Cleveland Indians vs Oakland Athletics Prediction, 7/17/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Cleveland Indians vs Oakland Athletics
Date: Saturday, July 17, 2021
Location: RingCentral Coliseum in Oakland, CA
TV: NBC Sports California
Odds/Point Spread: Cleveland (+155) Oakland (-200)
Cal Quantrill and the Cleveland Indians (45-42, 2nd in AL Central) travel to RingCentral Coliseum on Saturday where they'll take on the Oakland Athletics (52-40, 2nd in AL West). The Indians open this matchup at +155 while the Athletics are coming in at -200. The O/U opens at 8. The men taking the mound are Cal Quantrill and Sean Manaea.
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Cleveland has a slugging rate of .398 and have been called out on strikes 731 times, while drawing a walk on 247 occasions. They have accumulated 360 RBI's as well as 647 base knocks so far this year, and their batting average is at .229. The Indians have compiled 127 two-baggers as a team and have smacked 108 balls out of the park. They have racked up 379 runs while holding a team on-base percentage of .298. As a unit, the Cleveland Indians are recording 4.4 runs/g, which is 15th in the league.
The Indians hold a team ERA of 4.42 this year (21st in the league), and the staff has struck out 814 batters. Their pitching staff has walked 312 opposing hitters and their FIP is 4.31 as a team over the course of the season. They have accrued a K/BB ratio of 2.61 and the pitching staff has a collective WHIP of 1.30. Indians pitchers have allowed 113 home runs and also 395 total runs (14th in baseball).
The Indians relief pitchers have recorded a save percentage of 73.3% and has entered the game in 68 save situations. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 111 runners on the season and 31.5% of them crossed home plate. Indians relief pitchers have entered the contest with runners on base 78 times and also have had 81 appearances in high leverage situations. The Indians have sent 289 relievers to the hill on the year. The relief pitchers have racked up 36 holds this year (24th in baseball). They have accumulated 22 saves on the campaign and have missed out on 8 of their 30 chances to save the game.
The Cleveland Indians have earned a total of 2,255 putouts on the campaign, as well as 743 assists and 46 errors. Their fielding rate is holding at .985 which ranks 9th in professional baseball, and have earned 599 double plays. The Indians have converted 69.7% of balls in play into outs out of 6,765 innings, ranking them 16th in baseball.
Quantrill has pitched in 196 innings and has accounted for 163 strikeouts so far in his pro baseball career. His earned run average is 4.39 (96 ER's allowed) and his WHIP is 1.312. He has conceded 202 hits (9.2 hits per 9 innings) with 56 free passes. Quantrill (9-10 career mark) sits with a FIP of 4.26 and he has gone up against 846 batters during his time in the major leagues.
The Oakland Athletics have recorded an OBP of .312 as well as a batting average of .232 this year. They have struck out on 790 occasions (16th in baseball) and have earned 705 base hits. Oakland has 115 home runs on the season to go along with 381 runs batted in. The Athletics hold a team SLG% of .405 and they are recording 4.43 runs per outing (14th in MLB). They have recorded 152 two-baggers, while taking a walk 313 times and earning 408 runs.
The Athletics are sitting with a team WHIP of 1.230 in addition to having a FIP of 3.96 as a pitching staff so far this year. They come in at 23rd in MLB as a staff in total hits allowed with 757. The Oakland pitching staff have relinquished 376 runs on the season while having an ERA of 3.80 (345 earned runs given up). They currently have a strikeout to walk ratio of 3.04 (755 strikeouts vs 248 walks). They have relinquished 101 long balls and they allow 4.14 runs per 9 innings (10th in the league).
Oakland relievers hold an inherited score percentage of 33.7% out of their 104 inherited base runners. Their bullpen pitchers have stepped onto the hill 80 times in high leverage situations in addition to 73 occasions with runners on base. Sitting with 81 save situations, the Athletics have tallied 44 holds in addition to 14 blown saves. They rank 14th in the league with a save percentage of 62.2%, and they have sent 276 relief pitchers to the hill for the year. Oakland has had bullpen pitchers take the mound in 37 save opportunities and they have walked away with 23 saves.
In 7,353 innings on the diamond, the Athletics hold a efficiency on defense of 70.2% (12th in baseball). The Oakland Athletics have turned 70 double plays and have a fielding rate of .987 (3rd in pro baseball). The Athletics have 739 assists, 41 errors and have 2,451 putouts this year.
Manaea (45-37 win-loss record in his career) has a 3.74 earned run average and has conceded 8.5 hits per nine innings. His K/BB ratio is 3.38 and he has gone up against 2,703 opposing batters so far in his career. He has surrendered a total of 271 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.196 and a FIP of 4.0. In his pro baseball career, Manaea has surrendered 616 hits and he has 555 strikeouts in 652 frames.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Oakland (-200) and under 8 runs
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