Wednesday, June 14, 2017
Citizens Bank Park
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Probable Pitchers: Brian Johnson vs. Jeremy Hellickson
The Boston Red Sox visit Citizens Bank Park on Wednesday, June 14, 2017 to play the Philadelphia Phillies. The probable starters are Brian Johnson for the Red Sox and Jeremy Hellickson for the Phillies.
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The opening line for this matchup has Boston at -137 and Philadelphia at +127. The Red Sox have a 30-30-3 over/under record and a 32-31-0 run line mark. The Phillies are 29-33-0 against the run line and have a 34-25-3 over/under record.
Valuable Boston Red Sox Betting Trends
The Boston Red Sox are 30-30-3 against the over/under
The Boston Red Sox are 32-31-0 against the run line
Important Philadelphia Phillies Betting Trends
The Philadelphia Phillies are 34-25-3 against the over/under
The Philadelphia Phillies are 29-33-0 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)
05/28/17 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 Philadelphia Phillies Injuries
06/11/17 2B Cesar Hernandez Side 10-day DL (06/11)
05/31/17 P Vince Velasquez Elbow 10-day DL (05/31)
04/23/17 P Clay Buchholz Forearm 60-day DL (04/15)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Red Sox have a 35-28 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Brian Johnson has a 2-0 record with an earned run average of 3.44 and a WHIP of 1.31. He has 16 strikeouts over his 18.1 innings pitched and he's given up 20 hits. He allows 9.8 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.86. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.02 and they have given up 163 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .227 against the bullpen and they've struck out 206 hitters and walked 58 batters. As a team, Boston allows 9 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.6 batters per nine innings. They are 7th in the league in team earned run average at 3.99. The Red Sox pitchers collectively have given up 561 base hits and 249 earned runs. They have allowed 78 home runs this season, ranking them 14th in the league. Boston as a pitching staff has walked 155 batters and struck out 601. They have walked 2.5 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.6 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.28 and their FIP as a unit is 3.68.
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As a team Boston is hitting .268, good for 5th in the league. The Red Sox hold a .413 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .340, which is good for 3rd in baseball. They rank 7th in MLB with 9.1 hits per game. Mookie Betts is hitting .276 with an on-base percentage of .360. He has 67 hits this season in 243 at bats with 34 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .477 and an OPS+ of 119. Mitch Moreland is hitting .282 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .379. He has totaled 59 hits and he has driven in 35 men in 209 at bats. His OPS+ is 125 while his slugging percentage is at .483. The Red Sox have 575 hits, including 119 doubles and 60 home runs. Boston has walked 227 times so far this season and they have struck out 436 times as a unit. They have left 437 men on base and have a team OPS of .753. They score 4.79 runs per contest and have scored a total of 302 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Philadelphia has a 21-41 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.50, Jeremy Hellickson has a 5-4 record and a 1.25 WHIP. He has 33 strikeouts over the 72 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 70 hits. He allows 8.8 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 5.8. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.78 and they have given up 216 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .262 against the Phillies bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 187 batters and walked 94 opposing hitters. As a team, Philadelphia allows 9.7 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.2 batters per nine innings. They are 30th in the league in team earned run average at 5.01. The Phillies pitchers as a team have surrendered 586 base knocks and 304 earned runs this season. They have given up 90 home runs this year, which ranks 6th in Major League Baseball. Philadelphia as a staff has walked 209 hitters and struck out 437 batters. They give up a walk 3.4 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.2 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.46 while their FIP as a staff is 4.93.
As a team, they are batting .244, good for 22nd in the league. The Phillies hold a .400 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .305, which is good for 27th in baseball. They rank 21st in MLB with 8.3 hits per contest. Aaron Altherr comes into this matchup batting .285 with an OBP of .363. He has 51 hits this year along with 32 RBI in 179 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .531 with an OPS+ of 135. Odubel Herrera is hitting .258 this season and he has an OBP of .296. He has collected 61 hits in 236 at bats while driving in 25 runs. He has an OPS+ of 89 and a slugging percentage of .419. The Phillies as a unit have 512 base hits, including 118 doubles and 63 homers. Philadelphia has walked 175 times this year and they have struck out on 520 occasions. They have had 385 men left on base and have an OPS of .705. They have scored 3.98 runs per game and totaled 247 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Red Sox/Phillies MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Red Sox -137
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