New York Yankees at Boston Red Sox 8/20/2017 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Sunday, August 20, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Sonny Gray vs. Doug Fister
The New York Yankees visit Fenway Park on Sunday, August 20, 2017 to play the Boston Red Sox. The probable starters are Sonny Gray for the Yankees and Doug Fister for the Red Sox.
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The opening line for this matchup has New York at +113 and Boston at -123. The Yankees have a 62-56-3 over/under record and a 64-57-0 run line mark. The Red Sox are 63-58-0 against the run line and have a 54-62-5 over/under record.
Valuable New York Yankees Betting Trends
The New York Yankees are 62-56-3 against the over/under
The New York Yankees are 64-57-0 against the run line
Important Boston Red Sox Betting Trends
The Boston Red Sox are 54-62-5 against the over/under
The Boston Red Sox are 63-58-0 against the run line
Key New York Yankees Injuries
08/18/17 P CC Sabathia Knee 10-day DL (08/09) - expected to start Saturday vs. Boston Red Sox
08/18/17 1B Garrett Cooper Tendonitis 10-day DL (08/17)
08/15/17 P Luis Cessa Back 10-day DL (08/15)
08/12/17 P Masahiro Tanaka Shoulder 10-day DL (08/10)
08/10/17 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)
05/03/17 1B Greg Bird Ankle 10-day DL (05/02)
Key Boston Red Sox Injuries
08/18/17 P Drew Pomeranz Leg left last game, "?" for next scheduled start
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 65-56 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Sonny Gray has a 7-7 record with an earned run average of 3.37 and a WHIP of 1.18. He has 111 strikeouts over his 115 innings pitched and he's given up 97 hits. He allows 7.6 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.27. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.30 and they have given up 311 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .205 against the bullpen and they've struck out 476 hitters and walked 167 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 3.84. The Yankees pitchers collectively have given up 955 base hits and 462 earned runs. They have allowed 142 home runs this season, ranking them 21st in the league. New York as a pitching staff has walked 377 batters and struck out 1,143. They have walked 3.1 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.5 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.23 and their FIP as a unit is 3.89.
As a team New York is hitting .260, good for 10th in the league. The Yankees hold a .440 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .336, which is good for 5th in baseball. They rank 7th in MLB with 9.0 hits per game. Aaron Judge is hitting .288 with an on-base percentage of .418. He has 120 hits this season in 417 at bats with 80 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .604 and an OPS+ of 162. Brett Gardner is hitting .252 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .345. He has totaled 112 hits and he has driven in 51 men in 445 at bats. His OPS+ is 101 while his slugging percentage is at .431. The Yankees have 1,092 hits, including 198 doubles and 175 home runs. New York has walked 458 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,086 times as a unit. They have left 889 men on base and have a team OPS of .777. They score 5.17 runs per contest and have scored a total of 625 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Boston has a 70-51 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 5.56, Doug Fister has a 2-6 record and a 1.65 WHIP. He has 38 strikeouts over the 43.2 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 49 hits. He allows 10.1 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.9. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.11 and they have given up 314 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .225 against the Red Sox bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 391 batters and walked 129 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 3.68. The Red Sox pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,035 base knocks and 449 earned runs this season. They have given up 141 home runs this year, which ranks 22nd in Major League Baseball. Boston as a staff has walked 334 hitters and struck out 1,154 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 3.72.
As a team, they are batting .263, good for 6th in the league. The Red Sox hold a .412 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .335, which is good for 7th in baseball. They rank 5th in MLB with 9.2 hits per contest. Xander Bogaerts comes into this matchup batting .279 with an OBP of .335. He has 120 hits this year along with 45 RBI in 430 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .405 with an OPS+ of 93. Mookie Betts is hitting .268 this season and he has an OBP of .342. He has collected 129 hits in 482 at bats while driving in 76 runs. He has an OPS+ of 106 and a slugging percentage of .450. The Red Sox as a unit have 1,109 base hits, including 219 doubles and 127 homers. Boston has walked 429 times this year and they have struck out on 886 occasions. They have had 853 men left on base and have an OPS of .747. They have scored 4.85 runs per game and totaled 587 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Yankees/Red Sox MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Yankees +113
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