Monday, May 30, 2016
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Probable Pitchers: Steven Wright vs. Tyler Wilson
The Boston Red Sox visit Oriole Park on Monday to play the Baltimore Orioles. The probable starters are Steven Wright for the Red Sox and Tyler Wilson for the Orioles. The opening line for this matchup has Boston at +108 and Baltimore at -118. The over/under was set at 9. The Red Sox have a 28-18-3 over/under record and a 29-20-0 run line mark, meaning they cover 59% of the time. The Orioles are 25-22-0 against the run line and have a 22-23-2 over/under record. They cover the spread 53% of the time.
The Red Sox head into this matchup with a 29-20 record, including 11-10 on the road. Starting pitcher Steven Wright has a 4-4 record with an earned run average of 2.52 and a WHIP of 1.10. He has 54 strikeouts over his 60.2 innings pitched and he has given up 46 hits so far this season. He has allowed 6.8 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.16. The bullpen this year has an earned run average of 3.38 and they have given up 129 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .228 against the bullpen while being struck out 172 times and walking 64 times this season. As a team, Boston has allowed 8.33 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.03 batters per nine. They are 21st in the league in team earned run average at 4.26. The Red Sox pitchers have collectively given up 405 base hits and 207 earned runs. They have allowed 49 home runs this season and they allow 1.1 homers per nine innings as a staff. Boston as a pitching staff has walked 169 batters and struck out 439. They walk 3.5 men per 9 innings while striking out 9 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.31 and their FIP as a unit is 3.91.
As a team, Boston is batting .296, good for 1st in the league while putting together a .280 average away from home. The Red Sox hold a .487 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .359 which is good for 2nd in baseball. They rank 1st in baseball with 10.55 hits per game. Xander Bogaerts comes into this game hitting .351 and his on-base percentage is at .403. He has 71 hits this season along with 41 runs scored and 27 runs batted in. He's struck out 36 times and has walked 17 times. Dustin Pedroia is hitting .307 and he has an on-base percentage of .370. He has totaled 59 hits so far while scoring 36 runs and he's driven in 22. He has walked 19 times and has struck out 29 times. The Red Sox have 517 hits, including 130 doubles and 58 home runs. They've stolen 34 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 3 times. Boston has walked 162 times this season and they've struck out 370 times as a unit. They've left 356 men on base and have a team OPS of .846. They score 5.92 runs per contest and have scored a total of 290 runs so far this year.
Baltimore comes into this matchup with a 17-8 home record and a 27-20 overall mark. With an earned run average of 3.80, Tyler Wilson has a 2-3 record and a 1.13 WHIP. He has 22 strikeouts over the 42.2 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 38 hits. He has allowed 8 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.68. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 2.54 and they have given up 138 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .234 against the Orioles bullpen while being struck out 143 times and walking 56 times this season. As a team, Baltimore has allowed 8.63 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.66 batters per nine. They are 10th in the league in team earned run average at 3.80. The Orioles pitchers as a team have surrendered 400 base knocks and 176 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 40 home runs this year and they give up 0.9 home runs per nine innings as a staff. Baltimore as a staff has walked 153 hitters and struck out 355. They give up a walk 3.3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.7 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.33 while their FIP as a staff is 3.87.
As a team, they are batting .260, good for 10th in the league while putting together a .262 average at home. The Orioles hold a .443 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .324 which is good for 11th in baseball. They rank 10th in baseball with 8.87 hits per contest. Manny Machado comes into this matchup batting .323 and he has an OBP of .399. He has 61 hits this year along with 37 runs scored and 29 RBI. He's struck out 37 times and has walked on 23 occasions. Mark Trumbo is hitting .294 and he has an OBP of .343. He has collected 55 hits so far while he's scored 28 runs and drove in 34. He has earned a walk 12 times and has punched out 55 times. The Orioles as a unit have 417 base hits, including 88 doubles and 67 homers. They have 8 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 6 times. Baltimore as a team has walked 146 times this year and they have struck out 403 times. They've had 319 men left on base and have an OPS of .766. They score 4.43 runs per game and have totaled 208 runs so far this season.
Boston Red Sox Betting Trends
The Boston Red Sox are 28-18-3 against the over/under so far this season
The Boston Red Sox are 29-20-0 against the run line so far this season
Baltimore Orioles Betting Trends
The Baltimore Orioles are 22-23-2 against the over/under so far this season
The Baltimore Orioles are 25-22-0 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
Boston Red Sox
05/29/16 DH David Ortiz Rest has been scratched from today%27s starting lineup
05/20/16 LF Brock Holt Concussion 7-day DL (5/19)
05/20/16 P Carson Smith Elbow 15-day DL (5/15)
05/03/16 3B Pablo Sandoval Shoulder 60-day DL (4/11); out for season
04/04/16 P Brandon Workman Elbow 60-day DL (3/25)
04/04/16 P Eduardo Rodrigue Knee 15-day DL (4/2)
05/03/16 SS J.J. Hardy Foot 15-day DL (5/2)
04/23/16 P Yovani Gallardo Shoulder 15-day DL (4/23)
Josh's Pick: Take the Red Sox
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