Cincinnati Reds at Oakland Athletics MLB Picks & Predictions 5/7/2019
Tuesday, May 7, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Tyler Mahle vs. Mike Fiers
The Cincinnati Reds visit Oakland Coliseum on Tuesday, May 7, 2019 to play the Oakland Athletics. The probable starters are Tyler Mahle for the Reds and Mike Fiers for the Athletics.
The opening line for this matchup has Cincinnati at +120 and Oakland at -130. The Reds have a 10-23-1 over/under record and a 18-16-0 run line mark. The Athletics are 15-21-0 against the run line and have a 20-16-0 over/under record.
Valuable Cincinnati Reds Betting Trends
The Cincinnati Reds are 10-23-1 against the over/under
The Cincinnati Reds are 18-16-0 against the run line
Important Oakland Athletics Betting Trends
The Oakland Athletics are 20-16-0 against the over/under
The Oakland Athletics are 15-21-0 against the run line
Key Cincinnati Reds Injuries
03/30/19 3B Alex Blandino Knee 10-day IL (03/25)
03/27/19 P Alex Wood Back 10-day IL (03/25)
03/25/19 2B Scooter Gennett Groin 60-day IL (03/25)
Key Oakland Athletics Injuries
05/06/19 LF Khris Davis Hip left last game, is questionable Tuesday vs Cincinnati Reds
04/29/19 CF Mark Canha Wrist 10-day IL (04/29)
04/17/19 P Marco Estrada Back 10-day IL (04/17)
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 Reds have a 14-20 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Tyler Mahle has a 0-4 record with an earned run average of 4.09 and a WHIP of 1.30 this season. He has 33 strikeouts over his 33 innings pitched and he's given up 36 hits. He's allowed 9.8 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.75. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.70 and they have given up 104 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .242 against the bullpen and they've struck out 117 hitters and walked 46 batters. As a team, Cincinnati allows 7.7 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.6 batters per nine innings. They are 2nd in the league in team earned run average at 3.5. The Reds pitchers collectively have given up 258 base hits and 117 earned runs. They have allowed 27 home runs this season, ranking them 30th in the league. Cincinnati as a pitching staff has walked 112 batters and struck out 320. They have walked 3.4 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.6 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.23 and their FIP as a unit is 3.43.
As a team Cincinnati is hitting .211, good for 30th in the league. The Reds hold a .392 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .287, which is good for 27th in baseball. They rank 29th in MLB with 6.9 hits per game. Jose Iglesias is hitting .295 with an on-base percentage of .337. He has 28 hits this season in 95 at bats with 7 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .411 and an OPS+ of 95. Eugenio Suarez is hitting .222 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .308. He has totaled 26 hits and he has driven in 21 men in 117 at bats. His OPS+ is 106 while his slugging percentage is at .496. The Reds have 234 hits, including 43 doubles and 51 home runs. Cincinnati has walked 108 times so far this season and they have struck out 303 times as a unit. They have left 193 men on base and have a team OPS of .679. They score 3.97 runs per contest and have scored a total of 135 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Oakland has a 15-21 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 6.81, Mike Fiers has a 2-3 record and a 1.49 WHIP. He has 28 strikeouts over the 37 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 44 hits. He's allowing 10.7 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 5.58. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.34 and they have given up 123 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .244 against the Athletics bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 136 batters and walked 58 opposing hitters. As a team, Oakland allows 8.7 hits per nine innings while striking out 8 batters per nine innings. They are 19th in the league in team earned run average at 4.61. The Athletics pitchers as a team have surrendered 311 base knocks and 165 earned runs this season. They have given up 44 home runs this year, which ranks 13th in Major League Baseball. Oakland as a staff has walked 120 hitters and struck out 286 batters. They give up a walk 3.4 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.34 while their FIP as a staff is 4.42.
As a team, they are batting .242, good for 20th in the league. The Athletics hold a .403 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .318, which is good for 20th in baseball. They rank 18th in MLB with 8.3 hits per contest. Khris Davis comes into this matchup batting .229 with an OBP of .303. He has 30 hits this year along with 26 RBI in 131 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .481 with an OPS+ of 111. Marcus Semien is hitting .295 this season and he has an OBP of .381. He has collected 41 hits in 139 at bats while driving in 18 runs. He has an OPS+ of 126 and a slugging percentage of .439. The Athletics as a unit have 298 base hits, including 56 doubles and 45 homers. Oakland has walked 125 times this year and they have struck out on 264 occasions. They have had 244 men left on base and have an OPS of .721. They have scored 4.69 runs per game and totaled 169 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Reds/Athletics MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Reds +120
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