Detroit Tigers vs Oakland Athletics Prediction, 4/17/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Detroit Tigers vs Oakland Athletics
Date: Saturday, April 17, 2021
Location: RingCentral Coliseum in Oakland, CA
TV: NBC Sports California
Odds/Point Spread: Detroit (+130) Oakland (-140)
RingCentral Coliseum is the site where Cole Irvin and the Oakland Athletics (6-7, 4th in AL West) will play the Detroit Tigers (6-7, 4th in AL Central) on Saturday. The Athletics open this matchup at -140 while the Tigers are priced at +130. The O/U has been set at 9. The starting pitchers are Casey Mize and Cole Irvin.
The Tigers have accumulated 16 doubles as a squad and have hit 20 balls out of the stadium. Detroit has a slugging percentage of .416 and have struck out 129 times, while drawing a walk on 41 occasions. As a team, the Detroit Tigers are earning 4.1 runs per outing, which has them sitting at 21st in the league. They have tallied 53 RBI's in addition to 96 base knocks this year, and their team batting average is at .224. They have notched a total of 53 runs scored and hold an OBP of .295.
The Tigers have compiled a team ERA of 5.29 for the year (29th in baseball), and the staff has struck out 105 hitters. They have a strikeout to walk ratio of 1.69 and the pitching staff has earned a collective WHIP of 1.48. Tigers pitchers have conceded 21 home runs and also 70 total runs (27th in MLB). They have walked 62 opposing hitters and their FIP is 5.37 as a unit over the course of the season.
The Tigers have dispatched 43 relief pitchers to the mound for the season. The relief pitchers have inherited 21 base runners so far this year with 38.1% of those players earned a run for their team. They have compiled 3 saves for the year and have not converted 2 out of their 5 save opportunities. The Tigers relief pitchers have earned a save percentage of 60.0% and has stepped onto the mound in 14 save situations. The relief pitchers have racked up 8 holds for the year (9th in baseball). Tigers bullpen pitchers have entered the game with players on base 12 times and also have had 7 appearances in high leverage situations.
Mize has taken the mound for 39 innings and has earned 35 K's during his pro baseball career. His earned run average is 5.26 (23 ER's allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.398. He has allowed 38 base knocks (8.7 hits per 9 innings) with 17 free passes. Mize (1-3 career mark) has a FIP of 5.46 and he has faced 179 opposing batters in the major leagues.
Oakland has a total of 14 long balls this season and 54 runs batted in. They have put up 17 two-baggers, while taking a walk 52 times as well as scoring 56 runs. The Oakland Athletics have compiled a team OBP of .308 as well as a batting average of .213 this season. The Athletics hold a team slugging % of .364 and they average 4.31 runs per outing (16th in the league). They have struck out on 129 occasions (5th in baseball) and have earned 92 hits.
The Athletics have a WHIP of 1.521 and have a FIP of 5.01 as a staff on the campaign. They rank 30th in baseball as a staff in total hits surrendered with 129. The Oakland pitching staff have allowed 78 runs on the year while having a team ERA of 5.85 (76 earned runs relinquished). Their K/BB ratio comes in at 2.02 (99 strikeouts vs 49 walks). They have given up 19 home runs and they relinquish 6.00 runs per 9 innings (30th in MLB).
Sitting with 5 save situations, the Athletics have recorded 4 holds and 0 blown saves. Oakland has called on relievers to step onto the mound in 1 save chances and they have come away with 1 save. Their relievers have stepped onto the mound 10 times in high leverage situations and also on 16 occasions with base runners. Oakland relief pitchers hold an inherited score percentage of 41.7% out of their 24 inherited base runners. They are currently ranked 2nd in baseball holding a save percentage of 100.0%, and they have sent 50 bullpen pitchers onto the diamond for the year.
In his career, Irvin has allowed 68 base hits and he has 40 K's in 55 innings. He has allowed a total of 42 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.527 and a FIP of 5.3. He has a K/BB ratio of 2.50 and he has faced 248 opposing batters during his MLB career. Irvin (2-4 career win-loss mark) has earned a 6.87 earned run average and has given up 11.1 hits per 9 innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game ATS?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Oakland (-140)
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