Oakland Athletics at Boston Red Sox MLB Tips 4/30/2019
Tuesday, April 30, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Aaron Brooks vs. Rick Porcello
The Oakland Athletics visit Fenway Park on Tuesday, April 30, 2019 to play the Boston Red Sox. The probable starters are Aaron Brooks for the Athletics and Rick Porcello for the Red Sox.
The opening line for this matchup has Oakland at +150 and Boston at -160. The Athletics have a 15-15-0 over/under record and a 14-16-0 run line mark. The Red Sox are 8-20-0 against the run line and have a 15-12-1 over/under record.
Valuable Oakland Athletics Betting Trends
The Oakland Athletics are 15-15-0 against the over/under
The Oakland Athletics are 14-16-0 against the run line
Important Boston Red Sox Betting Trends
The Boston Red Sox are 15-12-1 against the over/under
The Boston Red Sox are 8-20-0 against the run line
Key Oakland Athletics Injuries
04/28/19 CF Mark Canha Wrist left last game, is questionable Monday vs Boston Red Sox
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)
Key Boston Red Sox Injuries
04/28/19 RF J.D. Martinez Back is questionable Monday vs Oakland Athletics
04/20/19 P Nathan Eovaldi Elbow 10-day IL (04/18)
04/19/19 2B Dustin Pedroia Knee 10-day IL (04/18)
04/19/19 2B Eduardo Nunez Back 10-day IL (04/18)
04/06/19 P Brian Johnson Elbow 10-day IL (04/06)
04/06/19 2B Brock Holt Eye 10-day IL (04/06)
03/28/19 3B Marco Hernandez Shoulder 10-day IL (03/28)
03/25/19 P Steven Wright Suspension 80 game suspension
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Athletics have a 14-16 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Aaron Brooks has a 2-2 record with an earned run average of 5.33 and a WHIP of 1.22 this season. He has 23 strikeouts over his 27 innings pitched and he's given up 26 hits. He's allowed 8.7 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 5.1. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.25 and they have given up 104 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .238 against the bullpen and they've struck out 121 hitters and walked 50 batters. As a team, Oakland allows 8.6 hits per nine innings while striking out 8 batters per nine innings. They are 19th in the league in team earned run average at 4.65. The Athletics pitchers collectively have given up 256 base hits and 139 earned runs. They have allowed 37 home runs this season, ranking them 12th in the league. Oakland as a pitching staff has walked 99 batters and struck out 240. They have walked 3.3 men per 9 innings while striking out 8 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.32 and their FIP as a unit is 4.41.
As a team Oakland is hitting .242, good for 18th in the league. The Athletics hold a .414 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .317, which is good for 20th in baseball. They rank 20th in MLB with 8.2 hits per game. Marcus Semien is hitting .316 with an on-base percentage of .392. He has 36 hits this season in 114 at bats with 16 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .491 and an OPS+ of 140. Khris Davis is hitting .225 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .289. He has totaled 25 hits and he has driven in 23 men in 111 at bats. His OPS+ is 113 while his slugging percentage is at .514. The Athletics have 245 hits, including 44 doubles and 42 home runs. Oakland has walked 101 times so far this season and they have struck out 213 times as a unit. They have left 198 men on base and have a team OPS of .732. They score 4.67 runs per contest and have scored a total of 140 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Boston has a 11-17 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 7.43, Rick Porcello has a 1-3 record and a 2.13 WHIP. He has 20 strikeouts over the 23 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 34 hits. He's allowing 13.3 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 6.31. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.61 and they have given up 96 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .238 against the Red Sox bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 123 batters and walked 46 opposing hitters. As a team, Boston allows 8.9 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.7 batters per nine innings. They are 25th in the league in team earned run average at 5.19. The Red Sox pitchers as a team have surrendered 241 base knocks and 141 earned runs this season. They have given up 43 home runs this year, which ranks 5th in Major League Baseball. Boston as a staff has walked 106 hitters and struck out 265 batters. They give up a walk 3.9 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.7 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.42 while their FIP as a staff is 4.69.
As a team, they are batting .235, good for 22nd in the league. The Red Sox hold a .389 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .317, which is good for 19th in baseball. They rank 22nd in MLB with 7.8 hits per contest. Mookie Betts comes into this matchup batting .269 with an OBP of .374. He has 28 hits this year along with 13 RBI in 104 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .490 with an OPS+ of 126. J.D. Martinez is hitting .340 this season and he has an OBP of .423. He has collected 33 hits in 97 at bats while driving in 13 runs. He has an OPS+ of 149 and a slugging percentage of .526. The Red Sox as a unit have 219 base hits, including 51 doubles and 30 homers. Boston has walked 103 times this year and they have struck out on 224 occasions. They have had 188 men left on base and have an OPS of .706. They have scored 4.29 runs per game and totaled 120 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Athletics/Red Sox MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Red Sox -160
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