Boston Red Sox at Tampa Bay Rays 9/17/2017 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Sunday, September 17, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Eduardo Rodriguez vs. Jake Odorizzi
Tropicana Field is the site of the matchup between the Boston Red Sox and the Tampa Bay Rays on Sunday, September 17, 2017. The probable starting pitchers are Eduardo Rodriguez for the Red Sox and Jake Odorizzi for the Rays.
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Boston opens at -117 while Tampa Bay opens at +107. The Red Sox have a 64-77-6 over/under record and a 77-70-0 run line mark. The Rays are 70-78-0 against the run line and have a 73-72-3 over/under record.
Valuable Boston Red Sox Betting Trends
The Boston Red Sox are 64-77-6 against the over/under
The Boston Red Sox are 77-70-0 against the run line
Important Tampa Bay Rays Betting Trends
The Tampa Bay Rays are 73-72-3 against the over/under
The Tampa Bay Rays are 70-78-0 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
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 84-63 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Eduardo Rodriguez has a 5-5 record with an earned run average of 4.19 and a WHIP of 1.27. He has 135 strikeouts over his 122.1 innings pitched and he's given up 110 hits. He allows 8.1 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.98. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.17 and they have given up 393 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .225 against the bullpen and they've struck out 507 hitters and walked 159 batters. As a team, Boston allows 8.4 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.6 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 1,255 base hits and 551 earned runs. They have allowed 177 home runs this season, ranking them 21st in the league. Boston as a pitching staff has walked 419 batters and struck out 1,432. They have walked 2.8 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.6 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.25 and their FIP as a unit is 3.78.
As a team Boston is hitting .261, good for 8th in the league. The Red Sox hold a .410 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .333, which is good for 9th in baseball. They rank 6th in MLB with 9.2 hits per game. Xander Bogaerts is hitting .273 with an on-base percentage of .338. He has 141 hits this season in 517 at bats with 56 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .398 and an OPS+ of 93. Mookie Betts is hitting .262 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .342. He has totaled 154 hits and he has driven in 88 men in 588 at bats. His OPS+ is 105 while his slugging percentage is at .446. The Red Sox have 1,348 hits, including 273 doubles and 153 home runs. Boston has walked 521 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,103 times as a unit. They have left 1,053 men on base and have a team OPS of .743. They score 4.86 runs per contest and have scored a total of 714 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Tampa Bay has a 72-76 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.52, Jake Odorizzi has a 8-8 record and a 1.31 WHIP. He has 108 strikeouts over the 127.1 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 111 hits. He allows 7.8 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 5.79. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.82 and they have given up 437 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .231 against the Rays bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 453 batters and walked 187 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 9th in the league in team earned run average at 4.02. The Rays pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,220 base knocks and 591 earned runs this season. They have given up 178 home runs this year, which ranks 19th in Major League Baseball. Tampa Bay as a staff has walked 466 hitters and struck out 1,220 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 25th in MLB with 8.3 hits per contest. Corey Dickerson comes into this matchup batting .279 with an OBP of .324. He has 153 hits this year along with 60 RBI in 549 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .494 with an OPS+ of 118. Logan Morrison is hitting .243 this season and he has an OBP of .348. He has collected 115 hits in 474 at bats while driving in 82 runs. He has an OPS+ of 131 and a slugging percentage of .517. The Rays as a unit have 1,231 base hits, including 211 doubles and 211 homers. Tampa Bay has walked 502 times this year and they have struck out on 1,431 occasions. They have had 1,029 men left on base and have an OPS of .742. They have scored 4.26 runs per game and totaled 631 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Red Sox/Rays MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Rays +107
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