Boston Red Sox at Tampa Bay Rays 8/8/2017 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Tuesday, August 8, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Chris Sale vs. Austin Pruitt
The Boston Red Sox visit Tropicana Field on Tuesday, August 8, 2017 to play the Tampa Bay Rays. The probable starters are Chris Sale for the Red Sox and Austin Pruitt for the Rays.
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The opening line for this matchup has Boston at -200 and Tampa Bay at +179. The Red Sox have a 49-59-4 over/under record and a 57-55-0 run line mark. The Rays are 57-56-0 against the run line and have a 59-51-3 over/under record.
Valuable Boston Red Sox Betting Trends
The Boston Red Sox are 49-59-4 against the over/under
The Boston Red Sox are 57-55-0 against the run line
Important Tampa Bay Rays Betting Trends
The Tampa Bay Rays are 59-51-3 against the over/under
The Tampa Bay Rays are 57-56-0 against the run line
Key Boston Red Sox Injuries
08/01/17 2B Dustin Pedroia Knee 10-day DL (07/29)
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 Tampa Bay Rays Injuries
07/26/17 P Jake Odorizzi Back 10-day DL (07/25)
06/26/17 P Diego Moreno Shoulder 60-day DL (05/22)
06/23/17 LF Colby Rasmus Hip 10-day DL (06/19)
06/13/17 P Matt Andriese Hip 60-day DL (06/11)
06/09/17 CF Kevin Kiermaier Hip 60-day DL (06/09)
06/09/17 LF Rickie Weeks Jr. Shoulder 10-day DL (06/09)
06/01/17 P Kevin Gadea Elbow 60-day DL (03/26)
06/01/17 3B Matt Duffy Achilles 60-day DL (04/02)
06/01/17 P Shawn Tolleson Elbow 60-day DL (04/01)
05/18/17 P Xavier Cedeno Forearm 60-day DL (04/18)
04/01/17 P Nathan Eovaldi Elbow 60-day DL (03/10)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Red Sox have a 63-49 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Chris Sale has a 13-4 record with an earned run average of 2.70 and a WHIP of 0.91. He has 216 strikeouts over his 153.1 innings pitched and he's given up 111 hits. He allows 6.5 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 2.07. The bullpen has an earned run average of 2.94 and they have given up 291 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .225 against the bullpen and they've struck out 362 hitters and walked 115 batters. As a team, Boston allows 8.5 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 3.68. The Red Sox pitchers collectively have given up 966 base hits and 416 earned runs. They have allowed 131 home runs this season, ranking them 21st in the league. Boston as a pitching staff has walked 303 batters and struck out 1060. They have walked 2.7 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 3.73.
As a team Boston is hitting .263, good for 5th in the league. The Red Sox hold a .411 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .334, which is good for 7th in baseball. They rank 5th in MLB with 9.1 hits per game. Xander Bogaerts is hitting .280 with an on-base percentage of .336. He has 111 hits this season in 396 at bats with 43 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .404 and an OPS+ of 94. Mookie Betts is hitting .269 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .343. He has totaled 120 hits and he has driven in 69 men in 446 at bats. His OPS+ is 109 while his slugging percentage is at .462. The Red Sox have 1022 hits, including 204 doubles and 116 home runs. Boston has walked 393 times so far this season and they have struck out 815 times as a unit. They have left 787 men on base and have a team OPS of .745. They score 4.76 runs per contest and have scored a total of 533 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Tampa Bay has a 58-55 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 5.65, Austin Pruitt has a 6-2 record and a 1.56 WHIP. He has 37 strikeouts over the 43 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 56 hits. He allows 11.7 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.91. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.24 and they have given up 329 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .237 against the Rays bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 317 batters and walked 147 opposing hitters. As a team, Tampa Bay allows 8.4 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.2 batters per nine innings. They are 9th in the league in team earned run average at 4.1. The Rays pitchers as a team have surrendered 938 base knocks and 460 earned runs this season. They have given up 136 home runs this year, which ranks 17th in Major League Baseball. Tampa Bay as a staff has walked 367 hitters and struck out 915 batters. They give up a walk 3.3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.2 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.29 while their FIP as a staff is 4.29.
As a team, they are batting .251, good for 18th in the league. The Rays hold a .432 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .323, which is good for 17th in baseball. They rank 19th in MLB with 8.5 hits per contest. Corey Dickerson comes into this matchup batting .296 with an OBP of .341. He has 128 hits this year along with 50 RBI in 433 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .517 with an OPS+ of 131. Logan Morrison is hitting .251 this season and he has an OBP of .362. He has collected 91 hits in 363 at bats while driving in 66 runs. He has an OPS+ of 142 and a slugging percentage of .534. The Rays as a unit have 965 base hits, including 171 doubles and 160 homers. Tampa Bay has walked 396 times this year and they have struck out on 1085 occasions. They have had 787 men left on base and have an OPS of .755. They have scored 4.49 runs per game and totaled 507 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Red Sox/Rays MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Red Sox -200
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