Atlanta Braves at Boston Red Sox 5/25/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Friday, May 25, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Julio Teheran vs. Eduardo Rodriguez
Fenway Park is the site of the matchup between the Atlanta Braves and the Boston Red Sox on Friday, May 25, 2018. The probable starting pitchers are Julio Teheran for the Braves and Eduardo Rodriguez for the Red Sox.
Atlanta opens at +118 while Boston opens at -128. The Braves have a 22-23-3 over/under record and a 28-20-0 run line mark. The Red Sox are 25-24-0 against the run line and have a 22-25-2 over/under record.
Valuable Atlanta Braves Betting Trends
The Atlanta Braves are 22-23-3 against the over/under
The Atlanta Braves are 28-20-0 against the run line
Important Boston Red Sox Betting Trends
The Boston Red Sox are 22-25-2 against the over/under
The Boston Red Sox are 25-24-0 against the run line
Key Atlanta Braves Injuries
05/18/18 P Michael Soroka Shoulder 10-day DL (05/14)
04/18/18 P Anibal Sanchez Leg 10-day DL (04/18)
04/18/18 P Jose Ramirez Shoulder 10-day DL (04/18)
03/30/18 P Chase Whitley Heel 10-day DL (03/26)
03/30/18 P Jacob Lindgren Elbow 60-day DL (03/26)
03/26/18 P Grant Dayton Elbow 60-day DL (02/14)
Key Boston Red Sox Injuries
05/15/18 P Carson Smith Shoulder 10-day DL (05/15)
05/15/18 P Hector Velazquez Back 10-day DL (05/14)
03/30/18 P Austin Maddox Shoulder 10-day DL (03/29)
03/30/18 P Tyler Thornburg Shoulder 10-day DL (03/29)
03/29/18 2B Dustin Pedroia Knee 10-day DL (03/29)
03/26/18 SS Marco Hernandez Shoulder 60-day DL (03/29)
03/26/18 P Steven Wright Knee 10-day DL (03/26)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Braves have a 29-19 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Julio Teheran has a 4-1 record with an earned run average of 4.17 and a WHIP of 1.24 this year. He has 47 strikeouts over his 54 innings pitched and he's given up 43 hits. He's allowed 7.2 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 5.03. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.51 and they have given up 141 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .217 against the bullpen and they've struck out 176 hitters and walked 94 batters. As a team, Atlanta allows 7.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.9 batters per nine innings. They are 8th in the league in team earned run average at 3.47. The Braves pitchers collectively have given up 379 base hits and 168 earned runs. They have allowed 40 home runs this season, ranking them 28th in the league. Atlanta as a pitching staff has walked 203 batters and struck out 432. They have walked 4.2 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.9 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.34 and their FIP as a unit is 3.80.
As a team Atlanta is hitting .264, good for 2nd in the league. The Braves hold a .428 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .335, which is good for 3rd in baseball. They rank 2nd in MLB with 9.3 hits per game. Freddie Freeman is hitting .324 with an on-base percentage of .424. He has 59 hits this season in 182 at bats with 35 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .549 and an OPS+ of 168. Nick Markakis is hitting .344 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .412. He has totaled 66 hits and he has driven in 32 men in 192 at bats. His OPS+ is 155 while his slugging percentage is at .510. The Braves have 445 hits, including 89 doubles and 57 home runs. Atlanta has walked 171 times so far this season and they have struck out 376 times as a unit. They have left 345 men on base and have a team OPS of .762. They score 5.12 runs per contest and have scored a total of 246 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Boston has a 34-15 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.13, Eduardo Rodriguez has a 4-1 record and a 1.25 WHIP this season. He has 58 strikeouts over the 48 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 44 hits. He allows 8.3 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.77. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.42 and they have given up 137 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .223 against the Red Sox bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 181 batters and walked 56 opposing hitters. As a team, Boston allows 7.7 hits per nine innings while striking out 10 batters per nine innings. They are 9th in the league in team earned run average at 3.49. The Red Sox pitchers as a team have surrendered 385 base knocks and 174 earned runs this season. They have given up 50 home runs this year, which ranks 20th in Major League Baseball. Boston as a staff has walked 142 hitters and struck out 496 batters. They give up a walk 2.9 times per 9 innings while they strike out 10 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.18 while their FIP as a staff is 3.41.
As a team, they are batting .267, good for 1st in the league. The Red Sox hold a .460 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .330, which is good for 5th in baseball. They rank 1st in MLB with 9.5 hits per contest. Mookie Betts comes into this matchup batting .364 with an OBP of .440. He has 63 hits this year along with 35 RBI in 173 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .763 with an OPS+ of 214. J.D. Martinez is hitting .335 this season and he has an OBP of .391. He has collected 61 hits in 182 at bats while driving in 41 runs. He has an OPS+ of 174 and a slugging percentage of .659. The Red Sox as a unit have 464 base hits, including 115 doubles and 70 homers. Boston has walked 153 times this year and they have struck out on 380 occasions. They have had 340 men left on base and have an OPS of .790. They have scored 5.33 runs per game and totaled 261 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Braves/Red Sox MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Red Sox -128
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