Oakland Athletics vs San Francisco Giants Prediction, 4/27/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Oakland Athletics vs San Francisco Giants
Date: Wednesday, April 27, 2022
Location: Oracle Park in San Francisco, CA
TV: NBC Bay Area
Odds/Point Spread: Oakland (+200) San Francisco (-240)
The San Francisco Giants (12-5) will play the Oakland Athletics (9-8) at Oracle Park on Wednesday. The moneyline on this contest has Oakland at +200 while San Francisco is sitting at -240. The betting total comes in at 8.5. The pitchers taking the mound are Paul Blackburn and Jakob Junis.
The Athletics have compiled 26 two-baggers as a team and have knocked 15 balls out of the park. Oakland has a slugging % of .341 and have been called out on strikes 155 times, while being walked on 48 occasions. As a unit, the Oakland Athletics are scoring 4.1 runs per game, which ranks them 14th in MLB. They have 61 runs batted in and 116 hits for the year, while their batting average is sitting at .209. They have earned a total of 69 runs scored and hold an on-base percentage of .278.
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Athletics pitchers have given up 15 home runs in addition to 60 runs in total (12th in baseball). Their pitching staff has walked 50 opposing batters and their FIP comes in at 3.63 as a team so far this season. They have earned a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.78 and their pitching staff has earned a collective WHIP of 1.21. The Athletics have a team earned run average of 3.32 for the season (9th in the league), and their staff has rung up 139 hitters.
Athletics bullpen pitchers have entered the game with runners on 23 times as well as having 20 appearances in high leverage situations. The relievers have tallied 15 holds so far this year (4th in the league). The Athletics relief pitchers have accumulated a save percentage of 75.0% and has stepped onto the mound in 23 save situations. They have compiled 6 saves so far this season and have blown 2 of their 8 save opportunities. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 33 base runners over the course of the season and 18.2% of them crossed the plate. The Athletics have dispatched 62 relievers to the hill so far this year.
The Athletics have converted 70.0% of balls in play into outs out of their 1,347 innings, which has them ranked 18th in the majors. The Oakland Athletics are sitting with 449 putouts for the season, as well as 152 assists and 13 errors. Their fielding percentage is at .979 which has them ranked 26th in professional baseball, and have a total of 13 double plays.
Blackburn (8-11 win-loss record in his career) holds a FIP of 4.38 and he has faced 658 batters in the major leagues. He has given up 178 hits (10.5 hits per nine innings) with 39 walks. His earned run average is 5.35 (91 earned runs allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.418. Blackburn has taken the hill for 153 innings and is sitting with 91 strikeouts so far in his pro baseball career.
San Francisco has compiled 19 home runs so far this season and 77 runs batted in. They have notched 27 doubles, while getting a free base 56 times as well as scoring 83 runs. The San Francisco Giants have a team OBP of .312 as well as a batting average of .238 for the year. The Giants have a slugging percentage of .389 and they are scoring 4.88 runs per game (3rd in baseball). They have been rung up on 158 occasions (3rd in MLB) and have notched a total of 136 base hits.
The Giants have a team WHIP of 1.105 and are the owners of a FIP of 2.82 as a unit so far this year. They are sitting at 16th in the league as a pitching staff in total hits conceded with 124. The San Francisco pitching staff have relinquished 44 runs so far this season and come in with a team ERA of 2.43 (41 earned runs conceded). Their K/BB ratio comes in at 3.41 (150 strikeouts against 44 bases on balls). They have yielded 9 home runs and they give up 2.60 runs per 9 innings (2nd in MLB).
With 21 save situations, the Giants have compiled 12 holds in addition to 2 blown saves. San Francisco has called on relief pitchers to enter the game in 9 save opportunities and they have earned 7 saves. Their relievers have come in 24 times in high leverage situations and on 15 occasions with runners on. San Francisco bullpen pitchers have an inherited score percentage of 15.8% of 19 inherited runners. They are ranked 9th in baseball with a save rate of 77.8%, and they have sent 68 relief pitchers to the hill so far this year.
The San Francisco Giants have gotten 15 double plays and hold a fielding percentage of .987 (14th in the majors). The Giants have 153 assists, 8 errors and have earned 457 putouts this year. In their 1,371 innings on the field, the Giants have accumulated a defensive efficiency of 70.4% (16th in the majors).
So far in his MLB career, Junis has allowed 556 hits while he has totaled 472 punch outs in 520 innings pitched. He has conceded 276 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.345 and being the owner of a FIP of 4.7. His K/BB ratio is 3.28 and he has faced 2,249 opposing hitters during his pro baseball career. Junis (30-35 career win-loss record) has a 4.77 ERA and has surrendered 9.6 hits per nine innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take San Francisco (-240)
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