Atlanta Braves at Boston Red Sox 5/27/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Sunday, May 27, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Mike Foltynewicz vs. Chris Sale
Fenway Park is the site of the matchup between the Atlanta Braves and the Boston Red Sox on Sunday, May 27, 2018. The probable starting pitchers are Mike Foltynewicz for the Braves and Chris Sale for the Red Sox.
Atlanta opens at +134 while Boston opens at -144. The Braves have a 22-24-3 over/under record and a 28-21-0 run line mark. The Red Sox are 26-25-0 against the run line and have a 23-26-2 over/under record.
Valuable Atlanta Braves Betting Trends
The Atlanta Braves are 22-24-3 against the over/under
The Atlanta Braves are 28-21-0 against the run line
Important Boston Red Sox Betting Trends
The Boston Red Sox are 23-26-2 against the over/under
The Boston Red Sox are 26-25-0 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
05/25/18 2B Dustin Pedroia Knee is probable Saturday vs Atlanta Braves
05/25/18 DH Hanley Ramirez None has been released
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 29-20 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Mike Foltynewicz has a 3-3 record with an earned run average of 2.72 and a WHIP of 1.34 this year. He has 62 strikeouts over his 53 innings pitched and he's given up 45 hits. He's allowed 7.6 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.52. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.62 and they have given up 144 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .219 against the bullpen and they've struck out 177 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 9th in the league in team earned run average at 3.53. The Braves pitchers collectively have given up 386 base hits and 174 earned runs. They have allowed 44 home runs this season, ranking them 27th in the league. Atlanta as a pitching staff has walked 206 batters and struck out 437. They have walked 4.2 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.9 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.33 and their FIP as a unit is 3.91.
As a team Atlanta is hitting .263, good for 2nd in the league. The Braves hold a .424 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .334, which is good for 3rd in baseball. They rank 2nd in MLB with 9.2 hits per game. Nick Markakis is hitting .344 with an on-base percentage of .414. He has 67 hits this season in 195 at bats with 34 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .513 and an OPS+ of 156. Freddie Freeman is hitting .324 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .425. He has totaled 60 hits and he has driven in 35 men in 185 at bats. His OPS+ is 168 while his slugging percentage is at .546. The Braves have 452 hits, including 91 doubles and 57 home runs. Atlanta has walked 175 times so far this season and they have struck out 388 times as a unit. They have left 354 men on base and have a team OPS of .758. They score 5.06 runs per contest and have scored a total of 248 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Boston has a 35-16 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 2.17, Chris Sale has a 5-1 record and a 0.91 WHIP this season. He has 96 strikeouts over the 70.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 47 hits. He allows 6 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 2.84. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.26 and they have given up 142 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .222 against the Red Sox bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 189 batters and walked 59 opposing hitters. As a team, Boston allows 7.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.9 batters per nine innings. They are 7th in the league in team earned run average at 3.48. The Red Sox pitchers as a team have surrendered 404 base knocks and 180 earned runs this season. They have given up 50 home runs this year, which ranks 24th in Major League Baseball. Boston as a staff has walked 150 hitters and struck out 513 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 3.39.
As a team, they are batting .266, good for 1st in the league. The Red Sox hold a .463 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .328, 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 .326 with an OBP of .381. He has 62 hits this year along with 42 RBI in 190 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .653 with an OPS+ of 170. Mookie Betts is hitting .361 this season and he has an OBP of .438. He has collected 65 hits in 180 at bats while driving in 37 runs. He has an OPS+ of 213 and a slugging percentage of .761. The Red Sox as a unit have 478 base hits, including 117 doubles and 75 homers. Boston has walked 158 times this year and they have struck out on 396 occasions. They have had 348 men left on base and have an OPS of .791. They have scored 5.29 runs per game and totaled 270 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Braves/Red Sox MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Red Sox -144
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