Oakland Athletics at Boston Red Sox 5/14/2018 Free MLB Parlay
Monday, May 14, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Sean Manaea vs. Rick Porcello
The Oakland Athletics visit Fenway Park on Monday, May 14, 2018 to play the Boston Red Sox. The probable starters are Sean Manaea for the Athletics and Rick Porcello for the Red Sox.
The opening line for this matchup has Oakland at +143 and Boston at -153. The Athletics have a 20-17-2 over/under record and a 17-22-0 run line mark. The Red Sox are 18-21-0 against the run line and have a 19-19-1 over/under record.
Valuable Oakland Athletics Betting Trends
The Oakland Athletics are 20-17-2 against the over/under
The Oakland Athletics are 17-22-0 against the run line
Important Boston Red Sox Betting Trends
The Boston Red Sox are 19-19-1 against the over/under
The Boston Red Sox are 18-21-0 against the run line
Key Oakland Athletics Injuries
05/12/18 RF Stephen Piscotty Paternity List is out indefinitely
05/09/18 P Trevor Cahill Elbow 10-day DL (05/06)
04/28/18 P Ryan Buchter Shoulder 10-day DL (04/26)
04/14/18 P Liam Hendriks Groin 10-day DL (04/14)
04/08/18 CF Boog Powell Knee 10-day DL (04/07)
03/29/18 C Josh Phegley Hand 10-day DL (03/26)
03/29/18 P Paul Blackburn Forearm 10-day DL (03/26)
03/26/18 P Jharel Cotton Elbow 60-day DL (03/21)
Key Boston Red Sox Injuries
03/30/18 P Austin Maddox Shoulder 10-day DL (03/29)
03/30/18 P Tyler Thornburg Shoulder 10-day DL (03/29)
03/29/18 2B Dustin Pedroia Knee 10-day DL (03/29)
03/26/18 SS Marco Hernandez Shoulder 60-day DL (03/29)
03/26/18 P Steven Wright Knee 10-day DL (03/26)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Athletics have a 19-20 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Sean Manaea has a 4-4 record with an earned run average of 2.11 and a WHIP of 0.72 this year. He has 45 strikeouts over his 55.1 innings pitched and he's given up 33 hits. He allows 5.4 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.53. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.88 and they have given up 152 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .274 against the bullpen and they've struck out 118 hitters and walked 50 batters. As a team, Oakland allows 9 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.7 batters per nine innings. They are 17th in the league in team earned run average at 4.31. The Athletics pitchers collectively have given up 354 base hits and 169 earned runs. They have allowed 52 home runs this season, ranking them 9th in the league. Oakland as a pitching staff has walked 104 batters and struck out 303. They have walked 2.7 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.7 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.30 and their FIP as a unit is 4.33.
As a team Oakland is hitting .248, good for 13th in the league. The Athletics hold a .420 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .322, which is good for 14th in baseball. They rank 13th in MLB with 8.5 hits per game. Marcus Semien is hitting .271 with an on-base percentage of .326. He has 45 hits this season in 166 at bats with 18 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .386 and an OPS+ of 97. Jed Lowrie is hitting .335 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .392. He has totaled 52 hits and he has driven in 35 men in 155 at bats. His OPS+ is 165 while his slugging percentage is at .581. The Athletics have 333 hits, including 77 doubles and 47 home runs. Oakland has walked 133 times so far this season and they have struck out 356 times as a unit. They have left 267 men on base and have a team OPS of .742. They score 4.56 runs per contest and have scored a total of 178 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Boston has a 27-12 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 2.79, Rick Porcello has a 5-0 record and a 0.95 WHIP this year. He has 49 strikeouts over the 51.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 41 hits. He allows 7.1 hits per nine innings and his FIP is at 2.39. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.76 and they have given up 115 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .230 against the Red Sox bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 150 batters and walked 49 opposing hitters. As a team, Boston allows 7.7 hits per nine innings while striking out 10 batters per nine innings. They are 9th in the league in team earned run average at 3.59. The Red Sox pitchers as a team have surrendered 307 base knocks and 143 earned runs this season. They have given up 39 home runs this year, which ranks 24th in Major League Baseball. Boston as a staff has walked 115 hitters and struck out 397 batters. They give up a walk 2.9 times per 9 innings while they strike out 10 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.18 while their FIP as a staff is 3.44.
As a team, they are batting .267, good for 2nd in the league. The Red Sox hold a .456 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .328, which is good for 10th in baseball. They rank 2nd in MLB with 9.6 hits per contest. Mookie Betts comes into this matchup batting .356 with an OBP of .435. He has 47 hits this year along with 27 RBI in 132 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .780 with an OPS+ of 213. J.D. Martinez is hitting .336 this season and he has an OBP of .385. He has collected 49 hits in 146 at bats while driving in 30 runs. He has an OPS+ of 157 and a slugging percentage of .603. The Red Sox as a unit have 375 base hits, including 96 doubles and 53 homers. Boston has walked 117 times this year and they have struck out on 314 occasions. They have had 273 men left on base and have an OPS of .785. They have scored 5.46 runs per game and totaled 213 runs this season.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take the Red Sox -153 and over 9 total runs
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