Oakland Athletics at Boston Red Sox MLB Tips 5/1/2019
Wednesday, May 1, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Mike Fiers vs. Hector Velazquez
The Oakland Athletics visit Fenway Park on Wednesday, May 1, 2019 to play the Boston Red Sox. The probable starters are Mike Fiers for the Athletics and Hector Velazquez for the Red Sox.
The opening line for this matchup has Oakland at +140 and Boston at -150. The Athletics have a 16-15-0 over/under record and a 14-17-0 run line mark. The Red Sox are 9-20-0 against the run line and have a 16-12-1 over/under record.
Valuable Oakland Athletics Betting Trends
The Oakland Athletics are 16-15-0 against the over/under
The Oakland Athletics are 14-17-0 against the run line
Important Boston Red Sox Betting Trends
The Boston Red Sox are 16-12-1 against the over/under
The Boston Red Sox are 9-20-0 against the run line
Key Oakland Athletics Injuries
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)
Key Boston Red Sox Injuries
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 14-17 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Mike Fiers has a 2-2 record with an earned run average of 7.03 and a WHIP of 1.53 this season. He has 25 strikeouts over his 32 innings pitched and he's given up 39 hits. He's allowed 11 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 5.53. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.27 and they have given up 108 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .239 against the bullpen and they've struck out 123 hitters and walked 53 batters. 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 collectively have given up 268 base hits and 142 earned runs. They have allowed 37 home runs this season, ranking them 13th in the league. Oakland as a pitching staff has walked 104 batters and struck out 246. They have walked 3.4 men per 9 innings while striking out 8 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.34 and their FIP as a unit is 4.37.
As a team Oakland is hitting .242, good for 17th in the league. The Athletics hold a .410 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .319, which is good for 19th in baseball. They rank 19th in MLB with 8.2 hits per game. Khris Davis is hitting .224 with an on-base percentage of .286. He has 26 hits this season in 116 at bats with 23 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .500 and an OPS+ of 109. Marcus Semien is hitting .322 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .400. He has totaled 38 hits and he has driven in 16 men in 118 at bats. His OPS+ is 143 while his slugging percentage is at .492. The Athletics have 253 hits, including 45 doubles and 42 home runs. Oakland has walked 108 times so far this season and they have struck out 223 times as a unit. They have left 207 men on base and have a team OPS of .729. They score 4.65 runs per contest and have scored a total of 144 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Boston has a 12-17 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.86, Hector Velazquez has a 0-2 record and a 1.47 WHIP. He has 15 strikeouts over the 16.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 16 hits. He's allowing 8.8 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.74. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.43 and they have given up 97 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .233 against the Red Sox bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 126 batters and walked 51 opposing hitters. As a team, Boston allows 8.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.8 batters per nine innings. They are 25th in the league in team earned run average at 5.14. The Red Sox pitchers as a team have surrendered 249 base knocks and 145 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 113 hitters and struck out 275 batters. They give up a walk 4 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.8 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.43 while their FIP as a staff is 4.62.
As a team, they are batting .239, good for 20th in the league. The Red Sox hold a .391 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .321, which is good for 18th in baseball. They rank 21st in MLB with 8.0 hits per contest. J.D. Martinez comes into this matchup batting .337 with an OBP of .414. He has 34 hits this year along with 15 RBI in 101 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .515 with an OPS+ of 144. Mookie Betts is hitting .287 this season and he has an OBP of .391. He has collected 31 hits in 108 at bats while driving in 14 runs. He has an OPS+ of 134 and a slugging percentage of .500. The Red Sox as a unit have 231 base hits, including 54 doubles and 30 homers. Boston has walked 108 times this year and they have struck out on 230 occasions. They have had 196 men left on base and have an OPS of .711. They have scored 4.45 runs per game and totaled 129 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Athletics/Red Sox MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Red Sox -150
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