Oakland Athletics vs Detroit Tigers Prediction, 9/2/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Oakland Athletics vs Detroit Tigers
Date: Thursday, September 2, 2021
Location: Comerica Park in Detroit, MI
TV: Bally Sports Detroit
Odds/Point Spread: Oakland (-200) Detroit (+155)
Comerica Park is the venue where Matt Manning and the Detroit Tigers (62-71, 3rd in AL Central) will play the Oakland Athletics (73-59, 2nd in AL West) on Thursday. The Tigers open this contest at +155 while the Athletics are coming in at -200. The total is set at 8.5. The pitchers who are expected to start are Sean Manaea and Matt Manning.
Oakland has a slugging percentage of .406 and have been called out on strikes 1,121 times, while being walked on 447 occasions. They have compiled 551 runs batted in and 1,033 base knocks on the campaign, and their average at the plate is sitting at .236. The Athletics have hit 222 doubles as a team and have hit 165 balls out of the stadium. They have racked up 588 runs scored while having a team on-base percentage of .315. As a squad, the Oakland Athletics are putting up 4.5 runs per outing, which has them sitting at 17th in baseball.
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Athletics pitchers have given up 145 home runs and also 521 total runs (4th in the league). They have walked 355 opposing batters and their FIP is 3.94 as a unit for the season. They have earned a strikeout to walk ratio of 3.06 and their pitching staff has recorded a WHIP of 1.21. The Athletics are sitting with a team earned run average of 3.71 for the year (7th in MLB), and their staff has rung up 1,088 hitters.
The Athletics bullpen have accumulated a save rate of 61.1% and stepped onto the hill in 113 save situations. The relief pitchers have inherited 138 runners for the year and 34.8% of them crossed home plate. Athletics relief pitchers have entered the game with players on base 97 times and also have had 118 appearances in high leverage situations. The Athletics have sent 403 relievers to the hill on the season. The relief pitchers have tallied 59 holds on the campaign (20th in the league). They have accumulated 33 saves over the course of the season and have missed out on 21 out of their 54 save opportunities.
The Oakland Athletics have earned a total of 3,515 putouts on the year, as well as 1,067 assists and 57 errors. Their fielding rate is holding steady at .988 which has them ranked 3rd in professional baseball, and they have turned 893 double plays. The Athletics have turned 70.6% of baseballs in play into outs out of their 10,545 innings, which has them sitting at 5th in baseball.
Manaea has taken the mound for 690 frames and has earned 603 K's in his MLB career. His earned run average is 3.87 (297 ER's allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.207. He has given up 658 base hits (8.6 hits per nine innings) and has had 175 free passes. Manaea (47-40 career mark) is the owner of a FIP of 4.02 and he has faced 2,874 hitters in the major leagues.
Detroit has hit 147 home runs this season to go along with 546 RBIs. They have hit 189 doubles, while taking a walk 397 times as well as earning 566 runs. The Detroit Tigers have recorded an on-base percentage of .305 and a team batting average of .240 on the season. The Tigers hold a team slugging percentage of .397 and they average 4.26 runs per game (20th in baseball). They have been called out on strikes on 1,254 occasions (5th in MLB) and have a total of 1,057 hits.
The Tigers are sitting with a team WHIP of 1.366 with a FIP of 4.67 as a staff so far this year. They are currently ranked 25th in the league as a pitching staff in total hits allowed with 1,129. The Detroit pitching staff have allowed 635 runs on the season and come in with a team ERA of 4.40 (568 earned runs surrendered). They currently have a K/BB ratio of 2.28 (1,046 strikeouts vs 458 free passes). They have conceded 174 home runs and they relinquish 4.92 runs per 9 innings (20th in baseball).
With 113 save situations, the Tigers have earned 61 holds in addition to 16 blown saves. Detroit has called on relievers to take the mound in 48 save opportunities and they have come away with 32 saves. Their relief pitchers have come in 133 times in high leverage situations and on 125 occasions with runners on. Detroit relievers have an inherited score percentage of 36.6% out of their 194 inherited runners. They are currently ranked 6th in baseball with a save percentage of 66.7%, and they have dispatched 468 bullpen pitchers onto the field for the season.
The Detroit Tigers have turned 112 double plays and have a fielding percentage of .985 (17th in professional baseball). The Tigers have accrued 1,219 assists, 73 errors and have earned 3,488 putouts so far this season. In 10,464 innings on the diamond, the Tigers have accumulated a defensive efficiency of 69.6% (18th in pro baseball).
In his pro baseball career, Manning has allowed 72 base hits while earning 34 punch outs in 59 frames. He has given up 36 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.517 and having a FIP of 4.6. He has a K/BB ratio of 1.89 and he has gone up against 267 hitters in his pro baseball career. Manning (3-5 career win-loss record) has a 5.46 earned run average while giving up 10.9 hits per nine innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game ATS?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Detroit (+155)
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