New York Yankees at Boston Red Sox 8/18/2017 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Friday, August 18, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Jordan Montgomery vs. Drew Pomeranz
The New York Yankees head to Fenway Park on Friday, August 18, 2017 to take on the Boston Red Sox. The expected starting pitchers are Jordan Montgomery for the Yankees and Drew Pomeranz for the Red Sox.
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The odds for this matchup have New York at +135 and Boston at -145. The Yankees have a 60-56-3 over/under mark and a 63-56-0 run line record. The Red Sox are 62-58-0 against the run line and have a 53-62-5 over/under record.
Valuable New York Yankees Betting Trends
The New York Yankees are 60-56-3 against the over/under
The New York Yankees are 63-56-0 against the run line
Important Boston Red Sox Betting Trends
The Boston Red Sox are 53-62-5 against the over/under
The Boston Red Sox are 62-58-0 against the run line
Key New York Yankees Injuries
08/15/17 P Luis Cessa Back 10-day DL (08/15)
08/12/17 P Masahiro Tanaka Shoulder 10-day DL (08/10)
08/11/17 P CC Sabathia Knee 10-day DL (08/09)
08/10/17 CF Clint Frazier Oblique 10-day DL (08/09)
08/06/17 DH Matt Holliday Back 10-day DL (08/05)
07/22/17 2B Starlin Castro Hamstring 10-day DL (07/22)
07/16/17 P Michael Pineda Elbow 60-day DL (07/11)
06/29/17 1B Tyler Austin Hamstring 10-day DL (06/29)
05/03/17 1B Greg Bird Ankle 10-day DL (05/02)
Key Boston Red Sox Injuries
08/14/17 P Blaine Boyer Neck 10-day DL (08/06)
08/14/17 P Ben Taylor Ribs 10-day DL (07/23)
08/12/17 2B Dustin Pedroia Knee 10-day DL (08/09)
07/31/17 2B Josh Rutledge Concussion 60-day DL (06/24)
07/28/17 P David Price Elbow 10-day DL (07/25)
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 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 Yankees have a 64-55 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Jordan Montgomery has a 7-6 record with an earned run average of 3.94 and a WHIP of 1.22. He has 115 strikeouts over his 121 innings pitched and he's given up 110 hits. He allows 8.2 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.92. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.12 and they have given up 302 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .203 against the bullpen and they've struck out 471 hitters and walked 161 batters. As a team, New York allows 7.9 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.5 batters per nine innings. They are 5th in the league in team earned run average at 3.79. The Yankees pitchers collectively have given up 938 base hits and 449 earned runs. They have allowed 139 home runs this season, ranking them 22nd in the league. New York as a pitching staff has walked 366 batters and struck out 1,126. They have walked 3.1 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.5 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.22 and their FIP as a unit is 3.87.
As a team New York is hitting .260, good for 7th in the league. The Yankees hold a .440 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .336, which is good for 4th in baseball. They rank 7th in MLB with 9.0 hits per game. Brett Gardner is hitting .248 with an on-base percentage of .343. He has 108 hits this season in 435 at bats with 49 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .430 and an OPS+ of 101. Aaron Judge is hitting .291 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .420. He has totaled 119 hits and he has driven in 80 men in 409 at bats. His OPS+ is 166 while his slugging percentage is at .614. The Yankees have 1,071 hits, including 196 doubles and 172 home runs. New York has walked 450 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,065 times as a unit. They have left 870 men on base and have a team OPS of .776. They score 5.14 runs per contest and have scored a total of 612 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Boston has a 69-51 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.39, Drew Pomeranz has a 12-4 record and a 1.34 WHIP. He has 132 strikeouts over the 127.1 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 124 hits. He allows 8.8 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.73. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.01 and they have given up 306 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .223 against the Red Sox bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 382 batters and walked 124 opposing hitters. As a team, Boston allows 8.4 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 3.66. The Red Sox pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,023 base knocks and 443 earned runs this season. They have given up 139 home runs this year, which ranks 21st in Major League Baseball. Boston as a staff has walked 328 hitters and struck out 1,141 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 3.70.
As a team, they are batting .263, good for 6th in the league. The Red Sox hold a .411 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .335, which is good for 6th in baseball. They rank 5th in MLB with 9.2 hits per contest. Mookie Betts comes into this matchup batting .269 with an OBP of .343. He has 129 hits this year along with 75 RBI in 479 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .453 with an OPS+ of 107. Xander Bogaerts is hitting .279 this season and he has an OBP of .335. He has collected 119 hits in 426 at bats while driving in 45 runs. He has an OPS+ of 93 and a slugging percentage of .404. The Red Sox as a unit have 1,099 base hits, including 218 doubles and 125 homers. Boston has walked 423 times this year and they have struck out on 881 occasions. They have had 847 men left on base and have an OPS of .746. They have scored 4.82 runs per game and totaled 578 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Yankees/Red Sox MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Red Sox -145
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