Cincinnati Reds at Oakland Athletics MLB Picks & Predictions 5/8/2019
Wednesday, May 8, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Sonny Gray vs. Brett Anderson
The Cincinnati Reds visit Oakland Coliseum on Wednesday, May 8, 2019 to play the Oakland Athletics. The probable starters are Sonny Gray for the Reds and Brett Anderson for the Athletics.
The opening line for this matchup has Cincinnati at +125 and Oakland at -135. The Reds have a 11-23-1 over/under record and a 19-16-0 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 11-23-1 against the over/under
The Cincinnati Reds are 19-16-0 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
05/07/19 SS Jose Peraza Rest is not in the starting lineup Tuesday vs Oakland Athletics
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
05/07/19 1B Matt Olson Hand is upgraded to expected to be activated Tuesday vs Cincinnati Reds
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 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 15-20 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Sonny Gray has a 0-4 record with an earned run average of 3.89 and a WHIP of 1.04 this season. He has 38 strikeouts over his 34.2 innings pitched and he's given up 25 hits. He's allowed 6.5 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 2.36. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.70 and they have given up 107 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .239 against the bullpen and they've struck out 123 hitters and walked 47 batters. As a team, Cincinnati allows 7.6 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 3.49. The Reds pitchers collectively have given up 263 base hits and 120 earned runs. They have allowed 28 home runs this season, ranking them 30th in the league. Cincinnati as a pitching staff has walked 115 batters and struck out 331. They have walked 3.3 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.6 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.22 and their FIP as a unit is 3.42.
As a team Cincinnati is hitting .217, good for 28th in the league. The Reds hold a .402 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .295, which is good for 26th in baseball. They rank 29th in MLB with 7.1 hits per game. Eugenio Suarez is hitting .231 with an on-base percentage of .319. He has 28 hits this season in 121 at bats with 23 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .521 and an OPS+ of 115. Jose Iglesias is hitting .310 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .349. He has totaled 31 hits and he has driven in 11 men in 100 at bats. His OPS+ is 108 while his slugging percentage is at .450. The Reds have 248 hits, including 44 doubles and 54 home runs. Cincinnati has walked 112 times so far this season and they have struck out 310 times as a unit. They have left 203 men on base and have a team OPS of .697. They score 4.2 runs per contest and have scored a total of 147 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Oakland has a 15-21 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.89, Brett Anderson has a 4-2 record and a 1.41 WHIP. He has 22 strikeouts over the 37 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 38 hits. He's allowing 9.2 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.6. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.40 and they have given up 126 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .240 against the Athletics bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 143 batters and walked 61 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 14th 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 19th in baseball. They rank 18th in MLB with 8.3 hits per contest. Marcus Semien comes into this matchup batting .295 with an OBP of .381. He has 41 hits this year along with 18 RBI in 139 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .439 with an OPS+ of 126. Khris Davis is hitting .229 this season and he has an OBP of .303. He has collected 30 hits in 131 at bats while driving in 26 runs. He has an OPS+ of 111 and a slugging percentage of .481. 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 +125
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