Houston Astros vs Oakland Athletics Prediction, 5/18/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Houston Astros vs Oakland Athletics
Date: Tuesday, May 18, 2021
Location: RingCentral Coliseum in Oakland, CA
TV: NBC Sports California
Odds/Point Spread: Houston (+103) Oakland (-113)
RingCentral Coliseum is the venue where Sean Manaea and the Oakland Athletics (25-17, 1st in AL West) will play the Houston Astros (24-17, 2nd in AL West) on Tuesday. The moneyline on this contest has the Astros coming in at +103 and the Athletics are at -113. The O/U has been set at 8.5. The pitchers who are expected to start are Cristian Javier and Sean Manaea.
The Astros have compiled 78 two-baggers as a team and have smacked 48 balls out of the stadium. Houston has a slugging percentage of .432 and have been called out on strikes 289 times, while taking a walk on 132 occasions. As a squad, the Houston Astros are scoring 5.3 runs/g, which has them sitting at 2nd in baseball. They have amassed 205 runs batted in and 372 base knocks for the year, while their average at the plate is sitting at .266. They have racked up 216 runs and hold an on-base percentage of .333.
The Astros have compiled a team earned run average of 3.76 on the season (11th in the league), and the staff has rung up 364 hitters. They have walked 127 opposing batters and their FIP sits at 4.10 as a squad for the season. They have earned a K/BB ratio of 2.87 and their pitching staff has a collective WHIP of 1.17. Astros pitchers have given up 49 long balls in addition to 160 runs in total (11th in the league).
The Astros relief pitchers have recorded a save rate of 60.0% and has entered the game in 34 save situations. The relief pitchers have inherited 56 base runners this year and 42.9% of those players crossed the plate. Astros bullpen pitchers have entered the game with runners on base 34 times as well as having 38 appearances in high leverage situations. The Astros have dispatched 124 relievers to the mound over the course of the season. The bullpen have tallied 18 holds this season (19th in MLB). They have recorded 9 saves on the season and have missed out on 6 of their 15 save opportunities.
The Astros have converted 72.4% of baseballs in play into outs out of their 3,276 innings, which has them ranked 3rd in baseball. The Houston Astros have notched a total of 1,092 putouts this season, as well as 343 assists and 14 errors. Their fielding percentage sits at .990 which ranks 2nd in the majors, and have 304 double plays.
Javier has taken the mound for 92 frames and is sitting with 98 punch outs during his pro baseball career. Javier (8-3 record in his career) has a FIP of 4.36 while he has gone up against 365 batters in the major leagues. His earned run average is 3.31 (34 ER's allowed) and his WHIP is 0.986. He has given up 59 hits (5.8 hits per 9 innings) with 32 free passes.
The Athletics hold a slugging % of .394 and they are recording 4.17 runs per outing (17th in MLB). They have hit 61 doubles, while walking 144 times as well as racking up 175 runs. Oakland has 53 home runs over the course of the season to go along with 163 runs batted in. They have struck out on 376 occasions (10th in baseball) and have 303 base hits. The Oakland Athletics have earned an on-base percentage of .308 in addition to a batting average of .223 so far this year.
The Athletics have a team WHIP of 1.284 and are the owners of a FIP of 3.94 as a team on the year. They currently have a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.98 (349 strikeouts vs 117 walks). They are currently ranked 27th in MLB as a staff in total hits relinquished with 358. They have surrendered 46 homers and they allow 4.45 runs per 9 innings (17th in the league). The Oakland pitching staff have surrendered 183 runs over the course of the season while having an ERA of 4.11 (169 earned runs relinquished).
Oakland bullpen pitchers hold an inherited score percentage of 40.0% out of 55 inherited runners. Their relief pitchers have come in 41 times in high leverage situations in addition to 33 occasions with runners on. Sitting with 36 save situations, the Athletics have tallied 21 holds and also 3 blown saves. They sit at 5th in baseball holding a save rate of 80.0%, and they have sent 132 relief pitchers onto the field on the campaign. Oakland has had relief pitchers step onto the hill in 15 save opportunities and they have walked away with 12 saves.
Out of their 3,330 innings played, the Athletics have a defensive efficiency of 68.9% (18th in pro baseball). The Oakland Athletics have turned 28 double plays and have accounted for a fielding rate of .984 (15th in pro baseball). The Athletics have 330 assists, 24 errors and have a total of 1,110 putouts on the season.
During his pro baseball career, Manaea has given up 562 hits while tallying 492 punch outs in 590 frames. He has surrendered 255 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.202 and having a FIP of 4.0. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 3.32 and he has faced 2,452 batters in his pro baseball career. Manaea (42-33 career mark) is the owner of a 3.89 earned run average while giving up 8.6 hits per 9 innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Oakland (-113)
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