Oakland Athletics vs Detroit Tigers Prediction, 5/12/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Oakland Athletics vs Detroit Tigers
Date: Thursday, May 12, 2022
Location: Comerica Park in Detroit, MI
TV: Bally Sports Detroit
Odds/Point Spread: Oakland (+110) Detroit (-130)
The Oakland Athletics (12-19) are hitting the road to Comerica Park on Thursday where they will compete against the Detroit Tigers (9-21). The odds on this game have Oakland at +110 and Detroit is priced at -130. The total comes in at 7. The starting pitchers will be James Kaprielian and Beau Brieske.
The Athletics have recorded 42 doubles as a team and have knocked 20 balls out of the stadium. Oakland has a slugging percentage of .312 and have been called out on strikes 294 times, while drawing a walk on 77 occasions. As a unit, the Oakland Athletics are knocking in 3.3 runs per game, which has them at 28th in the league. They have amassed 94 RBI's and 200 base knocks on the season, and their average at the plate is .200. They have accumulated 102 runs while holding a team on-base percentage of .263.
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The Athletics have compiled a team earned run average of 3.67 this year (16th in baseball), and their staff has rung up 240 hitters. They have accrued a K/BB ratio of 2.64 and their pitching staff has recorded a WHIP of 1.23. Athletics pitchers have conceded 27 home runs and 120 total runs (15th in baseball). They have walked 91 opposing hitters and their FIP comes in at 3.76 as a team this season.
The Athletics have sent 110 relief pitchers to the hill over the course of the season. The relievers have inherited 58 runners on the season and 24.1% of them ended up scoring. They have 8 saves over the course of the season and have not converted 4 of 12 save opportunities. The Athletics bullpen have a save rate of 66.7% and has stepped onto the mound in 38 save situations. The bullpen have racked up 26 holds so far this season (2nd in the league). Athletics bullpen pitchers have entered the game with opponents on base 40 times and also have had 35 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Oakland Athletics have 818 putouts thus far, in addition to 283 assists and 23 errors. Their fielding rate is holding steady at .980 which has them ranked 26th in baseball, and have earned 32 double plays. The Athletics have transformed 69.7% of baseballs in play into outs out of 2,454 innings, which has them sitting 20th in MLB.
Kaprielian (8-7 career win-loss mark) has a FIP of 4.51 while he has faced 554 batters in the majors. He has conceded 115 base knocks (7.9 hits per 9 innings) and has 49 free passes. His ERA is 4.27 (62 ER's allowed) and his WHIP is 1.255. Kaprielian has taken the ball for 130 innings and has accounted for 136 strikeouts so far in his MLB career.
The Tigers hold a slugging % of .303 and they average 2.83 runs per contest (30th in baseball). They have put up 38 doubles, while getting a free base 90 times and putting up 85 runs. Detroit has knocked in 12 home runs over the course of the season as well as 83 RBIs. They have been rung up on 263 occasions (11th in MLB) and are sitting with 216 hits. The Detroit Tigers have a team OBP of .292 and a batting average of .221 so far this year.
The Detroit pitching staff have conceded 116 runs for the season while having an ERA of 3.46 (100 earned runs conceded). They have surrendered 27 dingers and they yield 4.01 runs per 9 innings (15th in MLB). The Tigers have a WHIP of 1.176 in addition to having a FIP of 3.79 as a pitching staff on the year. They currently have a K/BB ratio of 2.51 (221 strikeouts vs 88 walks). They are sitting at 9th in baseball as a staff in total hits relinquished with 218.
Detroit relief pitchers hold an inherited score rate of 25.0% of 32 inherited base runners. Their relief pitchers have come in 30 times in high leverage situations and also on 20 occasions with runners on. With 20 save situations, the Tigers have accrued 11 holds and 3 blown saves. They are currently ranked 24th in baseball with a save rate of 62.5%, and they have sent 103 bullpen pitchers onto the diamond this year. Detroit has had relief pitchers step onto the mound in 8 save chances and they have walked away with 5 saves.
The Detroit Tigers have gotten 16 double plays and own a fielding percentage of .985 (17th in professional baseball). The Tigers have 244 assists, 16 errors and have notched a total of 781 putouts for the year. In their 2,343 innings on the diamond, the Tigers have accumulated a defensive efficiency of 72.7% (4th in pro baseball).
During his career, Brieske has surrendered 11 base hits while earning 9 strikeouts in 15 innings pitched. He has surrendered a total of 7 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.200 and being the owner of a FIP of 7.6. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 1.29 and he has faced 63 opposing hitters during his pro baseball career. Brieske (0-2 career win-loss mark) has earned a 4.20 earned run average and has conceded 6.6 hits per 9 innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Oakland (+110)
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