Boston Red Sox at Oakland Athletics Expert MLB Picks 4/2/2019
Tuesday, April 2, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Chris Sale vs. Mike Fiers
The Boston Red Sox visit Oakland Coliseum on Tuesday, April 2, 2019 to play the Oakland Athletics. The probable starters are Chris Sale for the Red Sox and Mike Fiers for the Athletics.
The opening line for this matchup has Boston at -160 and Oakland at +150. The Red Sox have a 4-0-0 over/under record and a 0-4-0 run line mark. The Athletics are 2-4-0 against the run line and have a 1-5-0 over/under record.
Valuable Boston Red Sox Betting Trends
The Boston Red Sox are 4-0-0 against the over/under
The Boston Red Sox are 0-4-0 against the run line
Important Oakland Athletics Betting Trends
The Oakland Athletics are 1-5-0 against the over/under
The Oakland Athletics are 2-4-0 against the run line
Key Boston Red Sox Injuries
03/31/19 LF Andrew Benintendi Foot is questionable Monday vs Oakland Athletics
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 1-3 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Chris Sale has a 0-1 record with an earned run average of 21.00 and a WHIP of 2.67 this season. He has 4 strikeouts over his 3 innings pitched and he's given up 6 hits. He's allowed 18 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 16.4. The bullpen has an earned run average of 2.50 and they have given up 14 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .200 against the bullpen and they've struck out 25 hitters and walked 8 batters. As a team, Boston allows 11.5 hits per nine innings while striking out 10.9 batters per nine innings. They are 26th in the league in team earned run average at 7.36. The Red Sox pitchers collectively have given up 42 base hits and 27 earned runs. They have allowed 11 home runs this season, ranking them 2nd in the league. Boston as a pitching staff has walked 19 batters and struck out 40. They have walked 5.2 men per 9 innings while striking out 10.9 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.85 and their FIP as a unit is 6.89.
As a team Boston is hitting .252, good for 9th in the league. The Red Sox hold a .429 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .323, which is good for 11th in baseball. They rank 8th in MLB with 9.3 hits per game. Mitch Moreland is hitting .250 with an on-base percentage of .357. He has 3 hits this season in 12 at bats with 3 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .667 and an OPS+ of 192. J.D. Martinez is hitting .412 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .474. He has totaled 7 hits and he has driven in 7 men in 17 at bats. His OPS+ is 255 while his slugging percentage is at .765. The Red Sox have 37 hits, including 8 doubles and 6 home runs. Boston has walked 15 times so far this season and they have struck out 31 times as a unit. They have left 32 men on base and have a team OPS of .752. They score 6 runs per contest and have scored a total of 24 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Oakland has a 3-3 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 5.00, Mike Fiers has a 1-1 record and a 1.11 WHIP. He has 5 strikeouts over the 9 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 5 hits. He's allowing 5 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 5.74. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.68 and they have given up 20 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .217 against the Athletics bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 21 batters and walked 13 opposing hitters. As a team, Oakland allows 6 hits per nine innings while striking out 6.3 batters per nine innings. They are 13th in the league in team earned run average at 3.47. The Athletics pitchers as a team have surrendered 38 base knocks and 22 earned runs this season. They have given up 5 home runs this year, which ranks 12th in Major League Baseball. Oakland as a staff has walked 22 hitters and struck out 40 batters. They give up a walk 3.5 times per 9 innings while they strike out 6.3 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.05 while their FIP as a staff is 4.28.
As a team, they are batting .229, good for 18th in the league. The Athletics hold a .390 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .296, which is good for 19th in baseball. They rank 15th in MLB with 7.8 hits per contest. Marcus Semien comes into this matchup batting .409 with an OBP of .480. He has 9 hits this year along with 3 RBI in 22 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .591 with an OPS+ of 220. Khris Davis is hitting .250 this season and he has an OBP of .308. He has collected 6 hits in 24 at bats while driving in 8 runs. He has an OPS+ of 205 and a slugging percentage of .750. The Athletics as a unit have 47 base hits, including 7 doubles and 8 homers. Oakland has walked 19 times this year and they have struck out on 39 occasions. They have had 41 men left on base and have an OPS of .687. They have scored 3.83 runs per game and totaled 23 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Red Sox/Athletics MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Athletics +150
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