Boston Red Sox at New York Yankees 8/12/2017 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Saturday, August 12, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Drew Pomeranz vs. Luis Severino
Yankee Stadium is the site of the matchup between the Boston Red Sox and the New York Yankees on Saturday, August 12, 2017. The probable starting pitchers are Drew Pomeranz for the Red Sox and Luis Severino for the Yankees.
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Boston opens at +120 while New York opens at -130. The Red Sox have a 50-60-4 over/under record and a 59-55-0 run line mark. The Yankees are 60-53-0 against the run line and have a 57-53-3 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 57-53-3 against the over/under
The New York Yankees are 60-53-0 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
08/10/17 CF Clint Frazier Oblique 10-day DL (08/09)
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)
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 Drew Pomeranz has a 11-4 record with an earned run average of 3.36 and a WHIP of 1.34. He has 127 strikeouts over his 120.2 innings pitched and he's given up 117 hits. He allows 8.7 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.68. 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 1,085. 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 4th in the league. The Red Sox hold a .410 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .334, which is good for 5th in baseball. They rank 4th in MLB with 9.1 hits per game. Mookie Betts is hitting .269 with an on-base percentage of .343. He has 122 hits this season in 454 at bats with 70 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .458 and an OPS+ of 109. Xander Bogaerts is hitting .283 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .339. He has totaled 114 hits and he has driven in 43 men in 403 at bats. His OPS+ is 95 while his slugging percentage is at .404. The Red Sox have 1,043 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 60-53 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 2.91, Luis Severino has a 9-4 record and a 1.07 WHIP. He has 162 strikeouts over the 139.1 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 113 hits. He allows 7.3 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 2.9. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.20 and they have given up 290 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .206 against the Yankees bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 440 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 5th in the league in team earned run average at 3.78. The Yankees pitchers as a team have surrendered 895 base knocks and 425 earned runs this season. They have given up 129 home runs this year, which ranks 22nd in Major League Baseball. New York as a staff has walked 343 hitters and struck out 1,068 batters. They give up a walk 3.1 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 .260, good for 7th in the league. The Yankees hold a .440 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. Brett Gardner comes into this matchup batting .254 with an OBP of .349. He has 106 hits this year along with 49 RBI in 417 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .444 with an OPS+ of 106. Aaron Judge is hitting .294 this season and he has an OBP of .422. He has collected 114 hits in 388 at bats while driving in 78 runs. He has an OPS+ of 168 and a slugging percentage of .616. The Yankees as a unit have 1,024 base hits, including 188 doubles and 162 homers. New York has walked 429 times this year and they have struck out on 1,017 occasions. They have had 829 men left on base and have an OPS of .777. They have scored 5.19 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 -130
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