Oakland Athletics vs Arizona Diamondbacks Prediction, 4/13/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Oakland Athletics vs Arizona Diamondbacks
Date: Tuesday, April 13, 2021
Location: Chase Field in Phoenix, AZ
TV: Bally Sports Arizona
Odds/Point Spread: Oakland (-125) Arizona (-116)
Chase Field is the venue where Merrill Kelly and the Arizona Diamondbacks (4-6, 4th in NL West) will take on the Oakland Athletics (3-7, 5th in AL West) on Tuesday. The Athletics open this contest at -125 while the Diamondbacks are coming in at -116. The total has been set at 7.5. The expected starting pitchers are Jesus Luzardo and Merrill Kelly.
The Athletics have tallied 10 two-baggers as a unit and have smacked 8 baseballs out of the park. Oakland is slugging .307 and have been called out on strikes 94 times, while being walked on 34 occasions. As a squad, the Oakland Athletics are compiling 3.2 runs/g, which has them sitting at 27th in the league. They have amassed 31 runs batted in and 61 base knocks on the season, and their batting average is sitting at .189. They are sitting with 32 runs while holding a team on-base percentage of .278.
The Athletics have compiled a team earned run average of 6.20 on the season (30th in MLB), and their staff has rung up 74 batters. They have walked 39 opposing batters and their FIP comes in at 5.53 as a team for the season. They have a K/BB ratio of 1.90 and the pitching staff has a team WHIP of 1.60. Athletics pitchers have given up 17 home runs in addition to 64 runs in total (1st in the league).
The Athletics have dispatched 37 relief pitchers to the mound over the course of the season. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 20 base runners over the course of the season with 50.0% of those runners ended up crossing the plate. The bullpen have 1 hold so far this season (27th in MLB). Athletics bullpen pitchers have entered the contest with players on base 13 times and also have had 5 appearances in high leverage situations.
Luzardo has pitched in 81 innings and has earned 89 strikeouts during his career. His earned run average is 3.98 (36 earned runs allowed) and his WHIP is 1.242. He has given up 76 hits (8.4 hits per 9 innings) and has 25 free passes. Luzardo (3-3 mark in his career) has a FIP of 3.99 and he has gone up against 343 batters during his time in the major leagues.
The Arizona Diamondbacks have accounted for an OBP of .306 in addition to a team batting average of .230 this season. They have been rung up on 96 occasions (3rd in MLB) and have a total of 82 hits. Arizona has accumulated 13 long balls so far this season as well as 42 runs batted in. The Diamondbacks have a team slugging percentage of .395 and they have an average of 4.50 runs per contest (15th in baseball). They have hit 16 doubles, while taking a walk 39 times as well as earning 45 runs.
The Arizona pitching staff have given up 52 runs on the campaign while having a team ERA of 4.40 (44 earned runs allowed). They have conceded 13 dingers and they concede 5.20 runs per 9 innings (21st in baseball). The Diamondbacks have a team WHIP of 1.400 and are the owners of a FIP of 4.72 as a team this year. Their K/BB ratio comes in at 2.08 (77 strikeouts vs 37 bases on balls). They have a ranking of 2nd in the league as a pitching staff in total hits given up with 89.
Arizona bullpen pitchers have an inherited score percentage of 13.0% out of 8 inherited base runners. Their bullpen pitchers have taken the field 11 times in high leverage situations in addition to 8 occasions with runners on. With 11 save situations, the Diamondbacks have accumulated 7 holds in addition to 3 blown saves. They are ranked 25th in the league holding a save percentage of 25.0%, and they have dispatched 31 relievers onto the field on the campaign. Arizona has called on relief pitchers to step onto the mound in 4 save opportunities and they have earned 1 save.
Thus far in his career, Kelly has conceded 224 hits while accumulating 192 K's in 224 frames. Kelly (16-18 mark in his career) has earned a 4.33 earned run average and has conceded 9.0 hits per 9 innings. He has surrendered 108 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.286 and having a FIP of 4.5. His K/BB ratio is 2.95 and he has gone up against 948 opposing batters so far in his pro baseball career.
Who will win tonight's baseball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Arizona (-116)
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