Friday, April 21, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Drew Pomeranz vs. Alec Asher
The Boston Red Sox head to Oriole Park on Friday, April 21, 2017 to take on the Baltimore Orioles. The expected starting pitchers are Drew Pomeranz for the Red Sox and Alec Asher for the Orioles.
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The odds for this matchup have Boston at -110 and Baltimore at -110. The Red Sox have a 6-8-1 over/under mark and a 8-7-0 run line record. The Orioles are 7-6-0 against the run line and have a 7-5-1 over/under record.
Valuable Boston Red Sox Betting Trends
The Boston Red Sox are 6-8-1 against the over/under
The Boston Red Sox are 8-7-0 against the run line
Important Baltimore Orioles Betting Trends
The Baltimore Orioles are 7-5-1 against the over/under
The Baltimore Orioles are 7-6-0 against the run line
Key Boston Red Sox Injuries
04/11/17 CF Jackie Bradley Jr. Knee 10-day DL (04/09)
04/03/17 P Carson Smith Elbow 10-day DL (4/1)
04/03/17 2B Josh Rutledge Hamstring 10-day DL (3/30)
04/03/17 P Roenis Elias Oblique 10-day DL (4/1)
04/01/17 P Tyler Thornbur Undisclosed 10-day DL (4/1)
03/30/17 P David Price Elbow 10-day DL (4/1)
Key Baltimore Orioles Injuries
04/20/17 RF Seth Smith Hamstring "?" Thursday vs. Cincinnati Reds
04/16/17 P Zach Britton Forearm 10-day DL (4/16)
04/09/17 CF Joey Rickard Finger 10-day DL (04/09)
04/02/17 CF Anthony Santander Forearm 10-day DL (03/30)
03/31/17 P Chris Tillman Shoulder 10-day DL (03/30)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Red Sox have a 9-6 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Drew Pomeranz has a 1-0 record with an earned run average of 5.23 and a WHIP of 1.16. He has 16 strikeouts over his 10.1 innings pitched and he's given up 9 hits. He allows 7.8 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.2. The bullpen has an earned run average of 2.20 and they have given up 33 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .189 against the bullpen and they've struck out 46 hitters and walked 20 batters. As a team, Boston allows 8.3 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.5 batters per nine innings. They are 17th in the league in team earned run average at 3.9. The Red Sox pitchers collectively have given up 124 base hits and 58 earned runs. They have allowed 20 home runs this season, ranking them 6th in the league. Boston as a pitching staff has walked 47 batters and struck out 142. They have walked 3.2 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.5 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.28 and their FIP as a unit is 3.87.
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As a team Boston is hitting .288, good for 2nd in the league. The Red Sox hold a .398 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .351, which is good for 2nd in baseball. They rank 2nd in MLB with 9.9 hits per game. Jackie Bradley is hitting .286 with an on-base percentage of .353. He has 4 hits this season in 14 at bats with 2 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .429 and an OPS+ of 114. Sandy Leon is hitting .243 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .243. He has totaled 9 hits and he has driven in 6 men in 37 at bats. His OPS+ is 68 while his slugging percentage is at .378. The Red Sox have 149 hits, including 32 doubles and 7 home runs. Boston has walked 48 times so far this season and they have struck out 94 times as a unit. They have left 116 men on base and have a team OPS of .749. They score 4.33 runs per contest and have scored a total of 65 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Baltimore has a 9-4 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 1.42, Alec Asher has a 0-0 record and a 0.63 WHIP. He has 5 strikeouts over the 6.1 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 3 hits. He allows 4.3 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 2.28. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.65 and they have given up 51 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .282 against the Orioles bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 47 batters and walked 21 opposing hitters. As a team, Baltimore allows 9.2 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.1 batters per nine innings. They are 19th in the league in team earned run average at 3.96. The Orioles pitchers as a team have surrendered 119 base knocks and 51 earned runs this season. They have given up 9 home runs this year, which ranks 29th in Major League Baseball. Baltimore as a staff has walked 51 hitters and struck out 104 batters. They give up a walk 4 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.1 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.47 while their FIP as a staff is 3.55.
As a team, they are batting .248, good for 12th in the league. The Orioles hold a .436 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .297, which is good for 21st in baseball. They rank 12th in MLB with 8.5 hits per contest. Adam Jones comes into this matchup batting .280 with an OBP of .368. He has 14 hits this year along with 6 RBI in 50 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .520 with an OPS+ of 145. Manny Machado is hitting .170 this season and he has an OBP of .273. He has collected 8 hits in 47 at bats while driving in 8 runs. He has an OPS+ of 70 and a slugging percentage of .340. The Orioles as a unit have 110 base hits, including 26 doubles and 19 homers. Baltimore has walked 28 times this year and they have struck out on 115 occasions. They have had 74 men left on base and have an OPS of .733. They have scored 4.46 runs per game and totaled 58 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Red Sox/Orioles MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Red Sox -110
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