Baltimore Orioles at Boston Red Sox 5/18/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Friday, May 18, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Alex Cobb vs. Drew Pomeranz
The Baltimore Orioles head to Fenway Park on Friday, May 18, 2018 to take on the Boston Red Sox. The expected starting pitchers are Alex Cobb for the Orioles and Drew Pomeranz for the Red Sox.
The odds for this matchup have Baltimore at +169 and Boston at -179. The Orioles have a 21-21-0 over/under mark and a 17-25-0 run line record. The Red Sox are 20-23-0 against the run line and have a 21-21-1 over/under record.
Valuable Baltimore Orioles Betting Trends
The Baltimore Orioles are 21-21-0 against the over/under
The Baltimore Orioles are 17-25-0 against the run line
Important Boston Red Sox Betting Trends
The Boston Red Sox are 21-21-1 against the over/under
The Boston Red Sox are 20-23-0 against the run line
Key Baltimore Orioles Injuries
05/11/18 P Chris Tillman Back 10-day DL (05/11)
05/09/18 P Darren O'Day Elbow 10-day DL (05/07)
05/02/18 SS Luis Sardinas Back 10-day DL (04/29)
04/26/18 SS Tim Beckham Groin 60-day DL (04/24)
04/25/18 P Gabriel Ynoa Shin 60-day DL (03/26)
04/07/18 LF Colby Rasmus Hip 10-day DL (04/07)
03/26/18 P Zach Britton Achilles 60-day DL (02/15)
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 Orioles have a 13-29 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Alex Cobb has a 0-5 record with an earned run average of 7.06 and a WHIP of 1.88 this year. He has 16 strikeouts over his 29.1 innings pitched and he's given up 49 hits. He allows 15 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 5.43. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.53 and they have given up 162 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .262 against the bullpen and they've struck out 148 hitters and walked 63 batters. As a team, Baltimore allows 10 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.9 batters per nine innings. They are 28th in the league in team earned run average at 5.06. The Orioles pitchers collectively have given up 419 base hits and 211 earned runs. They have allowed 58 home runs this season, ranking them 4th in the league. Baltimore as a pitching staff has walked 141 batters and struck out 330. They have walked 3.4 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.9 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.49 and their FIP as a unit is 4.66.
As a team Baltimore is hitting .234, good for 23rd in the league. The Orioles hold a .403 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .299, which is good for 29th in baseball. They rank 21st in MLB with 8.0 hits per game. Manny Machado is hitting .342 with an on-base percentage of .422. He has 55 hits this season in 161 at bats with 38 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .652 and an OPS+ of 190. Trey Mancini is hitting .271 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .347. He has totaled 42 hits and he has driven in 16 men in 155 at bats. His OPS+ is 115 while his slugging percentage is at .439. The Orioles have 337 hits, including 71 doubles and 54 home runs. Baltimore has walked 125 times so far this season and they have struck out 384 times as a unit. They have left 269 men on base and have a team OPS of .702. They score 4.14 runs per contest and have scored a total of 174 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Boston has a 29-14 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 5.47, Drew Pomeranz has a 1-1 record and a 1.66 WHIP this season. He has 26 strikeouts over the 24.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 28 hits. He allows 10.2 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 5.25. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.66 and they have given up 128 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .230 against the Red Sox bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 162 batters and walked 53 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 3.67. The Red Sox pitchers as a team have surrendered 342 base knocks and 161 earned runs this season. They have given up 46 home runs this year, which ranks 16th in Major League Baseball. Boston as a staff has walked 128 hitters and struck out 433 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 3.57.
As a team, they are batting .267, good for 1st in the league. The Red Sox hold a .454 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .326, which is good for 10th in baseball. They rank 1st in MLB with 9.6 hits per contest. J.D. Martinez comes into this matchup batting .344 with an OBP of .395. He has 55 hits this year along with 36 RBI in 160 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .644 with an OPS+ of 171. Mookie Betts is hitting .353 this season and he has an OBP of .428. He has collected 53 hits in 150 at bats while driving in 28 runs. He has an OPS+ of 201 and a slugging percentage of .733. The Red Sox as a unit have 411 base hits, including 102 doubles and 59 homers. Boston has walked 126 times this year and they have struck out on 337 occasions. They have had 297 men left on base and have an OPS of .781. They have scored 5.4 runs per game and totaled 232 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Orioles/Red Sox MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Orioles +169
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