Boston Red Sox at Chicago White Sox 8/31/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Friday, August 31, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Nathan Eovaldi vs. Michael Kopech
The Boston Red Sox visit Guaranteed Rate Field on Friday, August 31, 2018 to play the Chicago White Sox. The probable starters are Nathan Eovaldi for the Red Sox and Michael Kopech for the White Sox.
The opening line for this matchup has Boston at -152 and Chicago at +142. The Red Sox have a 63-65-6 over/under record and a 78-56-0 run line mark. The White Sox are 71-62-0 against the run line and have a 64-63-6 over/under record.
Valuable Boston Red Sox Betting Trends
The Boston Red Sox are 63-65-6 against the over/under
The Boston Red Sox are 78-56-0 against the run line
Important Chicago White Sox Betting Trends
The Chicago White Sox are 64-63-6 against the over/under
The Chicago White Sox are 71-62-0 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)
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 Chicago White Sox Injuries
08/23/18 C Welington Castillo Shoulder 10-day DL (08/23)
08/21/18 1B Jose Abreu Ribs 10-day DL (08/22)
08/21/18 CF Leury Garcia Ribs 10-day DL (08/21)
06/14/18 P Nate Jones Arm 10-day DL (06/14)
04/24/18 P Danny Farquhar Head 60-day DL (04/21)
04/23/18 P Miguel Gonzalez Rotator Cuff 60-day DL (04/23)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Red Sox have a 92-42 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Nathan Eovaldi has a 5-6 record with an earned run average of 4.15 and a WHIP of 1.15 this season. He has 74 strikeouts over his 89 innings pitched and he's given up 90 hits. He's allowed 9.1 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.83. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.45 and they have given up 384 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .227 against the bullpen and they've struck out 477 hitters and walked 185 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 3.58. The Red Sox pitchers collectively have given up 1,068 base hits and 481 earned runs. They have allowed 140 home runs this season, ranking them 22nd in the league. Boston as a pitching staff has walked 409 batters and struck out 1,275. They have walked 3 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.5 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.22 and their FIP as a unit is 3.72.
As a team Boston is hitting .270, good for 1st in the league. The Red Sox hold a .459 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .338, which is good for 2nd in baseball. They rank 1st in MLB with 9.4 hits per game. J.D. Martinez is hitting .337 with an on-base percentage of .409. He has 163 hits this season in 483 at bats with 111 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .652 and an OPS+ of 180. Andrew Benintendi is hitting .291 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .373. He has totaled 141 hits and he has driven in 75 men in 484 at bats. His OPS+ is 129 while his slugging percentage is at .483. The Red Sox have 1,257 hits, including 300 doubles and 175 home runs. Boston has walked 453 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,022 times as a unit. They have left 911 men on base and have a team OPS of .797. They score 5.43 runs per contest and have scored a total of 728 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Chicago has a 53-80 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 1.13, Michael Kopech has a 1-0 record and a 1.25 WHIP. He has 8 strikeouts over the 8 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 10 hits. He's allowing 11.3 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 2.28. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.48 and they have given up 434 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .254 against the White Sox bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 465 batters and walked 200 opposing hitters. As a team, Chicago allows 8.7 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.8 batters per nine innings. They are 25th in the league in team earned run average at 4.8. The White Sox pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,138 base knocks and 628 earned runs this season. They have given up 159 home runs this year, which ranks 11th in Major League Baseball. Chicago as a staff has walked 534 hitters and struck out 1,021 batters. They give up a walk 4.1 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.8 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.42 while their FIP as a staff is 4.71.
As a team, they are batting .244, good for 20th in the league. The White Sox hold a .409 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .303, which is good for 26th in baseball. They rank 20th in MLB with 8.3 hits per contest. Tim Anderson comes into this matchup batting .247 with an OBP of .291. He has 117 hits this year along with 58 RBI in 474 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .418 with an OPS+ of 95. Carlos Sanchez is hitting .245 this season and he has an OBP of .314. He has collected 120 hits in 489 at bats while driving in 46 runs. He has an OPS+ of 92 and a slugging percentage of .378. The White Sox as a unit have 1,104 base hits, including 221 doubles and 152 homers. Chicago has walked 349 times this year and they have struck out on 1,280 occasions. They have had 846 men left on base and have an OPS of .713. They have scored 4.19 runs per game and totaled 557 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Red Sox/White Sox MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the White Sox +142
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