Boston Red Sox at Baltimore Orioles 8/12/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Sunday, August 12, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Chris Sale vs. Alex Cobb
Oriole Park is the site of the matchup between the Boston Red Sox and the Baltimore Orioles on Sunday, August 12, 2018. The probable starting pitchers are Chris Sale for the Red Sox and Alex Cobb for the Orioles.
Boston opens at -390 while Baltimore opens at +345. The Red Sox have a 55-58-4 over/under record and a 69-48-0 run line mark. The Orioles are 50-66-0 against the run line and have a 53-59-4 over/under record.
Valuable Boston Red Sox Betting Trends
The Boston Red Sox are 55-58-4 against the over/under
The Boston Red Sox are 69-48-0 against the run line
Important Baltimore Orioles Betting Trends
The Baltimore Orioles are 53-59-4 against the over/under
The Baltimore Orioles are 50-66-0 against the run line
Key Boston Red Sox Injuries
08/08/18 P Chris Sale Shoulder 10-day DL (07/28); expected to be activated and start Sunday vs Baltimore
08/04/18 C Blake Swihart Hamstring 10-day DL (08/03)
08/03/18 2B Ian Kinsler Hamstring 10-day DL (08/04)
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)
06/02/18 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 Baltimore Orioles Injuries
08/03/18 P Jhan Marinez Hamstring 10-day DL (08/03)
07/04/18 3B Steve Wilkerson Oblique 10-day DL (07/04)
06/27/18 CF Craig Gentry Ribs 10-day DL (06/24)
06/15/18 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 82-35 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Chris Sale has a 11-4 record with an earned run average of 2.04 and a WHIP of 0.87 this year. He has 207 strikeouts over his 141 innings pitched and he's given up 90 hits. He's allowed 5.7 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 2.08. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.39 and they have given up 336 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .229 against the bullpen and they've struck out 418 hitters and walked 150 batters. As a team, Boston allows 7.9 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.6 batters per nine innings. They are 2nd in the league in team earned run average at 3.54. The Red Sox pitchers collectively have given up 934 base hits and 417 earned runs. They have allowed 120 home runs this season, ranking them 23rd in the league. Boston as a pitching staff has walked 358 batters and struck out 1,126. They have walked 3 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.6 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.22 and their FIP as a unit is 3.65.
As a team Boston is hitting .271, good for 1st in the league. The Red Sox hold a .464 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .340, which is good for 2nd in baseball. They rank 1st in MLB with 9.5 hits per game. J.D. Martinez is hitting .332 with an on-base percentage of .399. He has 141 hits this season in 425 at bats with 101 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .656 and an OPS+ of 177. Andrew Benintendi is hitting .303 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .385. He has totaled 129 hits and he has driven in 70 men in 426 at bats. His OPS+ is 139 while his slugging percentage is at .512. The Red Sox have 1,106 hits, including 262 doubles and 160 home runs. Boston has walked 402 times so far this season and they have struck out 901 times as a unit. They have left 811 men on base and have a team OPS of .804. They score 5.5 runs per contest and have scored a total of 644 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Baltimore has a 35-81 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 5.55, Alex Cobb has a 3-14 record and a 1.51 WHIP this season. He has 78 strikeouts over the 116.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 145 hits. He allows 11.2 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.73. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.54 and they have given up 428 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .266 against the Orioles bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 379 batters and walked 200 opposing hitters. As a team, Baltimore allows 9.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.7 batters per nine innings. They are 29th in the league in team earned run average at 5.04. The Orioles pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,127 base knocks and 577 earned runs this season. They have given up 157 home runs this year, which ranks 3rd in Major League Baseball. Baltimore as a staff has walked 420 hitters and struck out 878 batters. They give up a walk 3.7 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.7 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.50 while their FIP as a staff is 4.81.
As a team, they are batting .239, good for 25th in the league. The Orioles hold a .401 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .300, which is good for 28th in baseball. They rank 25th in MLB with 8.2 hits per contest. Mark Trumbo comes into this matchup batting .270 with an OBP of .322. He has 83 hits this year along with 42 RBI in 307 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .476 with an OPS+ of 115. Adam Jones is hitting .285 this season and he has an OBP of .313. He has collected 126 hits in 442 at bats while driving in 47 runs. He has an OPS+ of 102 and a slugging percentage of .432. The Orioles as a unit have 947 base hits, including 186 doubles and 146 homers. Baltimore has walked 314 times this year and they have struck out on 1,009 occasions. They have had 731 men left on base and have an OPS of .701. They have scored 3.98 runs per game and totaled 462 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Red Sox/Orioles MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Orioles +345
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