Detroit Tigers vs Oakland Athletics Prediction, 4/16/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Detroit Tigers vs Oakland Athletics
Date: Friday, April 16, 2021
Location: RingCentral Coliseum in Oakland, CA
TV: NBC Sports California
Odds/Point Spread: Detroit (+155) Oakland (-165)
Jose Urena and the Detroit Tigers (6-6, 4th in AL Central) go to RingCentral Coliseum on Friday where they'll take on the Oakland Athletics (5-7, 4th in AL West). The Tigers open this contest at +155 while the Athletics are priced at -165. The over/under has been set at 8.5. The pitchers expected to start will be Jose Urena and Frankie Montas.
As a unit, the Detroit Tigers are scoring 4.1 runs/g, which puts them at 18th in the league. They have racked up 49 runs scored and have an OBP of .297. The Tigers have accounted for 14 doubles as a squad and have hit 19 balls out of the park. They have 49 runs batted in in addition to 87 base knocks this season, while their average at the plate is at .221. Detroit is slugging .412 and have struck out 119 times, while drawing a walk on 40 occasions.
The Tigers have a team earned run average of 5.09 for the year (27th in the league), and they have struck out 95 batters. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 1.90 and their pitching staff has a team WHIP of 1.41. Tigers pitchers have allowed 19 home runs and 62 runs in total (24th in baseball). Their pitching staff has walked 50 hitters and their FIP is 5.15 as a squad so far this year.
The Tigers bullpen have a save percentage of 60.0% and has entered the game in 14 save situations. The relief pitchers have inherited 15 base runners over the course of the season with 26.7% of those runners crossed home plate. Tigers bullpen pitchers have gone to the mound with runners on 10 times in addition to having 6 appearances in high leverage situations. The Tigers have dispatched 39 relievers to the mound over the course of the season. The bullpen have a total of 8 holds so far this year (6th in baseball). They have earned 3 saves so far this season and have not converted 2 of their 5 save opportunities.
Urena has taken the hill for 604 innings and has accumulated 415 K's during his pro baseball career. Urena (32-48 win-loss record in his career) sits with a FIP of 4.76 while he has gone up against 2,593 hitters in the majors. His earned run average is 4.64 (312 earned runs allowed) and his WHIP is 1.350. He has conceded 599 base hits (8.9 hits per 9 innings) and has had 217 free passes.
The Oakland Athletics have earned an on-base percentage of .295 in addition to a team batting average of .211 for the season. They have been rung up on 119 instances (7th in baseball) and have totaled 84 base knocks. Oakland has compiled 12 home runs on the year to go along with 46 RBIs. The Athletics hold a team slugging % of .354 and they are earning 4.00 runs per contest (22nd in baseball). They have notched 15 doubles, while walking 40 times and putting up 48 runs.
The Athletics have a WHIP of 1.556 and have a FIP of 5.21 as a pitching staff over the course of the season. They come in at 30th in baseball as a pitching staff in total hits conceded with 120. The Oakland pitching staff have allowed 74 runs over the course of the season while holding an ERA of 6.00 (72 earned runs allowed). They currently have a strikeout to walk ratio of 1.85 (89 strikeouts vs 48 bases on balls). They have conceded 18 home runs and they concede 6.17 runs per 9 innings (30th in the league).
Oakland has called on relievers to step onto the mound in 1 save opportunity and they have earned 1 save. They rank 2nd in the league with a save rate of 100.0%, and they have dispatched 47 bullpen pitchers onto the diamond on the year. Their relievers have taken the field 10 times in high leverage situations and on 16 occasions with base runners. Oakland relievers have an inherited score rate of 41.7% out of 24 inherited runners. Sitting with 5 save situations, the Athletics have 4 holds and also 0 blown saves.
Montas (19-15 career record) is the owner of a 4.34 earned run average and has allowed 9.4 hits per nine innings. His strikeout to walk ratio is 2.71 and he has gone up against 1,175 hitters so far in his pro baseball career. He has given up a total of 130 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.413 and a FIP of 4.1. In his MLB career, Montas has surrendered 281 base hits while totaling 271 strikeouts in 269 innings pitched.
Who will win tonight's MLB game ATS?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Oakland (-165)
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