Cleveland Indians at Boston Red Sox 8/1/2017 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Tuesday, August 1, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Carlos Carrasco vs. Chris Sale
The Cleveland Indians visit Fenway Park on Tuesday, August 1, 2017 to play the Boston Red Sox. The probable starters are Carlos Carrasco for the Indians and Chris Sale for the Red Sox.
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The opening line for this matchup has Cleveland at +136 and Boston at -146. The Indians have a 40-56-7 over/under record and a 45-58-0 run line mark. The Red Sox are 52-54-0 against the run line and have a 47-55-4 over/under record.
Valuable Cleveland Indians Betting Trends
The Cleveland Indians are 40-56-7 against the over/under
The Cleveland Indians are 45-58-0 against the run line
Important Boston Red Sox Betting Trends
The Boston Red Sox are 47-55-4 against the over/under
The Boston Red Sox are 52-54-0 against the run line
Key Cleveland Indians Injuries
07/30/17 P Boone Logan Side 60-day DL (07/20)
07/30/17 P Josh Tomlin Hamstring left last game, "?" for next scheduled start
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
07/30/17 2B Dustin Pedroia Knee "?" Monday vs. Cleveland Indians
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 57-46 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Carlos Carrasco has a 10-4 record with an earned run average of 3.58 and a WHIP of 1.10. He has 135 strikeouts over his 123.1 innings pitched and he's given up 104 hits. He allows 7.6 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.59. The bullpen has an earned run average of 2.78 and they have given up 261 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .221 against the bullpen and they've struck out 349 hitters and walked 106 batters. As a team, Cleveland allows 8 hits per nine innings while striking out 10 batters per nine innings. They are 3rd in the league in team earned run average at 3.68. The Indians pitchers collectively have given up 812 base hits and 373 earned runs. They have allowed 114 home runs this season, ranking them 26th in the league. Cleveland as a pitching staff has walked 283 batters and struck out 1016. They have walked 2.8 men per 9 innings while striking out 10 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.20 and their FIP as a unit is 3.58.
As a team Cleveland is hitting .264, good for 5th in the league. The Indians hold a .441 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .340, which is good for 4th in baseball. They rank 8th in MLB with 9.0 hits per game. Edwin Encarnacion is hitting .256 with an on-base percentage of .376. He has 92 hits this season in 360 at bats with 60 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .475 and an OPS+ of 120. Francisco Lindor is hitting .271 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .330. He has totaled 112 hits and he has driven in 49 men in 414 at bats. His OPS+ is 104 while his slugging percentage is at .466. The Indians have 924 hits, including 219 doubles and 121 home runs. Cleveland has walked 391 times so far this season and they have struck out 726 times as a unit. They have left 748 men on base and have a team OPS of .781. They score 4.89 runs per contest and have scored a total of 504 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Boston has a 57-49 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 2.37, Chris Sale has a 13-4 record and a 0.88 WHIP. He has 211 strikeouts over the 148.1 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 103 hits. He allows 6.2 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 1.92. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.03 and they have given up 277 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .226 against the Red Sox bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 339 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 4th in the league in team earned run average at 3.71. The Red Sox pitchers as a team have surrendered 914 base knocks and 397 earned runs this season. They have given up 124 home runs this year, which ranks 19th in Major League Baseball. Boston as a staff has walked 291 hitters and struck out 1001 batters. They give up a walk 2.7 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.4 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.25 while their FIP as a staff is 3.75.
As a team, they are batting .260, good for 8th in the league. The Red Sox hold a .403 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .331, which is good for 8th in baseball. They rank 7th in MLB with 9.0 hits per contest. Xander Bogaerts comes into this matchup batting .283 with an OBP of .339. He has 106 hits this year along with 43 RBI in 375 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .411 with an OPS+ of 96. Mookie Betts is hitting .269 this season and he has an OBP of .344. He has collected 114 hits in 424 at bats while driving in 63 runs. He has an OPS+ of 110 and a slugging percentage of .462. The Red Sox as a unit have 958 base hits, including 185 doubles and 105 homers. Boston has walked 373 times this year and they have struck out on 770 occasions. They have had 745 men left on base and have an OPS of .735. They have scored 4.65 runs per game and totaled 493 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Indians/Red Sox MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Red Sox -146
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