Oakland Athletics vs Detroit Tigers Prediction, 7/4/2023 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Oakland Athletics vs Detroit Tigers
Date: Tuesday, July 4, 2023
Location: Comerica Park in Detroit, MI
TV: Bally Sports Detroit
Odds/Point Spread: Oakland (+130) Detroit (-150)
The Oakland Athletics (23-63) are traveling to Comerica Park on Tuesday where they will take on the Detroit Tigers (37-46). The moneyline on this game has Oakland at +130 while Detroit is coming in at -150. The betting total is set at 7.5. The pitchers taking the mound will be JP Sears and Tarik Skubal.
The Athletics have compiled 115 two-baggers as a squad and have knocked 78 balls out of the park. Oakland has a slugging rate of .352 and have been called out on strikes 788 times, while being walked on 286 occasions. As a unit, the Oakland Athletics are recording 3.6 runs per game, which puts them at 30th in the league. They have accrued 297 RBI's and 626 base knocks so far this season, and their team batting average is .221. They have 307 runs while having a team on-base percentage of .301.
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Their strikeout to walk ratio is 1.78 and the pitching staff sits with a WHIP of 1.57. Athletics pitchers have surrendered 125 home runs in addition to 544 runs in total (30th in the league). Oakland has yielded 810 base hits (9.6 per 9 innings) and 511 earned runs. The Athletics have compiled a team earned run average of 6.07 on the year (30th in MLB), and the staff has struck out 673 hitters. They have walked 379 batters and their FIP sits at 5.38 as a team this season.
Athletics relief pitchers have come into the game with opponents on base 102 times and also have had 100 appearances in high leverage situations. The relief pitchers are sitting with 24 holds on the season (29th in baseball). The Athletics relief pitchers have accumulated a save percentage of 46.4% and has entered the game in 53 save situations. They have tallied 13 saves for the year and have missed out on 15 of their 28 save opportunities. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 157 runners on the season and 42.0% of them ended up crossing the plate. The Athletics have dispatched 286 relief pitchers to the hill so far this season.
The Athletics have turned 67.6% of balls hit into play into outs in their 6,822 innings, which ranks them 28th in MLB. The Oakland Athletics have earned 2,274 putouts thus far, as well as 685 assists and 52 errors. Their fielding percentage is at .983 which ranks 26th in MLB, and they have turned 60 double plays.
Sears (7-9 career mark) sits with a FIP of 4.72 and he has gone up against 644 batters during his time in the major leagues. He has given up 141 base knocks (8.1 hits per 9 innings) and has 43 free passes. His earned run average is 4.18 (73 ER's allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.169. Sears has pitched in 157 frames and has accounted for 136 strikeouts so far in his MLB career.
Detroit has a total of 80 home runs for the year as well as 317 RBIs. They have 125 two-baggers, while walking 272 times and scoring 327 runs. The Detroit Tigers have recorded a team OBP of .301 as well as a team batting average of .231 on the year. The Tigers hold a slugging % of .370 and they have an average of 3.94 runs per game (28th in the league). They have struck out on 739 occasions (13th in baseball) and have 649 base hits.
The Tigers have a team WHIP of 1.273 in addition to having a FIP of 4.31 as a staff this year. Their K/BB ratio is 8.50 (695 strikeouts against 238 walks). They are sitting at 18th in the league as a staff in total hits surrendered with 703. They have given up 104 long balls and they yield 4.91 runs per 9 innings (23rd in the league). The Detroit pitching staff have given up 403 runs this year while holding a team ERA of 4.48 (368 earned runs yielded).
Detroit bullpen pitchers have an inherited score rate of 34.1% out of 135 inherited runners. Their relief pitchers have stepped onto the mound 94 times in high leverage situations and on 96 occasions with runners on base. Sitting with 80 save situations, the Tigers have earned 47 holds in addition to 14 blown saves. They rank 25th in baseball holding a save percentage of 54.8%, and they have sent 272 bullpen pitchers onto the field so far this year. Detroit has called on relief pitchers to enter the game in 31 save opportunities and they have walked away with 17 saves.
The Detroit Tigers have turned 63 double plays and hold a fielding percentage of .982 (28th in the majors). The Tigers have accrued 724 assists, 54 errors and have accumulated 2,219 putouts this year. In 6,657 innings played, the Tigers are sitting with a defensive efficiency of 69.3% (14th in pro baseball).
In his career, Skubal has allowed 273 hits while accumulating 318 strikeouts in 299 innings. Skubal (16-24 mark in his career) has a 4.15 ERA while conceding 8.2 hits per nine innings. He has surrendered 138 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.214 and a FIP of 4.3. His strikeout to walk ratio is 3.53 and he has faced 1,245 hitters in his pro baseball career.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Oakland (+130)
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