Detroit Tigers vs Oakland Athletics Prediction, 4/18/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Detroit Tigers vs Oakland Athletics
Date: Sunday, April 18, 2021
Location: RingCentral Coliseum in Oakland, CA
TV: NBC Sports California
Odds/Point Spread: Detroit (+110) Oakland (-130)
Chris Bassitt and the Oakland Athletics (7-7, 3rd in AL West) play the Detroit Tigers (6-8, 4th in AL Central) at RingCentral Coliseum on Sunday. The Tigers open this game at +110 while the Athletics are coming in at -130. The total opens at 9. The pitchers who are expected to start are Matthew Boyd and Chris Bassitt.
As a unit, the Detroit Tigers are scoring 3.8 runs per game, which ranks them 25th in the league. They have notched a total of 53 runs while holding a team OBP of .287. The Tigers have tallied 16 doubles as a unit and have smacked 20 balls out of the stadium. They have recorded 53 runs batted in in addition to 100 hits this season, while their team batting average is .218. Detroit has a slugging percentage of .397 and have struck out 140 times, while drawing a walk on 42 occasions.
Tigers pitchers have allowed 22 home runs and also 73 runs in total (27th in baseball). They have walked 64 opposing batters and their FIP is 5.26 as a squad this year. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 1.77 and the pitching staff holds a collective WHIP of 1.47. The Tigers are sitting with a team earned run average of 5.16 this year (28th in baseball), and the staff has struck out 113 batters.
Tigers relief pitchers have come into the game with runners on base 12 times in addition to having 7 appearances in high leverage situations. The relievers are sitting with 8 holds over the course of the season (11th in MLB). The Tigers relievers have a save rate of 60.0% and has come into the game in 14 save situations. They have recorded 3 saves for the year and have not converted 2 out of their 5 chances to get a save. The relievers have inherited 21 runners so far this year and 38.1% of those players crossed the plate. The Tigers have sent 44 relievers to the hill on the campaign.
Boyd (36-55 career win-loss record) holds a FIP of 4.70 while he has faced 3,115 hitters in the majors. He has surrendered 732 base hits (9.1 hits per 9 innings) and has had 230 free passes. His earned run average is 4.99 (402 ER's allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.327. Boyd has pitched in 725 frames and is sitting with 706 punch outs so far in his pro baseball career.
Oakland has 15 long balls for the season as well as 57 RBIs. They have recorded 19 doubles, while walking 54 times as well as putting up 59 runs. The Oakland Athletics have tallied an OBP of .307 and a batting average of .216 on the year. The Athletics hold a slugging % of .367 and they are recording 4.21 runs per game (17th in MLB). They have struck out on 137 instances (5th in MLB) and have earned 100 base hits.
The Oakland pitching staff have conceded 78 runs this season while having a team ERA of 5.43 (76 earned runs surrendered). They have relinquished 19 dingers and they surrender 5.57 runs per 9 innings (29th in MLB). The Athletics have a team WHIP of 1.452 and have a FIP of 4.74 as a squad this season. Their strikeout to walk ratio sits at 2.20 (110 strikeouts vs 50 free passes). They are currently ranked 30th in the league as a pitching staff in total hits allowed with 133.
Oakland relievers hold an inherited score percentage of 41.7% out of their 24 inherited runners. Their bullpen pitchers have come in 10 times in high leverage situations in addition to 16 occasions with runners on base. Sitting with 8 save situations, the Athletics have compiled 6 holds in addition to 0 blown saves. They rank 2nd in baseball with a save rate of 100.0%, and they have sent 53 relief pitchers onto the field over the course of the season. Oakland has had relievers enter the game in 2 save chances and they have tallied 2 saves.
Thus far in his career, Bassitt has given up 383 base knocks while he has earned 356 strikeouts in 414 innings pitched. He has surrendered a total of 168 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.281 and a FIP of 4.1. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.41 and he has faced 1,780 batters in his career. Bassitt (20-23 mark in his career) is the owner of a 3.65 ERA and has given up 8.3 hits per 9 innings.
Who will win tonight's baseball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Oakland (-130)
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