Baltimore Orioles at Boston Red Sox 5/20/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Sunday, May 20, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: David Hess vs. Eduardo Rodriguez
The Baltimore Orioles head to Fenway Park on Sunday, May 20, 2018 to take on the Boston Red Sox. The expected starting pitchers are David Hess for the Orioles and Eduardo Rodriguez for the Red Sox.
The odds for this matchup have Baltimore at +174 and Boston at -185. The Orioles have a 22-22-0 over/under mark and a 18-26-0 run line record. The Red Sox are 21-24-0 against the run line and have a 22-22-1 over/under record.
Valuable Baltimore Orioles Betting Trends
The Baltimore Orioles are 22-22-0 against the over/under
The Baltimore Orioles are 18-26-0 against the run line
Important Boston Red Sox Betting Trends
The Boston Red Sox are 22-22-1 against the over/under
The Boston Red Sox are 21-24-0 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 14-30 overall record this season. Starting pitcher David Hess has a 1-0 record with an earned run average of 4.50 and a WHIP of 1.00 this year. He has 3 strikeouts over his 6 innings pitched and he's given up 6 hits. He allows 9 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.31. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.36 and they have given up 167 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .260 against the bullpen and they've struck out 150 hitters and walked 67 batters. As a team, Baltimore allows 10.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.8 batters per nine innings. They are 28th in the league in team earned run average at 5.04. The Orioles pitchers collectively have given up 442 base hits and 220 earned runs. They have allowed 61 home runs this season, ranking them 3rd in the league. Baltimore as a pitching staff has walked 148 batters and struck out 341. They have walked 3.4 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.8 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.50 and their FIP as a unit is 4.69.
As a team Baltimore is hitting .233, good for 24th in the league. The Orioles hold a .403 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .298, which is good for 28th in baseball. They rank 21st in MLB with 8.0 hits per game. Manny Machado is hitting .347 with an on-base percentage of .423. He has 59 hits this season in 170 at bats with 42 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .671 and an OPS+ of 195. Trey Mancini is hitting .259 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .341. He has totaled 42 hits and he has driven in 16 men in 162 at bats. His OPS+ is 109 while his slugging percentage is at .420. The Orioles have 352 hits, including 77 doubles and 56 home runs. Baltimore has walked 130 times so far this season and they have struck out 400 times as a unit. They have left 279 men on base and have a team OPS of .700. They score 4.16 runs per contest and have scored a total of 183 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Boston has a 30-15 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.68, Eduardo Rodriguez has a 3-1 record and a 1.21 WHIP this season. He has 51 strikeouts over the 42.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 35 hits. He allows 7.4 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.23. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.66 and they have given up 131 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .228 against the Red Sox bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 168 batters and walked 55 opposing hitters. As a team, Boston allows 7.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.8 batters per nine innings. They are 10th in the league in team earned run average at 3.69. The Red Sox pitchers as a team have surrendered 357 base knocks and 169 earned runs this season. They have given up 48 home runs this year, which ranks 16th in Major League Baseball. Boston as a staff has walked 133 hitters and struck out 449 batters. They give up a walk 2.9 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.8 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.19 while their FIP as a staff is 3.57.
As a team, they are batting .269, 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 6th in baseball. They rank 1st in MLB with 9.6 hits per contest. J.D. Martinez comes into this matchup batting .345 with an OBP of .395. He has 58 hits this year along with 38 RBI in 168 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .661 with an OPS+ of 175. Mookie Betts is hitting .371 this season and he has an OBP of .443. He has collected 59 hits in 159 at bats while driving in 30 runs. He has an OPS+ of 213 and a slugging percentage of .761. The Red Sox as a unit have 434 base hits, including 108 doubles and 62 homers. Boston has walked 133 times this year and they have struck out on 348 occasions. They have had 314 men left on base and have an OPS of .787. They have scored 5.38 runs per game and totaled 242 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Orioles/Red Sox MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Orioles +174
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