Oakland Athletics vs Houston Astros Prediction, 10/1/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Oakland Athletics vs Houston Astros
Date: Friday, October 1, 2021
Location: Minute Maid Park in Houston, TX
TV: AT&T SportsNet Southwest
Odds/Point Spread: Oakland (+100) Houston (-125)
Brandon Bielak and the Houston Astros (92-66, 1st in AL West) host the Oakland Athletics (85-74, 3rd in AL West) at Minute Maid Park on Friday. The Athletics open this contest at +100 while the Astros are coming in at -125. The O/U has been set at 9. The pitchers who are expected to start are Sean Manaea and Brandon Bielak.
As a squad, the Oakland Athletics are knocking in 4.6 runs per contest, which ranks them 12th in baseball. They have accumulated 725 runs scored and hold an on-base percentage of .317. The Athletics have earned 268 doubles as a team and have smacked 193 baseballs out of the park. They have compiled 681 RBI's in addition to 1,257 base knocks over the course of the season, and their team batting average is sitting at .238. Oakland has a slugging rate of .405 and have been called out on strikes 1,323 times, while taking a walk on 537 occasions.
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The Athletics hold a team earned run average of 3.95 for the year (12th in the league), and their staff has rung up 1,311 hitters. They have accumulated a K/BB ratio of 3.04 and the pitching staff sits with a WHIP of 1.25. Athletics pitchers have given up 182 long balls in addition to 664 runs in total (12th in baseball). Their pitching staff has walked 431 players from the other team and their FIP sits at 4.03 as a team this season.
The Athletics bullpen have a save percentage of 57.6% and has come into the game in 135 save situations. The relievers have inherited 174 runners on the season with 35.6% of those runners earned a run for their team. Athletics bullpen pitchers have entered the game with players on base 118 times and also have had 144 appearances in high leverage situations. The Athletics have sent 494 relievers to the mound this year. The relievers have 69 holds on the year (22nd in the league). They have earned 38 saves on the year and have blown 28 of their 66 save opportunities.
The Oakland Athletics have 4,223 putouts so far this season, as well as 1,290 assists and 71 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding at .987 which has them sitting 5th in the majors, and they have turned 1,079 double plays. The Athletics have converted 69.9% of balls in play into outs in their 12,669 innings, which has them sitting at 12th in MLB.
Manaea has thrown 721 innings and has accumulated 635 strikeouts thus far in his career. Manaea (49-41 career mark) sits with a FIP of 3.98 while he has faced 2,999 hitters in the majors. His ERA is 3.87 (310 ER's allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.202. He has conceded 688 base hits (8.6 hits per 9 innings) with 179 free passes.
The Astros have a slugging percentage of .440 and they tally 5.30 runs per outing (2nd in baseball). They have recorded 292 doubles, while getting a free base 560 times and putting up 837 runs. Houston is sitting with 211 home runs on the campaign as well as 808 runs batted in. They have struck out on 1,195 instances (30th in baseball) and have a total of 1,451 hits. The Houston Astros have accounted for an on-base percentage of .338 as well as a batting average of .266 for the season.
The Astros have a team WHIP of 1.233 and have a FIP of 4.09 as a unit on the season. They are currently ranked 5th in the league as a staff in total hits allowed with 1,198. The Houston pitching staff have relinquished 638 runs on the year while holding a team ERA of 3.74 (585 earned runs relinquished). They have earned a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.64 (1,424 strikeouts against 539 walks). They have given up 180 homers and they allow 4.08 runs per 9 innings (5th in MLB).
Sitting with 125 save situations, the Astros have recorded 65 holds and also 26 blown saves. Houston has called on bullpen pitchers to enter the game in 59 save chances and they have walked away with 33 saves. Their relievers have come in 161 times in high leverage situations in addition to 136 occasions with base runners. Houston relievers have an inherited score rate of 36.5% out of 200 inherited runners. They sit at 23rd in baseball with a save rate of 55.9%, and they have dispatched 499 relievers to the hill this year.
In 12,681 innings on the diamond, the Astros hold a efficiency on defense of 71.3% (3rd in MLB). The Houston Astros have turned 123 double plays and have a fielding percentage of .989 (1st in the majors). The Astros have 1,391 assists, 65 errors and have a tally of 4,227 putouts on the campaign.
In his pro baseball career, Bielak has allowed 87 hits and he has 72 strikeouts in 82 innings pitched. He has given up a total of 49 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.524 and being the owner of a FIP of 5.2. He has a K/BB ratio of 1.89 and he has faced 366 opposing hitters during his MLB career. Bielak (6-7 career win-loss record) has a 5.38 earned run average and has allowed 9.5 hits per 9 innings.
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Tony Sink's Pick: Take Oakland (+100)
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