Boston Red Sox at Cleveland Indians 8/24/2017 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Thursday, August 24, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Chris Sale vs. Trevor Bauer
The Boston Red Sox head to Progressive Field on Thursday, August 24, 2017 to take on the Cleveland Indians. The expected starting pitchers are Chris Sale for the Red Sox and Trevor Bauer for the Indians.
The odds for this matchup have Boston at -180 and Cleveland at +162. The Red Sox have a 55-64-6 over/under mark and a 66-59-0 run line record. The Indians are 55-69-0 against the run line and have a 46-68-10 over/under record.
Valuable Boston Red Sox Betting Trends
The Boston Red Sox are 55-64-6 against the over/under
The Boston Red Sox are 66-59-0 against the run line
Important Cleveland Indians Betting Trends
The Cleveland Indians are 46-68-10 against the over/under
The Cleveland Indians are 55-69-0 against the run line
Key Boston Red Sox Injuries
08/23/17 CF Jackie Bradley Jr. Thumb is not expected to be in the starting lineup Wednesday vs. Cleveland Indians
08/22/17 P Matt Barnes Back 10-day DL (08/22)
08/21/17 P Drew Pomeranz Back left last game, is upgraded to expected to start Wednesday vs. Cleveland
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
08/23/17 2B Jason Kipnis Rest left last game, doubtful Wednesday vs. Boston Red Sox
08/22/17 P Andrew Miller Tendonitis 10-day DL (08/22)
08/22/17 DH Carlos Santana Back "?" Wednesday vs. Boston Red Sox
08/22/17 P Danny Salazar Elbow 10-day DL (08/21)
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 72-53 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Chris Sale has a 14-5 record with an earned run average of 2.62 and a WHIP of 0.89. He has 250 strikeouts over his 175.1 innings pitched and he's given up 124 hits. He allows 6.4 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 2.04. 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 2nd in the league in team earned run average at 3.64. The Red Sox pitchers collectively have given up 1,055 base hits and 459 earned runs. They have allowed 146 home runs this season, ranking them 21st in the league. Boston as a pitching staff has walked 344 batters and struck out 1,186. They have walked 2.7 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.4 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.23 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 .413 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .335, which is good for 7th in baseball. They rank 4th in MLB with 9.2 hits per game. Xander Bogaerts is hitting .278 with an on-base percentage of .338. He has 123 hits this season in 442 at bats with 45 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .403 and an OPS+ of 94. Mookie Betts is hitting .264 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .341. He has totaled 131 hits and he has driven in 76 men in 497 at bats. His OPS+ is 104 while his slugging percentage is at .443. The Red Sox have 1,144 hits, including 227 doubles and 132 home runs. Boston has walked 443 times so far this season and they have struck out 915 times as a unit. They have left 882 men on base and have a team OPS of .748. They score 4.86 runs per contest and have scored a total of 608 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Cleveland has a 69-55 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.50, Trevor Bauer has a 12-8 record and a 1.42 WHIP. He has 149 strikeouts over the 134 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 142 hits. He allows 9.5 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.87. The bullpen has an earned run average of 2.95 and they have given up 320 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .225 against the Indians bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 424 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 3rd in the league in team earned run average at 3.65. The Indians pitchers as a team have surrendered 989 base knocks and 446 earned runs this season. They have given up 136 home runs this year, which ranks 29th in Major League Baseball. Cleveland as a staff has walked 337 hitters and struck out 1,240 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 3.51.
As a team, they are batting .257, good for 13th in the league. The Indians hold a .434 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .333, which is good for 9th in baseball. They rank 15th in MLB with 8.7 hits per contest. Edwin Encarnacion comes into this matchup batting .249 with an OBP of .370. He has 108 hits this year along with 73 RBI in 433 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .483 with an OPS+ of 120. Francisco Lindor is hitting .264 this season and he has an OBP of .321. He has collected 133 hits in 504 at bats while driving in 59 runs. He has an OPS+ of 101 and a slugging percentage of .464. The Indians as a unit have 1,080 base hits, including 249 doubles and 151 homers. Cleveland has walked 459 times this year and they have struck out on 901 occasions. They have had 872 men left on base and have an OPS of .766. They have scored 4.84 runs per game and totaled 600 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Red Sox/Indians MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Red Sox -180
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