Cleveland Guardians vs Oakland Athletics Prediction, 4/30/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Cleveland Guardians vs Oakland Athletics
Date: Saturday, April 30, 2022
Location: Oakland Coliseum in Oakland, CA
TV: NBC Sports California
Odds/Point Spread: Cleveland (-155) Oakland (+135)
Oakland Coliseum is the location where the Oakland Athletics (10-9) will attempt to beat the Cleveland Guardians (7-12) on Saturday. The odds on this game have the Guardians at -155 and the Athletics are coming in at +135. The total is 6.5. The pitchers who are expected to start are Shane Bieber and Frankie Montas.
Cleveland is slugging .398 and have been called out on strikes 158 times, while taking a walk on 52 occasions. They have 81 RBI's and 159 hits for the season, and their average at the plate is at .247. The Guardians have compiled 32 doubles as a team and have hit 17 baseballs out of the park. They have 82 runs and have an on-base percentage of .307. As a squad, the Cleveland Guardians are earning 4.3 runs per outing, which has them sitting at 12th in the league.
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The Guardians have a team earned run average of 3.86 for the year (19th in baseball), and their staff has rung up 145 hitters. Their pitching staff has walked 51 players from the other team and their FIP comes in at 3.88 as a unit so far this season. They have earned a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.84 and their pitching staff has earned a collective WHIP of 1.19. Guardians pitchers have allowed 19 long balls in addition to 82 runs (21st in MLB).
The Guardians relief pitchers have recorded a save percentage of 50.0% and has stepped onto the mound in 11 save situations. The relievers have inherited 23 runners this year and 26.1% of them ended up crossing the plate. Guardians relief pitchers have gone to the mound with runners on base 17 times in addition to having 22 appearances in high leverage situations. The Guardians have sent 63 relievers to the mound so far this season. The relief pitchers have earned 7 holds for the year (25th in the league). They have recorded 2 saves so far this year and have missed out on 2 of 4 save chances.
The Guardians have transformed 71.1% of balls in play into outs out of 1,473 innings on the diamond, which has them ranked 13th in pro baseball. The Cleveland Guardians have accounted for 491 putouts so far this season, in addition to 158 assists and 11 errors. Their fielding percentage is at .983 which has them ranked 19th in MLB, and they have twisted 13 double plays.
Bieber has taken the ball for 525 frames and has 655 strikeouts during his pro baseball career. His ERA is 3.27 (191 earned runs allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.110. He has given up 461 base knocks (7.9 hits per nine innings) with 122 walks. Bieber (42-19 career mark) sits with a FIP of 3.05 and he has gone up against 2,132 opposing hitters during his time in the major leagues.
Oakland has 16 HRs on the season to go along with 64 RBIs. They have 29 doubles, while taking a walk 53 times and scoring 72 runs. The Oakland Athletics have an on-base percentage of .275 as well as a team batting average of .206 for the year. The Athletics have a team slugging % of .337 and they score 3.79 runs per contest (19th in MLB). They have struck out on 181 occasions (3rd in the league) and have 128 base hits.
The Athletics are sitting with a team WHIP of 1.179 and have a FIP of 3.70 as a pitching staff this season. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 2.71 (152 strikeouts vs 56 free passes). They are currently ranked 14th in MLB as a staff in total hits relinquished with 140. They have relinquished 17 long balls and they allow 3.68 runs per 9 innings (10th in MLB). The Oakland pitching staff have relinquished 68 runs on the year and come in with a team ERA of 3.41 (63 earned runs given up).
Oakland relievers have an inherited score rate of 16.7% of 36 inherited runners. Their bullpen pitchers have stepped onto the mound 25 times in high leverage situations and on 26 occasions with base runners. Sitting with 28 save situations, the Athletics have earned 19 holds in addition to 2 blown saves. They are ranked 7th in MLB with a save percentage of 77.8%, and they have sent 70 relief pitchers to the hill for the season. Oakland has had relievers step onto the hill in 9 save chances and they have earned 7 saves.
In their 1,500 innings played, the Athletics have accumulated a efficiency on defense of 70.7% (15th in baseball). The Oakland Athletics have gotten 17 double plays and hold a fielding percentage of .977 (27th in the majors). The Athletics have accrued 175 assists, 16 errors and have a total of 500 putouts over the course of the season.
Montas (33-25 career record) is the owner of a 3.83 ERA while allowing 8.5 hits per 9 innings. He has a K/BB ratio of 3.15 and he has faced 2,004 opposing hitters so far in his career. He has surrendered 201 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.280 and having a FIP of 3.7. During his pro baseball career, Montas has conceded 448 hits while tallying 494 strikeouts in 472 innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Oakland (+135)
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