Wednesday, April 26, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Masahiro Tanaka vs. Chris Sale
Fenway Park is the site of the matchup between the New York Yankees and the Boston Red Sox on Wednesday, April 26, 2017. The probable starting pitchers are Masahiro Tanaka for the Yankees and Chris Sale for the Red Sox.
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New York opens at +163 while Boston opens at -173. The Yankees have a 11-7-0 over/under record and a 12-6-0 run line mark. The Red Sox are 10-9-0 against the run line and have a 6-11-2 over/under record.
Valuable New York Yankees Betting Trends
The New York Yankees are 11-7-0 against the over/under
The New York Yankees are 12-6-0 against the run line
Important Boston Red Sox Betting Trends
The Boston Red Sox are 6-11-2 against the over/under
The Boston Red Sox are 10-9-0 against the run line
Key New York Yankees Injuries
04/09/17 C Gary Sanchez Bicep 10-day DL (4/9)
04/02/17 SS Didi Gregorius Shoulder 10-day DL (03/30)
04/02/17 1B Tyler Austin Ankle 60-day DL (4/2)
Key Boston Red Sox Injuries
04/23/17 2B Dustin Pedroia Knee "?" Tuesday vs. NY Yankees
04/21/17 LF Brock Holt Vertigo 10-day DL (4/21)
04/03/17 P Carson Smith Elbow 10-day DL (4/1)
04/03/17 2B Josh Rutledge Hamstring 10-day DL (3/30)
04/03/17 P Roenis Elias Oblique 10-day DL (4/1)
04/01/17 P Tyler Thornbur Undisclosed 10-day DL (4/1)
03/30/17 P David Price Elbow 10-day DL (4/1)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Yankees have a 11-7 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Masahiro Tanaka has a 2-1 record with an earned run average of 6.00 and a WHIP of 1.67. He has 19 strikeouts over his 21 innings pitched and he's given up 25 hits. He allows 10.7 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.68. The bullpen has an earned run average of 1.39 and they have given up 32 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .171 against the bullpen and they've struck out 61 hitters and walked 17 batters. As a team, New York allows 7.5 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.6 batters per nine innings. They are 2nd in the league in team earned run average at 3.17. The Yankees pitchers collectively have given up 130 base hits and 55 earned runs. They have allowed 19 home runs this season, ranking them 20th in the league. New York as a pitching staff has walked 47 batters and struck out 166. They have walked 2.7 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.6 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.14 and their FIP as a unit is 3.37.
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As a team New York is hitting .261, good for 6th in the league. The Yankees hold a .443 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .340, which is good for 4th in baseball. They rank 7th in MLB with 8.8 hits per game. Starlin Castro is hitting .357 with an on-base percentage of .400. He has 25 hits this season in 70 at bats with 13 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .571 and an OPS+ of 171. Chase Headley is hitting .339 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .431. He has totaled 21 hits and he has driven in 7 men in 62 at bats. His OPS+ is 179 while his slugging percentage is at .565. The Yankees have 159 hits, including 27 doubles and 26 home runs. New York has walked 72 times so far this season and they have struck out 136 times as a unit. They have left 132 men on base and have a team OPS of .783. They score 5.11 runs per contest and have scored a total of 92 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Boston has a 11-8 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 0.91, Chris Sale has a 1-1 record and a 0.71 WHIP. He has 42 strikeouts over the 29.2 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 15 hits. He allows 4.6 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 1.13. The bullpen has an earned run average of 2.21 and they have given up 41 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .188 against the Red Sox bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 58 batters and walked 23 opposing hitters. As a team, Boston allows 8 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.5 batters per nine innings. They are 7th in the league in team earned run average at 3.57. The Red Sox pitchers as a team have surrendered 151 base knocks and 67 earned runs this season. They have given up 24 home runs this year, which ranks 8th in Major League Baseball. Boston as a staff has walked 58 hitters and struck out 178 batters. They give up a walk 3.1 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.5 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.24 while their FIP as a staff is 3.77.
As a team, they are batting .278, good for 1st in the league. The Red Sox hold a .388 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .343, which is good for 2nd in baseball. They rank 1st in MLB with 9.6 hits per contest. Mookie Betts comes into this matchup batting .313 with an OBP of .389. He has 20 hits this year along with 11 RBI in 64 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .469 with an OPS+ of 136. Mitch Moreland is hitting .315 this season and he has an OBP of .390. He has collected 23 hits in 73 at bats while driving in 9 runs. He has an OPS+ of 156 and a slugging percentage of .548. The Red Sox as a unit have 182 base hits, including 35 doubles and 11 homers. Boston has walked 61 times this year and they have struck out on 117 occasions. They have had 144 men left on base and have an OPS of .731. They have scored 4.05 runs per game and totaled 77 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Yankees/Red Sox MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Yankees +163
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