Boston Red Sox at Chicago White Sox 9/2/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Sunday, September 2, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Brian Johnson vs. James Shields
The Boston Red Sox visit Guaranteed Rate Field on Sunday, September 2, 2018 to play the Chicago White Sox. The probable starters are Brian Johnson for the Red Sox and James Shields for the White Sox.
The opening line for this matchup has Boston at -173 and Chicago at +163. The Red Sox have a 64-66-6 over/under record and a 79-57-0 run line mark. The White Sox are 72-63-0 against the run line and have a 65-64-6 over/under record.
Valuable Boston Red Sox Betting Trends
The Boston Red Sox are 64-66-6 against the over/under
The Boston Red Sox are 79-57-0 against the run line
Important Chicago White Sox Betting Trends
The Chicago White Sox are 65-64-6 against the over/under
The Chicago White Sox are 72-63-0 against the run line
Key Boston Red Sox Injuries
09/01/18 P Eduardo Rodriguez Ankle 10-day DL (07/15); expected to be activated and start Saturday vs Chicago White Sox
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)
07/08/18 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 93-43 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Brian Johnson has a 4-3 record with an earned run average of 4.02 and a WHIP of 1.37 this season. He has 78 strikeouts over his 87.1 innings pitched and he's given up 91 hits. He's allowed 9.4 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.33. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.44 and they have given up 397 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .229 against the bullpen and they've struck out 492 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. J.D. Martinez is hitting .333 with an on-base percentage of .404. He has 164 hits this season in 492 at bats with 114 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .648 and an OPS+ of 178. Andrew Benintendi is hitting .291 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .373. He has totaled 143 hits and he has driven in 77 men in 492 at bats. His OPS+ is 130 while his slugging percentage is at .486. 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
Chicago has a 54-81 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.54, James Shields has a 5-15 record and a 1.30 WHIP. He has 135 strikeouts over the 176.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 162 hits. He's allowing 8.3 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.85. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.57 and they have given up 445 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .255 against the White Sox bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 473 batters and walked 204 opposing hitters. As a team, Chicago allows 8.7 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.8 batters per nine innings. They are 24th in the league in team earned run average at 4.8. The White Sox pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,152 base knocks and 638 earned runs this season. They have given up 162 home runs this year, which ranks 10th in Major League Baseball. Chicago as a staff has walked 541 hitters and struck out 1,038 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 .245, good for 19th in the league. The White Sox hold a .411 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .305, which is good for 26th in baseball. They rank 18th in MLB with 8.4 hits per contest. Tim Anderson comes into this matchup batting .247 with an OBP of .291. He has 119 hits this year along with 58 RBI in 482 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .415 with an OPS+ of 93. Carlos Sanchez is hitting .249 this season and he has an OBP of .317. He has collected 124 hits in 498 at bats while driving in 46 runs. He has an OPS+ of 93 and a slugging percentage of .382. The White Sox as a unit have 1,128 base hits, including 226 doubles and 155 homers. Chicago has walked 354 times this year and they have struck out on 1,302 occasions. They have had 863 men left on base and have an OPS of .716. They have scored 4.2 runs per game and totaled 567 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Red Sox/White Sox MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Red Sox -173
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