Boston Red Sox at Tampa Bay Rays 9/16/2017 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Saturday, September 16, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Rick Porcello vs. Alex Cobb
Tropicana Field is the site of the matchup between the Boston Red Sox and the Tampa Bay Rays on Saturday, September 16, 2017. The probable starting pitchers are Rick Porcello for the Red Sox and Alex Cobb for the Rays.
Boston opens at -111 while Tampa Bay opens at +101. The Red Sox have a 63-77-6 over/under record and a 76-70-0 run line mark. The Rays are 70-77-0 against the run line and have a 72-72-3 over/under record.
Valuable Boston Red Sox Betting Trends
The Boston Red Sox are 63-77-6 against the over/under
The Boston Red Sox are 76-70-0 against the run line
Important Tampa Bay Rays Betting Trends
The Tampa Bay Rays are 72-72-3 against the over/under
The Tampa Bay Rays are 70-77-0 against the run line
Key Boston Red Sox Injuries
09/13/17 SS Eduardo Nunez Knee out indefinitely
07/31/17 2B Josh Rutledge Concussion 60-day DL (06/24)
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 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
08/21/17 P Jacob Faria Abdominal 10-day DL (08/17)
06/26/17 P Diego Moreno Shoulder 60-day DL (05/22)
06/23/17 LF Colby Rasmus Hip 10-day DL (06/19)
06/09/17 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 83-63 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Rick Porcello has a 9-17 record with an earned run average of 4.64 and a WHIP of 1.41. He has 167 strikeouts over his 186.1 innings pitched and he's given up 220 hits. He allows 10.6 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.56. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.19 and they have given up 386 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .225 against the bullpen and they've struck out 492 hitters and walked 155 batters. As a team, Boston allows 8.4 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.5 batters per nine innings. They are 4th in the league in team earned run average at 3.69. The Red Sox pitchers collectively have given up 1,242 base hits and 545 earned runs. They have allowed 173 home runs this season, ranking them 22nd in the league. Boston as a pitching staff has walked 412 batters and struck out 1,408. They have walked 2.8 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.5 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.24 and their FIP as a unit is 3.76.
As a team Boston is hitting .260, good for 9th in the league. The Red Sox hold a .410 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .332, which is good for 10th in baseball. They rank 6th in MLB with 9.1 hits per game. Xander Bogaerts is hitting .269 with an on-base percentage of .333. He has 137 hits this season in 510 at bats with 54 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .396 and an OPS+ of 90. Mookie Betts is hitting .260 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .341. He has totaled 151 hits and he has driven in 88 men in 580 at bats. His OPS+ is 104 while his slugging percentage is at .445. The Red Sox have 1,326 hits, including 270 doubles and 152 home runs. Boston has walked 516 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,090 times as a unit. They have left 1,037 men on base and have a team OPS of .742. They score 4.8 runs per contest and have scored a total of 701 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Tampa Bay has a 72-75 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.59, Alex Cobb has a 11-9 record and a 1.21 WHIP. He has 119 strikeouts over the 168 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 160 hits. He allows 8.6 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.16. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.81 and they have given up 421 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .229 against the Rays bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 443 batters and walked 182 opposing hitters. As a team, Tampa Bay allows 8.3 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.3 batters per nine innings. They are 8th in the league in team earned run average at 4.02. The Rays pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,199 base knocks and 584 earned runs this season. They have given up 177 home runs this year, which ranks 18th in Major League Baseball. Tampa Bay as a staff has walked 461 hitters and struck out 1,207 batters. They give up a walk 3.2 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.3 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.27 while their FIP as a staff is 4.23.
As a team, they are batting .245, good for 26th in the league. The Rays hold a .425 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .317, which is good for 22nd in baseball. They rank 26th in MLB with 8.3 hits per contest. Corey Dickerson comes into this matchup batting .277 with an OBP of .322. He has 151 hits this year along with 60 RBI in 545 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .494 with an OPS+ of 118. Logan Morrison is hitting .244 this season and he has an OBP of .350. He has collected 115 hits in 471 at bats while driving in 82 runs. He has an OPS+ of 133 and a slugging percentage of .520. The Rays as a unit have 1,218 base hits, including 211 doubles and 207 homers. Tampa Bay has walked 495 times this year and they have struck out on 1,407 occasions. They have had 1,016 men left on base and have an OPS of .742. They have scored 4.25 runs per game and totaled 625 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Red Sox/Rays MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Rays +101
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