Oakland Athletics vs Baltimore Orioles Prediction, 4/24/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Oakland Athletics vs Baltimore Orioles
Date: Saturday, April 24, 2021
Location: Oriole Park in Baltimore, MD
Odds/Point Spread: Oakland (-135) Baltimore (+115)
Chris Bassitt and the Oakland Athletics (12-7, 1st in AL West) are headed to Oriole Park on Saturday where they'll meet the Baltimore Orioles (8-10, 3rd in AL East). The Athletics open this contest at -135 while the Orioles are priced at +115. The O/U has been set at 8. The pitchers taking the mound will be Chris Bassitt and John Means.
The Athletics have accumulated 24 two-baggers as a unit and have hit 25 baseballs out of the park. Oakland has a slugging % of .401 and have struck out 170 times, while drawing a walk on 71 occasions. As a squad, the Oakland Athletics are notching 4.7 runs per contest, which has them at 9th in the league. They have accumulated 82 RBI's in addition to 135 hits this season, and their average at the plate sits at .222. They are sitting with 90 runs scored and have an on-base percentage of .317.
The Athletics have a team earned run average of 4.71 for the year (25th in baseball), and their staff has rung up 158 hitters. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 2.77 and the pitching staff has earned a collective WHIP of 1.35. Athletics pitchers have given up 23 long balls and 92 runs in total (27th in the league). They have walked 57 players from the other team and their FIP sits at 4.19 as a team this season.
The Athletics have sent 67 relief pitchers to the mound for the year. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 27 runners on the campaign and 40.7% of them earned a run for their team. They have compiled 3 saves for the year. The Athletics relief pitchers have a save rate of 100.0% and has come into the game in 10 save situations. The relief pitchers have a total of 7 holds over the course of the season (20th in the league). Athletics bullpen pitchers have entered the contest with runners on base 19 times in addition to having 14 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Oakland Athletics have a total of 504 putouts for the season, in addition to 157 assists and 8 errors. Their fielding rate is holding at .988 which puts them in 6th in the majors, and have accumulated 143 double plays. The Athletics have turned 68.4% of balls in play into outs out of their 1,512 innings on the field, ranking them 25th in baseball.
Bassitt has taken the mound for 420 innings and has totaled 364 strikeouts in his career. His ERA is 3.64 (170 earned runs allowed) and his WHIP is 1.279. He has conceded 388 base hits (8.3 hits per nine innings) and has had 150 free passes. Bassitt (20-23 record in his career) holds a FIP of 4.07 while going up against 1,805 batters in the majors.
The Orioles hold a team slugging % of .363 and they are recording 3.94 runs per game (20th in baseball). They have hit 31 doubles, while walking 46 times and scoring 71 runs. Baltimore has accounted for 17 long balls for the season as well as 68 RBIs. They have been rung up on 180 occasions (7th in the league) and have totaled 130 base hits. The Baltimore Orioles have accounted for an on-base percentage of .276 and a team batting average of .218 this season.
The Baltimore pitching staff have given up 77 runs this year and come in with a team ERA of 4.18 (72 earned runs allowed). They have allowed 23 HR's and they allow 4.47 runs per 9 innings (13th in the league). The Orioles hold a team WHIP of 1.295 and have a FIP of 4.21 as a pitching staff this season. They have earned a K/BB ratio of 2.91 (154 strikeouts vs 53 walks). They are currently ranked 24th in MLB as a pitching staff in total hits allowed with 148.
With 20 save situations, the Orioles have 10 holds in addition to 4 blown saves. Baltimore has had bullpen pitchers take the mound in 9 save opportunities and they have earned 5 saves. Their relievers have stepped onto the mound 25 times in high leverage situations and on 27 occasions with runners on base. Baltimore relievers hold an inherited score rate of 35.0% out of 40 inherited base runners. They rank 18th in MLB with a save percentage of 55.6%, and they have sent 63 relief pitchers to the hill for the year.
In 1,401 innings played, the Orioles hold a defensive efficiency of 69.1% (21st in MLB). The Baltimore Orioles have turned 11 double plays and have a fielding percentage of .983 (19th in the majors). The Orioles have accrued 156 assists, 11 errors and are sitting with 467 putouts so far this season.
Means (15-15 career win-loss mark) is the owner of a 3.71 ERA and has surrendered 7.8 hits per 9 innings. His strikeout to walk ratio is 3.73 and he has gone up against 920 batters so far in his pro baseball career. He has allowed 93 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.095 and having a FIP of 4.5. So far in his pro baseball career, Means has conceded 196 base knocks and he has 190 strikeouts in 225 innings.
Who will win tonight's baseball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Oakland (-135)
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