Atlanta Braves at Boston Red Sox 5/26/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Saturday, May 26, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Sean Newcomb vs. Drew Pomeranz
Fenway Park is the site of the matchup between the Atlanta Braves and the Boston Red Sox on Saturday, May 26, 2018. The probable starting pitchers are Sean Newcomb for the Braves and Drew Pomeranz for the Red Sox.
Atlanta opens at +155 while Boston opens at -165. The Braves have a 22-23-3 over/under record and a 28-20-0 run line mark. The Red Sox are 25-25-0 against the run line and have a 23-25-2 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 23-25-2 against the over/under
The Boston Red Sox are 25-25-0 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
05/24/18 2B Dustin Pedroia Knee is probable Friday vs Atlanta Braves
05/15/18 P Carson Smith Shoulder 10-day DL (05/15)
03/30/18 P Austin Maddox Shoulder 10-day DL (03/29)
03/30/18 P Tyler Thornburg Shoulder 10-day DL (03/29)
03/26/18 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 Sean Newcomb has a 5-1 record with an earned run average of 2.39 and a WHIP of 1.14 this year. He has 58 strikeouts over his 52.2 innings pitched and he's given up 36 hits. He's allowed 6.2 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.01. 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. Nick Markakis is hitting .344 with an on-base percentage of .412. He has 66 hits this season in 192 at bats with 32 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .510 and an OPS+ of 155. Freddie Freeman is hitting .324 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .424. He has totaled 59 hits and he has driven in 35 men in 182 at bats. His OPS+ is 168 while his slugging percentage is at .549. 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 34-16 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 5.97, Drew Pomeranz has a 1-2 record and a 1.78 WHIP this season. He has 28 strikeouts over the 28.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 35 hits. He allows 11 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 5.1. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.33 and they have given up 141 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .225 against the Red Sox bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 184 batters and walked 58 opposing hitters. As a team, Boston allows 7.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.9 batters per nine innings. They are 9th in the league in team earned run average at 3.51. The Red Sox pitchers as a team have surrendered 397 base knocks and 178 earned runs this season. They have given up 50 home runs this year, which ranks 22nd in Major League Baseball. Boston as a staff has walked 146 hitters and struck out 501 batters. They give up a walk 2.9 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.9 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.19 while their FIP as a staff is 3.42.
As a team, they are batting .266, good for 1st in the league. The Red Sox hold a .458 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .329, which is good for 7th in baseball. They rank 1st in MLB with 9.4 hits per contest. J.D. Martinez comes into this matchup batting .328 with an OBP of .383. He has 61 hits this year along with 41 RBI in 186 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .645 with an OPS+ of 168. Mookie Betts is hitting .362 this season and he has an OBP of .436. He has collected 64 hits in 177 at bats while driving in 35 runs. He has an OPS+ of 209 and a slugging percentage of .751. The Red Sox as a unit have 471 base hits, including 117 doubles and 71 homers. Boston has walked 155 times this year and they have struck out on 391 occasions. They have had 345 men left on base and have an OPS of .787. They have scored 5.28 runs per game and totaled 264 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Braves/Red Sox MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Red Sox -165
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