Friday, June 10, 2016
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Probable Pitchers: Steven Wright vs. Tyler Duffey
The Boston Red Sox head to Target Field on Friday to take on the Minnesota Twins. The probable pitchers are Steven Wright for the Red Sox and Tyler Duffey for the Twins. The opening line for this game has Boston at -140 and Minnesota at +130. The over/under is 9.5. The Red Sox have a 32-23-4 over/under mark and a 34-25-0 run line record, meaning they cover 58% of the time. The Twins are 25-33-0 against the run line and have a 33-22-3 over/under record. They cover the spread 43% of the time.
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The Red Sox head into this game with a 34-25 record, and they are 15-13 on the road. Starting pitcher Steven Wright has a 6-4 record with an ERA of 2.29 and a WHIP of 1.13. He has 64 strikeouts during his 74.2 innings pitched and he has given up 53 hits so far this year. He has surrendered 6.4 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.29. The bullpen this season has an earned run average of 3.64 and they have allowed 151 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .224 against the pen while they've been struck out 202 times and walked 76 times this year. As a unit, Boston has given up 8.12 base hits per nine innings while striking out 8.65 hitters per nine. They are 20th in the Majors in team earned run average at 4.32. The Red Sox pitchers have collectively given up 476 base hits and 253 earned runs. They have allowed 67 home runs this season and they allow 1.1 homers per nine innings as a staff. Boston as a pitching staff has walked 207 batters and struck out 507. They walk 3.5 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.6 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.29 and their FIP as a unit is 4.19.
As a team, Boston is hitting .290, good for 1st in the league while putting together a .278 average on the road. The Red Sox have a .482 team slugging percentage and an OBP of .355 which is good for 1st in the league. They rank 1st in baseball with 10.34 hits per contest. Xander Bogaerts comes into this game hitting .340 and his on-base percentage is at .390. He has 84 hits this season along with 46 runs scored and 36 runs batted in. He's struck out 44 times and has walked 20 times. Dustin Pedroia is hitting .314 and he has an on-base percentage of .375. He has totaled 74 hits so far while scoring 41 runs and he's driven in 26. He has walked 23 times and has struck out 34 times. The Red Sox have 610 hits, including 152 doubles and 73 home runs. They've stolen 43 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 5 times. Boston has walked 204 times this season and they've struck out 437 times as a unit. They've left 432 men on base and have a team OPS of .837. They score 5.8 runs per contest and have scored a total of 342 runs so far this year.
Minnesota comes into this game with a 11-18 home mark and a 18-40 overall record. With an ERA of 4.79, Tyler Duffey has a 2-4 record and a 1.45 WHIP. He has 44 strikeouts over the 47 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 57 hits. He has allowed 10.9 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.01. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 4.26 and they have given up 216 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .270 against the Twins bullpen while being struck out 206 times and walking 64 times this season. As a team, Minnesota has allowed 10.12 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.06 batters per nine. They are 29th in the league in team earned run average at 5.00. The Twins pitchers as a team have surrendered 577 base knocks and 285 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 82 home runs this year and they give up 1.4 home runs per nine innings as a staff. Minnesota as a staff has walked 161 hitters and struck out 460. They give up a walk 2.8 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.1 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.44 while their FIP as a staff is 4.43.
As a team, they are batting .245, good for 19th in the league while putting together a .255 average at home. The Twins hold a .398 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .311 which is good for 22nd in baseball. They rank 18th in baseball with 8.38 hits per contest. Joe Mauer comes into this matchup batting .284 and he has an OBP of .389. He has 59 hits this year along with 23 runs scored and 22 RBI. He's struck out 40 times and has walked on 36 occasions. Eduardo Nunez is hitting .328 and he has an OBP of .355. He has collected 63 hits so far while he's scored 29 runs and drove in 24. He has earned a walk 6 times and has punched out 31 times. The Twins as a unit have 486 base hits, including 97 doubles and 64 homers. They have 37 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 12 times. Minnesota as a team has walked 175 times this year and they have struck out 514 times. They've had 412 men left on base and have an OPS of .710. They score 3.83 runs per game and have totaled 222 runs so far this season.
Boston Red Sox Betting Trends
The Boston Red Sox are 32-23-4 against the over/under so far this season
The Boston Red Sox are 34-25-0 against the run line so far this season
Minnesota Twins Betting Trends
The Minnesota Twins are 33-22-3 against the over/under so far this season
The Minnesota Twins are 25-33-0 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
Boston Red Sox
06/07/16 P Carson Smith Elbow 60-day DL (5/15)
06/06/16 C Blake Swihart Ankle 15-day DL (6/5)
06/06/16 C Ryan Hanigan Neck 15-day DL (6/5)
06/05/16 LF Brock Holt Concussion 15-day DL (6/2)
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)
05/31/16 CF Danny Santana Hamstring 15-day DL (5/31)
05/31/16 3B Miguel Sano Hamstring 15-day DL (6/1)
05/25/16 RF Darin Mastroianni Oblique 15-day DL (5/22)
04/27/16 P Kyle Gibson Back 15-day DL (4/23)
04/13/16 P Glen Perkins Shoulder 60-day DL (4/11)
Josh's Pick: Take the Twins
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