Tampa Bay Rays at Boston Red Sox 9/8/2017 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Friday, September 8, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Chris Archer vs. Drew Pomeranz
The Tampa Bay Rays visit Fenway Park on Friday, September 8, 2017 to play the Boston Red Sox. The probable starters are Chris Archer for the Rays and Drew Pomeranz for the Red Sox.
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The opening line for this matchup has Tampa Bay at +127 and Boston at -137. The Rays have a 70-68-3 over/under record and a 68-73-0 run line mark. The Red Sox are 72-68-0 against the run line and have a 60-74-6 over/under record.
Valuable Tampa Bay Rays Betting Trends
The Tampa Bay Rays are 70-68-3 against the over/under
The Tampa Bay Rays are 68-73-0 against the run line
Important Boston Red Sox Betting Trends
The Boston Red Sox are 60-74-6 against the over/under
The Boston Red Sox are 72-68-0 against the run line
Key Tampa Bay Rays Injuries
09/06/17 P Chris Archer Forearm left last game, probable for next scheduled start
09/06/17 1B Logan Morrison Flu "?" Friday vs. Boston Red Sox
08/21/17 P Jacob Faria Abdominal 10-day DL (08/17)
06/26/17 P Diego Moreno Shoulder 60-day DL (05/22)
06/23/17 LF Colby Rasmus Hip 10-day DL (06/19)
06/09/17 LF Rickie Weeks Jr. Shoulder 10-day DL (06/09)
06/01/17 P Kevin Gadea Elbow 60-day DL (03/26)
06/01/17 3B Matt Duffy Achilles 60-day DL (04/02)
06/01/17 P Shawn Tolleson Elbow 60-day DL (04/01)
05/18/17 P Xavier Cedeno Forearm 60-day DL (04/18)
04/01/17 P Nathan Eovaldi Elbow 60-day DL (03/10)
Key Boston Red Sox Injuries
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 Steven Wright Knee 60-day DL (04/30)
05/28/17 P Tyler Thornburg Shoulder 60-day DL (04/01)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Rays have a 70-71 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Chris Archer has a 9-8 record with an earned run average of 3.76 and a WHIP of 1.20. He has 225 strikeouts over his 179.1 innings pitched and he's given up 164 hits. He allows 8.2 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.32. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.02 and they have given up 403 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .232 against the bullpen and they've struck out 413 hitters and walked 174 batters. As a team, Tampa Bay allows 8.2 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.2 batters per nine innings. They are 8th in the league in team earned run average at 4.04. The Rays pitchers collectively have given up 1,150 base hits and 564 earned runs. They have allowed 174 home runs this season, ranking them 14th in the league. Tampa Bay as a pitching staff has walked 439 batters and struck out 1,150. They have walked 3.1 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.2 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.27 and their FIP as a unit is 4.26.
As a team Tampa Bay is hitting .246, good for 25th in the league. The Rays hold a .428 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .318, which is good for 21st in baseball. They rank 25th in MLB with 8.3 hits per game. Logan Morrison is hitting .252 with an on-base percentage of .353. He has 115 hits this season in 456 at bats with 82 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .537 and an OPS+ of 138. Corey Dickerson is hitting .284 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .330. He has totaled 151 hits and he has driven in 60 men in 531 at bats. His OPS+ is 123 while his slugging percentage is at .507. The Rays have 1,174 hits, including 206 doubles and 201 home runs. Tampa Bay has walked 481 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,343 times as a unit. They have left 972 men on base and have a team OPS of .746. They score 4.35 runs per contest and have scored a total of 613 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Boston has a 79-61 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.36, Drew Pomeranz has a 14-5 record and a 1.39 WHIP. He has 154 strikeouts over the 147.1 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 145 hits. He allows 8.9 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.79. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.24 and they have given up 370 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .226 against the Red Sox bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 464 batters and walked 148 opposing hitters. As a team, Boston allows 8.5 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.5 batters per nine innings. They are 4th in the league in team earned run average at 3.73. The Red Sox pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,202 base knocks and 528 earned runs this season. They have given up 168 home runs this year, which ranks 20th in Major League Baseball. Boston as a staff has walked 391 hitters and struck out 1,343 batters. They give up a walk 2.8 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.5 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.25 while their FIP as a staff is 3.76.
As a team, they are batting .258, good for 11th in the league. The Red Sox hold a .406 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .331, which is good for 11th in baseball. They rank 7th in MLB with 9.0 hits per contest. Mookie Betts comes into this matchup batting .262 with an OBP of .341. He has 146 hits this year along with 78 RBI in 558 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .434 with an OPS+ of 102. Xander Bogaerts is hitting .268 this season and he has an OBP of .331. He has collected 131 hits in 489 at bats while driving in 53 runs. He has an OPS+ of 91 and a slugging percentage of .399. The Red Sox as a unit have 1,261 base hits, including 253 doubles and 146 homers. Boston has walked 501 times this year and they have struck out on 1,047 occasions. They have had 999 men left on base and have an OPS of .738. They have scored 4.73 runs per game and totaled 662 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Rays/Red Sox MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Rays +127
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