Houston Astros vs Oakland Athletics Prediction, 5/19/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Houston Astros vs Oakland Athletics
Date: Wednesday, May 19, 2021
Location: RingCentral Coliseum in Oakland, CA
TV: NBC Sports California
Odds/Point Spread: Houston (-135) Oakland (+110)
Frankie Montas and the Oakland Athletics (25-17, 1st in AL West) host the Houston Astros (24-17, 2nd in AL West) at RingCentral Coliseum on Wednesday. The moneyline on this contest has the Astros priced at -135 and the Athletics are at +110. The over/under opens at 8.5. The expected starting pitchers will be Zack Greinke and Frankie Montas.
Houston is slugging .432 and have been called out on strikes 289 times, while drawing a walk on 132 occasions. They have recorded 205 runs batted in in addition to 372 base knocks so far this season, while their batting average is at .266. The Astros have accrued 78 doubles as a team and have hit 48 balls out of the stadium. They have earned a total of 216 runs and have an on-base percentage of .333. As a team, the Houston Astros are recording 5.3 runs per outing, which puts them at 3rd in MLB.
The Astros have an ERA of 3.76 for the year (11th in baseball), and their staff has struck out 364 batters. Their strikeout to walk ratio sits at 2.87 and the pitching staff sits with a WHIP of 1.17. Astros pitchers have surrendered 49 home runs and also 160 runs in total (11th in baseball). They have walked 127 players from the other team and their FIP sits at 4.10 as a team for the season.
The Astros relief pitchers have a save percentage of 60.0% and has come into the game in 34 save situations. The relievers have inherited 56 runners this year with 42.9% of them earned a run for their team. Astros bullpen pitchers have gone to the mound with runners on 34 times and also have had 38 appearances in high leverage situations. The Astros have sent 124 relievers to the hill over the course of the season. The bullpen have earned 18 holds for the year (20th in the league). They have compiled 9 saves this year and have blown 6 of their 15 chances to save the game.
The Astros have transformed 72.4% of balls in play into outs out of 3,276 innings on the field, which has them ranked 3rd in pro baseball. The Houston Astros have a total of 1,092 putouts for the season, as well as 343 assists and 14 errors. Their fielding percentage is currently at .990 which has them sitting 2nd in the majors, and have accumulated 304 double plays.
Greinke (211-127 mark in his career) holds a FIP of 3.38 while going up against 12,216 opposing hitters during his time in the major leagues. He has surrendered 2,783 base hits (8.4 hits per 9 innings) and has 687 walks. His earned run average is 3.38 (1,124 earned runs allowed) and his WHIP is 1.160. Greinke has thrown 2,990 innings and has totaled 2,729 punch outs in his MLB career.
The Athletics have a team slugging % of .394 and they score 4.17 runs per contest (18th in the league). They have notched 61 doubles, while taking a walk 144 times as well as putting up 175 runs. Oakland has accounted for 53 home runs so far this year to go along with 163 RBIs. They have been rung up on 376 instances (11th in the league) and have accounted for 303 hits. The Oakland Athletics have an OBP of .308 in addition to a batting average of .223 on the year.
The Oakland pitching staff have given up 183 runs this year while having an ERA of 4.11 (169 earned runs surrendered). They have allowed 46 homers and they concede 4.45 runs per 9 innings (17th in the league). The Athletics have a team WHIP of 1.284 in addition to having a FIP of 3.93 as a staff over the course of the season. Their K/BB ratio comes in at 2.98 (349 strikeouts vs 117 bases on balls). They are sitting at 27th in the league as a pitching staff in total hits relinquished with 358.
Oakland has had bullpen pitchers step onto the mound in 15 save opportunities and they have converted 12 saves. They sit at 5th in MLB holding a save percentage of 80.0%, and they have sent 132 relievers to the hill for the season. Their bullpen pitchers have come in 41 times in high leverage situations in addition to 33 occasions with runners on. Oakland relievers hold an inherited score percentage of 40.0% out of their 55 inherited base runners. Sitting with 36 save situations, the Athletics have earned 21 holds and 3 blown saves.
In 3,330 innings on the diamond, the Athletics have earned a efficiency on defense of 68.9% (21st in baseball). The Oakland Athletics have turned 28 double plays and have a fielding rate of .984 (15th in MLB). The Athletics have racked up 330 assists, 24 errors and are sitting with 1,110 putouts over the course of the season.
During his career, Montas has given up 314 base hits and he has 301 strikeouts in 303 frames. Montas (23-16 career win-loss mark) has earned a 4.31 earned run average and has allowed 9.3 hits per nine innings. He has surrendered a total of 145 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.389 and a FIP of 4.2. His K/BB ratio is 2.81 and he has gone up against 1,318 hitters thus far in his career.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Oakland (+110)
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