Baltimore Orioles at Boston Red Sox 8/25/2017 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Friday, August 25, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Jeremy Hellickson vs. Rick Porcello
Fenway Park is the site of the matchup between the Baltimore Orioles and the Boston Red Sox on Friday, August 25, 2017. The probable starting pitchers are Jeremy Hellickson for the Orioles and Rick Porcello for the Red Sox.
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Baltimore opens at +138 while Boston opens at -148. The Orioles have a 63-61-3 over/under record and a 62-65-0 run line mark. The Red Sox are 67-59-0 against the run line and have a 55-65-6 over/under record.
Valuable Baltimore Orioles Betting Trends
The Baltimore Orioles are 63-61-3 against the over/under
The Baltimore Orioles are 62-65-0 against the run line
Important Boston Red Sox Betting Trends
The Boston Red Sox are 55-65-6 against the over/under
The Boston Red Sox are 67-59-0 against the run line
Key Baltimore Orioles Injuries
06/19/17 SS J.J. Hardy Wrist 60-day DL (06/19)
06/16/17 P Mike Wright Shoulder 10-day DL (06/15)
Key Boston Red Sox Injuries
08/23/17 CF Jackie Bradley Jr. Thumb 10-day DL (08/23)
08/22/17 P Matt Barnes Back 10-day DL (08/22)
08/14/17 P Blaine Boyer Neck 10-day DL (08/06)
08/14/17 P Ben Taylor Ribs 10-day DL (07/23)
08/12/17 2B Dustin Pedroia Knee 10-day DL (08/09)
07/31/17 2B Josh Rutledge Concussion 60-day DL (06/24)
07/28/17 P David Price Elbow 10-day DL (07/25)
07/10/17 P Robbie Ross Elbow 60-day DL (05/19)
06/16/17 P Roenis Elias Oblique 60-day DL (04/01)
05/28/17 SS Marco Hernandez Shoulder 60-day DL (05/04)
05/28/17 P Carson Smith Elbow 60-day DL (04/01)
05/28/17 P Tyler Thornburg Shoulder 60-day DL (04/01)
05/28/17 P Steven Wright Knee 60-day DL (04/30)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Orioles have a 62-65 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Jeremy Hellickson has a 7-7 record with an earned run average of 5.00 and a WHIP of 1.25. He has 83 strikeouts over his 135 innings pitched and he's given up 135 hits. He allows 9 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 5.51. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.84 and they have given up 441 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .252 against the bullpen and they've struck out 395 hitters and walked 163 batters. As a team, Baltimore allows 9.6 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.8 batters per nine innings. They are 28th in the league in team earned run average at 4.92. The Orioles pitchers collectively have given up 1,204 base hits and 616 earned runs. They have allowed 193 home runs this season, ranking them 3rd in the league. Baltimore as a pitching staff has walked 448 batters and struck out 973. They have walked 3.6 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.8 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.47 and their FIP as a unit is 4.94.
As a team Baltimore is hitting .264, good for 5th in the league. The Orioles hold a .446 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .317, which is good for 21st in baseball. They rank 4th in MLB with 9.2 hits per game. Adam Jones is hitting .278 with an on-base percentage of .315. He has 136 hits this season in 490 at bats with 63 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .467 and an OPS+ of 107. Jonathan Schoop is hitting .301 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .349. He has totaled 144 hits and he has driven in 93 men in 479 at bats. His OPS+ is 133 while his slugging percentage is at .532. The Orioles have 1,166 hits, including 217 doubles and 190 home runs. Baltimore has walked 318 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,070 times as a unit. They have left 817 men on base and have a team OPS of .764. They score 4.79 runs per contest and have scored a total of 608 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Boston has a 73-53 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.48, Rick Porcello has a 8-14 record and a 1.36 WHIP. He has 149 strikeouts over the 164.2 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 189 hits. He allows 10.3 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.34. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.06 and they have given up 320 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .223 against the Red Sox bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 403 batters and walked 132 opposing hitters. As a team, Boston allows 8.3 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.4 batters per nine innings. They are 2nd in the league in team earned run average at 3.62. The Red Sox pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,058 base knocks and 460 earned runs this season. They have given up 147 home runs this year, which ranks 21st in Major League Baseball. Boston as a staff has walked 349 hitters and struck out 1,199 batters. They give up a walk 2.7 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.4 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.23 while their FIP as a staff is 3.73.
As a team, they are batting .263, good for 6th in the league. The Red Sox hold a .413 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .335, which is good for 6th in baseball. They rank 5th in MLB with 9.1 hits per contest. Xander Bogaerts comes into this matchup batting .278 with an OBP of .337. He has 124 hits this year along with 45 RBI in 446 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .401 with an OPS+ of 93. Mookie Betts is hitting .263 this season and he has an OBP of .340. He has collected 132 hits in 502 at bats while driving in 77 runs. He has an OPS+ of 102 and a slugging percentage of .440. The Red Sox as a unit have 1,152 base hits, including 228 doubles and 134 homers. Boston has walked 445 times this year and they have struck out on 929 occasions. They have had 887 men left on base and have an OPS of .748. They have scored 4.87 runs per game and totaled 614 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Orioles/Red Sox MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Red Sox -148
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