New York Mets vs Oakland Athletics Prediction, 9/25/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: New York Mets vs Oakland Athletics
Date: Sunday, September 25, 2022
Location: Oakland Coliseum in Oakland, CA
TV: NBC Sports California
Odds/Point Spread: New York (-265) Oakland (+225)
The Oakland Athletics (55-96) welcome the New York Mets (96-56) at Oakland Coliseum on Sunday. The moneyline on this contest has New York at -265 while Oakland is at +225. The over/under has been set at 6.5. The starting pitchers will be Max Scherzer and JP Sears.
As a squad, the New York Mets are notching 4.7 runs per game, which has them at 6th in MLB. They have a total of 718 runs while having a team OBP of .331. The Mets have tallied 258 two-baggers as a team and have hit 156 balls out of the park. They have accounted for 684 RBI's in addition to 1,322 hits over the course of the season, and their batting average is sitting at .257. New York has a slugging percentage of .409 and have been called out on strikes 1,140 times, while taking a walk on 483 occasions.
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The Mets are sitting with a team ERA of 3.52 so far this season (7th in baseball), and the staff has struck out 1,458 batters. They have accumulated a K/BB ratio of 3.58 and their pitching staff holds a collective WHIP of 1.18. Mets pitchers have surrendered 154 home runs in addition to 564 runs (5th in the league). They have walked 407 hitters and their FIP is 3.48 as a team so far this season.
The Mets relief pitchers have accumulated a save percentage of 72.7% and has come into the game in 132 save situations. The relief pitchers have inherited 179 runners for the year and 38.5% of those players earned a run for their team. Mets pitchers have entered the game with players on base 130 times and also have had 121 appearances in high leverage situations. The Mets have sent 446 relief pitchers to the hill this year. The relievers have a total of 76 holds this year (18th in the league). They have compiled 40 saves for the season and have missed out on 15 of their 55 save opportunities.
The Mets have transformed 69.4% of baseballs in play into outs out of 12,165 innings, ranking them 17th in professional baseball. The New York Mets have accumulated 4,055 putouts so far this season, as well as 1,278 assists and 65 errors. Their fielding rate is holding at .988 which puts them in 3rd in baseball, and they have twisted 119 double plays.
Scherzer has taken the hill for 2,670 frames and has accounted for 3,182 K's thus far in his career. His earned run average is 3.11 (922 earned runs allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.074. He has conceded 2,167 base knocks (7.3 hits per nine innings) with 700 free passes. Scherzer (200-101 win-loss record in his career) has a FIP of 3.09 while he has gone up against 10,784 hitters in the majors.
Oakland is sitting with 127 home runs this year and 496 RBIs. They have notched 234 two-baggers, while taking a walk 399 times as well as putting up 526 runs. The Oakland Athletics have compiled a team OBP of .281 and a team batting average of .216 for the season. The Athletics hold a slugging % of .346 and they are recording 3.48 runs per contest (29th in the league). They have been called out on strikes on 1,297 instances (11th in baseball) and have totaled 1,070 base knocks.
The Athletics hold a team WHIP of 1.333 and have a FIP of 4.46 as a staff for the year. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 2.33 (1,110 strikeouts against 477 walks). They are currently ranked 25th in MLB as a staff in total hits relinquished with 1,295. They have conceded 184 long balls and they yield 4.90 runs per 9 innings (25th in baseball). The Oakland pitching staff have given up 724 runs so far this year while having a team ERA of 4.57 (675 earned runs allowed).
Sitting with 162 save situations, the Athletics have amassed 103 holds and 24 blown saves. Oakland has called on relievers to take the mound in 57 save chances and they have walked away with 33 saves. Their relief pitchers have come in 152 times in high leverage situations in addition to 173 occasions with base runners. Oakland relievers have an inherited score percentage of 29.0% of 245 inherited runners. They sit at 21st in MLB with a save percentage of 57.9%, and they have sent 495 relievers onto the field over the course of the season.
In 11,967 innings on the field, the Athletics have accumulated a defensive efficiency of 69.9% (15th in baseball). The Oakland Athletics have gotten 126 double plays and have a fielding percentage of .984 (21st in MLB). The Athletics have recorded 1,374 assists, 86 errors and have earned a total of 3,989 putouts during this campaign.
During his MLB career, Sears has surrendered 57 base hits while he has totaled 43 strikeouts in 60 innings. He has surrendered 24 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.260 and having a FIP of 4.5. His strikeout to walk ratio is 2.26 and he has gone up against 247 hitters so far in his career. Sears (6-2 career record) has a 3.58 ERA while surrendering 8.5 hits per 9 innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Oakland (+225)
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