Tuesday, September 27, 2016
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Probable Pitchers: David Price vs. Luis Cessa
The Boston Red Sox head to Yankee Stadium on Tuesday to take on the New York Yankees. The probable pitchers are David Price for the Red Sox and Luis Cessa for the Yankees. The opening line for this game has Boston at -187 and New York at +177. The over/under is 8.5. The Red Sox have a 76-73-7 over/under mark and a 81-75-0 run line record, meaning they cover 52% of the time. The Yankees are 76-79-0 against the run line and have a 68-77-10 over/under record. They cover the spread 49% of the time.
The Red Sox head into this game with a 92-64 record, and they are 46-32 on the road. Starting pitcher David Price has a 17-8 record with an ERA of 3.91 and a WHIP of 1.18. He has 222 strikeouts during his 218.2 innings pitched and he has given up 211 hits so far this year. He has surrendered 8.7 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.38. The bullpen this season has an earned run average of 3.51 and they have allowed 396 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .231 against the pen while they've been struck out 495 times and walked 177 times this year. As a unit, Boston has given up 8.39 base hits per nine innings while striking out 8.54 hitters per nine. They are 9th in the Majors in team earned run average at 3.99. The Red Sox pitchers have collectively given up 1,294 base hits and 615 earned runs. They have allowed 170 home runs this season and they allow 1.1 homers per nine innings as a staff. Boston as a pitching staff has walked 459 batters and struck out 1,317. They walk 3 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.5 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.26 and their FIP as a unit is 3.96.
As a team, Boston is hitting .285, good for 1st in the league while putting together a .266 average on the road. The Red Sox have a .467 team slugging percentage and an OBP of .350 which is good for 1st in the league. They rank 1st in baseball with 10 hits per contest. Mookie Betts comes into this game hitting .321 and his on-base percentage is at .366. He has 209 hits this season along with 119 runs scored and 109 runs batted in. He's struck out 80 times and has walked 49 times. Xander Bogaerts is hitting .293 and he has an on-base percentage of .355. He has totaled 184 hits so far while scoring 113 runs and he's driven in 88. He has walked 56 times and has struck out 118 times. The Red Sox have 1,560 hits, including 336 doubles and 204 home runs. They've stolen 81 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 23 times. Boston has walked 534 times this season and they've struck out 1,123 times as a unit. They've left 1,121 men on base and have a team OPS of .817. They score 5.52 runs per contest and have scored a total of 861 runs so far this year.
New York comes into this game with a 44-31 home mark and a 79-76 overall record. With an ERA of 4.30, Luis Cessa has a 4-3 record and a 1.14 WHIP. He has 38 strikeouts over the 58.2 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 54 hits. He has allowed 8.3 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 5.98. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 3.70 and they have given up 403 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .221 against the Yankees bullpen while being struck out 557 times and walking 165 times this season. As a team, New York has allowed 8.62 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.87 batters per nine. They are 17th in the league in team earned run average at 4.19. The Yankees pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,308 base knocks and 636 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 206 home runs this year and they give up 1.4 home runs per nine innings as a staff. New York as a staff has walked 410 hitters and struck out 1,345. They give up a walk 2.7 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.9 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.26 while their FIP as a staff is 4.15.
As a team, they are batting .252, good for 20th in the league while putting together a .253 average at home. The Yankees hold a .405 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .313 which is good for 26th in baseball. They rank 22nd in baseball with 8.5 hits per contest. Didi Gregorius comes into this matchup batting .276 and he has an OBP of .305. He has 149 hits this year along with 66 runs scored and 68 RBI. He's struck out 81 times and has walked on 19 occasions. Brett Gardner is hitting .255 and he has an OBP of .344. He has collected 134 hits so far while he's scored 76 runs and drove in 39. He has earned a walk 66 times and has punched out 103 times. The Yankees as a unit have 1,317 base hits, including 236 doubles and 175 homers. They have 68 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 21 times. New York as a team has walked 448 times this year and they have struck out 1,143 times. They've had 1,051 men left on base and have an OPS of .718. They score 4.17 runs per game and have totaled 647 runs so far this season.
Boston Red Sox Betting Trends
The Boston Red Sox are 76-73-7 against the over/under so far this season
The Boston Red Sox are 81-75-0 against the run line so far this season
New York Yankees Betting Trends
The New York Yankees are 68-77-10 against the over/under so far this season
The New York Yankees are 76-79-0 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
Boston Red Sox
09/07/16 P Steven Wright Shoulder out indefinitely
06/17/16 2B Josh Rutledge Knee 60-day DL (6/15)
06/07/16 P Carson Smith Elbow 60-day DL (5/15)
06/06/16 C Blake Swihart Ankle 60-day DL (6/5)
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)
New York Yankees
09/22/16 P Masahiro Tanaka Forearm expected to miss next scheduled start Monday vs Toronto Blue Jays
09/19/16 2B Starlin Castro Hamstring out indefinitely
09/15/16 RF Aaron Judge Oblique out for regular season
09/08/16 P Chad Green Elbow 60-day DL (9/3)
08/13/16 P Nathan Eovaldi Elbow 15-day DL (8/11)
05/31/16 LF Dustin Ackley Shoulder 60-day DL (5/29), out for season
03/31/16 1B Gregory Bird Shoulder 60-day DL (3/25); out for season
Josh's Pick: Take the Yankees
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