Wednesday, September 2, 2015
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Probable Pitchers: Masahiro Tanaka (10-6) vs. Henry Owens (2-1)
The Boston Red Sox welcome the New York Yankees to Fenway Park on Wednesday. Masahiro Tanaka is the probable starter for the Yankees and he'll face Henry Owens of the Red Sox. The opening line for this matchup has New York at -145 and Boston at +135. The over/under was set at 8.5. The Yankees, with a 67-63 run line record, cover the spread 52% of the time. They also have a 64-62 over/under record. The Red Sox have a 69-56 over/under record and a 61-70 run line mark, which means they are covering the spread 47% of the time.
The Yankees come into this game with a 72-58 record, and they are 35-32 away from home. Masahiro Tanaka has a 10-6 record on the season, an earned run average of 3.62 and a 1.02 WHIP. In his starts, the Yankees are 13-6 over his 121.2 innings pitched this season while giving up 100 hits during those innings. Against the over/under, the Yankees are 9-10 in his starts. His teammates are averaging 5.9 runs a game when he pitches. The bullpen's earned run average is currently 3.32 and they've given up 346 hits on the season. The bullpen has struck out 470 and walked 166 batters this season while opposing teams hit .218 against them. New York has a team average of 8.66 hits allowed per game and are averaging 8.35 strikeouts per nine innings. With a team earned run average of 3.95, they are 15th in the league.
New York ranks 12th in the league in team batting average at .255 while hitting .252 on the road. Ranked at 5th in the league in on-base percentage, the Yankees sit at .326 and they hold a .428 team slugging percentage. With 129 hits, Chase Headley leads the team while his team ranks 9th in hits per game with 8.81.
With a 61-70 overall record, Boston will come into this game 34-32 at home. Henry Owens has a record of 2-1 while sporting an earned run average of 4.03 on the year with a 1.31 WHIP. In his starts, the Red Sox are 3-2 and he has allowed 27 hits over 29 innings pitched this season. Against the over/under, the Red Sox are 5-0 when he starts. His teammates score an average of 6.2 runs a game when he pitches. The bullpen's earned run average is currently at 4.26 and they have given up 427 hits on the season. The Red Sox bullpen has struck out 356 batters and walked 153 this season while opposing teams have hit .262 against them. Boston has a team average of 9.41 hits per game and are averaging 7.42 strikeouts per nine innings. With a team earned run average of 4.51, they are 27th in the league.
They rank 7th in the league in team batting average with a .264 average while hitting .292 at home. Ranked at 7th in the league in on-base percentage, the Red Sox sit at .325 and they hold a .412 team slugging percentage. With 153 hits, Xander Bogaerts leads the team while his team ranks 5th in hits per game with 9.18.
The Yankees have committed 79 errors and have combined for 1,273 assists and 3,515 put outs leading to a .984 team fielding percentage. Over the course of this season, the Red Sox have accumulated 81 errors while having 1,328 assists and 3,499 put outs leading to a .983 fielding percentage.
New York Yankees Betting Trends
The New York Yankees are 64-62 against the over/under so far this season
The New York Yankees are 67-63 against the run line so far this season
Boston Red Sox Betting Trends
The Boston Red Sox are 69-56 against the over/under so far this season
The Boston Red Sox are 61-70 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
New York Yankees
08/30/15 1B Mark Teixeira Leg out indefinitely
08/25/15 P CC Sabathia Knee Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (8/24)
08/04/15 2B Dustin Ackley Back Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (8/4)
08/03/15 P Diego Moreno Elbow Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (8/2)
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)
Boston Red Sox
08/31/15 LF Hanley Ramirez Shoulder "?" Tuesday vs. New York Yankees
08/28/15 P Clay Buchholz Elbow Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (7/11); out for season
08/15/15 P Steven Wright Concussion Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (8/15)
08/11/15 P Koji Uehara Wrist Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (8/8), out for season
07/25/15 2B Dustin Pedroia Hamstring Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (7/23)
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
Guy's Pick: Take the Red Sox
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