Thursday, June 15, 2017
Citizens Bank Park
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Probable Pitchers: Chris Sale vs. Nick Pivetta
The Boston Red Sox head to Citizens Bank Park on Thursday, June 15, 2017 to take on the Philadelphia Phillies. The expected starting pitchers are Chris Sale for the Red Sox and Nick Pivetta for the Phillies.
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The odds for this matchup have Boston at -218 and Philadelphia at +201. The Red Sox have a 30-31-3 over/under mark and a 32-32-0 run line record. The Phillies are 30-33-0 against the run line and have a 34-26-3 over/under record.
Valuable Boston Red Sox Betting Trends
The Boston Red Sox are 30-31-3 against the over/under
The Boston Red Sox are 32-32-0 against the run line
Important Philadelphia Phillies Betting Trends
The Philadelphia Phillies are 34-26-3 against the over/under
The Philadelphia Phillies are 30-33-0 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 36-28 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Chris Sale has a 8-2 record with an earned run average of 2.97 and a WHIP of 0.96. He has 126 strikeouts over his 91 innings pitched and he's given up 70 hits. He allows 6.9 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 1.83. The bullpen has an earned run average of 2.92 and they have given up 171 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .230 against the bullpen and they've struck out 211 hitters and walked 60 batters. As a team, Boston allows 9 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.6 batters per nine innings. They are 6th in the league in team earned run average at 3.95. The Red Sox pitchers collectively have given up 573 base hits and 252 earned runs. They have allowed 79 home runs this season, ranking them 15th in the league. Boston as a pitching staff has walked 161 batters and struck out 612. 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 3.69.
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As a team Boston is hitting .269, good for 4th in the league. The Red Sox hold a .415 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .341, which is good for 2nd in baseball. They rank 5th in MLB with 9.2 hits per game. Mookie Betts is hitting .269 with an on-base percentage of .352. He has 67 hits this season in 249 at bats with 34 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .466 and an OPS+ of 113. Mitch Moreland is hitting .285 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .382. He has totaled 61 hits and he has driven in 36 men in 214 at bats. His OPS+ is 129 while his slugging percentage is at .495. The Red Sox have 589 hits, including 124 doubles and 61 home runs. Boston has walked 231 times so far this season and they have struck out 441 times as a unit. They have left 449 men on base and have a team OPS of .756. They score 4.78 runs per contest and have scored a total of 306 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Philadelphia has a 21-42 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 5.52, Nick Pivetta has a 1-3 record and a 1.77 WHIP. He has 27 strikeouts over the 29.1 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 36 hits. He allows 11 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 5.23. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.73 and they have given up 222 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .264 against the Phillies bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 190 batters and walked 96 opposing hitters. As a team, Philadelphia allows 9.7 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.1 batters per nine innings. They are 30th in the league in team earned run average at 4.97. The Phillies pitchers as a team have surrendered 600 base knocks and 308 earned runs this season. They have given up 91 home runs this year, which ranks 6th in Major League Baseball. Philadelphia as a staff has walked 213 hitters and struck out 442 batters. They give up a walk 3.4 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.1 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.46 while their FIP as a staff is 4.94.
As a team, they are batting .244, good for 22nd in the league. The Phillies hold a .399 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .306, which is good for 26th in baseball. They rank 21st in MLB with 8.3 hits per contest. Aaron Altherr comes into this matchup batting .286 with an OBP of .362. He has 53 hits this year along with 34 RBI in 185 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .541 with an OPS+ of 137. Odubel Herrera is hitting .253 this season and he has an OBP of .293. He has collected 61 hits in 241 at bats while driving in 25 runs. He has an OPS+ of 85 and a slugging percentage of .411. The Phillies as a unit have 524 base hits, including 120 doubles and 64 homers. Philadelphia has walked 181 times this year and they have struck out on 531 occasions. They have had 398 men left on base and have an OPS of .706. They have scored 3.97 runs per game and totaled 250 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Red Sox/Phillies MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Phillies +201
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