Saturday, September 5, 2015
For Updated Odds on This Game Click Here
Probable Pitchers: Alec Asher (0-1) vs. Wade Miley (10-10)
The Boston Red Sox welcome the Philadelphia Phillies to Fenway Park on Saturday. Alec Asher is the probable starter for the Phillies and he'll face Wade Miley of the Red Sox. The opening line for this matchup has Philadelphia at +199 and Boston at -215. The over/under was set at 9.5. The Phillies, with a 67-67 run line record, cover the spread 50% of the time. They also have a 72-51 over/under record. The Red Sox are 61-72 against the run line and have a 70-57 over/under record. They cover the spread 46% of the time.
Free $60 in Member MLB Picks No Obligation Click Here
The Phillies show up with a 53-81 record, including 23-46 on the road. Alec Asher has a 0-1 record on the season, an earned run average of 6.35 and a 1.59 WHIP. He's pitched 5.2 innings thus far while surrendering 8 hits over that time and when he starts, the Phillies are 0-1. The Phillies are also 1-0 against the over/under in his starts. The team is averaging 4 runs when he starts. The bullpen's earned run average is currently 3.88 and they've given up 460 hits on the season. Opposing teams are hitting .261 against the Phillies bullpen while walking 186 times and striking out 429 times. Philadelphia is averaging 7.16 strikeouts per game while getting 10.05 hits per nine innings as a team. They rank 29th in baseball in team earned run average at 4.80.
Philadelphia is batting .253 as a team, which is good for 15th in the league and hitting .253 away from home. Ranked at 28th in the league in on-base percentage, the Phillies sit at .305 and they hold a .385 team slugging percentage. Ben Revere leads the team in hits with 144 while the team ranks 13th in baseball with 8.67 hits per game.
Boston is 34-34 at home while holding a 61-72 overall record on the season. Wade Miley has a record of 10-10 while sporting an earned run average of 4.57 on the year with a 1.40 WHIP. He's pitched 159.2 innings thus far while surrendering 169 hits over that time in which the Red Sox are 12-15. The Red Sox are also 14-13 against the over/under in his starts. The team is averaging 5.1 runs when he takes the field. The bullpen's earned run average is currently at 4.30 and they have given up 436 hits on the season. Opposing teams are hitting .263 against the Red Sox bullpen while walking 156 times and striking out 362 times. Boston is averaging 7.46 strikeouts per game while getting 9.42 hits per nine innings as a team. They rank 27th in the league in team earned run average at 4.55.
They are batting .265 as a team, which is good for 7th in the league and 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. Xander Bogaerts leads the team in hits with 159 while the team ranks 5th in baseball with 9.2 hits a game.
The Phillies have committed 93 errors and have combined for 1,294 assists and 3,555 put outs leading to a .981 team fielding percentage. The Red Sox have committed 82 errors on the season with 1,346 assists and 3,553 put outs leading to a team fielding percentage of .984 on the year.
Philadelphia Phillies Betting Trends
The Philadelphia Phillies are 72-51 against the over/under so far this season
The Philadelphia Phillies are 67-67 against the run line so far this season
Boston Red Sox Betting Trends
The Boston Red Sox are 70-57 against the over/under so far this season
The Boston Red Sox are 61-72 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
09/03/15 RF Domonic Brown Concussion expected to miss series vs. Boston Red Sox
09/01/15 P Matt Harrison Back Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (7/31), out for season
08/28/15 P Elvis Araujo Groin Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (8/28), out for season
08/19/15 3B Maikel Franco Wrist Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (8/12)
07/21/15 P Chad Billingsley Elbow Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (7/19), out for season
04/06/15 P Jonathan Pettibone Shoulder Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (3/27)
04/06/15 P Mario Hollands Arch Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (4/6)
04/04/15 P Cliff Lee Arm Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (3/16)
Boston Red Sox
09/04/15 LF Hanley Ramirez Shoulder is not expected to be in the starting lineup Friday vs. Philadelphia Phillies
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
Josh's Pick: Take the Red Sox
Get $60 worth of FREE premium member picks. No Obligation. No Salesman. No Credit Card. Fast Sign up with Instant Access Click Here
Read more articles by Josh Schonwald
Get all of Today's Free MLB Picks
Get all of Today's 100% Profit Guaranteed Expert MLB Picks