Los Angeles Dodgers vs Oakland Athletics Prediction, 4/5/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Los Angeles Dodgers vs Oakland Athletics
Date: Monday, April 5, 2021
Location: RingCentral Coliseum in Oakland, CA
TV: NBC Sports California
Odds/Point Spread: Los Angeles (-147) Oakland (+100)
RingCentral Coliseum is the venue where Frankie Montas and the Oakland Athletics (0-3, 5th in AL West) will play the Los Angeles Dodgers (2-1, 2nd in NL West) on Monday. The Athletics open this game at +100 while the Dodgers are coming in at -147. The over/under is set at 9. The pitchers taking the mound will be Dustin May and Frankie Montas.
As a squad, the Los Angeles Dodgers notched 5.8 runs per contest last year, which was 1st in the league. They tallied 349 runs while holding a team on-base percentage of .338. The Dodgers recorded 97 doubles as a unit and hit 118 balls out of the park. They compiled 327 runs batted in in addition to 523 base knocks over the course of the prior season, while their team batting average was at .256. Los Angeles had a slugging rate of .483 and struck out 471 times, while taking a walk on 228 occasions.
The Dodgers compiled a team ERA of 3.03 over the course of last season (1st in the league), and the staff struck out 517 hitters. They walked 145 players from the other team and their FIP was 3.79 as a team for the prior year. They accumulated a K/BB ratio of 3.57 and the pitching staff had a collective WHIP of 1.06. Dodgers pitchers conceded 66 long balls and 213 runs in total (29th in MLB). Dodgers relief pitchers came into the game with runners on in 74 games in addition to 66 contests with high leverage. The relief pitchers a total of 52 holds for the prior year (2nd in baseball). The Dodgers relief pitchers had a save percentage of 60.0% and stepped onto the mound in 79 save situations. They earned 15 saves over the course of the prior season and did not convert 10 of their 25 chances to get a save. The relievers inherited 102 base runners last season with 27.5% of those runners crossed home plate. The Dodgers sent forth 249 relief pitchers to the hill last year.
Dustin May allowed 45 base hits in 56 innings pitched last season. His earned run average was at 2.57 and he struck out 44 hitters. He gave up 16 ER's last year with a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.8. He conceded 7.2 hits per 9 innings and he had a WHIP of 1.089. May held a FIP of 4.62 and his ERA+ was 165. May has taken the ball for 90 frames and has 76 punch outs during his career. His earned run average is 2.98 (30 earned runs allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.092. He has allowed 78 hits (7.7 hits per 9 innings) and has had 21 free passes. May (5-4 career record) is the owner of a FIP of 3.96 while he has faced 365 hitters in the majors.
The A's recorded 91 doubles, while getting a free base 238 times as well as putting up 274 runs. The Athletics had a SLG% of .396 and they had an average of 4.57 runs per contest (17th in baseball). Oakland accounted for 71 HRs over the course of last year to go along with 264 runs batted in. They struck out on 524 occasions (15th in MLB) and totaled 430 base hits. The Oakland Athletics tallied an OBP of .322 and a team batting average of .225 last season.
The Athletics had a WHIP of 1.235 in addition to having a FIP of 4.02 as a staff over the course of last year. They finished at 19th in the league as a staff in total hits surrendered with 471. The Oakland pitching staff relinquished 232 runs over the course of last season while having an ERA of 3.77 (216 earned runs relinquished). They had a K/BB ratio of 3.07 (506 strikeouts against 165 walks). They conceded 69 home runs and they surrender 4.05 runs per 9 innings (5th in MLB). Finishing with 21 save opportunities, the Athletics accrued 34 holds and 4 blown saves. Oakland called on relief pitchers to enter the game in 55 save situations and they tallied 17 saves. Their relievers came into 61 games with high leverage in addition to 51 games with runners on base. Oakland relief pitchers held an inherited score percentage of 31.0% out of 72 inherited base runners. They were ranked 2nd in the league with a save rate of 81.0%, and they sent 181 relievers to the hill last season.
Montas had a K/BB ratio of 2.6 with 60 total K's and he held an ERA+ of 72. His WHIP was 1.51 and he held a FIP of 4.74 throughout last season. He took the hill for 53.0 innings last year while surrendering 9.7 H/9. Montas gave up 57 base knocks while conceding 33 earned runs (5.60 ERA). During his career, Montas has allowed 268 base hits while he has accumulated 262 strikeouts in 261 frames. He has surrendered a total of 122 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.395 and a FIP of 4.1. He has a K/BB ratio of 2.73 and he has gone up against 1,132 hitters so far in his pro baseball career. Montas (18-14 mark in his career) has earned a 4.21 earned run average while allowing 9.2 hits per 9 innings.
Who will win tonight's baseball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Oakland (+100)
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