Boston Red Sox at Baltimore Orioles 7/23/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Monday, July 23, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Rick Porcello vs. Kevin Gausman
The Boston Red Sox visit Oriole Park on Monday, July 23, 2018 to play the Baltimore Orioles. The probable starters are Rick Porcello for the Red Sox and Kevin Gausman for the Orioles.
The opening line for this matchup has Boston at -159 and Baltimore at +149. The Red Sox have a 47-50-3 over/under record and a 59-41-0 run line mark. The Orioles are 39-60-0 against the run line and have a 40-55-4 over/under record.
Valuable Boston Red Sox Betting Trends
The Boston Red Sox are 47-50-3 against the over/under
The Boston Red Sox are 59-41-0 against the run line
Important Baltimore Orioles Betting Trends
The Baltimore Orioles are 40-55-4 against the over/under
The Baltimore Orioles are 39-60-0 against the run line
Key Boston Red Sox Injuries
07/15/18 P Eduardo Rodriguez Ankle 10-day DL (07/15)
07/08/18 C Christian Vazquez Finger 10-day DL (07/08)
06/27/18 P Steven Wright Knee 10-day DL (06/23)
06/05/18 P Drew Pomeranz Biceps 10-day DL (06/02)
06/02/18 2B Dustin Pedroia Knee 10-day DL (05/30)
05/25/18 DH Hanley Ramirez None has been released
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 Baltimore Orioles Injuries
07/22/18 P Andrew Cashner Neck 10-day DL (07/11); expected to be activated and start Sunday vs Toronto Blue Jays
07/04/18 3B Steve Wilkerson Oblique 10-day DL (07/04)
06/27/18 CF Craig Gentry Ribs 10-day DL (06/24)
06/27/18 P Darren O'Day Hamstring 60-day DL (06/27)
06/15/18 P Richard Bleier Shoulder 10-day DL (06/14)
06/12/18 P Pedro Araujo Elbow 10-day DL (06/11)
05/02/18 SS Luis Sardinas Back 60-day DL (04/29)
04/25/18 P Gabriel Ynoa Shin 60-day DL (03/26)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Red Sox have a 69-31 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Rick Porcello has a 11-4 record with an earned run average of 4.13 and a WHIP of 1.24 this season. He has 115 strikeouts over his 120 innings pitched and he's given up 118 hits. He's allowed 8.9 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.78. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.30 and they have given up 277 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .222 against the bullpen and they've struck out 360 hitters and walked 125 batters. As a team, Boston allows 7.9 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.7 batters per nine innings. They are 4th in the league in team earned run average at 3.55. The Red Sox pitchers collectively have given up 793 base hits and 356 earned runs. They have allowed 100 home runs this season, ranking them 25th in the league. Boston as a pitching staff has walked 301 batters and struck out 975. They have walked 3 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.7 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.21 and their FIP as a unit is 3.57.
As a team Boston is hitting .271, good for 1st in the league. The Red Sox hold a .458 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .337, which is good for 3rd in baseball. They rank 1st in MLB with 9.4 hits per game. Andrew Benintendi is hitting .303 with an on-base percentage of .387. He has 108 hits this season in 356 at bats with 57 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .520 and an OPS+ of 142. J.D. Martinez is hitting .325 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .392. He has totaled 116 hits and he has driven in 80 men in 357 at bats. His OPS+ is 171 while his slugging percentage is at .639. The Red Sox have 942 hits, including 216 doubles and 134 home runs. Boston has walked 331 times so far this season and they have struck out 767 times as a unit. They have left 694 men on base and have a team OPS of .795. They score 5.31 runs per contest and have scored a total of 531 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Baltimore has a 28-71 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.33, Kevin Gausman has a 4-7 record and a 1.37 WHIP. He has 97 strikeouts over the 112.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 127 hits. He's allowing 10.2 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.48. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.26 and they have given up 370 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .267 against the Orioles bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 325 batters and walked 163 opposing hitters. As a team, Baltimore allows 9.9 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.8 batters per nine innings. They are 29th in the league in team earned run average at 4.87. The Orioles pitchers as a team have surrendered 971 base knocks and 478 earned runs this season. They have given up 130 home runs this year, which ranks 3rd in Major League Baseball. Baltimore as a staff has walked 348 hitters and struck out 765 batters. They give up a walk 3.5 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.8 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.49 while their FIP as a staff is 4.65.
As a team, they are batting .227, good for 30th in the league. The Orioles hold a .380 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .289, which is good for 30th in baseball. They rank 29th in MLB with 7.7 hits per contest. Adam Jones comes into this matchup batting .277 with an OBP of .303. He has 107 hits this year along with 37 RBI in 386 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .425 with an OPS+ of 101. Mark Trumbo is hitting .247 this season and he has an OBP of .307. He has collected 60 hits in 243 at bats while driving in 28 runs. He has an OPS+ of 106 and a slugging percentage of .440. The Orioles as a unit have 763 base hits, including 154 doubles and 115 homers. Baltimore has walked 267 times this year and they have struck out on 867 occasions. They have had 628 men left on base and have an OPS of .669. They have scored 3.57 runs per game and totaled 353 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Red Sox/Orioles MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Red Sox -159
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