Boston Red Sox at Chicago White Sox 9/1/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Saturday, September 1, 2018
Guaranteed Rate Field
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Probable Pitchers: Eduardo Rodriguez vs. Carlos Rodon
The Boston Red Sox visit Guaranteed Rate Field on Saturday, September 1, 2018 to play the Chicago White Sox. The probable starters are Eduardo Rodriguez for the Red Sox and Carlos Rodon for the White Sox.
The opening line for this matchup has Boston at -143 and Chicago at +133. The Red Sox have a 64-65-6 over/under record and a 79-56-0 run line mark. The White Sox are 71-63-0 against the run line and have a 65-63-6 over/under record.
Valuable Boston Red Sox Betting Trends
The Boston Red Sox are 64-65-6 against the over/under
The Boston Red Sox are 79-56-0 against the run line
Important Chicago White Sox Betting Trends
The Chicago White Sox are 65-63-6 against the over/under
The Chicago White Sox are 71-63-0 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 93-42 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Eduardo Rodriguez has a 11-3 record with an earned run average of 3.44 and a WHIP of 1.22 this season. He has 110 strikeouts over his 104.2 innings pitched and he's given up 96 hits. He's allowed 8.3 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.58. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.42 and they have given up 386 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .226 against the bullpen and they've struck out 482 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 3.59. The Red Sox pitchers collectively have given up 1,078 base hits and 485 earned runs. They have allowed 141 home runs this season, ranking them 22nd in the league. Boston as a pitching staff has walked 412 batters and struck out 1,287. 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 3.71.
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. Andrew Benintendi is hitting .290 with an on-base percentage of .372. He has 142 hits this season in 489 at bats with 76 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .481 and an OPS+ of 128. J.D. Martinez is hitting .336 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .407. He has totaled 164 hits and he has driven in 114 men in 488 at bats. His OPS+ is 179 while his slugging percentage is at .654. The Red Sox have 1,266 hits, including 300 doubles and 177 home runs. Boston has walked 458 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,033 times as a unit. They have left 917 men on base and have a team OPS of .797. They score 5.46 runs per contest and have scored a total of 737 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Chicago has a 53-81 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 2.70, Carlos Rodon has a 6-3 record and a 1.01 WHIP. He has 71 strikeouts over the 93.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 58 hits. He's allowing 5.6 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.41. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.62 and they have given up 441 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .256 against the White Sox bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 468 batters and walked 203 opposing hitters. As a team, Chicago allows 8.7 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.8 batters per nine innings. They are 26th in the league in team earned run average at 4.83. The White Sox pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,147 base knocks and 637 earned runs this season. They have given up 161 home runs this year, which ranks 10th in Major League Baseball. Chicago as a staff has walked 539 hitters and struck out 1,032 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 .304, which is good for 26th in baseball. They rank 20th in MLB with 8.3 hits per contest. Carlos Sanchez comes into this matchup batting .249 with an OBP of .316. He has 123 hits this year along with 46 RBI in 494 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .381 with an OPS+ of 93. Tim Anderson is hitting .247 this season and he has an OBP of .291. He has collected 118 hits in 478 at bats while driving in 58 runs. He has an OPS+ of 93 and a slugging percentage of .416. The White Sox as a unit have 1,114 base hits, including 222 doubles and 153 homers. Chicago has walked 352 times this year and they have struck out on 1,292 occasions. They have had 853 men left on base and have an OPS of .713. They have scored 4.19 runs per game and totaled 561 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Red Sox/White Sox MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the White Sox +133
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