Oakland Athletics vs Detroit Tigers Prediction, 9/1/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Oakland Athletics vs Detroit Tigers
Date: Wednesday, September 1, 2021
Location: Comerica Park in Detroit, MI
TV: Bally Sports Detroit
Odds/Point Spread: Oakland (-185) Detroit (+140)
Comerica Park is the venue where Wily Peralta and the Detroit Tigers (62-69, 3rd in AL Central) will take on the Oakland Athletics (72-59, 2nd in AL West) on Wednesday. The line on this matchup has the Athletics priced at -185 and the Tigers are at +140. The total is set at 9. The expected starting pitchers are James Kaprielian and Wily Peralta.
Oakland has a slugging rate of .404 and have struck out 1,113 times, while taking a walk on 443 occasions. They have 542 RBI's and 1,021 hits this year, while their batting average sits at .235. The Athletics have earned 218 two-baggers as a team and have knocked 162 baseballs out of the park. They have accounted for 579 runs scored while having a team on-base percentage of .315. As a squad, the Oakland Athletics are compiling 4.4 runs per game, which has them sitting at 17th in MLB.
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Athletics pitchers have given up 142 long balls and 518 total runs (5th in baseball). Their pitching staff has walked 353 opposing players and their FIP sits at 3.92 as a squad over the course of the season. They have accumulated a K/BB ratio of 3.07 and their pitching staff has recorded a WHIP of 1.21. The Athletics are sitting with a team earned run average of 3.72 over the course of the season (7th in the league), and their staff has struck out 1,083 batters.
The Athletics have sent 399 relievers to the hill on the year. The relief pitchers have inherited 136 runners this year with 35.3% of those runners crossed home plate. They have compiled 33 saves on the campaign and have blown 21 of their 54 save chances. The Athletics relief pitchers have a save percentage of 61.1% and stepped onto the hill in 112 save situations. The relievers have racked up 58 holds for the season (20th in baseball). Athletics relief pitchers have gone to the mound with runners on base 96 times as well as having 116 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Athletics have turned 70.5% of balls hit into play into outs out of 10,464 innings on the field, which has them sitting at 7th in MLB. The Oakland Athletics have amassed 3,488 putouts thus far, as well as 1,057 assists and 57 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding at .988 which puts them in 3rd in the majors, and have a total of 885 double plays.
Kaprielian has thrown 97 innings and has tallied 99 strikeouts thus far in his career. Kaprielian (7-4 career record) sits with a FIP of 4.57 and he has faced 404 batters during his time in the majors. His ERA is 3.79 (41 earned runs allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.202. He has allowed 81 base knocks (7.5 hits per nine innings) and has 36 free passes.
Detroit has tallied 144 home runs for the season as well as 543 runs batted in. They have recorded 188 doubles, while walking 395 times as well as scoring 563 runs. The Detroit Tigers hold a team on-base percentage of .305 and a team batting average of .240 so far this season. The Tigers hold a team SLG% of .395 and they have an average of 4.27 runs per game (20th in baseball). They have been rung up on 1,249 occasions (5th in baseball) and have notched a total of 1,047 hits.
The Tigers are sitting with a team WHIP of 1.362 and have a FIP of 4.66 as a squad on the year. They are sitting at 25th in the league as a staff in total hits surrendered with 1,117. The Detroit pitching staff have given up 626 runs this season while holding a team ERA of 4.36 (559 earned runs allowed). Their strikeout to walk ratio is 2.29 (1,038 strikeouts vs 454 free passes). They have surrendered 171 home runs and they yield 4.89 runs per 9 innings (20th in baseball).
Detroit relief pitchers hold an inherited score rate of 36.6% out of 194 inherited runners. Their relief pitchers have come in 133 times in high leverage situations in addition to 125 occasions with runners on. With 113 save situations, the Tigers have accrued 61 holds and 16 blown saves. They are currently ranked 6th in baseball holding a save rate of 66.7%, and they have sent 465 bullpen pitchers to the hill so far this season. Detroit has had relievers enter the game in 48 save chances and they have earned 32 saves.
In 10,383 innings on the field, the Tigers have earned a defensive efficiency of 69.6% (18th in pro baseball). The Detroit Tigers have twisted 112 double plays and hold a fielding percentage of .985 (18th in professional baseball). The Tigers have accrued 1,210 assists, 73 errors and have a tally of 3,461 putouts so far this year.
In his pro baseball career, Peralta has conceded 892 base knocks and he has 609 K's in 841 innings. Peralta (53-59 win-loss mark in his career) holds a 4.45 earned run average and has conceded 9.5 hits per nine innings. He has conceded a total of 416 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.443 and a FIP of 4.6. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 1.89 and he has faced 3,639 opposing batters so far in his pro baseball career.
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Tony Sink's Pick: Take Oakland (-185)
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