Boston Red Sox at Cleveland Indians 8/23/2017 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Wednesday, August 23, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Drew Pomeranz vs. Corey Kluber
The Boston Red Sox visit Progressive Field on Wednesday, August 23, 2017 to play the Cleveland Indians. The probable starters are Drew Pomeranz for the Red Sox and Corey Kluber for the Indians.
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The opening line for this matchup has Boston at +177 and Cleveland at -188. The Red Sox have a 54-64-6 over/under record and a 65-59-0 run line mark. The Indians are 55-68-0 against the run line and have a 45-68-10 over/under record.
Valuable Boston Red Sox Betting Trends
The Boston Red Sox are 54-64-6 against the over/under
The Boston Red Sox are 65-59-0 against the run line
Important Cleveland Indians Betting Trends
The Cleveland Indians are 45-68-10 against the over/under
The Cleveland Indians are 55-68-0 against the run line
Key Boston Red Sox Injuries
08/21/17 P Drew Pomeranz Back left last game, is upgraded to expected to start Wednesday vs. Cleveland
08/21/17 1B Mitch Moreland Neck "?" Tuesday vs. Cleveland Indians
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 Tyler Thornburg Shoulder 60-day DL (04/01)
05/28/17 P Steven Wright Knee 60-day DL (04/30)
Key Cleveland Indians Injuries
08/21/17 DH Carlos Santana Back left last game, "?" Tuesday vs. Boston Red Sox
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 71-53 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Drew Pomeranz has a 12-4 record with an earned run average of 3.31 and a WHIP of 1.35. He has 136 strikeouts over his 130.2 innings pitched and he's given up 128 hits. He allows 8.8 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.67. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.07 and they have given up 319 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .224 against the bullpen and they've struck out 399 hitters and walked 131 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 1,054 base hits and 458 earned runs. They have allowed 145 home runs this season, ranking them 21st in the league. Boston as a pitching staff has walked 342 batters and struck out 1,180. 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 3.72.
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 5th in MLB with 9.1 hits per game. Xander Bogaerts is hitting .276 with an on-base percentage of .337. He has 121 hits this season in 438 at bats with 45 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .400 and an OPS+ of 93. Mookie Betts is hitting .264 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .342. He has totaled 130 hits and he has driven in 76 men in 492 at bats. His OPS+ is 105 while his slugging percentage is at .445. The Red Sox have 1,132 hits, including 224 doubles and 130 home runs. Boston has walked 442 times so far this season and they have struck out 908 times as a unit. They have left 877 men on base and have a team OPS of .747. They score 4.83 runs per contest and have scored a total of 599 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Cleveland has a 69-54 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 2.67, Corey Kluber has a 12-3 record and a 0.92 WHIP. He has 196 strikeouts over the 145 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 103 hits. He allows 6.4 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 2.57. The bullpen has an earned run average of 2.90 and they have given up 316 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .224 against the Indians bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 423 batters and walked 123 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 977 base knocks and 437 earned runs this season. They have given up 134 home runs this year, which ranks 28th in Major League Baseball. Cleveland as a staff has walked 336 hitters and struck out 1,233 batters. They give up a walk 2.8 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 3.49.
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 14th in MLB with 8.8 hits per contest. Edwin Encarnacion comes into this matchup batting .251 with an OBP of .371. He has 108 hits this year along with 73 RBI in 431 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .485 with an OPS+ of 120. Francisco Lindor is hitting .264 this season and he has an OBP of .321. He has collected 132 hits in 500 at bats while driving in 58 runs. He has an OPS+ of 100 and a slugging percentage of .460. The Indians as a unit have 1,079 base hits, including 249 doubles and 150 homers. Cleveland has walked 457 times this year and they have struck out on 895 occasions. They have had 871 men left on base and have an OPS of .769. They have scored 4.87 runs per game and totaled 599 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Red Sox/Indians MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Red Sox +177
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