Baltimore Orioles vs Oakland Athletics Prediction, 4/20/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Baltimore Orioles vs Oakland Athletics
Date: Wednesday, April 20, 2022
Location: Oakland Coliseum in Oakland, CA
TV: NBC Sports California
Odds/Point Spread: Baltimore (+100) Oakland (-120)
The Baltimore Orioles (3-7) are headed to Oakland Coliseum on Wednesday where they will try to beat the Oakland Athletics (6-5). The moneyline on this contest has Baltimore at +100 while Oakland opens at -120. The total is set at 7.5. The pitchers taking the mound are Jordan Lyles and Daulton Jefferies.
The Orioles have earned 14 doubles as a squad and have hit 4 baseballs out of the park. Baltimore has a slugging rate of .293 and have struck out 110 times, while taking a walk on 44 occasions. As a squad, the Baltimore Orioles are scoring 2.2 runs per game, which puts them at 30th in the league. They have tallied 22 RBI's and 68 base knocks on the season, and their team batting average comes in at .207. They have notched a total of 22 runs and have an on-base percentage of .308.
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The Orioles have compiled a team earned run average of 2.86 for the season (5th in MLB), and their staff has struck out 75 batters. They have walked 35 players from the other team and their FIP is 3.10 as a unit on the season. They have accrued a K/BB ratio of 2.14 and their pitching staff has recorded a WHIP of 1.26. Orioles pitchers have allowed 3 home runs and 35 runs (7th in baseball).
The Orioles relief pitchers have compiled a save rate of 50.0% and has stepped onto the mound in 4 save situations. The relief pitchers have inherited 18 base runners for the season with 38.9% of them crossed the plate. Orioles pitchers have gone to the mound with runners on base 12 times as well as having 16 appearances in high leverage situations. The Orioles have dispatched 39 relief pitchers to the hill on the campaign. The relief pitchers have racked up 2 holds for the year (25th in baseball). They have compiled 1 save so far this season and have missed out on 1 out of their 2 save opportunities.
The Orioles have converted 69.2% of balls in play into outs out of 792 innings, which has them sitting at 22nd in professional baseball. The Baltimore Orioles have accumulated 264 putouts on the year, in addition to 103 assists and 8 errors. Their fielding percentage is at .979 which has them sitting 26th in the majors, and have 10 double plays.
Lyles has pitched in 1,157 innings and has racked up 884 strikeouts during his career. Lyles (54-80 mark in his career) holds a FIP of 4.72 and he has faced 5,092 hitters during his time in the majors. His ERA is 5.21 (670 earned runs allowed) and his WHIP is 1.437. He has surrendered 1,265 base hits (9.8 hits per 9 innings) and has 399 walks.
The Athletics hold a team slugging percentage of .361 and they are recording 5.27 runs per game (5th in MLB). They have tallied 15 doubles, while taking a walk 31 times and earning 58 runs. Oakland has accumulated 12 long balls this year to go along with 50 RBIs. They have struck out on 103 occasions (6th in the league) and are sitting with 81 base knocks. The Oakland Athletics have recorded a team OBP of .286 and a batting average of .218 this year.
The Athletics have a team WHIP of 1.345 and are the owners of a FIP of 4.21 as a pitching staff this season. They are sitting at 25th in the league as a staff in total hits conceded with 91. The Oakland pitching staff have conceded 44 runs on the season while holding an ERA of 3.78 (40 earned runs allowed). Their K/BB ratio sits at 2.43 (90 strikeouts vs 37 free passes). They have conceded 13 homers and they concede 4.16 runs per 9 innings (13th in the league).
Oakland has had relief pitchers step onto the hill in 5 save chances and they have tallied 3 saves. They are currently ranked 22nd in the league holding a save rate of 60.0%, and they have dispatched 42 relievers onto the diamond on the campaign. Their bullpen pitchers have taken the field 14 times in high leverage situations in addition to 15 occasions with base runners. Oakland bullpen pitchers hold an inherited score percentage of 15.0% out of 20 inherited base runners. With 12 save situations, the Athletics have earned 7 holds and also 2 blown saves.
The Oakland Athletics have gotten 9 double plays and own a fielding percentage of .980 (24th in the majors). The Athletics have accrued 107 assists, 8 errors and have amassed 287 putouts on the season. Out of their 861 innings played, the Athletics are sitting with a defensive efficiency of 68.8% (24th in professional baseball).
During his career, Jefferies has allowed 25 base knocks while tallying 13 punch outs in 26 innings. Jefferies (2-2 mark in his career) has a 4.44 earned run average while conceding 8.5 hits per nine innings. He has surrendered a total of 13 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.291 and a FIP of 5.3. He has a K/BB ratio of 1.44 and he has faced 109 hitters in his pro baseball career.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Baltimore (+100)
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