Sunday, June 18, 2017
Minute Maid Park
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Probable Pitchers: David Price vs. Joe Musgrove
Minute Maid Park is the site of the matchup between the Boston Red Sox and the Houston Astros on Sunday, June 18, 2017. The probable starting pitchers are David Price for the Red Sox and Joe Musgrove for the Astros.
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Boston opens at -115 while Houston opens at +105. The Red Sox have a 30-33-4 over/under record and a 34-33-0 run line mark. The Astros are 39-29-0 against the run line and have a 33-29-6 over/under record.
Valuable Boston Red Sox Betting Trends
The Boston Red Sox are 30-33-4 against the over/under
The Boston Red Sox are 34-33-0 against the run line
Important Houston Astros Betting Trends
The Houston Astros are 33-29-6 against the over/under
The Houston Astros are 39-29-0 against the run line
Key Boston Red Sox Injuries
06/16/17 P Roenis Elias Oblique 60-day DL (04/01)
06/15/17 P Brian Johnson Shoulder 10-day DL (06/15)
06/02/17 P Eduardo Rodriguez Knee 10-day DL (06/02)
06/02/17 P Robbie Ross Jr. Elbow 10-day DL (05/19)
05/28/17 SS Marco Hernandez Shoulder 60-day DL (05/04)
05/28/17 LF Brock Holt Vertigo 10-day DL (04/21)
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 Houston Astros Injuries
06/14/17 RF Josh Reddick Concussion 7-day DL (06/13)
06/12/17 P Lance McCullers Back 10-day DL (06/09)
06/09/17 P Dallas Keuchel Neck 10-day DL (06/05)
06/09/17 P Collin McHugh Elbow 60-day DL (03/30)
05/28/17 P Charlie Morton Back 10-day DL (05/25)
04/20/17 P Jandel Gustave Forearm 60-day DL (04/19)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Red Sox have a 38-29 overall record this season. Starting pitcher David Price has a 1-1 record with an earned run average of 5.09 and a WHIP of 1.22. He has 21 strikeouts over his 23 innings pitched and he's given up 17 hits. He allows 6.7 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 5.83. The bullpen has an earned run average of 2.80 and they have given up 175 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .226 against the bullpen and they've struck out 218 hitters and walked 65 batters. As a team, Boston allows 8.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.5 batters per nine innings. They are 5th in the league in team earned run average at 3.86. The Red Sox pitchers collectively have given up 589 base hits and 257 earned runs. They have allowed 81 home runs this season, ranking them 15th in the league. Boston as a pitching staff has walked 171 batters and struck out 634. They have walked 2.6 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.5 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.27 and their FIP as a unit is 3.71.
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As a team Boston is hitting .268, good for 6th in the league. The Red Sox hold a .415 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .340, which is good for 4th in baseball. They rank 7th in MLB with 9.2 hits per game. Mookie Betts is hitting .280 with an on-base percentage of .361. He has 73 hits this season in 261 at bats with 38 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .506 and an OPS+ of 124. Mitch Moreland is hitting .284 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .377. He has totaled 63 hits and he has driven in 37 men in 222 at bats. His OPS+ is 125 while his slugging percentage is at .486. The Red Sox have 614 hits, including 129 doubles and 64 home runs. Boston has walked 239 times so far this season and they have struck out 462 times as a unit. They have left 467 men on base and have a team OPS of .755. They score 4.7 runs per contest and have scored a total of 315 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Houston has a 45-23 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.81, Joe Musgrove has a 4-5 record and a 1.41 WHIP. He has 45 strikeouts over the 58 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 64 hits. He allows 9.9 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.59. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.99 and they have given up 189 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .218 against the Astros bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 300 batters and walked 83 opposing hitters. As a team, Houston allows 7.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 10.1 batters per nine innings. They are 3rd in the league in team earned run average at 3.69. The Astros pitchers as a team have surrendered 532 base knocks and 252 earned runs this season. They have given up 81 home runs this year, which ranks 17th in Major League Baseball. Houston as a staff has walked 208 hitters and struck out 692 batters. They give up a walk 3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 10.1 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.21 while their FIP as a staff is 3.73.
As a team, they are batting .276, good for 2nd in the league. The Astros hold a .468 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .344, which is good for 2nd in baseball. They rank 3rd in MLB with 9.5 hits per contest. Jose Altuve comes into this matchup batting .324 with an OBP of .394. He has 83 hits this year along with 32 RBI in 256 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .516 with an OPS+ of 151. Carlos Correa is hitting .301 this season and he has an OBP of .376. He has collected 72 hits in 239 at bats while driving in 42 runs. He has an OPS+ of 145 and a slugging percentage of .515. The Astros as a unit have 647 base hits, including 123 doubles and 104 homers. Houston has walked 219 times this year and they have struck out on 465 occasions. They have had 458 men left on base and have an OPS of .812. They have scored 5.4 runs per game and totaled 367 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Red Sox/Astros MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Red Sox -115
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