Baltimore Orioles at Boston Red Sox 4/14/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Saturday, April 14, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Alex Cobb vs. Hector Velazquez
The Baltimore Orioles head to Fenway Park on Saturday, April 14, 2018 to take on the Boston Red Sox. The expected starting pitchers are Alex Cobb for the Orioles and Hector Velazquez for the Red Sox.
The odds for this matchup have Baltimore at +150 and Boston at -160. The Orioles have a 5-8-0 over/under mark and a 6-7-0 run line record. The Red Sox are 5-7-0 against the run line and have a 6-5-1 over/under record.
Valuable Baltimore Orioles Betting Trends
The Baltimore Orioles are 5-8-0 against the over/under
The Baltimore Orioles are 6-7-0 against the run line
Important Boston Red Sox Betting Trends
The Boston Red Sox are 6-5-1 against the over/under
The Boston Red Sox are 5-7-0 against the run line
Key Baltimore Orioles Injuries
04/07/18 LF Colby Rasmus Hip 10-day DL (04/07)
03/29/18 P Gabriel Ynoa Shin 10-day DL (03/26)
03/29/18 DH Mark Trumbo Quad 10-day DL (03/26)
03/26/18 P Zach Britton Achilles 60-day DL (02/15)
Key Boston Red Sox Injuries
04/12/18 P Bobby Poyner Hamstring 10-day DL (04/12)
04/12/18 P David Price Hand is "?" for next scheduled start
04/12/18 DH Hanley Ramirez Hand left last game, is "?" Friday vs Baltimore Orioles
04/11/18 SS Xander Bogaerts Ankle 10-day DL (04/09)
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 P Drew Pomeranz Elbow 10-day DL (03/26)
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 Orioles have a 5-8 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Alex Cobb is expected to make his season debut for Baltimore. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.42 and they have given up 49 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .238 against the bullpen and they've struck out 51 hitters and walked 29 batters. As a team, Baltimore allows 8.6 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.6 batters per nine innings. They are 19th in the league in team earned run average at 4.39. The Orioles pitchers collectively have given up 117 base hits and 60 earned runs. They have allowed 17 home runs this season, ranking them 4th in the league. Baltimore as a pitching staff has walked 58 batters and struck out 117. They have walked 4.2 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.6 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.42 and their FIP as a unit is 4.54.
As a team Baltimore is hitting .216, good for 28th in the league. The Orioles hold a .349 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .292, which is good for 26th in baseball. They rank 21st in MLB with 7.8 hits per game. Adam Jones is hitting .228 with an on-base percentage of .254. He has 13 hits this season in 57 at bats with 7 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .404 and an OPS+ of 87. Manny Machado is hitting .321 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .419. He has totaled 17 hits and he has driven in 6 men in 53 at bats. His OPS+ is 178 while his slugging percentage is at .547. The Orioles have 101 hits, including 21 doubles and 13 home runs. Baltimore has walked 47 times so far this season and they have struck out 142 times as a unit. They have left 103 men on base and have a team OPS of .641. They score 3.38 runs per contest and have scored a total of 44 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Boston has a 10-2 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.12, Hector Velazquez has a 1-0 record and a 1.15 WHIP this season. He has 6 strikeouts over the 8.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 8 hits. He allows 8.3 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.84. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.60 and they have given up 38 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .217 against the Red Sox bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 51 batters and walked 26 opposing hitters. As a team, Boston allows 7.3 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.4 batters per nine innings. They are 7th in the league in team earned run average at 3.08. The Red Sox pitchers as a team have surrendered 92 base knocks and 39 earned runs this season. They have given up 8 home runs this year, which ranks 27th in Major League Baseball. Boston as a staff has walked 40 hitters and struck out 119 batters. They give up a walk 3.2 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.4 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.16 while their FIP as a staff is 2.99.
As a team, they are batting .259, good for 4th in the league. The Red Sox hold a .421 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .337, which is good for 6th in baseball. They rank 3rd in MLB with 9.3 hits per contest. Rafael Devers comes into this matchup batting .233 with an OBP of .320. He has 10 hits this year along with 10 RBI in 43 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .395 with an OPS+ of 98. Xander Bogaerts is hitting .368 this season and he has an OBP of .400. He has collected 14 hits in 38 at bats while driving in 9 runs. He has an OPS+ of 201 and a slugging percentage of .711. The Red Sox as a unit have 111 base hits, including 35 doubles and 10 homers. Boston has walked 47 times this year and they have struck out on 83 occasions. They have had 85 men left on base and have an OPS of .757. They have scored 5.75 runs per game and totaled 69 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Orioles/Red Sox MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Orioles +150
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