Boston Red Sox at Oakland Athletics MLB Picks & Predictions 4/4/2019
Thursday, April 4, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Eduardo Rodriguez vs. Brett Anderson
The Boston Red Sox visit Oakland Coliseum on Thursday, April 4, 2019 to play the Oakland Athletics. The probable starters are Eduardo Rodriguez for the Red Sox and Brett Anderson for the Athletics.
The opening line for this matchup has Boston at -117 and Oakland at +107. The Red Sox have a 4-2-0 over/under record and a 0-6-0 run line mark. The Athletics are 4-4-0 against the run line and have a 1-7-0 over/under record.
Valuable Boston Red Sox Betting Trends
The Boston Red Sox are 4-2-0 against the over/under
The Boston Red Sox are 0-6-0 against the run line
Important Oakland Athletics Betting Trends
The Oakland Athletics are 1-7-0 against the over/under
The Oakland Athletics are 4-4-0 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
04/02/19 LF Chad Pinder Undisclosed is questionable Wednesday vs Boston Red Sox
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 1-5 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Eduardo Rodriguez has a 0-1 record with an earned run average of 10.38 and a WHIP of 2.54 this season. He has 5 strikeouts over his 4.1 innings pitched and he's given up 8 hits. He's allowed 16.6 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 5.68. The bullpen has an earned run average of 2.86 and they have given up 18 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .209 against the bullpen and they've struck out 30 hitters and walked 9 batters. As a team, Boston allows 9.9 hits per nine innings while striking out 10.1 batters per nine innings. They are 25th in the league in team earned run average at 6.24. The Red Sox pitchers collectively have given up 54 base hits and 34 earned runs. They have allowed 16 home runs this season, ranking them 2nd in the league. Boston as a pitching staff has walked 24 batters and struck out 55. They have walked 4.4 men per 9 innings while striking out 10.1 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.59 and their FIP as a unit is 6.56.
As a team Boston is hitting .230, good for 18th in the league. The Red Sox hold a .373 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .293, which is good for 20th in baseball. They rank 13th in MLB with 8.0 hits per game. J.D. Martinez is hitting .360 with an on-base percentage of .407. He has 9 hits this season in 25 at bats with 7 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .600 and an OPS+ of 197. Mitch Moreland is hitting .294 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .429. He has totaled 5 hits and he has driven in 3 men in 17 at bats. His OPS+ is 201 while his slugging percentage is at .588. The Red Sox have 48 hits, including 12 doubles and 6 home runs. Boston has walked 18 times so far this season and they have struck out 51 times as a unit. They have left 43 men on base and have a team OPS of .666. They score 4 runs per contest and have scored a total of 24 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Oakland has a 5-3 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 0.00, Brett Anderson has a 1-0 record and a 0.83 WHIP. He has 4 strikeouts over the 6 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 3 hits. He's allowing 4.5 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 2.57. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.77 and they have given up 24 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .212 against the Athletics bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 32 batters and walked 15 opposing hitters. As a team, Oakland allows 5.9 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.2 batters per nine innings. They are 7th in the league in team earned run average at 2.64. The Athletics pitchers as a team have surrendered 49 base knocks and 22 earned runs this season. They have given up 5 home runs this year, which ranks 16th in Major League Baseball. Oakland as a staff has walked 25 hitters and struck out 60 batters. They give up a walk 3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.2 per 9. Their team WHIP is 0.99 while their FIP as a staff is 3.41.
As a team, they are batting .223, good for 20th in the league. The Athletics hold a .408 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .291, which is good for 21st in baseball. They rank 20th in MLB with 7.4 hits per contest. Khris Davis comes into this matchup batting .241 with an OBP of .333. He has 7 hits this year along with 9 RBI in 29 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .759 with an OPS+ of 219. Marcus Semien is hitting .333 this season and he has an OBP of .394. He has collected 10 hits in 30 at bats while driving in 3 runs. He has an OPS+ of 168 and a slugging percentage of .500. The Athletics as a unit have 59 base hits, including 8 doubles and 13 homers. Oakland has walked 24 times this year and they have struck out on 54 occasions. They have had 51 men left on base and have an OPS of .699. They have scored 3.88 runs per game and totaled 31 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Red Sox/Athletics MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Red Sox -117
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