Boston Red Sox at Oakland Athletics Expert MLB Picks 4/1/2019
Monday, April 1, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: David Price vs. Aaron Brooks
Oakland Coliseum is the site of the matchup between the Boston Red Sox and the Oakland Athletics on Monday, April 1, 2019. The probable starting pitchers are David Price for the Red Sox and Aaron Brooks for the Athletics.
Boston opens at -135 while Oakland opens at +125. The Red Sox have a 3-0-0 over/under record and a 0-3-0 run line mark. The Athletics are 2-3-0 against the run line and have a 1-4-0 over/under record.
Valuable Boston Red Sox Betting Trends
The Boston Red Sox are 3-0-0 against the over/under
The Boston Red Sox are 0-3-0 against the run line
Important Oakland Athletics Betting Trends
The Oakland Athletics are 1-4-0 against the over/under
The Oakland Athletics are 2-3-0 against the run line
Key Boston Red Sox Injuries
03/28/19 2B Dustin Pedroia Knee 10-day IL (03/25)
03/28/19 3B Marco Hernandez Shoulder 10-day IL (03/28)
03/27/19 1B Steve Pearce Calf 10-day IL (03/27)
03/25/19 P Steven Wright Suspension 80 game suspension
Key Oakland Athletics Injuries
03/27/19 P Chris Bassitt Leg 10-day IL (03/27)
03/25/19 C Chris Herrmann Knee 60-day IL (03/17)
03/25/19 P Jharel Cotton Arm 60-day IL (03/17)
03/25/19 1B Matt Olson Hand 10-day IL (03/27)
03/25/19 LF Nick Martini Knee 10-day IL (03/17)
03/25/19 P Sean Manaea Shoulder 60-day IL (03/25)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Red Sox have a 1-2 overall record this season. The bullpen has an earned run average of 2.84 and they have given up 8 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .170 against the bullpen and they've struck out 17 hitters and walked 5 batters. As a team, Boston allows 10.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 10.4 batters per nine innings. They are 27th in the league in team earned run average at 7.92. The Red Sox pitchers collectively have given up 30 base hits and 22 earned runs. They have allowed 9 home runs this season, ranking them 2nd in the league. Boston as a pitching staff has walked 12 batters and struck out 29. They have walked 4.3 men per 9 innings while striking out 10.4 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.68 and their FIP as a unit is 7.08.
As a team Boston is hitting .255, good for 10th in the league. The Red Sox hold a .409 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .303, which is good for 15th in baseball. They rank 5th in MLB with 9.3 hits per game. Mitch Moreland is hitting .250 with an on-base percentage of .333. He has 2 hits this season in 8 at bats with 3 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .750 and an OPS+ of 219. J.D. Martinez is hitting .357 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .357. He has totaled 5 hits and he has driven in 3 men in 14 at bats. His OPS+ is 177 while his slugging percentage is at .571. The Red Sox have 28 hits, including 5 doubles and 4 home runs. Boston has walked 7 times so far this season and they have struck out 27 times as a unit. They have left 22 men on base and have a team OPS of .712. They score 5.33 runs per contest and have scored a total of 16 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Oakland has a 2-3 overall mark this year. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.32 and they have given up 20 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .241 against the Athletics bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 19 batters and walked 12 opposing hitters. As a team, Oakland allows 6.6 hits per nine innings while striking out 6 batters per nine innings. They are 15th in the league in team earned run average at 3.94. The Athletics pitchers as a team have surrendered 35 base knocks and 21 earned runs this season. They have given up 4 home runs this year, which ranks 10th in Major League Baseball. Oakland as a staff has walked 21 hitters and struck out 32 batters. They give up a walk 3.9 times per 9 innings while they strike out 6 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.17 while their FIP as a staff is 4.42.
As a team, they are batting .230, good for 17th in the league. The Athletics hold a .397 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .297, which is good for 16th in baseball. They rank 14th in MLB with 8.0 hits per contest. Marcus Semien comes into this matchup batting .389 with an OBP of .476. He has 7 hits this year along with 3 RBI in 18 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .556 with an OPS+ of 221. Khris Davis is hitting .238 this season and he has an OBP of .273. He has collected 5 hits in 21 at bats while driving in 7 runs. He has an OPS+ of 183 and a slugging percentage of .667. The Athletics as a unit have 40 base hits, including 6 doubles and 7 homers. Oakland has walked 16 times this year and they have struck out on 33 occasions. They have had 33 men left on base and have an OPS of .693. They have scored 4.2 runs per game and totaled 21 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Red Sox/Athletics MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Athletics +125
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