Boston Red Sox at New York Yankees 8/11/2017 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Friday, August 11, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Eduardo Rodriguez vs. Jaime Garcia
Yankee Stadium is the site of the matchup between the Boston Red Sox and the New York Yankees on Friday, August 11, 2017. The probable starting pitchers are Eduardo Rodriguez for the Red Sox and Jaime Garcia for the Yankees.
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Boston opens at +100 while New York opens at -110. The Red Sox have a 50-60-4 over/under record and a 59-55-0 run line mark. The Yankees are 60-52-0 against the run line and have a 57-52-3 over/under record.
Valuable Boston Red Sox Betting Trends
The Boston Red Sox are 50-60-4 against the over/under
The Boston Red Sox are 59-55-0 against the run line
Important New York Yankees Betting Trends
The New York Yankees are 57-52-3 against the over/under
The New York Yankees are 60-52-0 against the run line
Key Boston Red Sox Injuries
07/31/17 2B Josh Rutledge Hip 60-day DL (07/31)
07/28/17 P David Price Elbow 10-day DL (07/28)
07/10/17 P Robbie Ross Jr. Elbow 60-day DL (07/10)
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 New York Yankees Injuries
08/08/17 P CC Sabathia Knee left last start, "?" for next start.
08/06/17 DH Matt Holliday Back 10-day DL (08/05)
07/22/17 2B Starlin Castro Hamstring 10-day DL (07/22)
07/16/17 P Michael Pineda Elbow 60-day DL (07/11)
06/29/17 1B Tyler Austin Hamstring 10-day DL (06/29)
06/25/17 CF Aaron Hicks Oblique 10-day DL (06/26)
05/03/17 1B Greg Bird Ankle 10-day DL (05/02)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Red Sox have a 65-49 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Eduardo Rodriguez has a 4-3 record with an earned run average of 4.08 and a WHIP of 1.27. He has 89 strikeouts over his 81.2 innings pitched and he's given up 72 hits. He allows 7.9 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.15. The bullpen has an earned run average of 2.90 and they have given up 291 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .223 against the bullpen and they've struck out 367 hitters and walked 115 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 3.63. The Red Sox pitchers collectively have given up 972 base hits and 418 earned runs. They have allowed 133 home runs this season, ranking them 21st in the league. Boston as a pitching staff has walked 306 batters and struck out 1085. 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 3.69.
As a team Boston is hitting .263, good for 5th in the league. The Red Sox hold a .410 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .334, which is good for 6th in baseball. They rank 4th in MLB with 9.1 hits per game. Xander Bogaerts is hitting .283 with an on-base percentage of .339. He has 114 hits this season in 403 at bats with 43 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .404 and an OPS+ of 95. Mookie Betts is hitting .269 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .343. He has totaled 122 hits and he has driven in 70 men in 454 at bats. His OPS+ is 109 while his slugging percentage is at .458. The Red Sox have 1043 hits, including 208 doubles and 116 home runs. Boston has walked 398 times so far this season and they have struck out 827 times as a unit. They have left 802 men on base and have a team OPS of .744. They score 4.76 runs per contest and have scored a total of 543 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
New York has a 60-52 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.49, Jaime Garcia has a 5-8 record and a 1.36 WHIP. He has 96 strikeouts over the 124.1 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 121 hits. He allows 8.8 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.03. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.19 and they have given up 289 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .206 against the Yankees bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 437 batters and walked 152 opposing hitters. As a team, New York allows 8 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.5 batters per nine innings. They are 6th in the league in team earned run average at 3.78. The Yankees pitchers as a team have surrendered 890 base knocks and 422 earned runs this season. They have given up 128 home runs this year, which ranks 22nd in Major League Baseball. New York as a staff has walked 339 hitters and struck out 1059 batters. They give up a walk 3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.5 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.22 while their FIP as a staff is 3.82.
As a team, they are batting .261, good for 6th in the league. The Yankees hold a .441 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .337, which is good for 4th in baseball. They rank 5th in MLB with 9.1 hits per contest. Aaron Judge comes into this matchup batting .294 with an OBP of .422. He has 113 hits this year along with 78 RBI in 385 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .616 with an OPS+ of 167. Brett Gardner is hitting .257 this season and he has an OBP of .350. He has collected 106 hits in 413 at bats while driving in 49 runs. He has an OPS+ of 108 and a slugging percentage of .448. The Yankees as a unit have 1,018 base hits, including 185 doubles and 162 homers. New York has walked 424 times this year and they have struck out on 1007 occasions. They have had 818 men left on base and have an OPS of .779. They have scored 5.23 runs per game and totaled 586 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Red Sox/Yankees MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Yankees -110
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