Friday, May 19, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Chris Sale vs. Kendall Graveman
O.co Coliseum is the site of the matchup between the Boston Red Sox and the Oakland Athletics on Friday, May 19, 2017. The probable starting pitchers are Chris Sale for the Red Sox and Kendall Graveman for the Athletics.
Boston opens at -185 while Oakland opens at +174. The Red Sox have a 18-19-2 over/under record and a 19-20-0 run line mark. The Athletics are 19-21-0 against the run line and have a 22-18-0 over/under record.
Valuable Boston Red Sox Betting Trends
The Boston Red Sox are 18-19-2 against the over/under
The Boston Red Sox are 19-20-0 against the run line
Important Oakland Athletics Betting Trends
The Oakland Athletics are 22-18-0 against the over/under
The Oakland Athletics are 19-21-0 against the run line
Key Boston Red Sox Injuries
05/17/17 1B Hanley Ramirez Trapezius "?" Thursday vs. Oakland Athletics
05/15/17 P Drew Pomeranz Tricep "?" for next scheduled start
05/06/17 P Tyler Thornbur Shoulder 60-day DL (4/1)
05/04/17 SS Marco Hernandez Shoulder 10-day DL (5/3)
05/01/17 P Steven Wright Knee 10-day DL (4/30)
04/25/17 3B Pablo Sandoval Knee 10-day DL (4/24)
04/21/17 LF Brock Holt Vertigo 10-day DL (4/21)
04/03/17 P Carson Smith Elbow 60-day DL (4/1)
04/03/17 P Roenis Elias Oblique 10-day DL (4/1)
03/30/17 P David Price Elbow 10-day DL (4/1)
Key Oakland Athletics Injuries
05/18/17 1B Yonder Alonso Knee "?" Thursday vs. Boston Red Sox
05/04/17 P Sean Doolittle Shoulder 10-day DL (5/3)
04/17/17 SS Marcus Semien Wrist 60-day DL (4/15)
04/06/17 P John Axford Shoulder 10-day DL (4/2)
04/01/17 P Chris Bassitt Elbow 60-day DL (3/30)
04/01/17 P Daniel Mengden Foot 10-day DL (3/30)
04/01/17 CF Jake Smolinski Shoulder 60-day DL (3/30)
04/01/17 2B Joey Wendle Shoulder 10-day DL (3/31)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Red Sox have a 21-18 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Chris Sale has a 4-2 record with an earned run average of 2.15 and a WHIP of 0.77. He has 85 strikeouts over his 58.2 innings pitched and he's given up 32 hits. He allows 4.9 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 1.8. The bullpen has an earned run average of 2.74 and they have given up 101 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .217 against the bullpen and they've struck out 124 hitters and walked 44 batters. As a team, Boston allows 8.4 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.6 batters per nine innings. They are 9th in the league in team earned run average at 3.85. The Red Sox pitchers collectively have given up 329 base hits and 150 earned runs. They have allowed 44 home runs this season, ranking them 18th in the league. Boston as a pitching staff has walked 111 batters and struck out 373. They have walked 2.8 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.6 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.26 and their FIP as a unit is 3.59.
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As a team Boston is hitting .267, good for 4th in the league. The Red Sox hold a .409 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .338, which is good for 5th in baseball. They rank 6th in MLB with 9.2 hits per game. Mookie Betts is hitting .295 with an on-base percentage of .368. He has 43 hits this season in 146 at bats with 27 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .527 and an OPS+ of 136. Mitch Moreland is hitting .252 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .358. He has totaled 35 hits and he has driven in 16 men in 139 at bats. His OPS+ is 105 while his slugging percentage is at .410. The Red Sox have 357 hits, including 76 doubles and 34 home runs. Boston has walked 137 times so far this season and they have struck out 253 times as a unit. They have left 278 men on base and have a team OPS of .748. They score 4.51 runs per contest and have scored a total of 176 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Oakland has a 17-23 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.95, Kendall Graveman has a 2-2 record and a 1.24 WHIP. He has 27 strikeouts over the 41 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 40 hits. He allows 8.8 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.26. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.68 and they have given up 124 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .243 against the Athletics bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 118 batters and walked 49 opposing hitters. As a team, Oakland allows 8.2 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.7 batters per nine innings. They are 22nd in the league in team earned run average at 4.4. The Athletics pitchers as a team have surrendered 319 base knocks and 171 earned runs this season. They have given up 39 home runs this year, which ranks 28th in Major League Baseball. Oakland as a staff has walked 131 hitters and struck out 299 batters. They give up a walk 3.4 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.7 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.29 while their FIP as a staff is 4.09.
As a team, they are batting .232, good for 26th in the league. The Athletics hold a .411 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .304, which is good for 26th in baseball. They rank 27th in MLB with 7.7 hits per contest. Yonder Alonso comes into this matchup batting .271 with an OBP of .372. He has 32 hits this year along with 29 RBI in 118 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .619 with an OPS+ of 175. Jed Lowrie is hitting .262 this season and he has an OBP of .341. He has collected 38 hits in 145 at bats while driving in 9 runs. He has an OPS+ of 114 and a slugging percentage of .414. The Athletics as a unit have 307 base hits, including 65 doubles and 55 homers. Oakland has walked 134 times this year and they have struck out on 345 occasions. They have had 260 men left on base and have an OPS of .715. They have scored 3.85 runs per game and totaled 154 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Red Sox/Athletics MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Athletics +174
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