Oakland Athletics at Boston Red Sox 9/14/2017 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Thursday, September 14, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Daniel Gossett vs. Drew Pomeranz
Fenway Park is the site of the matchup between the Oakland Athletics and the Boston Red Sox on Thursday, September 14, 2017. The probable starting pitchers are Daniel Gossett for the Athletics and Drew Pomeranz for the Red Sox.
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Oakland opens at +207 while Boston opens at -225. The Athletics have a 80-60-4 over/under record and a 76-68-0 run line mark. The Red Sox are 75-69-0 against the run line and have a 63-75-6 over/under record.
Valuable Oakland Athletics Betting Trends
The Oakland Athletics are 80-60-4 against the over/under
The Oakland Athletics are 76-68-0 against the run line
Important Boston Red Sox Betting Trends
The Boston Red Sox are 63-75-6 against the over/under
The Boston Red Sox are 75-69-0 against the run line
Key Oakland Athletics Injuries
08/26/17 P Paul Blackburn Wrist 60-day DL (08/23)
07/02/17 CF Dustin Fowler Knee 60-day DL (06/30)
06/10/17 P Andrew Triggs Hip 60-day DL (06/10)
05/28/17 P Bobby Wahl Shoulder 60-day DL (05/24)
04/01/17 P Chris Bassitt Elbow 60-day DL (03/30)
Key Boston Red Sox Injuries
09/13/17 SS Eduardo Nunez Knee out indefinitely
07/31/17 2B Josh Rutledge Concussion 60-day DL (06/24)
07/28/17 P David Price Elbow 10-day DL (07/25)
07/10/17 P Robbie Ross Elbow 60-day DL (05/19)
06/16/17 P Roenis Elias Oblique 60-day DL (04/01)
05/28/17 SS Marco Hernandez Shoulder 60-day DL (05/04)
05/28/17 P Steven Wright Knee 60-day DL (04/30)
05/28/17 P Tyler Thornburg Shoulder 60-day DL (04/01)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Athletics have a 63-81 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Daniel Gossett has a 4-8 record with an earned run average of 5.02 and a WHIP of 1.53. He has 62 strikeouts over his 75.1 innings pitched and he's given up 91 hits. He allows 10.9 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.7. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.67 and they have given up 468 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .247 against the bullpen and they've struck out 468 hitters and walked 183 batters. As a team, Oakland allows 9.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.6 batters per nine innings. They are 24th in the league in team earned run average at 4.76. The Athletics pitchers collectively have given up 1,285 base hits and 669 earned runs. They have allowed 188 home runs this season, ranking them 11th in the league. Oakland as a pitching staff has walked 452 batters and struck out 1,070. They have walked 3.2 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.6 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.37 and their FIP as a unit is 4.59.
As a team Oakland is hitting .247, good for 23rd in the league. The Athletics hold a .438 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .321, which is good for 18th in baseball. They rank 23rd in MLB with 8.4 hits per game. Jed Lowrie is hitting .273 with an on-base percentage of .352. He has 138 hits this season in 506 at bats with 52 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .437 and an OPS+ of 112. Khris Davis is hitting .242 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .333. He has totaled 124 hits and he has driven in 101 men in 513 at bats. His OPS+ is 126 while his slugging percentage is at .524. The Athletics have 1,196 hits, including 271 doubles and 208 home runs. Oakland has walked 511 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,327 times as a unit. They have left 958 men on base and have a team OPS of .760. They score 4.59 runs per contest and have scored a total of 657 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Boston has a 82-62 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.35, Drew Pomeranz has a 15-5 record and a 1.35 WHIP. He has 161 strikeouts over the 153.1 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 146 hits. He allows 8.6 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.85. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.21 and they have given up 381 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .226 against the Red Sox bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 481 batters and walked 151 opposing hitters. As a team, Boston allows 8.5 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.5 batters per nine innings. They are 4th in the league in team earned run average at 3.7. The Red Sox pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,223 base knocks and 535 earned runs this season. They have given up 171 home runs this year, which ranks 21st in Major League Baseball. Boston as a staff has walked 398 hitters and struck out 1,374 batters. They give up a walk 2.8 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.5 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.25 while their FIP as a staff is 3.76.
As a team, they are batting .259, good for 11th in the league. The Red Sox hold a .407 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .332, which is good for 10th in baseball. They rank 7th in MLB with 9.0 hits per contest. Xander Bogaerts comes into this matchup batting .266 with an OBP of .328. He has 133 hits this year along with 53 RBI in 500 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .394 with an OPS+ of 89. Mookie Betts is hitting .261 this season and he has an OBP of .342. He has collected 148 hits in 568 at bats while driving in 81 runs. He has an OPS+ of 102 and a slugging percentage of .435. The Red Sox as a unit have 1,293 base hits, including 259 doubles and 148 homers. Boston has walked 511 times this year and they have struck out on 1,075 occasions. They have had 1,021 men left on base and have an OPS of .739. They have scored 4.76 runs per game and totaled 681 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Athletics/Red Sox MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Red Sox -225
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