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SEASON FORECASTS AND FUTURES PICKS
Their odds to win it all are 30/1, 3.2% (#15). They are a good bet to win the championship (4.7 percent chance). They are also a good bet to win the AL at 15/1, 6.2%. Their sim chance is 9.1%. The Athletics are averaging 95.7 wins per sim which makes them a solid bet to win over 81.5 games. At +240 the Athletics are a good value to make the playoffs with a 70.4% chance. Their odds of winning their division are 8/1, 11.1%. They win the division in 16.1% of simulations. Their average wins per simulation puts them at #3 in the AL.
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REGULAR SEASON RECAP AND UPCOMING GAMES
Their 97-65 record last season was way ahead of what was expected of them. Their expected win percentage was just 53%. In terms of money line profit, they were one of the best teams at +1524. They were very good against the spread going 90-72 for (+717 profit). More of their games came in under (87) than went over (71).
TEAM STATISTICAL STRENGTHS AND WEAKNESSES
Since last season their average run differential is +0.98 which ranks #4 in the AL, which is the same as how they rank in win percentage. They are the #4 ranked team in run differential (based on all teams' road stats) and the #3 ranked team among home teams.
TEAM STATS PER GAME (League Rank):
|All 163 Games||5.2 (#5)||0.249 (#8)||0.630 (#5)|
|Road||5.4 (#4)||0.251 (#8)||0.627 (#5)|
|Home||4.9 (#6)||0.246 (#11)||0.632 (#6)|
ALLOWED TO OPPOSING TEAMS (Lower # is Better):
|All||4.2 (#4)||0.242 (#4)||0.569 (#1)|
|Road||4.5 (#4)||0.250 (#4||0.597 (#3)|
|Home||3.9 (#3)||0.235 (#4)||0.542 (#1)|
TEAM FANTASY LEADERS
The table below show the most valuable fantasy players on the team led by Marcus Semien who is projected to be the #3 shortstop. The Better Option column shows the player directly above him and the Better Than column shows the player directly below him in the projected position rankings.
|PLAYER||OWN%||RANK||BETTER OPTION||BETTER THAN|
|Marcus Semien||97||3||Francisco Lindor||Trevor Story|
|Matt Chapman||99||7||Kris Bryant||Eugenio Suarez|
|Mark Canha||67||19||Kyle Schwarber||Danny Santana|
|Matt Olson||92||15||Max Muncy||Shin-Soo Choo|
|Jurickson Profar||64||12||Trea Turner||Adalberto Mondesi|
|Khris Davis||81||17||Shin-Soo Choo||Joey Votto|
|Stephen Piscotty||33||59||Michael Conforto||Odubel Herrera|
|Liam Hendriks||88||2||Roberto Osuna||Josh Hader|
|Ramon Laureano||64||77||Kevin Kiermaier||Jason Heyward|
|Josh Phegley||23||12||Salvador Perez||Travis d'Arnaud|