Saturday, May 20, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Drew Pomeranz vs. Sean Manaea
The Boston Red Sox visit O.co Coliseum on Saturday, May 20, 2017 to play the Oakland Athletics. The probable starters are Drew Pomeranz for the Red Sox and Sean Manaea for the Athletics.
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The opening line for this matchup has Boston at -126 and Oakland at +116. The Red Sox have a 19-19-2 over/under record and a 19-21-0 run line mark. The Athletics are 20-21-0 against the run line and have a 23-18-0 over/under record.
Valuable Boston Red Sox Betting Trends
The Boston Red Sox are 19-19-2 against the over/under
The Boston Red Sox are 19-21-0 against the run line
Important Oakland Athletics Betting Trends
The Oakland Athletics are 23-18-0 against the over/under
The Oakland Athletics are 20-21-0 against the run line
Key Boston Red Sox Injuries
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 60-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 expected to miss Friday 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 21-19 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Drew Pomeranz has a 3-3 record with an earned run average of 5.29 and a WHIP of 1.44. He has 39 strikeouts over his 34 innings pitched and he's given up 35 hits. He allows 9.3 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.66. The bullpen has an earned run average of 2.81 and they have given up 105 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .220 against the bullpen and they've struck out 130 hitters and walked 45 batters. As a team, Boston allows 8.6 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.6 batters per nine innings. They are 10th in the league in team earned run average at 3.96. The Red Sox pitchers collectively have given up 342 base hits and 158 earned runs. They have allowed 47 home runs this season, ranking them 15th in the league. Boston as a pitching staff has walked 114 batters and struck out 383. They have walked 2.9 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.6 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.27 and their FIP as a unit is 3.65.
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As a team Boston is hitting .266, good for 4th in the league. The Red Sox hold a .407 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .337, which is good for 5th in baseball. They rank 7th in MLB with 9.1 hits per game. Mookie Betts is hitting .293 with an on-base percentage of .365. He has 44 hits this season in 150 at bats with 27 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .520 and an OPS+ of 133. Mitch Moreland is hitting .254 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .361. He has totaled 36 hits and he has driven in 17 men in 142 at bats. His OPS+ is 111 while his slugging percentage is at .430. The Red Sox have 363 hits, including 76 doubles and 35 home runs. Boston has walked 140 times so far this season and they have struck out 263 times as a unit. They have left 283 men on base and have a team OPS of .743. They score 4.47 runs per contest and have scored a total of 179 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Oakland has a 18-23 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 5.52, Sean Manaea has a 1-3 record and a 1.23 WHIP. He has 34 strikeouts over the 29.1 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 19 hits. He allows 5.8 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.75. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.58 and they have given up 126 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .242 against the Athletics bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 120 batters and walked 50 opposing hitters. As a team, Oakland allows 8.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.7 batters per nine innings. They are 20th in the league in team earned run average at 4.36. The Athletics pitchers as a team have surrendered 325 base knocks and 174 earned runs this season. They have given up 40 home runs this year, which ranks 29th in Major League Baseball. Oakland as a staff has walked 134 hitters and struck out 309 batters. They give up a walk 3.4 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.7 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.28 while their FIP as a staff is 4.07.
As a team, they are batting .236, good for 25th in the league. The Athletics hold a .419 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .307, which is good for 25th in baseball. They rank 26th in MLB with 7.8 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 .268 this season and he has an OBP of .345. He has collected 40 hits in 149 at bats while driving in 11 runs. He has an OPS+ of 120 and a slugging percentage of .436. The Athletics as a unit have 320 base hits, including 68 doubles and 58 homers. Oakland has walked 137 times this year and they have struck out on 355 occasions. They have had 265 men left on base and have an OPS of .727. They have scored 3.95 runs per game and totaled 162 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Red Sox/Athletics MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Red Sox -126
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