Houston Astros at Boston Red Sox 10/8/2017 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Sunday, October 8, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Brad Peacock vs. Doug Fister
The Houston Astros visit Fenway Park on Sunday, October 8, 2017 to play the Boston Red Sox in Game 3 of the ALDS. Houston leads the best of 5 series 2-0. The probable starters are Brad Peacock for the Astros and Doug Fister for the Red Sox.
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The opening line for this matchup has Houston at -130 and Boston at +120. The Astros have a 83-72-9 over/under record and a 87-77-0 run line mark. The Red Sox are 86-78-0 against the run line and have a 73-85-6 over/under record.
Valuable Houston Astros Betting Trends
The Houston Astros are 83-72-9 against the over/under
The Houston Astros are 87-77-0 against the run line
Important Boston Red Sox Betting Trends
The Boston Red Sox are 73-85-6 against the over/under
The Boston Red Sox are 86-78-0 against the run line
Key Houston Astros Injuries
10/01/17 P Brady Rodgers Elbow 60-day DL (08/31)
10/01/17 P David Paulino Elbow 60-day DL (10/01)
09/14/17 CF Jake Marisnick Thumb out indefinitely
04/20/17 P Jandel Gustave Elbow 60-day DL (04/19)
Key Boston Red Sox Injuries
10/07/17 RF Mookie Betts Wrist left last game, probable Sunday vs. Houston Astros
10/06/17 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)
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)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Astros have a 101-61 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Brad Peacock has a 13-2 record with an earned run average of 3.00 and a WHIP of 1.19. He has 161 strikeouts over his 132 innings pitched and he's given up 100 hits. He allows 6.8 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.07. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.27 and they have given up 485 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .232 against the bullpen and they've struck out 662 hitters and walked 213 batters. As a team, Houston allows 8.2 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.9 batters per nine innings. They are 11th in the league in team earned run average at 4.12. The Astros pitchers collectively have given up 1,314 base hits and 662 earned runs. They have allowed 192 home runs this season, ranking them 20th in the league. Houston as a pitching staff has walked 522 batters and struck out 1,593. They have walked 3.2 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.9 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.27 and their FIP as a unit is 3.91.
As a team Houston is hitting .282, good for 1st in the league. The Astros hold a .478 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .346, which is good for 1st in baseball. They rank 1st in MLB with 9.8 hits per game. George Springer is hitting .283 with an on-base percentage of .367. He has 155 hits this season in 548 at bats with 85 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .522 and an OPS+ of 145. Jose Altuve is hitting .346 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .410. He has totaled 204 hits and he has driven in 81 men in 590 at bats. His OPS+ is 165 while his slugging percentage is at .547. The Astros have 1,581 hits, including 346 doubles and 238 home runs. Houston has walked 509 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,087 times as a unit. They have left 1,094 men on base and have a team OPS of .823. They score 5.53 runs per contest and have scored a total of 896 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Boston has a 93-69 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.88, Doug Fister has a 5-9 record and a 1.38 WHIP. He has 83 strikeouts over the 90.1 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 87 hits. He allows 8.7 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.98. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.15 and they have given up 442 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .223 against the Red Sox bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 579 batters and walked 179 opposing hitters. 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 3.7. The Red Sox pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,384 base knocks and 610 earned runs this season. They have given up 195 home runs this year, which ranks 15th in Major League Baseball. Boston as a staff has walked 465 hitters and struck out 1,580 batters. They give up a walk 2.8 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.6 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.25 while their FIP as a staff is 3.78.
As a team, they are batting .258, good for 12th in the league. The Red Sox hold a .407 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .329, which is good for 11th in baseball. They rank 8th in MLB with 9.0 hits per contest. Xander Bogaerts comes into this matchup batting .273 with an OBP of .343. He has 156 hits this year along with 62 RBI in 571 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .403 with an OPS+ of 95. Mookie Betts is hitting .264 this season and he has an OBP of .344. He has collected 166 hits in 628 at bats while driving in 102 runs. He has an OPS+ of 108 and a slugging percentage of .459. The Red Sox as a unit have 1,461 base hits, including 302 doubles and 168 homers. Boston has walked 571 times this year and they have struck out on 1,224 occasions. They have had 1,134 men left on base and have an OPS of .736. They have scored 4.85 runs per game and totaled 785 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Astros/Red Sox MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Astros -130
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