Oakland Athletics at Boston Red Sox 5/16/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Wednesday, May 16, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Kendall Graveman vs. Chris Sale
The Oakland Athletics head to Fenway Park on Wednesday, May 16, 2018 to take on the Boston Red Sox. The expected starting pitchers are Kendall Graveman for the Athletics and Chris Sale for the Red Sox.
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The odds for this matchup have Oakland at +239 and Boston at -262. The Athletics have a 21-18-2 over/under mark and a 18-23-0 run line record. The Red Sox are 19-22-0 against the run line and have a 20-20-1 over/under record.
Valuable Oakland Athletics Betting Trends
The Oakland Athletics are 21-18-2 against the over/under
The Oakland Athletics are 18-23-0 against the run line
Important Boston Red Sox Betting Trends
The Boston Red Sox are 20-20-1 against the over/under
The Boston Red Sox are 19-22-0 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
05/15/18 P Hector Velazquez Back 10-day DL (05/14)
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 20-21 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Kendall Graveman has a 1-5 record with an earned run average of 7.60 and a WHIP of 1.66 this year. He has 27 strikeouts over his 34.1 innings pitched and he's given up 44 hits. He allows 11.5 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 6.2. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.91 and they have given up 157 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .272 against the bullpen and they've struck out 120 hitters and walked 52 batters. As a team, Oakland allows 9.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.6 batters per nine innings. They are 19th in the league in team earned run average at 4.36. The Athletics pitchers collectively have given up 375 base hits and 179 earned runs. They have allowed 55 home runs this season, ranking them 6th in the league. Oakland as a pitching staff has walked 109 batters and struck out 313. They have walked 2.7 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.6 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.31 and their FIP as a unit is 4.36.
As a team Oakland is hitting .249, good for 13th in the league. The Athletics hold a .422 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .321, which is good for 15th in baseball. They rank 13th in MLB with 8.6 hits per game. Marcus Semien is hitting .273 with an on-base percentage of .325. He has 48 hits this season in 176 at bats with 18 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .381 and an OPS+ of 95. Jed Lowrie is hitting .331 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .385. He has totaled 54 hits and he has driven in 36 men in 163 at bats. His OPS+ is 159 while his slugging percentage is at .564. The Athletics have 352 hits, including 78 doubles and 51 home runs. Oakland has walked 136 times so far this season and they have struck out 375 times as a unit. They have left 280 men on base and have a team OPS of .743. They score 4.54 runs per contest and have scored a total of 186 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Boston has a 28-13 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 2.17, Chris Sale has a 3-1 record and a 0.90 WHIP this season. He has 78 strikeouts over the 58 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 41 hits. He allows 6.4 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 2.62. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.61 and they have given up 122 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .231 against the Red Sox bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 157 batters and walked 49 opposing hitters. As a team, Boston allows 7.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.9 batters per nine innings. They are 9th in the league in team earned run average at 3.64. The Red Sox pitchers as a team have surrendered 328 base knocks and 152 earned runs this season. They have given up 42 home runs this year, which ranks 21st in Major League Baseball. Boston as a staff has walked 120 hitters and struck out 415 batters. They give up a walk 2.9 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.9 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.19 while their FIP as a staff is 3.47.
As a team, they are batting .266, good for 2nd in the league. The Red Sox hold a .454 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .327, 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 .362 with an OBP of .439. He has 51 hits this year along with 27 RBI in 141 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .766 with an OPS+ of 212. J.D. Martinez is hitting .346 this season and he has an OBP of .396. He has collected 53 hits in 153 at bats while driving in 34 runs. He has an OPS+ of 170 and a slugging percentage of .641. The Red Sox as a unit have 392 base hits, including 98 doubles and 56 homers. Boston has walked 123 times this year and they have struck out on 325 occasions. They have had 284 men left on base and have an OPS of .781. They have scored 5.44 runs per game and totaled 223 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Athletics/Red Sox MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Athletics +239
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