Baltimore Orioles at Boston Red Sox 4/16/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Monday, April 16, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Andrew Cashner vs. Brian Johnson
The Baltimore Orioles head to Fenway Park on Monday, April 16, 2018 to take on the Boston Red Sox. The expected starting pitchers are Andrew Cashner for the Orioles and Brian Johnson for the Red Sox.
The odds for this matchup have Baltimore at +161 and Boston at -171. The Orioles have a 7-8-0 over/under mark and a 6-9-0 run line record. The Red Sox are 7-7-0 against the run line and have a 8-5-1 over/under record.
Valuable Baltimore Orioles Betting Trends
The Baltimore Orioles are 7-8-0 against the over/under
The Baltimore Orioles are 6-9-0 against the run line
Important Boston Red Sox Betting Trends
The Boston Red Sox are 8-5-1 against the over/under
The Boston Red Sox are 7-7-0 against the run line
Key Baltimore Orioles Injuries
04/14/18 2B Jonathan Schoop Side 10-day DL (04/14)
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
04/14/18 DH Hanley Ramirez Hand is "?" Sunday vs Baltimore Orioles
04/14/18 RF Mookie Betts Knee left last game, is "?" Sunday vs Baltimore Orioles
04/12/18 P Bobby Poyner Hamstring 10-day DL (04/12)
04/12/18 P David Price Hand is "?" for next scheduled start
04/11/18 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 5-10 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Andrew Cashner has a 1-1 record with an earned run average of 2.50 and a WHIP of 1.11 this year. He has 16 strikeouts over his 18 innings pitched and he's given up 12 hits. He allows 6 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 5.68. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.99 and they have given up 58 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .235 against the bullpen and they've struck out 60 hitters and walked 34 batters. As a team, Baltimore allows 9.3 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.2 batters per nine innings. They are 26th in the league in team earned run average at 4.86. The Orioles pitchers collectively have given up 143 base hits and 75 earned runs. They have allowed 20 home runs this season, ranking them 4th in the league. Baltimore as a pitching staff has walked 66 batters and struck out 126. They have walked 4.3 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.2 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.50 and their FIP as a unit is 4.74.
As a team Baltimore is hitting .222, good for 26th in the league. The Orioles hold a .351 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .292, which is good for 27th in baseball. They rank 18th in MLB with 7.9 hits per game. Adam Jones is hitting .234 with an on-base percentage of .254. He has 15 hits this season in 64 at bats with 8 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .391 and an OPS+ of 81. Manny Machado is hitting .311 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .400. He has totaled 19 hits and he has driven in 8 men in 61 at bats. His OPS+ is 162 while his slugging percentage is at .525. The Orioles have 119 hits, including 25 doubles and 14 home runs. Baltimore has walked 50 times so far this season and they have struck out 163 times as a unit. They have left 115 men on base and have a team OPS of .644. They score 3.33 runs per contest and have scored a total of 50 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Boston has a 12-2 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 2.70, Brian Johnson has a 1-0 record and a 1.30 WHIP this season. He has 11 strikeouts over the 10 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 9 hits. He allows 8.1 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.37. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.50 and they have given up 45 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .223 against the Red Sox bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 59 batters and walked 26 opposing hitters. As a team, Boston allows 7.5 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 3.07. The Red Sox pitchers as a team have surrendered 110 base knocks and 45 earned runs this season. They have given up 9 home runs this year, which ranks 26th in Major League Baseball. Boston as a staff has walked 43 hitters and struck out 140 batters. They give up a walk 2.9 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.5 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.16 while their FIP as a staff is 2.88.
As a team, they are batting .273, good for 2nd in the league. The Red Sox hold a .445 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .349, which is good for 2nd in baseball. They rank 2nd in MLB with 9.8 hits per contest. Rafael Devers comes into this matchup batting .245 with an OBP of .317. He has 13 hits this year along with 10 RBI in 53 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .396 with an OPS+ of 94. 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 197 and a slugging percentage of .711. The Red Sox as a unit have 137 base hits, including 43 doubles and 13 homers. Boston has walked 55 times this year and they have struck out on 92 occasions. They have had 103 men left on base and have an OPS of .794. They have scored 6.14 runs per game and totaled 86 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Orioles/Red Sox MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Orioles +161
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