Boston Red Sox at New York Yankees 9/2/2017 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Saturday, September 2, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Drew Pomeranz vs. Masahiro Tanaka
The Boston Red Sox visit Yankee Stadium on Saturday, September 2, 2017 to play the New York Yankees. The probable starters are Drew Pomeranz for the Red Sox and Masahiro Tanaka for the Yankees.
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The opening line for this matchup has Boston at +120 and New York at -130. The Red Sox have a 58-70-6 over/under record and a 70-64-0 run line mark. The Yankees are 70-63-0 against the run line and have a 68-62-3 over/under record.
Valuable Boston Red Sox Betting Trends
The Boston Red Sox are 58-70-6 against the over/under
The Boston Red Sox are 70-64-0 against the run line
Important New York Yankees Betting Trends
The New York Yankees are 68-62-3 against the over/under
The New York Yankees are 70-63-0 against the run line
Key Boston Red Sox Injuries
08/23/17 CF Jackie Bradley Jr. Thumb 10-day DL (08/23)
08/22/17 P Matt Barnes Back 10-day DL (08/22)
08/12/17 2B Dustin Pedroia Knee 10-day DL (08/09)
07/31/17 2B Josh Rutledge Concussion 60-day DL (06/24)
07/28/17 P David Price Elbow 10-day DL (07/25)
07/10/17 P Robbie Ross Elbow 60-day DL (05/19)
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
08/18/17 1B Garrett Cooper Tendonitis 10-day DL (08/17)
08/15/17 P Luis Cessa Back 10-day DL (08/15)
08/10/17 CF Clint Frazier Oblique 10-day DL (08/09)
08/06/17 DH Matt Holliday Back 10-day DL (08/05)
07/16/17 P Michael Pineda Elbow 60-day DL (07/11)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Red Sox have a 76-58 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Drew Pomeranz has a 14-4 record with an earned run average of 3.23 and a WHIP of 1.37. He has 149 strikeouts over his 142 innings pitched and he's given up 137 hits. He allows 8.7 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.65. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.24 and they have given up 352 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .229 against the bullpen and they've struck out 430 hitters and walked 140 batters. As a team, Boston allows 8.5 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.4 batters per nine innings. They are 4th in the league in team earned run average at 3.71. The Red Sox pitchers collectively have given up 1,145 base hits and 500 earned runs. They have allowed 157 home runs this season, ranking them 22nd in the league. Boston as a pitching staff has walked 373 batters and struck out 1,273. They have walked 2.8 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.4 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.25 and their FIP as a unit is 3.74.
As a team Boston is hitting .261, good for 7th in the league. The Red Sox hold a .412 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .334, which is good for 9th in baseball. They rank 6th in MLB with 9.1 hits per game. Mookie Betts is hitting .261 with an on-base percentage of .341. He has 139 hits this season in 532 at bats with 78 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .436 and an OPS+ of 102. Xander Bogaerts is hitting .271 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .333. He has totaled 129 hits and he has driven in 52 men in 476 at bats. His OPS+ is 92 while his slugging percentage is at .401. The Red Sox have 1,214 hits, including 244 doubles and 142 home runs. Boston has walked 482 times so far this season and they have struck out 987 times as a unit. They have left 952 men on base and have a team OPS of .746. They score 4.79 runs per contest and have scored a total of 642 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
New York has a 71-62 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.69, Masahiro Tanaka has a 10-10 record and a 1.25 WHIP. He has 155 strikeouts over the 147.2 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 150 hits. He allows 9.1 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.42. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.47 and they have given up 346 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .208 against the Yankees bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 524 batters and walked 184 opposing hitters. As a team, New York allows 7.9 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 3.81. The Yankees pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,052 base knocks and 504 earned runs this season. They have given up 159 home runs this year, which ranks 20th in Major League Baseball. New York as a staff has walked 419 hitters and struck out 1,259 batters. They give up a walk 3.2 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.5 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.23 while their FIP as a staff is 3.93.
As a team, they are batting .260, good for 9th in the league. The Yankees hold a .438 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .337, which is good for 3rd in baseball. They rank 8th in MLB with 9.0 hits per contest. Brett Gardner comes into this matchup batting .261 with an OBP of .351. He has 128 hits this year along with 53 RBI in 491 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .434 with an OPS+ of 104. Aaron Judge is hitting .279 this season and he has an OBP of .413. He has collected 126 hits in 452 at bats while driving in 82 runs. He has an OPS+ of 155 and a slugging percentage of .575. The Yankees as a unit have 1,199 base hits, including 215 doubles and 190 homers. New York has walked 505 times this year and they have struck out on 1,170 occasions. They have had 981 men left on base and have an OPS of .775. They have scored 5.18 runs per game and totaled 689 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Red Sox/Yankees MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Red Sox +120
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