Boston Red Sox at Baltimore Orioles 9/20/2017 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Wednesday, September 20, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Chris Sale vs. Wade Miley
The Boston Red Sox head to Oriole Park on Wednesday, September 20, 2017 to take on the Baltimore Orioles. The expected starting pitchers are Chris Sale for the Red Sox and Wade Miley for the Orioles.
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The odds for this matchup have Boston at -195 and Baltimore at +182. The Red Sox have a 65-79-6 over/under mark and a 79-71-0 run line record. The Orioles are 70-81-0 against the run line and have a 75-72-4 over/under record.
Valuable Boston Red Sox Betting Trends
The Boston Red Sox are 65-79-6 against the over/under
The Boston Red Sox are 79-71-0 against the run line
Important Baltimore Orioles Betting Trends
The Baltimore Orioles are 75-72-4 against the over/under
The Baltimore Orioles are 70-81-0 against the run line
Key Boston Red Sox Injuries
09/18/17 2B Dustin Pedroia Nose left last game, "?" Tuesday vs. Baltimore Orioles
09/18/17 1B Hanley Ramirez Bicep out indefinitely
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 86-64 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Chris Sale has a 16-7 record with an earned run average of 2.86 and a WHIP of 0.96. He has 287 strikeouts over his 201.1 innings pitched and he's given up 153 hits. He allows 6.8 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 2.31. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.12 and they have given up 401 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .224 against the bullpen and they've struck out 520 hitters and walked 161 batters. As a team, Boston allows 8.4 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.5 batters per nine innings. They are 4th in the league in team earned run average at 3.67. The Red Sox pitchers collectively have given up 1,279 base hits and 560 earned runs. They have allowed 179 home runs this season, ranking them 21st in the league. Boston as a pitching staff has walked 428 batters and struck out 1,455. They have walked 2.8 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.5 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 .260, good for 9th in the league. The Red Sox hold a .408 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .332, which is good for 10th in baseball. They rank 6th in MLB with 9.1 hits per game. Xander Bogaerts is hitting .269 with an on-base percentage of .337. He has 142 hits this season in 528 at bats with 57 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .398 and an OPS+ of 92. Mookie Betts is hitting .263 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .342. He has totaled 158 hits and he has driven in 94 men in 600 at bats. His OPS+ is 106 while his slugging percentage is at .450. The Red Sox have 1,370 hits, including 278 doubles and 156 home runs. Boston has walked 529 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,128 times as a unit. They have left 1,066 men on base and have a team OPS of .740. They score 4.86 runs per contest and have scored a total of 729 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Baltimore has a 73-78 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 5.32, Wade Miley has a 8-13 record and a 1.70 WHIP. He has 132 strikeouts over the 149 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 169 hits. He allows 10.2 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 5.08. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.84 and they have given up 525 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .248 against the Orioles bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 475 batters and walked 208 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 4.9. The Orioles pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,403 base knocks and 733 earned runs this season. They have given up 226 home runs this year, which ranks 3rd in Major League Baseball. Baltimore as a staff has walked 542 hitters and struck out 1,154 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 4.95.
As a team, they are batting .263, good for 5th 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 3rd in MLB with 9.2 hits per contest. Adam Jones comes into this matchup batting .281 with an OBP of .318. He has 162 hits this year along with 71 RBI in 576 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .465 with an OPS+ of 107. Jonathan Schoop is hitting .297 this season and he has an OBP of .342. He has collected 172 hits in 579 at bats while driving in 105 runs. He has an OPS+ of 127 and a slugging percentage of .520. The Orioles as a unit have 1,387 base hits, including 252 doubles and 227 homers. Baltimore has walked 374 times this year and they have struck out on 1,291 occasions. They have had 973 men left on base and have an OPS of .759. They have scored 4.74 runs per game and totaled 715 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Red Sox/Orioles MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Orioles +182
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