Tuesday, May 10, 2016
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Probable Pitchers: Sean Manaea vs. Sean O'Sullivan
The Oakland Athletics visit Fenway Park on Tuesday to play the Boston Red Sox. The probable starters are Sean Manaea for the Athletics and Sean O'Sullivan for the Red Sox. The opening line for this matchup has Oakland at +110 and Boston at -130. The over/under was set at 9. The Athletics have a 14-16-2 over/under record and a 16-16-0 run line mark, meaning they cover 50% of the time. The Red Sox are 18-13-0 against the run line and have a 15-15-1 over/under record. They cover the spread 58% of the time.
The Athletics head into this matchup with a 14-18 record, including 9-7 on the road. Starting pitcher Sean Manaea has a 0-0 record with an earned run average of 7.20 and a WHIP of 1.60. He has 9 strikeouts over his 10 innings pitched and he has given up 11 hits so far this season. He has allowed 9.9 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 5.67. The bullpen this year has an earned run average of 3.18 and they have given up 99 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .237 against the bullpen while being struck out 103 times and walking 25 times this season. As a team, Oakland has allowed 8.84 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.02 batters per nine. They are 18th in the league in team earned run average at 4.15. The Athletics pitchers have collectively given up 279 base hits and 131 earned runs. They have allowed 38 home runs this season and they allow 1.2 homers per nine innings as a staff. Oakland as a pitching staff has walked 105 batters and struck out 253. They walk 3.3 men per 9 innings while striking out 8 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.35 and their FIP as a unit is 4.28.
As a team, Oakland is batting .241, good for 19th in the league while putting together a .261 average away from home. The Athletics hold a .376 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .293 which is good for 28th in baseball. They rank 18th in baseball with 8.19 hits per game. Jed Lowrie comes into this game hitting .304 and his on-base percentage is at .344. He has 34 hits this season along with 10 runs scored and 17 runs batted in. He's struck out 18 times and has walked 8 times. Josh Reddick is hitting .319 and he has an on-base percentage of .375. He has totaled 37 hits so far while scoring 13 runs and he's driven in 15. He has walked 11 times and has struck out 19 times. The Athletics have 262 hits, including 41 doubles and 32 home runs. They've stolen 17 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 7 times. Oakland has walked 78 times this season and they've struck out 221 times as a unit. They've left 205 men on base and have a team OPS of .670. They score 3.66 runs per contest and have scored a total of 117 runs so far this year.
Boston comes into this matchup with a 8-7 home record and a 18-13 overall mark. With an earned run average of 9.00, Sean O'Sullivan has a 0-0 record and a 2.00 WHIP. He has 1 strikeout over the 1 inning he's pitched during which he has given up 2 hits. He has allowed 18 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 1.07. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 3.55 and they have given up 80 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .219 against the Red Sox bullpen while being struck out 108 times and walking 46 times this season. As a team, Boston has allowed 7.83 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.26 batters per nine. They are 19th in the league in team earned run average at 4.16. The Red Sox pitchers as a team have surrendered 241 base knocks and 128 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 29 home runs this year and they give up 0.9 home runs per nine innings as a staff. Boston as a staff has walked 120 hitters and struck out 285. They give up a walk 3.9 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.3 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.30 while their FIP as a staff is 3.86.
As a team, they are batting .281, good for 2nd in the league while putting together a .280 average at home. The Red Sox hold a .454 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .341 which is good for 5th in baseball. They rank 2nd in baseball with 9.84 hits per contest. Xander Bogaerts comes into this matchup batting .309 and he has an OBP of .368. He has 38 hits this year along with 22 runs scored and 14 RBI. He's struck out 22 times and has walked on 11 occasions. Dustin Pedroia is hitting .306 and he has an OBP of .345. He has collected 41 hits so far while he's scored 21 runs and drove in 16. He has earned a walk 8 times and has punched out 22 times. The Red Sox as a unit have 305 base hits, including 73 doubles and 32 homers. They have 25 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 2 times. Boston as a team has walked 95 times this year and they have struck out 243 times. They've had 218 men left on base and have an OPS of .795. They score 5.03 runs per game and have totaled 156 runs so far this season.
Oakland Athletics Betting Trends
The Oakland Athletics are 14-16-2 against the over/under so far this season
The Oakland Athletics are 16-16-0 against the run line so far this season
Boston Red Sox Betting Trends
The Boston Red Sox are 15-15-1 against the over/under so far this season
The Boston Red Sox are 18-13-0 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
04/29/16 P Chris Bassitt Elbow 15-day DL (4/28); out for season
04/10/16 P Henderson Alvarez Shoulder 15-day DL (4/6)
04/05/16 P Felix Doubront Elbow 60-day DL (4/4); out for season
04/03/16 2B Eric Sogard Shoulder 15-day DL (3/25)
04/01/16 CF Sam Fuld Shoulder 60-day DL (3/25)
03/31/16 P Jarrod Parker Elbow 60-day DL (3/13)
03/31/16 P R.J. Alvarez Elbow 60-day DL (3/25)
Boston Red Sox
05/03/16 3B Pablo Sandoval Shoulder 60-day DL (4/11); out for season
04/19/16 P Joe Kelly Shoulder 15-day DL (4/19)
04/04/16 P Brandon Workman Elbow 60-day DL (3/25)
04/04/16 P Eduardo Rodrigue Knee 15-day DL (4/2)
Josh's Pick: Take the Red Sox
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