Cincinnati Reds at Oakland Athletics MLB Tips 5/9/2019
Thursday, May 9, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Tanner Roark vs. Chris Bassitt
The Cincinnati Reds visit Oakland Coliseum on Thursday, May 9, 2019 to play the Oakland Athletics. The probable starters are Tanner Roark for the Reds and Chris Bassitt for the Athletics.
The opening line for this matchup has Cincinnati at +129 and Oakland at -139. The Reds have a 11-24-1 over/under record and a 19-17-0 run line mark. The Athletics are 16-21-0 against the run line and have a 20-17-0 over/under record.
Valuable Cincinnati Reds Betting Trends
The Cincinnati Reds are 11-24-1 against the over/under
The Cincinnati Reds are 19-17-0 against the run line
Important Oakland Athletics Betting Trends
The Oakland Athletics are 20-17-0 against the over/under
The Oakland Athletics are 16-21-0 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
05/07/19 LF Khris Davis Hip is questionable Wednesday 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 15-21 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Tanner Roark has a 2-1 record with an earned run average of 3.82 and a WHIP of 1.53 this season. He has 34 strikeouts over his 35.1 innings pitched and he's given up 37 hits. He's allowed 9.4 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.65. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.71 and they have given up 109 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .239 against the bullpen and they've struck out 126 hitters and walked 47 batters. As a team, Cincinnati allows 7.6 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.7 batters per nine innings. They are 2nd in the league in team earned run average at 3.46. The Reds pitchers collectively have given up 268 base hits and 122 earned runs. They have allowed 29 home runs this season, ranking them 30th in the league. Cincinnati as a pitching staff has walked 116 batters and struck out 342. They have walked 3.3 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.7 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.21 and their FIP as a unit is 3.39.
As a team Cincinnati is hitting .212, good for 30th in the league. The Reds hold a .393 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .290, which is good for 26th in baseball. They rank 29th in MLB with 6.9 hits per game. Jose Iglesias is hitting .301 with an on-base percentage of .339. He has 31 hits this season in 103 at bats with 11 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .437 and an OPS+ of 102. Eugenio Suarez is hitting .226 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .317. He has totaled 28 hits and he has driven in 23 men in 124 at bats. His OPS+ is 111 while his slugging percentage is at .508. The Reds have 248 hits, including 44 doubles and 54 home runs. Cincinnati has walked 114 times so far this season and they have struck out 316 times as a unit. They have left 205 men on base and have a team OPS of .683. They score 4.08 runs per contest and have scored a total of 147 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Oakland has a 16-21 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 2.12, Chris Bassitt has a 1-0 record and a 0.94 WHIP. He has 22 strikeouts over the 17 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 10 hits. He's allowing 5.3 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.08. 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 8.4 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.9 batters per nine innings. They are 17th in the league in team earned run average at 4.48. 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 19th in Major League Baseball. Oakland as a staff has walked 122 hitters and struck out 292 batters. They give up a walk 3.3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.9 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.31 while their FIP as a staff is 4.36.
As a team, they are batting .240, good for 21st in the league. The Athletics hold a .401 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .315, which is good for 20th in baseball. They rank 21st in MLB with 8.2 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 112. Marcus Semien is hitting .289 this season and he has an OBP of .378. He has collected 41 hits in 142 at bats while driving in 18 runs. He has an OPS+ of 123 and a slugging percentage of .430. The Athletics as a unit have 303 base hits, including 57 doubles and 46 homers. Oakland has walked 126 times this year and they have struck out on 275 occasions. They have had 248 men left on base and have an OPS of .716. They have scored 4.62 runs per game and totaled 171 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Reds/Athletics MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Athletics -139
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