Oakland Athletics vs Arizona Diamondbacks Prediction, 4/12/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Oakland Athletics vs Arizona Diamondbacks
Date: Monday, April 12, 2021
Location: Chase Field in Phoenix, AZ
TV: Bally Sports Arizona
Odds/Point Spread: Oakland (-141) Arizona (-105)
Madison Bumgarner and the Arizona Diamondbacks (2-6, 5th in NL West) host the Oakland Athletics (2-7, 5th in AL West) at Chase Field on Monday. The Athletics open this game at -141 while the Diamondbacks are priced at -105. The O/U opens at 9.5. The expected starting pitchers will be Chris Bassitt and Madison Bumgarner.
Oakland has a slugging percentage of .287 and have been called out on strikes 85 times, while taking a walk on 32 occasions. They have 24 RBI's and 50 base knocks so far this season, and their average at the plate is at .175. The Athletics have hit 10 doubles as a team and have hit 6 balls out of the stadium. They have accumulated 25 runs and hold an OBP of .271. As a team, the Oakland Athletics are recording 2.8 runs/g, which is 29th in MLB.
Athletics pitchers have given up 16 home runs and 61 runs in total (1st in MLB). They have walked 38 players from the other team and their FIP sits at 5.77 as a squad for the year. They have earned a strikeout to walk ratio of 1.74 and the pitching staff has a collective WHIP of 1.65. The Athletics have compiled a team earned run average of 6.56 on the season (29th in the league), and the staff has rung up 66 hitters.
The Athletics relief pitchers have inherited 19 base runners on the year and 47.4% of them crossed the plate. Athletics relief pitchers have stepped onto the hill with runners on 12 times as well as having 5 appearances in high leverage situations. The Athletics have dispatched 34 relief pitchers to the mound so far this year. The relief pitchers have notched 1 hold on the season (26th in the league).
Bassitt has taken the mound for 409 innings and has 352 strikeouts in his MLB career. Bassitt (19-23 win-loss mark in his career) holds a FIP of 4.11 and he has gone up against 1,758 batters in the major leagues. His ERA is 3.65 (166 ER's allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.279. He has conceded 381 hits (8.4 hits per nine innings) and has 143 free passes.
The Arizona Diamondbacks hold a team OBP of .279 and a batting average of .205 this season. They have struck out on 78 instances (6th in the league) and have accounted for 59 hits. Arizona has hit 9 long balls for the year and 28 RBIs. The Diamondbacks hold a team slugging percentage of .358 and they earn 3.75 runs per outing (18th in MLB). They have hit 13 doubles, while getting a free base 29 times as well as notching 30 runs.
The Arizona pitching staff have conceded 49 runs this year while having a team ERA of 5.13 (41 earned runs yielded). They have given up 12 home runs and they relinquish 6.13 runs per 9 innings (25th in baseball). The Diamondbacks hold a team WHIP of 1.514 and have a FIP of 5.14 as a team for the season. They have earned a strikeout to walk ratio of 1.88 (64 strikeouts against 34 walks). They rank 2nd in baseball as a pitching staff in total hits given up with 75.
Arizona relief pitchers hold an inherited score percentage of 13.0% out of 8 inherited base runners. Their relief pitchers have stepped onto the mound 11 times in high leverage situations and on 8 occasions with base runners. Sitting with 11 save situations, the Diamondbacks have earned 7 holds in addition to 3 blown saves. They sit at 24th in the league with a save rate of 25.0%, and they have dispatched 28 relief pitchers onto the diamond so far this season. Arizona has had bullpen pitchers enter the contest in 4 save opportunities and they have walked away with 1 save.
So far in his pro baseball career, Bumgarner has given up 1,684 base knocks while he has accumulated 1,834 strikeouts in 1,896 innings. He has conceded 683 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.123 and a FIP of 3.4. His strikeout to walk ratio is 4.11 and he has gone up against 7,746 opposing batters thus far in his career. Bumgarner (120-97 career win-loss mark) is the owner of a 3.24 ERA while giving up 8.0 hits per nine innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game ATS?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Arizona (-105)
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