Boston Red Sox at Cleveland Indians 8/22/2017 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Tuesday, August 22, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Doug Fister vs. Carlos Carrasco
The Boston Red Sox head to Progressive Field on Tuesday, August 22, 2017 to take on the Cleveland Indians. The expected starting pitchers are Doug Fister for the Red Sox and Carlos Carrasco for the Indians.
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The odds for this matchup have Boston at +181 and Cleveland at -194. The Red Sox have a 54-64-5 over/under mark and a 64-59-0 run line record. The Indians are 55-67-0 against the run line and have a 45-68-9 over/under record.
Valuable Boston Red Sox Betting Trends
The Boston Red Sox are 54-64-5 against the over/under
The Boston Red Sox are 64-59-0 against the run line
Important Cleveland Indians Betting Trends
The Cleveland Indians are 45-68-9 against the over/under
The Cleveland Indians are 55-67-0 against the run line
Key Boston Red Sox Injuries
08/20/17 P Drew Pomeranz Back left last game, "?" for next scheduled start
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 Steven Wright Knee 60-day DL (04/30)
05/28/17 P Tyler Thornburg Shoulder 60-day DL (04/01)
Key Cleveland Indians Injuries
08/20/17 P Corey Kluber Ankle injured last game, is upgraded to expected to start Wednesday vs. Boston
08/18/17 RF Abraham Almonte Hamstring 10-day DL (08/18)
08/09/17 LF Michael Brantley Ankle 10-day DL (08/09)
07/31/17 P Josh Tomlin Hamstring 10-day DL (07/31)
07/30/17 P Boone Logan Back 60-day DL (07/20)
07/14/17 RF Lonnie Chisenhall Calf 10-day DL (07/11)
04/09/17 P Cody Anderson Elbow 60-day DL (04/02)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Red Sox have a 71-52 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Doug Fister has a 2-6 record with an earned run average of 5.56 and a WHIP of 1.65. He has 38 strikeouts over his 43.2 innings pitched and he's given up 49 hits. He allows 10.1 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.9. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.07 and they have given up 316 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .223 against the bullpen and they've struck out 395 hitters and walked 130 batters. As a team, Boston allows 8.4 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.4 batters per nine innings. They are 3rd in the league in team earned run average at 3.66. The Red Sox pitchers collectively have given up 1,047 base hits and 454 earned runs. They have allowed 144 home runs this season, ranking them 21st in the league. Boston as a pitching staff has walked 339 batters and struck out 1,171. They have walked 2.7 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.4 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.24 and their FIP as a unit is 3.73.
As a team Boston is hitting .263, good for 6th in the league. The Red Sox hold a .412 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .335, which is good for 6th in baseball. They rank 4th in MLB with 9.2 hits per game. Xander Bogaerts is hitting .278 with an on-base percentage of .335. He has 121 hits this season in 436 at bats with 45 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .401 and an OPS+ of 92. Mookie Betts is hitting .265 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .340. He has totaled 130 hits and he has driven in 76 men in 490 at bats. His OPS+ is 104 while his slugging percentage is at .447. The Red Sox have 1,127 hits, including 224 doubles and 128 home runs. Boston has walked 436 times so far this season and they have struck out 900 times as a unit. They have left 870 men on base and have a team OPS of .747. They score 4.84 runs per contest and have scored a total of 595 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Cleveland has a 68-54 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.76, Carlos Carrasco has a 12-5 record and a 1.13 WHIP. He has 161 strikeouts over the 143.2 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 123 hits. He allows 7.7 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.51. The bullpen has an earned run average of 2.93 and they have given up 315 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .226 against the Indians bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 419 batters and walked 121 opposing hitters. As a team, Cleveland allows 8.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 10.2 batters per nine innings. They are 2nd in the league in team earned run average at 3.61. The Indians pitchers as a team have surrendered 972 base knocks and 433 earned runs this season. They have given up 132 home runs this year, which ranks 28th in Major League Baseball. Cleveland as a staff has walked 330 hitters and struck out 1,225 batters. They give up a walk 2.7 times per 9 innings while they strike out 10.2 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.21 while their FIP as a staff is 3.47.
As a team, they are batting .258, good for 12th in the league. The Indians hold a .436 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .334, which is good for 8th in baseball. They rank 13th in MLB with 8.8 hits per contest. Edwin Encarnacion comes into this matchup batting .250 with an OBP of .370. He has 107 hits this year along with 72 RBI in 428 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .486 with an OPS+ of 119. Francisco Lindor is hitting .266 this season and he has an OBP of .322. He has collected 132 hits in 497 at bats while driving in 58 runs. He has an OPS+ of 100 and a slugging percentage of .463. The Indians as a unit have 1,072 base hits, including 248 doubles and 149 homers. Cleveland has walked 454 times this year and they have struck out on 886 occasions. They have had 865 men left on base and have an OPS of .770. They have scored 4.87 runs per game and totaled 594 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Red Sox/Indians MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Indians -194
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