Boston Red Sox at Baltimore Orioles 9/18/2017 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Monday, September 18, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Doug Fister vs. Dylan Bundy
Oriole Park is the site of the matchup between the Boston Red Sox and the Baltimore Orioles on Monday, September 18, 2017. The probable starting pitchers are Doug Fister for the Red Sox and Dylan Bundy for the Orioles.
Boston opens at +110 while Baltimore opens at -120. The Red Sox have a 64-78-6 over/under record and a 78-70-0 run line mark. The Orioles are 69-80-0 against the run line and have a 73-72-4 over/under record.
Valuable Boston Red Sox Betting Trends
The Boston Red Sox are 64-78-6 against the over/under
The Boston Red Sox are 78-70-0 against the run line
Important Baltimore Orioles Betting Trends
The Baltimore Orioles are 73-72-4 against the over/under
The Baltimore Orioles are 69-80-0 against the run line
Key Boston Red Sox Injuries
09/13/17 SS Eduardo Nunez Knee out indefinitely
07/31/17 2B Josh Rutledge Concussion 60-day DL (06/24)
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 Steven Wright Knee 60-day DL (04/30)
05/28/17 P Tyler Thornburg Shoulder 60-day DL (04/01)
Key Baltimore Orioles Injuries
06/16/17 P Mike Wright Shoulder 10-day DL (06/15)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Red Sox have a 85-63 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Doug Fister has a 5-8 record with an earned run average of 4.40 and a WHIP of 1.30. He has 69 strikeouts over his 77.2 innings pitched and he's given up 69 hits. He allows 8 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.07. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.16 and they have given up 393 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .224 against the bullpen and they've struck out 510 hitters and walked 159 batters. As a team, Boston allows 8.4 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.6 batters per nine innings. They are 4th in the league in team earned run average at 3.66. The Red Sox pitchers collectively have given up 1,260 base hits and 551 earned runs. They have allowed 177 home runs this season, ranking them 22nd in the league. Boston as a pitching staff has walked 420 batters and struck out 1,438. They have walked 2.8 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.6 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.24 and their FIP as a unit is 3.77.
As a team Boston is hitting .261, good for 8th in the league. The Red Sox hold a .409 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .333, which is good for 8th in baseball. They rank 6th in MLB with 9.2 hits per game. Xander Bogaerts is hitting .271 with an on-base percentage of .336. He has 141 hits this season in 521 at bats with 56 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .395 and an OPS+ of 91. Mookie Betts is hitting .264 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .343. He has totaled 156 hits and he has driven in 90 men in 592 at bats. His OPS+ is 106 while his slugging percentage is at .451. The Red Sox have 1,355 hits, including 275 doubles and 154 home runs. Boston has walked 522 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,110 times as a unit. They have left 1,058 men on base and have a team OPS of .742. They score 4.84 runs per contest and have scored a total of 717 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Baltimore has a 72-77 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.03, Dylan Bundy has a 13-9 record and a 1.18 WHIP. He has 150 strikeouts over the 165.1 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 145 hits. He allows 7.9 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.42. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.81 and they have given up 516 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .249 against the Orioles bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 463 batters and walked 201 opposing hitters. As a team, Baltimore allows 9.4 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.7 batters per nine innings. They are 27th in the league in team earned run average at 4.89. The Orioles pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,384 base knocks and 720 earned runs this season. They have given up 224 home runs this year, which ranks 3rd in Major League Baseball. Baltimore as a staff has walked 533 hitters and struck out 1,130 batters. They give up a walk 3.6 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.7 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.45 while their FIP as a staff is 4.98.
As a team, they are batting .263, good for 6th in the league. The Orioles hold a .444 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .315, which is good for 25th in baseball. They rank 5th in MLB with 9.2 hits per contest. Adam Jones comes into this matchup batting .282 with an OBP of .317. He has 161 hits this year along with 70 RBI in 571 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .468 with an OPS+ of 107. Jonathan Schoop is hitting .301 this season and he has an OBP of .346. He has collected 171 hits in 569 at bats while driving in 104 runs. He has an OPS+ of 130 and a slugging percentage of .527. The Orioles as a unit have 1,367 base hits, including 246 doubles and 225 homers. Baltimore has walked 365 times this year and they have struck out on 1,272 occasions. They have had 961 men left on base and have an OPS of .759. They have scored 4.7 runs per game and totaled 701 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Red Sox/Orioles MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Orioles -120
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