Cleveland Indians at Boston Red Sox 7/31/2017 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Monday, July 31, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Mike Clevinger vs. Doug Fister
The Cleveland Indians head to Fenway Park on Monday, July 31, 2017 to take on the Boston Red Sox. The expected starting pitchers are Mike Clevinger for the Indians and Doug Fister for the Red Sox.
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The odds for this matchup have Cleveland at -130 and Boston at +120. The Indians have a 40-55-7 over/under mark and a 45-57-0 run line record. The Red Sox are 52-53-0 against the run line and have a 47-54-4 over/under record.
Valuable Cleveland Indians Betting Trends
The Cleveland Indians are 40-55-7 against the over/under
The Cleveland Indians are 45-57-0 against the run line
Important Boston Red Sox Betting Trends
The Boston Red Sox are 47-54-4 against the over/under
The Boston Red Sox are 52-53-0 against the run line
Key Cleveland Indians Injuries
07/30/17 P Boone Logan Side 60-day DL (07/20)
07/14/17 RF Lonnie Chisenhall Calf 10-day DL (07/14)
07/09/17 2B Jason Kipnis Hamstring 10-day DL (07/09)
04/09/17 P Cody Anderson Elbow 60-day DL (04/02)
Key Boston Red Sox Injuries
07/29/17 2B Dustin Pedroia Knee "?" Sunday vs. Kansas City Royals
07/28/17 P David Price Elbow 10-day DL (07/28)
07/15/17 P Joe Kelly Hamstring 10-day DL (07/12)
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)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Indians have a 57-45 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Mike Clevinger has a 5-3 record with an earned run average of 3.20 and a WHIP of 1.21. He has 78 strikeouts over his 70.1 innings pitched and he's given up 50 hits. He allows 6.4 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.17. The bullpen has an earned run average of 2.73 and they have given up 257 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .220 against the bullpen and they've struck out 344 hitters and walked 105 batters. As a team, Cleveland allows 8 hits per nine innings while striking out 10 batters per nine innings. They are 4th in the league in team earned run average at 3.69. The Indians pitchers collectively have given up 798 base hits and 366 earned runs. They have allowed 111 home runs this season, ranking them 26th in the league. Cleveland as a pitching staff has walked 280 batters and struck out 990. They have walked 2.8 men per 9 innings while striking out 10 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.21 and their FIP as a unit is 3.59.
As a team Cleveland is hitting .265, good for 5th in the league. The Indians hold a .443 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .340, which is good for 5th in baseball. They rank 8th in MLB with 9.0 hits per game. Edwin Encarnacion is hitting .258 with an on-base percentage of .377. He has 91 hits this season in 353 at bats with 59 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .482 and an OPS+ of 121. Francisco Lindor is hitting .268 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .330. He has totaled 109 hits and he has driven in 48 men in 406 at bats. His OPS+ is 102 while his slugging percentage is at .461. The Indians have 908 hits, including 215 doubles and 120 home runs. Cleveland has walked 382 times so far this season and they have struck out 709 times as a unit. They have left 726 men on base and have a team OPS of .783. They score 4.93 runs per contest and have scored a total of 498 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Boston has a 57-48 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 7.46, Doug Fister has a 0-5 record and a 1.86 WHIP. He has 21 strikeouts over the 25.1 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 30 hits. He allows 10.7 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 5.79. The bullpen has an earned run average of 2.97 and they have given up 272 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .224 against the Red Sox bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 336 batters and walked 111 opposing hitters. 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 3.69. The Red Sox pitchers as a team have surrendered 888 base knocks and 387 earned runs this season. They have given up 123 home runs this year, which ranks 19th in Major League Baseball. Boston as a staff has walked 285 hitters and struck out 983 batters. They give up a walk 2.7 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.4 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.24 while their FIP as a staff is 3.77.
As a team, they are batting .259, good for 8th in the league. The Red Sox hold a .401 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .331, which is good for 7th in baseball. They rank 7th in MLB with 9.0 hits per contest. Xander Bogaerts comes into this matchup batting .281 with an OBP of .337. He has 103 hits this year along with 43 RBI in 367 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .411 with an OPS+ of 96. Mookie Betts is hitting .272 this season and he has an OBP of .348. He has collected 113 hits in 415 at bats while driving in 62 runs. He has an OPS+ of 113 and a slugging percentage of .470. The Red Sox as a unit have 936 base hits, including 182 doubles and 102 homers. Boston has walked 365 times this year and they have struck out on 755 occasions. They have had 729 men left on base and have an OPS of .732. They have scored 4.62 runs per game and totaled 481 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Indians/Red Sox MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Red Sox +120
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