Wednesday, August 5, 2015
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Probable Pitchers: Steven Wright (4-4) vs. Luis Severino (0-0)
The Boston Red Sox visit Yankee Stadium on Wednesday to play the New York Yankees. The probable starters are Steven Wright for the Red Sox and Luis Severino for the Yankees. The opening line for this matchup has Boston at +160 and New York at -170. The over/under was set at 9. The Red Sox have a 52-50 over/under record and a 44-62 run line mark, meaning they cover 42% of the time. The Yankees are 55-49 against the run line and have a 53-47 over/under record. They cover the spread 53% of the time.
The Red Sox show up with a 47-59 record, including 20-31 on the road. Steven Wright has a 4-4 record on the season, an earned run average of 4.53 and a 1.31 WHIP. The Red Sox are 2-5 over his 59.2 innings pitched and he's also given up 58 hits over that time period. Their record against the over/under when he starts is 5-2. His teammates are averaging 4 runs a game when he pitches. The bullpen has given up 344 hits on the season and have a earned run average of 3.88. Teams are hitting .255 against the bullpen while being struck out 301 times and walking 115 times this season. As a team, Boston has allowed 9.34 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.48 batters per nine. They are 27th in the league in team earned run average at 4.52.
Boston ranks 8th in the league in team batting average at .258 while hitting .234 on the road. The Red Sox on-base percentage sits at .320, which puts them at 9th in the league and they have a team slugging percentage of .394. They rank 8th in baseball with 8.87 hits per game and Xander Bogaerts leads the team with 123.
New York is 30-17 at home while holding a 59-45 overall record on the season. Luis Severino will be making his first start for the Yankees on Wednesday night. The bullpen has given up 257 hits on the season and have a team earned run average of 3.39. Teams are hitting .208 against the Yankees bullpen while being struck out 367 times and walking 127 times this season. As a team, New York has allowed 8.74 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.32 batters per nine. They are 21st in the league in team earned run average at 4.02.
They rank 7th in the league in team batting average with a .259 average while hitting .272 at home. The Yankees on-base percentage sits at .328, which puts them at 3rd in the league and they have a team slugging percentage of .438. They rank 6th in baseball with 8.96 hits per game and Brett Gardner leads the team with 107.
In terms of team defense, the Red Sox have a fielding percentage of .984 with 63 total errors, 1,075 assists and 2,829 put outs. For the home team, they hold a .982 team fielding percentage while committing 69 errors, accumulating 1011 assists and compiling 2,797 put outs.
Boston Red Sox Betting Trends
The Boston Red Sox are 52-50 against the over/under so far this season
The Boston Red Sox are 44-62 against the run line so far this season
New York Yankees Betting Trends
The New York Yankees are 53-47 against the over/under so far this season
The New York Yankees are 55-49 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
Boston Red Sox
08/02/15 3B Pablo Sandoval Wrist "?" Tuesday vs New York Yankees
08/02/15 P Rick Porcello Tricep Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (7/30)
08/02/15 LF Hanley Ramirez Knee left last game, "?" Tuesday vs New York Yankees
07/29/15 CF Mookie Betts Concussion 7-day DL (7/28)
07/25/15 2B Dustin Pedroia Hamstring Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (7/23)
07/11/15 P Clay Buchholz Elbow Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (7/11)
05/29/15 P Brandon Workman Elbow Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (4/3)
05/28/15 P Anthony Varvaro Elbow Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (4/29)
05/13/15 P Justin Masterson Arm Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (5/13)
04/04/15 C Christian Vazquez Elbow Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (3/30), out for season
New York Yankees
08/04/15 2B Dustin Ackley Back Injury is on the 15 day disabled list
08/03/15 RF Carlos Beltran Foot probable Tuesday vs. Boston Red Sox
08/03/15 P Diego Moreno Elbow Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (8/2)
07/30/15 P Michael Pineda Forearm Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (7/30)
06/21/15 RF Mason Williams Shoulder Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (6/20)
05/15/15 P Chase Whitley Elbow Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (5/15)
Guy's Pick: Take the Red Sox
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