Houston Astros vs Oakland Athletics Prediction, 9/24/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Houston Astros vs Oakland Athletics
Date: Friday, September 24, 2021
Location: RingCentral Coliseum in Oakland, CA
TV: NBC Sports California
Odds/Point Spread: Houston (-111) Oakland (-120)
Frankie Montas and the Oakland Athletics (82-70, 3rd in AL West) play the Houston Astros (91-61, 1st in AL West) at RingCentral Coliseum on Friday. The odds on this contest have the Astros priced at -111 and the Athletics are at -120. The O/U has been set at 8. The expected starting pitchers will be Zack Greinke and Frankie Montas.
The Astros have hit 290 two-baggers as a team and have hit 205 balls out of the park. Houston has a slugging percentage of .447 and have struck out 1,145 times, while being walked on 539 occasions. As a unit, the Houston Astros are putting up 5.4 runs per game, which has them sitting at 1st in MLB. They have earned 796 RBI's as well as 1,422 hits on the season, while their team batting average is .270. They have earned 825 runs while holding a team on-base percentage of .341.
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The Astros have a team ERA of 3.68 on the campaign (4th in the league), and the staff has struck out 1,373 batters. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 2.70 and the pitching staff holds a WHIP of 1.22. Astros pitchers have conceded 175 long balls and 605 total runs (5th in MLB). They have walked 509 hitters and their FIP sits at 4.08 as a unit for the season.
Astros relief pitchers have gone to the mound with opponents on base 130 times in addition to having 156 appearances in high leverage situations. The relievers have accumulated 65 holds on the campaign (25th in the league). The Astros relievers have accumulated a save rate of 57.9% and has entered the game in 123 save situations. They have 33 saves so far this year and have blown 24 of their 57 save opportunities. The relief pitchers have inherited 189 base runners this season with 36.0% of those players ended up scoring. The Astros have dispatched 481 relief pitchers to the hill over the course of the season.
The Astros have turned 71.6% of balls hit into play into outs out of their 12,225 innings, which has them sitting 3rd in professional baseball. The Houston Astros have earned a total of 4,075 putouts this season, as well as 1,339 assists and 61 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding at .989 which has them ranked 1st in professional baseball, and they have turned 1,085 double plays.
Greinke (219-132 mark in his career) has a FIP of 3.44 while facing 12,690 batters in the major leagues. He has allowed 2,890 hits (8.4 hits per 9 innings) with 712 walks. His ERA is 3.41 (1,177 earned runs allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.159. Greinke has taken the ball for 3,107 frames and has accumulated 2,806 strikeouts in his pro baseball career.
The Athletics have a team slugging % of .407 and they score 4.55 runs per outing (13th in baseball). They have recorded 260 two-baggers, while walking 510 times and putting up 692 runs. Oakland is sitting with 186 home runs on the campaign as well as 648 runs batted in. They have been called out on strikes on 1,262 occasions (22nd in baseball) and have tallied 1,202 base knocks. The Oakland Athletics hold a team on-base percentage of .316 in addition to a batting average of .238 this year.
The Athletics are sitting with a team WHIP of 1.249 and have a FIP of 4.00 as a staff so far this year. They rank 18th in baseball as a pitching staff in total hits allowed with 1,274. The Oakland pitching staff have surrendered 631 runs for the year while holding a team ERA of 3.93 (588 earned runs conceded). They have earned a strikeout to walk ratio of 3.07 (1,251 strikeouts vs 408 free passes). They have allowed 172 home runs and they surrender 4.22 runs per 9 innings (8th in the league).
Oakland relievers have an inherited score rate of 35.3% out of their 167 inherited runners. Their bullpen pitchers have stepped onto the hill 136 times in high leverage situations and on 114 occasions with runners on. Sitting with 134 save situations, the Athletics have recorded 69 holds in addition to 27 blown saves. They are ranked 20th in the league with a save percentage of 58.5%, and they have sent 471 relievers to the hill for the year. Oakland has had bullpen pitchers take the mound in 65 save chances and they have tallied 38 saves.
Out of their 12,129 innings played, the Athletics have a defensive efficiency of 69.8% (11th in the majors). The Oakland Athletics have twisted 111 double plays and have accounted for a fielding rate of .988 (2nd in baseball). The Athletics have recorded 1,241 assists, 66 errors and have a tally of 4,043 putouts so far this season.
During his pro baseball career, Montas has allowed 426 hits while tallying 454 K's in 435 innings. Montas (30-23 win-loss record in his career) has earned a 3.95 ERA and has conceded 8.8 hits per 9 innings. He has conceded 191 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.322 and having a FIP of 3.8. His strikeout to walk ratio is 3.05 and he has gone up against 1,857 batters so far in his career.
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Tony Sink's Pick: Take Houston (-111)
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