Boston Red Sox at Cincinnati Reds 9/23/2017 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Saturday, September 23, 2017
Great American Ball Park
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Probable Pitchers: Eduardo Rodriguez vs. Robert Stephenson
The Boston Red Sox head to Great American Ball Park on Saturday, September 23, 2017 to take on the Cincinnati Reds. The expected starting pitchers are Eduardo Rodriguez for the Red Sox and Robert Stephenson for the Reds.
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The odds for this matchup have Boston at -139 and Cincinnati at +129. The Red Sox have a 66-80-6 over/under mark and a 81-71-0 run line record. The Reds are 77-76-0 against the run line and have a 80-68-5 over/under record.
Valuable Boston Red Sox Betting Trends
The Boston Red Sox are 66-80-6 against the over/under
The Boston Red Sox are 81-71-0 against the run line
Important Cincinnati Reds Betting Trends
The Cincinnati Reds are 80-68-5 against the over/under
The Cincinnati Reds are 77-76-0 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 Cincinnati Reds Injuries
09/13/17 P Drew Storen Elbow 60-day DL (09/13)
08/18/17 P Scott Feldman Knee 60-day DL (08/18)
08/15/17 C Devin Mesoraco Foot 10-day DL (08/13)
08/13/17 P Austin Brice Side 10-day DL (08/13)
08/10/17 P Lisalverto Bonilla Elbow 10-day DL (08/07)
06/29/17 P Brandon Finnegan Tricep 10-day DL (06/28)
06/26/17 P Bronson Arroyo Shoulder 60-day DL (06/19)
06/18/17 P Anthony DeSclafani Elbow 60-day DL (04/02)
04/03/17 P Nefi Ogando Hand 60-day DL (03/30)
04/02/17 P Nick Travieso Shoulder 60-day DL (04/02)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Red Sox have a 88-64 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Eduardo Rodriguez has a 5-6 record with an earned run average of 4.15 and a WHIP of 1.27. He has 142 strikeouts over his 128 innings pitched and he's given up 117 hits. He allows 8.2 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.96. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.08 and they have given up 403 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .222 against the bullpen and they've struck out 529 hitters and walked 161 batters. As a team, Boston allows 8.3 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 3.62. The Red Sox pitchers collectively have given up 1,290 base hits and 560 earned runs. They have allowed 179 home runs this season, ranking them 22nd in the league. Boston as a pitching staff has walked 430 batters and struck out 1,482. 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 3.72.
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 .331, which is good for 10th in baseball. They rank 5th in MLB with 9.1 hits per game. Xander Bogaerts is hitting .267 with an on-base percentage of .336. He has 143 hits this season in 536 at bats with 57 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .394 and an OPS+ of 91. Mookie Betts is hitting .263 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .343. He has totaled 160 hits and he has driven in 96 men in 608 at bats. His OPS+ is 108 while his slugging percentage is at .456. The Red Sox have 1,386 base hits, including 282 doubles and 158 homers. Boston has walked 539 times so far this year and they have struck out 1,143 times as a team. They have left 1,080 runners on base and have a team OPS of .739. They tally 4.86 runs per contest and have totaled 739 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Cincinnati has a 66-87 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 5.01, Robert Stephenson has a 5-5 record and a 1.64 WHIP. He has 82 strikeouts over the 73.2 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 72 hits. He allows 8.8 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.95. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.67 and they have given up 551 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .247 against the Reds bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 565 batters and walked 258 opposing hitters. As a team, Cincinnati allows 9.2 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.3 batters per nine innings. They are 29th in the league in team earned run average at 5.23. The Reds pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,381 base knocks and 786 earned runs this season. They have given up 240 home runs this year, which ranks 1st in Major League Baseball. Cincinnati as a staff has walked 590 hitters and struck out 1,241 batters. They give up a walk 3.9 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.3 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.46 while their FIP as a staff is 5.10.
As a team, they are batting .254, good for 17th in the league. The Reds hold a .436 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .330, which is good for 11th in baseball. They rank 18th in MLB with 8.6 hits per contest. Adam Duvall comes into this matchup batting .245 with an OBP of .294. He has 138 hits this year along with 97 RBI in 563 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .481 with an OPS+ of 98. Joey Votto is hitting .316 this season and he has an OBP of .451. He has collected 167 hits in 529 at bats while driving in 96 runs. He has an OPS+ of 167 and a slugging percentage of .575. The Reds as a unit have 1,314 base hits, including 235 doubles and 212 homers. Cincinnati has walked 540 times this year and they have struck out on 1,242 occasions. They have had 1,073 men left on base and have an OPS of .765. They have scored 4.73 runs per game and totaled 723 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Red Sox/Reds MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Red Sox -139
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