Oakland Athletics vs Cleveland Indians Prediction, 8/11/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Oakland Athletics vs Cleveland Indians
Date: Wednesday, August 11, 2021
Location: Progressive Field in Cleveland, OH
TV: SportsTime Ohio
Odds/Point Spread: Oakland (-161) Cleveland (+125)
Cal Quantrill and the Cleveland Indians (55-55, 2nd in AL Central) host the Oakland Athletics (64-48, 2nd in AL West) at Progressive Field on Wednesday. The Indians open this contest at +125 while the Athletics are coming in at -161. The over/under has been set at 9. The pitchers taking the mound are Frankie Montas and Cal Quantrill.
The Athletics have earned 188 two-baggers as a squad and have hit 137 balls out of the stadium. Oakland is slugging .404 and have been called out on strikes 963 times, while taking a walk on 379 occasions. As a unit, the Oakland Athletics are putting up 4.4 runs per contest, which has them sitting at 16th in the league. They have tallied 464 runs batted in in addition to 871 hits for the season, while their average at the plate is at .235. They have racked up 497 runs while holding a team OBP of .315.
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Athletics pitchers have conceded 117 home runs and also 436 total runs (6th in baseball). Their pitching staff has walked 295 opposing players and their FIP is 3.81 as a squad so far this season. Their K/BB ratio is 3.20 and their pitching staff has a team WHIP of 1.20. The Athletics hold a team ERA of 3.64 so far this season (7th in MLB), and their staff has rung up 945 batters.
Athletics relief pitchers have stepped onto the hill with players on base 86 times in addition to having 94 appearances in high leverage situations. The bullpen have recorded 47 holds on the season (24th in MLB). The Athletics relievers have recorded a save rate of 64.3% and has entered the game in 89 save situations. They have earned 27 saves for the season and have blown 15 of 42 save opportunities. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 119 runners on the campaign with 34.5% of them earned a run for their team. The Athletics have dispatched 333 relief pitchers to the hill for the year.
The Oakland Athletics have a tally of 2,987 putouts thus far, in addition to 896 assists and 46 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding steady at .988 which has them sitting 1st in pro baseball, and have earned 762 double plays. The Athletics have converted 70.4% of balls hit into play into outs in their 8,961 innings on the diamond, which has them ranked 8th in MLB.
Montas has taken the ball for 386 frames and has totaled 402 strikeouts so far in his career. Montas (27-22 career record) sits with a FIP of 3.90 while he has gone up against 1,665 batters in the majors. His earned run average is 4.17 (179 earned runs allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.350. He has surrendered 392 hits (9.1 hits per 9 innings) and has 129 free passes.
The Indians hold a slugging percentage of .404 and they tally 4.34 runs per outing (19th in the league). They have hit 163 doubles, while taking a walk 299 times as well as racking up 477 runs. Cleveland has a total of 139 HRs this season to go along with 458 RBIs. They have been rung up on 939 occasions (23rd in baseball) and have earned a total of 845 base hits. The Cleveland Indians have earned an OBP of .299 as well as a team batting average of .234 for the year.
The Indians hold a team WHIP of 1.299 and have a FIP of 4.38 as a unit this season. They currently have a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.66 (994 strikeouts vs 374 walks). They are sitting at 11th in the league as a pitching staff in total hits given up with 864. They have conceded 146 homers and they relinquish 4.74 runs per 9 innings (16th in baseball). The Cleveland pitching staff have conceded 502 runs on the year while having a team ERA of 4.45 (471 earned runs conceded).
With 93 save situations, the Indians have earned 49 holds in addition to 12 blown saves. Cleveland has had relievers enter the contest in 42 save opportunities and they have walked away with 30 saves. Their bullpen pitchers have come in 115 times in high leverage situations and on 96 occasions with base runners. Cleveland relievers have an inherited score percentage of 33.1% out of their 139 inherited base runners. They rank 3rd in the league with a save rate of 71.4%, and they have dispatched 367 relief pitchers onto the diamond for the year.
Out of their 8,580 innings on the field, the Indians have a defensive efficiency of 69.7% (16th in baseball). The Cleveland Indians have turned 88 double plays and have earned a fielding percentage of .984 (18th in the majors). The Indians have accrued 933 assists, 62 errors and have notched a total of 2,860 putouts so far this season.
In his career, Quantrill has conceded 221 base knocks while he has earned 191 K's in 226 innings pitched. Quantrill (11-10 career mark) has earned a 3.93 earned run average and has surrendered 8.8 hits per 9 innings. He has allowed 99 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.266 and being the owner of a FIP of 4.1. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.89 and he has gone up against 965 hitters so far in his MLB career.
Who will win tonight's baseball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Cleveland (+125)
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