Cleveland Guardians vs Oakland Athletics Prediction, 5/1/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Cleveland Guardians vs Oakland Athletics
Date: Sunday, May 1, 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 (10-10) will compete against the Cleveland Guardians (8-12) on Sunday. The moneyline on this game has the Guardians at -155 while the Athletics are sitting at +135. The over/under is 8. The pitchers who are expected to start are Triston McKenzie and Adam Oller.
As a unit, the Cleveland Guardians are scoring 4.6 runs per game, which has them sitting at 10th in the league. They have earned 91 runs scored while holding a team on-base percentage of .311. The Guardians have accounted for 37 doubles as a unit and have smacked 20 balls out of the park. They have tallied 90 runs batted in as well as 170 base knocks this year, while their team batting average comes in at .250. Cleveland has a slugging % of .414 and have been called out on strikes 169 times, while taking a walk on 57 occasions.
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Guardians pitchers have allowed 20 home runs and 90 total runs (24th in MLB). They have walked 52 players from the other team and their FIP sits at 3.90 as a squad so far this year. They have earned a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.96 and their pitching staff has a collective WHIP of 1.19. The Guardians are sitting with a team earned run average of 4.08 for the year (21st in the league), and their staff has rung up 154 batters.
The Guardians have dispatched 67 relievers to the hill this season. The relievers have inherited 23 runners this year with 26.1% of those runners crossed the plate. They have recorded 3 saves so far this year and have missed out on 2 of their 5 save opportunities. The Guardians relievers have recorded a save rate of 60.0% and has come into the game in 13 save situations. The relievers have tallied 7 holds for the season (25th in MLB). Guardians pitchers have entered the contest with runners on base 17 times in addition to having 24 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Cleveland Guardians have earned a total of 518 putouts this year, as well as 170 assists and 11 errors. Their fielding percentage is at .984 which puts them in 17th in pro baseball, and have accumulated 13 double plays. The Guardians have converted 70.8% of balls hit into play into outs out of their 1,554 innings, which has them ranked 14th in the majors.
McKenzie has pitched in 170 innings and has earned 195 strikeouts during his career. McKenzie (7-12 win-loss mark in his career) holds a FIP of 4.40 and he has gone up against 691 batters in the majors. His ERA is 4.49 (85 earned runs allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.121. He has given up 118 hits (6.2 hits per nine innings) and has 73 free passes.
The Athletics hold a team slugging % of .345 and they are recording 4.00 runs per game (19th in MLB). They have put up 31 doubles, while getting a free base 54 times as well as scoring 80 runs. Oakland has knocked in 17 HRs on the year to go along with 72 runs batted in. They have struck out on 190 occasions (4th in the league) and have a total of 138 base knocks. The Oakland Athletics have earned a team on-base percentage of .277 in addition to a batting average of .211 on the year.
The Athletics have a team WHIP of 1.210 in addition to having a FIP of 3.88 as a team for the year. They are currently ranked 14th in baseball as a pitching staff in total hits relinquished with 151. The Oakland pitching staff have relinquished 77 runs for the season while having a team ERA of 3.70 (72 earned runs conceded). They currently have a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.67 (163 strikeouts against 61 walks). They have given up 20 homers and they concede 3.96 runs per 9 innings (14th in the league).
With 31 save situations, the Athletics have recorded 21 holds and 3 blown saves. Oakland has called on relievers to enter the game in 10 save opportunities and they have recorded 7 saves. Their relievers have stepped onto the hill 26 times in high leverage situations in addition to 28 occasions with base runners. Oakland bullpen pitchers hold an inherited score rate of 20.5% of 39 inherited runners. They are currently ranked 18th in MLB with a save percentage of 70.0%, and they have sent 74 bullpen pitchers onto the field for the year.
In 1,581 innings played, the Athletics are sitting with a efficiency on defense of 70.4% (16th in pro baseball). The Oakland Athletics have turned 19 double plays and own a fielding percentage of .978 (27th in the majors). The Athletics have recorded 186 assists, 16 errors and have earned a total of 527 putouts on the campaign.
So far in his career, Oller has allowed 15 base hits while earning 8 K's in 9 innings pitched. He has conceded 12 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 2.379 and a FIP of 9.3. His strikeout to walk ratio is 1.00 and he has gone up against 52 opposing batters during his MLB career. Oller (0-2 win-loss mark in his career) has earned a 11.17 ERA while giving up 14.0 hits per nine innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Oakland (+135)
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