Oakland Athletics vs Baltimore Orioles Prediction, 4/23/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Oakland Athletics vs Baltimore Orioles
Date: Friday, April 23, 2021
Location: Oriole Park in Baltimore, MD
Odds/Point Spread: Oakland (-125) Baltimore (+115)
Oriole Park is the venue where Jorge Lopez and the Baltimore Orioles (8-10, 3rd in AL East) will take on the Oakland Athletics (12-7, 1st in AL West) on Friday. The Athletics open this contest at -125 while the Orioles are priced at +115. The over/under opens at 9.5. The pitchers who are expected to start are Cole Irvin and Jorge Lopez.
As a squad, the Oakland Athletics are putting up 4.7 runs per contest, which puts them at 9th in baseball. They have racked up 90 runs scored and hold an OBP of .317. The Athletics have accounted for 24 doubles as a squad and have hit 25 baseballs out of the stadium. They have earned 82 runs batted in and 135 hits for the year, and their team batting average comes in at .222. Oakland has a slugging % of .401 and have been called out on strikes 170 times, while drawing a walk on 71 occasions.
The Athletics are sitting with a team ERA of 4.71 for the year (27th in MLB), and the staff has rung up 158 batters. They have a K/BB ratio of 2.77 and the pitching staff holds a collective WHIP of 1.35. Athletics pitchers have relinquished 23 long balls and also 92 runs in total (29th in MLB). Their pitching staff has walked 57 hitters and their FIP sits at 4.18 as a team on the campaign.
The Athletics have dispatched 67 relievers to the mound on the season. The relief pitchers have inherited 27 base runners on the season and 40.7% of them ended up scoring. They have compiled 3 saves over the course of the season. The Athletics relievers have earned a save percentage of 100.0% and has come into the game in 10 save situations. The relief pitchers are sitting with 7 holds this year (20th in the league). Athletics bullpen pitchers have come into the game with players on base 19 times in addition to having 14 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Athletics have turned 68.4% of balls hit into play into outs in their 1,512 innings on the field, which ranks them 24th in the majors. The Oakland Athletics have 504 putouts for the season, as well as 157 assists and 8 errors. Their fielding percentage is at .988 which puts them in 6th in MLB, and have a total of 143 double plays.
Irvin (3-4 mark in his career) holds a FIP of 4.88 while facing 271 hitters in the major leagues. He has surrendered 72 base hits (10.6 hits per nine innings) and has 16 walks. His ERA is 6.20 (42 ER's allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.443. Irvin has thrown 61 innings and has totaled 46 punch outs in his pro baseball career.
Baltimore has knocked in 17 HRs so far this year as well as 68 runs batted in. They have hit 31 doubles, while getting a free base 46 times as well as scoring 71 runs. The Baltimore Orioles have tallied a team OBP of .276 as well as a team batting average of .218 for the season. The Orioles have a SLG% of .363 and they tally 3.94 runs per outing (20th in the league). They have struck out on 180 instances (4th in MLB) and have earned a total of 130 base hits.
The Baltimore pitching staff have allowed 77 runs over the course of the season while holding an ERA of 4.18 (72 earned runs allowed). They have surrendered 23 dingers and they surrender 4.47 runs per 9 innings (12th in the league). The Orioles have a team WHIP of 1.295 and have a FIP of 4.20 as a team for the year. Their strikeout to walk ratio comes in at 2.91 (154 strikeouts vs 53 bases on balls). They are currently ranked 24th in MLB as a staff in total hits given up with 148.
Baltimore relievers hold an inherited score percentage of 35.0% out of their 40 inherited base runners. Their relief pitchers have stepped onto the mound 25 times in high leverage situations and also on 27 occasions with runners on. Sitting with 20 save situations, the Orioles have earned 10 holds and 4 blown saves. They are ranked 18th in the league holding a save percentage of 55.6%, and they have dispatched 63 relievers onto the diamond for the year. Baltimore has had relievers step onto the hill in 9 save chances and they have come away with 5 saves.
The Baltimore Orioles have turned 11 double plays and own a fielding percentage of .983 (18th in professional baseball). The Orioles have 156 assists, 11 errors and have a tally of 467 putouts so far this season. In their 1,401 innings on the field, the Orioles have a efficiency on defense of 69.1% (21st in professional baseball).
Lopez (10-19 win-loss record in his career) is the owner of a 6.17 earned run average while giving up 10.2 hits per 9 innings. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.32 and he has faced 1,071 batters during his MLB career. He has given up a total of 166 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.492 and a FIP of 5.2. In his MLB career, Lopez has surrendered 274 base knocks while he has earned 202 strikeouts in 242 innings pitched.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Oakland (-125)
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