Friday, May 5, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Eduardo Rodriguez vs. Phil Hughes
The Boston Red Sox head to Target Field on Friday, May 5, 2017 to take on the Minnesota Twins. The expected starting pitchers are Eduardo Rodriguez for the Red Sox and Phil Hughes for the Twins.
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The odds for this matchup have Boston at -122 and Minnesota at +112. The Red Sox have a 8-17-2 over/under mark and a 14-13-0 run line record. The Twins are 15-10-0 against the run line and have a 10-12-3 over/under record.
Valuable Boston Red Sox Betting Trends
The Boston Red Sox are 8-17-2 against the over/under
The Boston Red Sox are 14-13-0 against the run line
Important Minnesota Twins Betting Trends
The Minnesota Twins are 10-12-3 against the over/under
The Minnesota Twins are 15-10-0 against the run line
Key Boston Red Sox Injuries
05/04/17 SS Marco Hernandez Shoulder injured last game, "?" Thursday vs. Baltimore Orioles
05/01/17 P Steven Wright Knee 10-day DL (04/30)
04/25/17 3B Pablo Sandoval Knee 10-day DL (4/24)
04/21/17 LF Brock Holt Vertigo 10-day DL (4/21)
04/03/17 P Carson Smith Elbow 60-day DL (4/1)
04/03/17 P Roenis Elias Oblique 10-day DL (4/1)
04/01/17 P Tyler Thornbur Undisclosed 10-day DL (4/1)
03/30/17 P David Price Elbow 10-day DL (4/1)
Key Minnesota Twins Injuries
04/23/17 P Justin Haley Bicep 10-day DL (4/23)
04/03/17 P Ryan O'Rourke Elbow 60-day DL (3/30)
04/01/17 SS Ehire Adrianza Oblique 10-day DL (3/30)
03/31/17 P Glen Perkins Shoulder 60-day DL (4/2)
03/11/17 P Trevor May Arm 60-day DL
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Red Sox have a 15-12 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Eduardo Rodriguez has a 1-1 record with an earned run average of 2.70 and a WHIP of 1.24. He has 31 strikeouts over his 23.1 innings pitched and he's given up 15 hits. He allows 5.8 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.42. The bullpen has an earned run average of 2.12 and they have given up 55 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .188 against the bullpen and they've struck out 78 hitters and walked 32 batters. As a team, Boston allows 7.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.8 batters per nine innings. They are 2nd in the league in team earned run average at 3.32. The Red Sox pitchers collectively have given up 209 base hits and 89 earned runs. They have allowed 33 home runs this season, ranking them 13th in the league. Boston as a pitching staff has walked 80 batters and struck out 262. They have walked 3 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.8 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.20 and their FIP as a unit is 3.72.
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As a team Boston is hitting .267, good for 4th in the league. The Red Sox hold a .380 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .334, which is good for 7th in baseball. They rank 7th in MLB with 8.9 hits per game. Mookie Betts is hitting .283 with an on-base percentage of .359. He has 26 hits this season in 92 at bats with 13 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .424 and an OPS+ of 113. Mitch Moreland is hitting .276 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .366. He has totaled 27 hits and he has driven in 11 men in 98 at bats. His OPS+ is 126 while his slugging percentage is at .469. The Red Sox have 241 hits, including 44 doubles and 17 home runs. Boston has walked 85 times so far this season and they have struck out 165 times as a unit. They have left 187 men on base and have a team OPS of .714. They score 3.85 runs per contest and have scored a total of 104 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Minnesota has a 14-11 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 5.06, Phil Hughes has a 4-1 record and a 1.43 WHIP. He has 17 strikeouts over the 26.2 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 34 hits. He allows 11.5 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.28. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.03 and they have given up 76 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .230 against the Twins bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 71 batters and walked 31 opposing hitters. As a team, Minnesota allows 8 hits per nine innings while striking out 6.9 batters per nine innings. They are 8th in the league in team earned run average at 3.81. The Twins pitchers as a team have surrendered 198 base knocks and 94 earned runs this season. They have given up 28 home runs this year, which ranks 23rd in Major League Baseball. Minnesota as a staff has walked 77 hitters and struck out 169 batters. They give up a walk 3.1 times per 9 innings while they strike out 6.9 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.24 while their FIP as a staff is 4.41.
As a team, they are batting .246, good for 16th in the league. The Twins hold a .400 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .337, which is good for 5th in baseball. They rank 17th in MLB with 8.2 hits per contest. Jorge Polanco comes into this matchup batting .244 with an OBP of .312. He has 20 hits this year along with 12 RBI in 82 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .341 with an OPS+ of 86. Max Kepler is hitting .265 this season and he has an OBP of .361. He has collected 22 hits in 83 at bats while driving in 11 runs. He has an OPS+ of 125 and a slugging percentage of .434. The Twins as a unit have 206 base hits, including 42 doubles and 27 homers. Minnesota has walked 112 times this year and they have struck out on 192 occasions. They have had 183 men left on base and have an OPS of .737. They have scored 4.68 runs per game and totaled 117 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Red Sox/Twins MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Red Sox -122
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