (-205)
Eli Morgan and the Cleveland Indians (45-42, 2nd in AL Central) go to RingCentral Coliseum on Friday where they'll take on the Oakland Athletics (52-40, 2nd in AL West). The Athletics open this matchup at -205 while the Indians are priced at +188. The total has been set at 8.5. The expected starting pitchers will be Eli Morgan and Sean Manaea.
As a squad, the Cleveland Indians are notching 4.4 runs per game, which has them at 15th in the league. They are sitting with 379 runs while holding a team on-base percentage of .298. The Indians have hit 127 doubles as a unit and have smacked 108 baseballs out of the park. They have recorded 360 runs batted in as well as 647 base knocks so far this year, and their team batting average is at .229. Cleveland is slugging .398 and have been called out on strikes 731 times, while drawing a walk on 247 occasions.
The Indians have an earned run average of 4.42 this year (21st in MLB), and their staff has struck out 814 hitters. Their strikeout to walk ratio sits at 2.61 and the pitching staff holds a collective WHIP of 1.30. Indians pitchers have given up 113 long balls and 395 runs (14th in MLB). Their pitching staff has walked 312 players from the other team and their FIP is 4.31 as a squad on the year.
The Indians bullpen have earned a save percentage of 73.3% and has entered the game in 68 save situations. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 111 runners over the course of the season and 31.5% of those players crossed home plate. Indians relief pitchers have come into the game with runners on base 78 times in addition to having 81 appearances in high leverage situations. The Indians have dispatched 289 relievers to the hill on the year. The relievers have earned 36 holds so far this year (24th in baseball). They have tallied 22 saves so far this season and have blown 8 out of their 30 save chances.
The Indians have turned 69.7% of baseballs in play into outs in their 6,765 innings on the diamond, which has them sitting at 16th in the majors. The Cleveland Indians have a total of 2,255 putouts at this point in the season, as well as 743 assists and 46 errors. Their fielding percentage is currently at .985 which ranks 9th in pro baseball, and have earned 599 double plays.
Morgan has thrown 21 frames and has totaled 22 punch outs in his career. Morgan (1-3 record in his career) holds a FIP of 6.68 while he has faced 96 batters during his time in the major leagues. His ERA is 8.44 (20 ER's allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.500. He has surrendered 28 base knocks (11.8 hits per 9 innings) with 4 free passes.
Oakland has tallied 115 HRs so far this year and 381 RBIs. They have tallied 152 two-baggers, while taking a walk 313 times as well as putting up 408 runs. The Oakland Athletics have an on-base percentage of .312 in addition to a team batting average of .232 so far this year. The Athletics hold a slugging percentage of .405 and they earn 4.43 runs per outing (14th in the league). They have been called out on strikes on 790 instances (16th in the league) and have accounted for 705 base knocks.
The Athletics hold a team WHIP of 1.230 with a FIP of 3.96 as a staff this season. They sit at 23rd in the league as a staff in total hits given up with 757. The Oakland pitching staff have allowed 376 runs for the year while holding a team ERA of 3.80 (345 earned runs conceded). Their strikeout to walk ratio is 3.04 (755 strikeouts against 248 bases on balls). They have given up 101 homers and they concede 4.14 runs per 9 innings (10th in the league).
Oakland bullpen pitchers hold an inherited score percentage of 33.7% out of their 104 inherited runners. Their relief pitchers have stepped onto the mound 80 times in high leverage situations and on 73 occasions with base runners. With 81 save situations, the Athletics have earned 44 holds and also 14 blown saves. They rank 14th in baseball with a save percentage of 62.2%, and they have dispatched 276 relief pitchers onto the field over the course of the season. Oakland has had relief pitchers take the mound in 37 save chances and they have earned 23 saves.
Out of their 7,353 innings on the field, the Athletics have earned a defensive efficiency of 70.2% (12th in pro baseball). The Oakland Athletics have turned 70 double plays and have earned a fielding percentage of .987 (3rd in professional baseball). The Athletics have 739 assists, 41 errors and have earned a total of 2,451 putouts this season.
In his career, Manaea has allowed 616 base knocks while totaling 555 strikeouts in 652 innings pitched. Manaea (45-37 career mark) has earned a 3.74 ERA while surrendering 8.5 hits per 9 innings. He has conceded a total of 271 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.196 and a FIP of 4.0. His K/BB ratio is 3.38 and he has gone up against 2,703 opposing batters in his pro baseball career.
Who will win tonight's MLB game ATS?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Cleveland (+188)
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