Oakland Athletics vs Baltimore Orioles Prediction, 4/25/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Oakland Athletics vs Baltimore Orioles
Date: Sunday, April 25, 2021
Location: Oriole Park in Baltimore, MD
Jesus Luzardo and the Oakland Athletics (12-7, 1st in AL West) travel to Oriole Park on Sunday where they'll take on the Baltimore Orioles (8-10, 3rd in AL East).
Oakland is slugging .401 and have been called out on strikes 170 times, while drawing a walk on 71 occasions. They have earned 82 runs batted in as well as 135 hits for the year, while their batting average is sitting at .222. The Athletics have earned 24 doubles as a squad and have knocked 25 baseballs out of the park. They have earned 90 runs scored while holding a team on-base percentage of .317. As a unit, the Oakland Athletics are notching 4.7 runs per game, which is 9th in MLB.
The Athletics have an ERA of 4.71 this year (25th in MLB), and they have struck out 158 hitters. They have accrued a K/BB ratio of 2.77 and the pitching staff holds a collective WHIP of 1.35. Athletics pitchers have conceded 23 home runs and also 92 runs in total (27th in MLB). Their pitching staff has walked 57 players from the other team and their FIP sits at 4.19 as a unit on the season.
The Athletics bullpen have compiled a save rate of 100.0% and has come into the game in 10 save situations. The relievers have inherited 27 runners this season with 40.7% of them crossed home plate. Athletics bullpen pitchers have come into the game with runners on 19 times in addition to having 14 appearances in high leverage situations. The Athletics have sent 67 relief pitchers to the hill for the year. The relief pitchers have tallied 7 holds this year (20th in MLB). They have earned 3 saves so far this year and have blown 0 of 3 chances to get a save.
The Oakland Athletics have notched a total of 504 putouts on the year, in addition to 157 assists and 8 errors. Their fielding rate sits at .988 which ranks 6th in baseball, and they have turned 143 double plays. The Athletics have turned 68.4% of baseballs in play into outs out of their 1,512 innings, ranking them 25th in baseball.
Luzardo has taken the hill for 89 innings and has earned 96 K's during his MLB career. Luzardo (4-3 career record) holds a FIP of 3.99 and he has gone up against 377 opposing hitters in the major leagues. His earned run average is 4.13 (41 earned runs allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.254. He has given up 84 base hits (8.5 hits per nine innings) and has had 28 walks.
The Orioles hold a slugging percentage of .363 and they earn 3.94 runs per game (20th in MLB). They have hit 31 doubles, while taking a walk 46 times and putting up 71 runs. Baltimore has accounted for 17 HRs so far this season as well as 68 RBIs. They have struck out on 180 occasions (7th in the league) and have recorded 130 hits. The Baltimore Orioles have a team on-base percentage of .276 and a batting average of .218 so far this season.
The Orioles hold a team WHIP of 1.295 and are the owners of a FIP of 4.21 as a squad this year. They rank 24th in MLB as a pitching staff in total hits relinquished with 148. The Baltimore pitching staff have given up 77 runs for the season and come in with a team ERA of 4.18 (72 earned runs relinquished). Their K/BB ratio comes in at 2.91 (154 strikeouts vs 53 free passes). They have allowed 23 homers and they surrender 4.47 runs per 9 innings (13th in the league).
Baltimore has had bullpen pitchers step onto the hill in 9 save chances and they have come away with 5 saves. They rank 18th in the league holding a save rate of 55.6%, and they have dispatched 63 relievers to the mound this season. Their relievers have stepped onto the hill 25 times in high leverage situations and on 27 occasions with runners on base. Baltimore relievers have an inherited score rate of 35.0% out of their 40 inherited runners. Sitting with 20 save situations, the Orioles have amassed 10 holds and 4 blown saves.
The Baltimore Orioles have turned 11 double plays and own a fielding percentage of .983 (19th in baseball). The Orioles have accrued 156 assists, 11 errors and have notched a total of 467 putouts during this campaign. In their 1,401 innings on the field, the Orioles have a defensive efficiency of 69.1% (21st in professional baseball).
Means (15-15 career record) has a 3.71 ERA while giving up 7.8 hits per 9 innings. His strikeout to walk ratio is 3.73 and he has faced 920 batters in his MLB career. He has allowed 93 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.095 and having a FIP of 4.5. During his MLB career, Means has given up 196 hits while totaling 190 K's in 225 frames.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Oakland
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