Detroit Tigers vs Oakland Athletics Prediction, 9/21/2023 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Detroit Tigers vs Oakland Athletics
Date: Thursday, September 21, 2023
Location: Oakland Coliseum in Oakland, CA
TV: NBC Sports California
The Oakland Athletics (46-105) are welcoming the Detroit Tigers (70-81) at Oakland Coliseum on Thursday. The starting pitchers will be Tarik Skubal and Luis Medina.
As a team, the Detroit Tigers are putting up 4.0 runs per game, which puts them at 29th in baseball. They have 606 runs and have an OBP of .303. The Tigers have accrued 221 doubles as a team and have hit 155 baseballs out of the stadium. They have amassed 584 RBI's in addition to 1,199 base knocks so far this season, while their batting average is sitting at .235. Detroit is slugging .378 and have been called out on strikes 1,382 times, while drawing a walk on 465 occasions.
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The Tigers have a team ERA of 4.36 on the campaign (19th in the league), and they have struck out 1,276 batters. Tigers pitchers have given up 178 home runs and also 708 total runs (19th in baseball). They have walked 447 opposing batters and their FIP comes in at 4.18 as a unit for the year. Detroit has surrendered 1,246 base hits (8.3 per 9 innings) in addition to 652 earned runs. They have earned a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.85 and their pitching staff has earned a collective WHIP of 1.26.
The Tigers have dispatched 502 relief pitchers to the mound on the campaign. The relievers have inherited 230 base runners this season and 30.4% of those runners ended up crossing the plate. They have recorded 38 saves so far this season and have missed out on 21 out of their 59 save chances. The Tigers relievers have accumulated a save percentage of 64.4% and stepped onto the hill in 161 save situations. The relief pitchers have 97 holds this season (3rd in MLB). Tigers pitchers have come into the game with runners on base 161 times in addition to having 156 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Tigers have turned 69.7% of balls in play into outs out of their 12,108 innings on the field, which has them sitting at 10th in baseball. The Detroit Tigers have notched a total of 4,036 putouts so far this season, in addition to 1,302 assists and 94 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding at .983 which ranks 28th in the majors, and they have turned 121 double plays.
Skubal has thrown 368 innings and is sitting with 402 strikeouts during his pro baseball career. Skubal (22-27 career win-loss mark) has a FIP of 3.94 while he has faced 1,519 batters in the major leagues. His ERA is 3.98 (163 earned runs allowed) and his WHIP is 1.167. He has conceded 327 base knocks (8.0 hits per 9 innings) and has 103 free passes.
The Oakland Athletics have accumulated an OBP of .299 as well as a batting average of .224 for the season. They have been rung up on 1,390 occasions (7th in MLB) and have totaled 1,109 base knocks. Oakland has tallied 160 home runs over the course of the season and 527 RBIs. The Athletics have a team SLG% of .371 and they are recording 3.62 runs per game (30th in baseball). They have tallied 211 two-baggers, while getting a free base 469 times as well as racking up 547 runs.
The Oakland pitching staff have surrendered 873 runs over the course of the season while holding an ERA of 5.57 (819 earned runs conceded). They have surrendered 200 homers and they surrender 5.93 runs per 9 innings (29th in baseball). The Athletics are sitting with a team WHIP of 1.532 in addition to having a FIP of 5.09 as a unit on the campaign. They have earned a K/BB ratio of 8.20 (1,203 strikeouts against 651 walks). They are sitting at 27th in the league as a pitching staff in total hits surrendered with 1,378.
Oakland relief pitchers have an inherited score rate of 39.0% of 269 inherited runners. Their relief pitchers have stepped onto the mound 163 times in high leverage situations and on 172 occasions with runners on. Sitting with 111 save situations, the Athletics have tallied 56 holds and 25 blown saves. They are currently ranked 26th in MLB with a save percentage of 51.9%, and they have sent 501 bullpen pitchers onto the field this season. Oakland has called on bullpen pitchers to step onto the hill in 52 save chances and they have come away with 27 saves.
Out of their 11,922 innings played, the Athletics have accumulated a efficiency on defense of 67.7% (27th in the majors). The Oakland Athletics have gotten 115 double plays and own a fielding percentage of .983 (27th in professional baseball). The Athletics have racked up 1,192 assists, 90 errors and have notched a total of 3,974 putouts this year.
In his MLB career, Medina has conceded 100 base knocks while accumulating 97 strikeouts in 98 innings. Medina (3-9 career mark) has a 5.56 ERA while giving up 9.1 hits per 9 innings. He has conceded a total of 61 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.551 and a FIP of 5.0. His K/BB ratio is 1.83 and he has faced 448 opposing hitters during his pro baseball career.
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Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Oakland
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