Thursday, June 8, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: David Price vs. Michael Pineda
Yankee Stadium is the site of the matchup between the Boston Red Sox and the New York Yankees on Thursday, June 8, 2017. The probable starting pitchers are David Price for the Red Sox and Michael Pineda for the Yankees.
Boston opens at +104 while New York opens at -114. The Red Sox have a 27-28-2 over/under record and a 30-27-0 run line mark. The Yankees are 34-21-0 against the run line and have a 31-24-0 over/under record.
Valuable Boston Red Sox Betting Trends
The Boston Red Sox are 27-28-2 against the over/under
The Boston Red Sox are 30-27-0 against the run line
Important New York Yankees Betting Trends
The New York Yankees are 31-24-0 against the over/under
The New York Yankees are 34-21-0 against the run line
Key Boston Red Sox Injuries
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)
05/29/17 2B Dustin Pedroia Wrist 10-day DL (05/30)
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 Roenis Elias Oblique 10-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 New York Yankees Injuries
05/24/17 CF Jacoby Ellsbury Concussion 10-day DL (05/25)
05/14/17 P Aroldis Chapman Shoulder 10-day DL (05/13)
05/03/17 1B Greg Bird Ankle 10-day DL (05/02)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Red Sox have a 32-25 overall record this season. Starting pitcher David Price has a 1-0 record with an earned run average of 3.00 and a WHIP of 0.67. He has 11 strikeouts over his 12 innings pitched and he's given up 5 hits. He allows 3.8 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.64. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.02 and they have given up 141 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .222 against the bullpen and they've struck out 181 hitters and walked 53 batters. As a team, Boston allows 8.7 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.8 batters per nine innings. They are 5th in the league in team earned run average at 3.83. The Red Sox pitchers collectively have given up 488 base hits and 216 earned runs. They have allowed 69 home runs this season, ranking them 16th in the league. Boston as a pitching staff has walked 140 batters and struck out 552. They have walked 2.5 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.8 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.24 and their FIP as a unit is 3.56.
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As a team Boston is hitting .265, good for 4th in the league. The Red Sox hold a .413 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .338, which is good for 4th in baseball. They rank 8th in MLB with 9.0 hits per game. Mitch Moreland is hitting .265 with an on-base percentage of .364. He has 50 hits this season in 189 at bats with 30 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .460 and an OPS+ of 116. Mookie Betts is hitting .264 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .341. He has totaled 58 hits and he has driven in 33 men in 220 at bats. His OPS+ is 110 while his slugging percentage is at .464. The Red Sox have 515 hits, including 106 doubles and 56 home runs. Boston has walked 202 times so far this season and they have struck out 387 times as a unit. They have left 386 men on base and have a team OPS of .750. They score 4.84 runs per contest and have scored a total of 276 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
New York has a 32-23 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.76, Michael Pineda has a 6-3 record and a 1.16 WHIP. He has 67 strikeouts over the 64.2 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 60 hits. He allows 8.4 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.39. The bullpen has an earned run average of 2.99 and they have given up 127 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .196 against the Yankees bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 201 batters and walked 67 opposing hitters. As a team, New York allows 8 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.3 batters per nine innings. They are 4th in the league in team earned run average at 3.78. The Yankees pitchers as a team have surrendered 437 base knocks and 207 earned runs this season. They have given up 66 home runs this year, which ranks 20th in Major League Baseball. New York as a staff has walked 161 hitters and struck out 508 batters. They give up a walk 2.9 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.3 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.21 while their FIP as a staff is 3.82.
As a team, they are batting .265, good for 5th in the league. The Yankees hold a .452 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .341, which is good for 3rd in baseball. They rank 3rd in MLB with 9.3 hits per contest. Aaron Judge comes into this matchup batting .328 with an OBP of .433. He has 62 hits this year along with 41 RBI in 189 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .683 with an OPS+ of 191. Starlin Castro is hitting .314 this season and he has an OBP of .350. He has collected 70 hits in 223 at bats while driving in 31 runs. He has an OPS+ of 120 and a slugging percentage of .484. The Yankees as a unit have 509 base hits, including 91 doubles and 85 homers. New York has walked 211 times this year and they have struck out on 499 occasions. They have had 402 men left on base and have an OPS of .793. They have scored 5.42 runs per game and totaled 298 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Red Sox/Yankees MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Red Sox +104
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