Boston Red Sox at Atlanta Braves 9/3/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Monday, September 3, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Nathan Eovaldi vs. Sean Newcomb
The Boston Red Sox visit SunTrust Park on Monday, September 3, 2018 to play the Atlanta Braves. The probable starters are Nathan Eovaldi for the Red Sox and Sean Newcomb for the Braves.
The opening line for this matchup has Boston at -123 and Atlanta at +113. The Red Sox have a 64-67-6 over/under record and a 80-57-0 run line mark. The Braves are 69-66-0 against the run line and have a 63-67-5 over/under record.
Valuable Boston Red Sox Betting Trends
The Boston Red Sox are 64-67-6 against the over/under
The Boston Red Sox are 80-57-0 against the run line
Important Atlanta Braves Betting Trends
The Atlanta Braves are 63-67-5 against the over/under
The Atlanta Braves are 69-66-0 against the run line
Key Boston Red Sox Injuries
08/29/18 P David Price Wrist left last game, is questionable next start
08/18/18 P Chris Sale Shoulder 10-day DL (08/15)
08/17/18 3B Rafael Devers Hamstring 10-day DL (08/17)
06/02/18 2B Dustin Pedroia Knee 60-day DL (05/30)
05/15/18 P Carson Smith Shoulder 60-day DL (05/15)
03/30/18 P Austin Maddox Shoulder 60-day DL (03/29)
03/26/18 SS Marco Hernandez Shoulder 60-day DL (03/29)
Key Atlanta Braves Injuries
08/08/18 P Max Fried Groin 10-day DL (08/08)
07/31/18 P Peter Moylan Ribs 60-day DL (07/31)
07/14/18 P Arodys Vizcaino Shoulder 60-day DL (07/14)
06/28/18 P Brandon McCarthy Knee 10-day DL (06/28)
06/27/18 P Darren O'Day Hamstring 60-day DL (06/27)
06/22/18 P Jose Ramirez Shoulder 60-day DL (04/18)
06/22/18 P Michael Soroka Shoulder 60-day DL (06/20)
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)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Red Sox have a 94-43 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Nathan Eovaldi has a 5-7 record with an earned run average of 4.35 and a WHIP of 1.15 this season. He has 74 strikeouts over his 91 innings pitched and he's given up 93 hits. He's allowed 9.2 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.99. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.41 and they have given up 399 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .228 against the bullpen and they've struck out 498 hitters and walked 187 batters. As a team, Boston allows 8 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 3.61. The Red Sox pitchers collectively have given up 1,092 base hits and 491 earned runs. They have allowed 143 home runs this season, ranking them 22nd in the league. Boston as a pitching staff has walked 414 batters and struck out 1,297. They have walked 3 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.5 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.23 and their FIP as a unit is 3.72.
As a team Boston is hitting .269, good for 1st in the league. The Red Sox hold a .458 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .338, which is good for 2nd in baseball. They rank 1st in MLB with 9.3 hits per game. Andrew Benintendi is hitting .291 with an on-base percentage of .373. He has 143 hits this season in 492 at bats with 77 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .486 and an OPS+ of 130. J.D. Martinez is hitting .333 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .404. He has totaled 164 hits and he has driven in 114 men in 492 at bats. His OPS+ is 178 while his slugging percentage is at .648. The Red Sox have 1,271 hits, including 301 doubles and 178 home runs. Boston has walked 460 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,039 times as a unit. They have left 923 men on base and have a team OPS of .796. They score 5.43 runs per contest and have scored a total of 738 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Atlanta has a 75-60 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.85, Sean Newcomb has a 11-7 record and a 1.32 WHIP. He has 138 strikeouts over the 145 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 123 hits. He's allowing 7.6 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.13. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.95 and they have given up 416 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .235 against the Braves bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 474 batters and walked 205 opposing hitters. As a team, Atlanta allows 7.7 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.8 batters per nine innings. They are 8th in the league in team earned run average at 3.7. The Braves pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,037 base knocks and 497 earned runs this season. They have given up 132 home runs this year, which ranks 26th in Major League Baseball. Atlanta as a staff has walked 494 hitters and struck out 1,186 batters. They give up a walk 3.7 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.8 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.27 while their FIP as a staff is 3.94.
As a team, they are batting .260, good for 3rd in the league. The Braves hold a .424 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .325, which is good for 10th in baseball. They rank 3rd in MLB with 9.0 hits per contest. Freddie Freeman comes into this matchup batting .309 with an OBP of .392. He has 160 hits this year along with 81 RBI in 518 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .508 with an OPS+ of 142. Nick Markakis is hitting .305 this season and he has an OBP of .368. He has collected 160 hits in 524 at bats while driving in 83 runs. He has an OPS+ of 125 and a slugging percentage of .468. The Braves as a unit have 1,211 base hits, including 268 doubles and 150 homers. Atlanta has walked 407 times this year and they have struck out on 1,044 occasions. They have had 936 men left on base and have an OPS of .749. They have scored 4.74 runs per game and totaled 635 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Red Sox/Braves MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Red Sox -123
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